President's Blog - FebRUARY 2018

Dear SBSM Members,

As we bear down in the middle of winter, I want to use this month’s blog to encourage members to think about summer and the upcoming SBSM meeting at SLEEP 2018 in Baltimore. We have many members who are making important contributions in the field and we want to be able to recognize you at the Bootzin reception that is part of the SBSM meeting in June.  As a reminder, there are three awards:

  • Peter Hauri Career Distinguished Achievement Award
  • Arthur Spielman Early Career Distinguished Achievement Award
  • Student Dissertation and Thesis Award

Please consider submitting a nomination to recognize a colleague for their contributions to BSM.  For more information about eligibility for each award and the schedule of programs, please click

Nominations are due by 11:59 pm eastern time on March 4, 2018 and should be submitted to Kathryn Hansen in the SBSM Offices at

Also, remember that you must be an SBSM member to be eligible to receive an award.  So if you have not renewed your member, please remember to do so soon!  Or, if you know of a colleague who you would like to nominate but is not yet an SBSM member, please encourage them to join!

With warm regards,
Jason Ong, Ph.D.
SBSM President

Jason Ong, Ph.D.
SBSM President