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

Sheila N. Garland, PhD – Chair     Heinrich Gompf, PhD – Vice Chair
Josiane Broussard, PhD     Katherine Duggan, PhD
Janna Mantua, PhD – Trainee Member     Chooza Moon, RN
Kristina M. Puzino, PhD     Rebecca Robbins, APN, PhD
Stacey Simon, PhD     Marie-Pierre St-Onge, PhD
Anne Venner, PhD     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 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

James (Tim) McKenna, PhD – Chair              Jared M. Saletin, PhD – Vice Chair
Suzie Bertisch, MD, MPH     Elaine Boland, PhD
Tony J. Cunningham, MA     Allyson Gilles, PhD
Xiaopeng Ji, MSN, PhD     Satvinder Kaur, PhD
Rajesh Kumar, PhD     Faith Luyster, PhD
Ana Pocivavsek, PhD     Samantha Reidy – Trainee Member  
Irma Rukhadze, PhD     Chris Ward, PhD
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, Trainee Member 
Sabra Abbott, MD – TEAC Representative     Andrew Beaudin, PhD
Roxanna Bendixen, PhD     Jessica Levenson, PhD
Sara Nowakowski, PhD     Feby Puravath, MD
Adriane Soehner, PhD     Andrea Spaeth, PhD
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      Christelle Anaclet, PhD – Vice Chair
Radhika Basheer, PhD      Eric Herzog, PhD
Matthew Kayser, MD      Zlatan Krizan, PhD
Erik Musiek, MD, PhD      Nirinjini Naidoo
Megan E. Petrov, PhD      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

Cathy Alessi, MD – Chair   Mark R. Zielinski, PhD – Vice Chair
Jun Cai, MD, PhD   Ada Eban-Rothschild, PhD
Jimmy Fraigne, PhD   Susan T. Harbison, PhD
Keith Hengen, PhD   Jessica Lunsford-Avery, PhD
Michele Okun, PhD   Salma Patel, MD
Vetrivelan Ramalingam, PhD   Volodymyr Rybalchenko
Darren Scheer, PhD, MPH, RAC   Sonja Scheutz, MD
Ari Shechter, PhD   Rebecca Spencer, PhD
Mariana Szklo-Coxe, PhD, MHS   Matthew Thimgan, PhD
Robert Joseph Thomas, MD   Saurabh Thosar, PhD
Jennifer C. Tudor, PhD   Eliza Van Reen, PhD
Giancarlo Vanini, MD   Kristine A. Wilckens, PhD
John A. Noel – Executive Director   Kaitlan M. Willis – Coordinator

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Mandate

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

Committee Members

Kelly Baron, PhD, MPH, CBSM – Chair                    Sabra Abbott, MD, PhD – Vice Chair
Teresa Arora, PhD     Fiona C Baker, PhD
Patricia Carter, PhD     Jesse Cook – Trainee Member-at-Large Elect
Michael Grandner, PhD     Anna May, MD
Darlynn Rojo-Wissar, MPH     Nancy Stewart, DO
Kevin Swift     Lynn Marie Trotti, MD
Jessica R. Dietch, MS – Trainee Member-at-Large/Board Liaison     John A. Noel – Executive Director
Kaitlan M. Willis – Coordinator

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