Standing Committees

The Sleep Research Society invites members to participate in a standing committee. Volunteer committee members provide an invaluable service to the organization and to members by contributing to initiatives and projects that are critical to the field of sleep and circadian research. Members also gain professional enrichment through the diverse activities of a committee.

Volunteering on a Committee

Members can share their professional expertise and volunteer for an SRS standing committee. Volunteers must be able to participate in committee conference calls as frequently as once per month. While we accept volunteer submissions all year long, committee members are placed on the respective committee in April of each year for the upcoming three-year term, which begins in June each year.

To volunteer, please complete the following online form and submit your CV summary, no longer than two pages, or an NIH Biosketch to [email protected] or by mail to 2510 North Frontage Road, Darien, IL 60561.

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Active Committees

Charge

The Communications Committee shall determine optimal communication strategies and tools, facilitate media outreach, and give members a greater sense of ownership in the Society. The Committee will implement novel strategies to engage the non-member sleep research community.

Committee Members

Rebecca Robbins, PhD – Chair     James (Tim) McKenna, PhD – Vice Chair
Josiane Broussard, PhD     Patricia Carter, PhD
Jesse Cook     Katherine A. Duggan, PhD
Heinrich Gompf, PhD     Paul Macey, PhD
Shameka Philips, MSN FNP-C     Kristina M. Puzino, PhD
Stacey Simon, PhD     Girardin Jean-Louis, PhD – Board Liaison    
John A. Noel – Executive Director         Kaitlan M. Willis – Coordinator

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View this document to learn more about the Conflict of Interest Committee.

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Mandate

The goal of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is to broaden the perspectives and impact of sleep and circadian science. To that end, the committee will assess the SRS membership and leadership, and recommend strategies to improve diversity, equity and inclusion within the SRS’s leadership and membership. The Committee will identify barriers that may deter sleep/circadian researchers from underrepresented groups from becoming and remaining SRS members and continuing to contribute to the field in an academic or research environment of inclusive excellence. The committee will develop and implement initiatives to improve our recruitment and retention of members who would contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in the sleep and circadian science field.

Committee Members

Sanjay Patel, MD – Chair              Rosemary Estevez Burns, PhD – Vice Chair
Mary Carskadon, PhD     Kun Hu, PhD
Morenikeji Komolafe, MBBS     Ralph Lydic, PhD
Brooke Mason     Selena Thi Nguyen-Rodriguez, PhD
Carleara Weiss, PhD     Chandra Jackson, PhD – Board Liaison
John A. Noel – Executive Director     Kaitlan M. Willis – Coordinator

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Mandate

The Membership Committee will determine benefits the SRS provides, to allow maximum membership values all the while increasing membership revenue. The Committee will find methods to recognize Members’ contributions and excellence while implementing novel strategies to engage the non-member sleep research community.

Committee Members

Jared M. Saletin, PhD – Chair              Tony J. Cunningham, PhD – Vice Chair
Cassandra Godzik-Dziobek, PhD     Jessica Levenson, PhD
Chia-Ling Li, PhD     Jessica Lunsford-Avery, PhD
Ana Pocivavsek, PhD     Irma Rukhadze, PhD
Ari Shechter, PhD     Marie-Pierre St-Onge, PhD
Shumenghui Zhai, BSN, MPH     Philip Gehrman, PhD – Board Liaison
John A. Noel – Executive Director     Kaitlan M. Willis – Coordinator

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Mandate

The Pipeline Development Committee will work to increase trainee selectivity, target training activities at appropriate levels, improve metrics to measure success of training programs, develop cross lab training opportunities–including global opportunities and facilitate Jr/Sr networking and mentoring.

Committee Members

James Shaffery, DPhil  – Chair     Jennifer Goldschmied, PhD  – Vice Chair 
Philip Cheng, PhD – TEAC Representative     Cathy Alessi, MD
Andrew Beaudin, PhD     Roxanna Bendixen, PhD
Lauren Covington, PhD, RN     Lauren Hartstein, PhD
Feby Puravath, MD     Alexandria Reynolds, PhD
Katrina Rodheim     Michael Scullin, PhD
Kathy Sexton-Radek, PhD     Andrea Spaeth, PhD
Stephanie J. Crowley, PhD – Board Liaison         John A. Noel – Executive Director
Kaitlan M. Willis – Coordinator

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Mandate

To develop an SRS-only meeting in the off year from the Gordon Conference. Provide feedback to Program Committee and Board about the SRS component of the APSS meeting, including identifying hot topics.

Committee Members

Jamie M. Zeitzer, PhD – Chair      Kathryn Reid – Vice Chair
Christelle Anaclet, PhD      Matthew Kayser, MD
Zlatan Krizan, PhD      Nour Makarem, PhD
Erik Musiek, MD, PhD      Nirinjini Naidoo
Sara Nowakowski, PhD      Megan E. Petrov, PhD
S. Justin Thomas, PhD      Jingyi Qian, PhD
Giancarlo Vanini, MD      Frank A. J. L. Scheer, PhD – Board Liaison     
John A. Noel – Executive Director           Kaitlan M. Willis, Coordinator

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Mandate

The Scientific Review Committee will make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the Society’s award programs; oversee the full award process, from implementation to evaluation of the Early-Stage Investigators Award Program, including the scoring of applications to the Society’s award programs. This committee abides by current NIH COI recommendations in all review matters.

Committee Members

Mark R. Zielinski, PhD – Chair      Nayantara Santhi, PhD – Vice Chair
Chighaf Bakour, MD, PhD      Elaine M. Boland, PhD
Shameka L. Cody, PhD      Ada Eban-Rothschild, PhD
Jimmy Fraigne, PhD      Satvinder Kaur, PhD
Rajesh Kumar, PhD      Michele Okun, PhD
Sabine Plancoulaine, MD, PhD      Kathryn Roecklein, PhD
Volodymyr Rybalchenko      Richa Saxena, PhD
Darren Scheer, PhD, MPH, RAC      Sonja Schuetz, MD
Rebecca Spencer, PhD      Matthew Thimgan, PhD
Robert Joseph Thomas, MD      Saurabh Thosar, PhD
Ivan Vargas, PhD      Huan Yang, PhD
Amy Wolfson, PhD – Board Liaison      John A. Noel – Executive Director
Christine A. Davis – Development Manager     

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Mandate

The Trainee Education Advisory Committee (TEAC) implements career development activities at the annual SLEEP meeting.

Committee Members

Sabra Abbott, MD, PhD – Chair                    Philip Cheng, PhD – Vice Chair
Teresa Arora, PhD     Bilgay Balserak, PhD
Allison Brager, PhD     Afik Faerman, MS
Chenlu Gao     Michael Grandner, PhD
Katharina Graw-Panzer, MD     Cassie Hilditch, PhD
Daniel Kay, PhD     Michael Mead, PhD
Darlynn Rojo-Wissar, MPH – Trainee Member-at-Large Elect         Nancy H Stewart, DO, MS
Marissa Evans, MS – Trainee Member at Large/Board Liaison    
John A. Noel – Executive Director     Kaitlan M. Willis – Coordinator

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Mandate

The goal of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is to broaden the perspectives and impact of sleep and circadian science. To that end, the committee will assess the SRS membership and leadership, and recommend strategies to improve diversity, equity and inclusion within the SRS’s leadership and membership. The Committee will identify barriers that may deter sleep/circadian researchers from underrepresented groups from becoming and remaining SRS members and continuing to contribute to the field in an academic or research environment of inclusive excellence. The committee will develop and implement initiatives to improve our recruitment and retention of members who would contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in the sleep and circadian science field.
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