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Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board (SDRAB) Meeting – December 1, 2022

12:00 - 5:00 pm EST


The Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board (SDRAB) makes recommendations and assists with the development of a comprehensive NIH plan that identifies sleep and circadian research priorities. During this meeting, the SDRAB and stakeholders will receive updates on the progress of sleep and circadian research activities across NIH and other Federal Agencies, and the activities of professional societies.  

Federal Register Notice: FR Document 2022-23689 with an amended notice 2022-24203. The agenda detailing presentations to the Board are available under Agenda. The meeting minutes will be posted following the meeting. 

(Meeting ID: 160 764 0327; Passcode: 416595)
Telephone Access: 1-669-254-5252 (Meeting ID: 160 764 0327; Passcode: 416595)


Opening Remarks

Dina Paltoo, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Director, Scientific Strategy and Innovation
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Report from the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research

Marishka Brown Ph.D.,

Federal Stakeholder Updates

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Julie E. Obbagy, Ph.D., R.D.
Branch Chief
Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, Food and Nutrition Service

TusaRebecca Pannucci, Ph.D. M.P.H. R.D.
Branch Chief, Nutrition and Economic Analysis Branch
Food and Nutrition Services, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

Leadership Lens

Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D.
Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), NIH

Updates from Stakeholder Groups

Society for Research on Biological Rhythms
John Hogenesch, Ph.D.
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children’s
Horacio de la Iglesia, Ph.D. Department of Biology
University of Washington

American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation 
Anita V. Shelgikar, M.D., MHPE Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship Clinical Professor, Neurology University of Michigan

NIH-wide Programmatic Updates

Christopher J. Lynch, Ph.D.
Acting Director, Office of Nutrition Research (ONR) Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI) NIH Office of the Director

NIH-wide SRCC Presentation

Corinne M. Silva, Ph.D. Program Director, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, & Metabolic Diseases National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Scientific Focus Presentation

Frank A.J.L. Scheer, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Director, Medical Chronobiology Program Brigham & Women’s Hospital