Navigation Links
Clifford Saper, MD, PhD, receives Distinguished Scientist Award from the Sleep Research Society
Date:6/25/2012

BOSTON Clifford Saper, MD, PhD, Chairman of the Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and James Jackson Putnam Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School, received the 2012 Distinguished Scientist Award from the Sleep Research Society (SRS). The SRS's highest honor, the award was presented to Saper during the organization's annual meeting in Boston.

Established in 1989, the Distinguished Scientist award recognizes significant, original and sustained scientific contributions of a basic, clinical or theoretical nature to the sleep and circadian research fields. Saper's research explores the brain circuitry that controls basic functions, such as wake-sleep cycles and circadian rhythms, as well as cardiovascular and respiratory function. His laboratory has contributed to the understanding of the ascending arousal systems in the brain, the sleep promoting systems in the brain and between different behavioral states, and the brainstem circuitry controlling autonomic and respiratory activity.

Saper received both his MD and PhD and completed his internship in internal medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis before completing a neurology residency at Cornell University Medical Center-New York Hospital. He then joined the faculty of Washington University School of Medicine where, from 1981 to 1985, he served as Assistant and later Associate Professor of Neurology and Anatomy and Neurobiology. In 1986 he joined the faculty of the University of Chicago, where he served as Associate Professor, as the William D. Mabie Professor of Physiology and Neurology, and as Chairman of the Committee on Neurobiology between 1985 and 1992. He joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School in 1992.

Saper served on the Board of Directors of the SRS from 2006 to 2011, and served as SRS President during the 2009-2010 term. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Comparative Neurology between 1994 and 2011; serves on the editorial board of the journal Neurology and has held editorial board positions of the journals Brain, the Journal of Neuroscience, SLEEP and Physiological Genomics.

Elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2009, Saper is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Royal College of Physicians in London. He is a member of the American Association of Physicians.

Saper has received a Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and was named one of the "100 Most Frequently Cited Neuroscientists" by the Institute for Scientific Information. The author of over 200 scientific papers and co-author of the textbook Plum and Posner's Diagnosis of Stupor and Coma, he has served as Vice President and Councilor of the American Neurological Association and as Chairman of the Program Committee of the Society for Neuroscience.


'/>"/>

Contact: Bonnie Prescott
bprescot@bidmc.harvard.edu
617-667-7306
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Johns Hopkins African bioethics program receives 5-year continuation grant from NIH
2. Aging Brain Care model receives $7.8 million in CMS innovation funding
3. The W3 Project Receives Support from Doulton for Emergency Relief Efforts
4. High value health care collaborative receives $26 million health care innovation grant
5. Pediatric kidney expert receives Young Investigator Award from American Transplant Congress
6. Surgeon General receives 2012 Distinguished Public Service Award from internal medicine physicians
7. UC Santa Barbaras Kavli Institute receives 2 grants to explore interface of physics and biology
8. Feola, at University of Kentucky, receives NIH grant to study cystic fibrosis
9. Markey receives $6.25 million to study deadly blood and bone marrow disease
10. UC San Diego Superfund Research Program receives $15 million grant renewal
11. Dr. Arthur Slutsky, vice-president of research at St. Michaels, receives lifetime award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 2016 , ... As part of its ongoing series of aquatic therapy related ... features a dynamic expert and thoughtful presentation to give attendees a better sense of ... events are free to attend, but registration is required. , Rehabilitation of ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... Guard, to associations of medical professionals throughout the country. The Guard was specifically ... assessments, policies and procedures, employee training, regulatory updates, and compliance coaching. , In ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... 10 Best Water is excited to ... water brand owners that topped the list as a result of their commitment to ... premier brand was Tibet 5100, a top notch water company that specializes in providing ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... AZ (PRWEB) , ... February 10, 2016 , ... Ongoing ... the Aging Life Care Association™ (ALCA) to conduct a survey that takes a closer ... experts released today illustrates the prevalence and causes of TBI among the aging population, ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... , ... February 10, 2016 , ... Gout is like ... brings pain that is often severe, with intense swelling and redness. It is triggered ... million people, but older adults are the most susceptible, according to the February 2016 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/10/2016)... 10, 2016  Visage Imaging Inc. ("Visage"), a ... has announced that the American College of Radiology ... selected the Visage 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform as ... Care Imaging SIMulation (SIM). SIM is the assessment ... (WIDI), a multi-faceted and fully-integrated online assessment, education ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... AKIVA, Israel , February 10, 2016 ... a leader in the field of cartilage repair, announces ... February 5, 2016. The $15 million investment was led ... Chinese pharmaceutical manufacturer, and was joined by existing Regentis ... Holdings and both the Technion Research & Development Foundation ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... , Feb. 10, 2016  Silicon Biosystems Menarini ... products that help uncover the biological complexities of ... Inc., a developer of innovative technologies for genomics ... partnership aimed at enabling translational researchers to obtain ... couple hundred tumor and normal cells in an ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: