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Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board (SDRAB) Meeting – April 6-7, 2023

April 6 - 7 , 2023
Hybrid (Virtual/In-Person) Meeting
In Person: Rockledge II, Room 260


The purpose of this meeting is to update the Advisory Board and public stakeholders on the progress of sleep and circadian research activities across NIH, and the activities of Federal stakeholders and interested organizations. FR Doc. 2023-05400 (March 15th, 2023).

This free event is open to the public. Registration is required.

In Person: Rockledge II, Room 260

Registration required for virtual attendance:

Tentative AGENDA



Executive Secretary

Opening Remarks

Dina Paltoo, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Scientific Strategy and Innovation, NHLBI

Report from the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research

Marishka Brown Ph.D.

NIH Policy Presentation

Julia Slutsman Ph.D.
Director, NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy Implementation

New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy – What you Need to Know

Leadership Lens

George Mensah, M.D.
Director, Center for Translation Research & Implementation Science (CTRIS/NHLBI)


Federal Stakeholder Updates

Rachel Fisher, Ph.D.
Public Health Advisor, HHS/OASH Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP),
Acting Executive Director of the President’s Council for Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition

Public Comments

SDRAB member Discussion

Lead by Dr. Gabriel Haddad

Close Day 1



Executive Secretary

  • Confidentiality/Conflict of Interest Procedures
  • Public Meeting, [FRN Doc. 2023-05400; Amended FRN Doc. 2023-06085]
  • Introduction of the Chairperson: Gabriel Haddad, M.D.
  • Introduction of the SDRAB Members

Discussion/Action Items from Day 1

NIH-wide Programmatic Update

Dietary Composition, Time-Restricted Feeding and Associated Metabolic Reprogramming Workshop Highlights
Planning Projects for Clinical Trials on Effects of Sustained Reductions in Caloric Intake and Related Dietary Practices in Younger and Older Persons

Yih-Woei Fridell, Ph.D.
Health Science Administrator, Cell Biology Branch, Division of Aging Biology, National Institute on Aging (NIA)

NHLBI – Program Presentation

Mike Pieck, Ph.D.
Scientific Director, NHLBI Catalyze Program

Scientific Focus

Circadian Dynamics in a Humanized Neurovascular Microphysiological System

Martha Gillette, Ph.D.
Alumni Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology
Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

BREAK – Lunch

Updates from Stakeholder Groups

National Sleep Foundation

Joe Dzierzewski, PhD
Vice President, Research and Scientific Affairs

John Lopos
Chief Executive Officer

Public Comments

SDRAB member Discussion

Lead by Dr. Gabriel Haddad

Upcoming Events/Closing Remarks

Meeting Adjourns