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

Mandate

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

Megan E. Petrov, PhD – Chair Sheila N. Garland, PhD – Vice Chair
Bilgay Izci Balserak, PhD Heinrich Gompf, PhD
Michelle Garrison, PhD Rebecca Robbins, APN, PhD
Janna Mantua, PhD – Trainee Member Rebecca Lorenz, PhD, RN
Rebecca Robbins, APN, PhD Marie-Pierre St-Onge, PhD
Jean Tang, PhD Anne Venner, PhD
Julie Carrier, PhD – Board Liaison 

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

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Mandate

The Funding Development Committee will explore international funding sources; seek Industry funding to train academic physicians in Sleep Research; seek funding to support training and education conferences; seek funding to train non-clinician investigators as well as identify new revenue streams.

Committee Members

Kathryn Jean Reid, PhD – Chair   Janet M. Mullington, PhD
Christine Acebo, PhD Sean P.A. Drummond, PhD
Jeanne F. Duffy, MBA, PhD Anthony L. Gotter, PhD
David Gozal, MD Margaret Moline, PhD
Allan I. Pack, MBChB, PhD Andrew D. Krystal, MD  

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Mandate

The Membership Committee determines 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 – Trainee Member Peter Franzen, PhD
Allyson Gilles, PhD Xiaopeng Ji, MSN, PhD
Satvinder Kaur, Ph Rajesh Kumar, PhD
Faith Luyster, PhD Kathleen Sexton-Radek, PhD
Samantha Reidy – Trainee Member   Chris Ward, PhD
Kristen L. Knutson, PhD – Board Liaison

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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

Philip R. Gehrman, PhD, CBSM  – Chair Kristina M. Puzino, MS – Vice Chair, Trainee Member 
Sabra Abbott, MD – TEAC Representative Kanika Bagai, MD, FAASM
Laura K. Barger, PhD Megan Crawford, PhD
Jason Ellis, PhD Jennifer Goldschmied, PhD – Trainee Member
Patricia Haynes, PhD Daniel S. Lewin, PhD, Diplomate Emeritus, ABDSM
Jessica Levenson, PhD Beth Malow, MD, FAASM
Sara Nowakowski, PhD James Shaffery, DPhil
Christopher J. Winrow, PhD David P. White, MD – Board Liaison

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Mandate

The Scientific Offerings Committee will develop an SRS-only meeting in years opposite the Gordon Conference and provide feedback to the Program Committee and Board regarding the SRS component of the APSS meeting, including identifying ‘hot topics’.

Committee Members

Martica Hall, PhD – Chair Christelle Anaclet, PhD – Vice Chair
Radhika Basheer, PhD Christopher Depner, PhD
Carla B. Green, PhD – SRBR Colleague Eric Herzog – SRBR Colleague
Brendan Lucey, MD Madalina Macrea, MD
Valerie Mongrain, PhD Rebecca Spencer, PhD
Eus van Someren, PhD Lauren Waggoner, PhD – Trainee Member
Mark N. Wu, MD, PhD Jamie M. Zeitzer, PhD
H. Craig Heller, PhD – Board Liaison

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Mandate

The Scientific Review Committee will make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the Society’s grant programs; oversee the full grant process, from implementation to evaluation of the Early Stage Investigators Grant Program, including the scoring of applications to the Society’s grant programs.

Committee Members

 Cathy Alessi, MD – Chair
Bei Bei, PhD Josiane Broussard, PhD
Jun Cai, MD, PhD Jeff Donlea, PhD
Ada Eban-Rothschild, PhD Joshua J. Gooley, PhD
Michael A. Grandner, PhD Susan T. Harbison, PhD
Keith Hengen, PhD Sabine Plancoulaine, MD, PhD
Jessica Lunsford-Avery, PhD Michele Okun, PhD
Michael J. Prerau, PhD Vetrivelan Ramalingam, PhD
Ari Shechter, PhD Mariana Szklo-Coxe, PhD, MHS
Matthew Thimgan, PhD Jennifer C. Tudor, PhD
Eliza Van Reen, PhD Giancarlo Vanini, MD
Kristine A. Wilckens, PhD Mark R. Zielinski, Ph
Daniel J. Buysse, MD – Board Liaison

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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
Kimberly Allan, PhD, RN Fiona C. Baker, PhD
Patricia Carter, PhD Philip Cheng, PhD
Brian D. Gonzalez, PhD Brant Hasler, PhD
Adriane M. Soehner, PhD Lynn Marie Trotti, MD
Chun Yang, PhD Carleara Weiss, RN – Trainee Member
 Olga Galli – Trainee Member-at-Large/ Board Liasion Jessica R. Dietch, MS – Trainee Member-at-Large, Elect

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