Upcoming Sleep and Health Benefit

The 19th annual Division of Sleep Medicine Sleep and Health Benefit events and Annual Poster Session will be on December 7, 2020, via Zoom. These events bring together the Harvard sleep community and friends to celebrate the dynamism of sleep research at Harvard, the strength of our connections, and the vital importance of education regarding the role and significance of sleep in improving health and safety.

Details on participation in this event can be found on the sponsorship page. For further information, please contact the Division via e-mail sleep_medicine@hms.harvard.edu

10:00 - 11:30 AM ET

HMS DSM Annual Faculty Meeting

10:00 - 11:30 AM ET

Mary A. Carskadon, PhD Introductory Meeting with HMS DSM Trainees

12:00 - 1:15 PM ET

Division of Sleep Medicine Annual Prize Lecture by Mary A. Carskadon, PhD
“Sleepiness, Sleep, Circadian Timing, and Adolescent Sleep: A Career Perspective”

Carskadon, Mary

Mary A. Carskadon, PhD 
Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior,
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Director of the Sleep and Chronobiology Research Lab
Bradley Hospital

Access the recording of the lecture by clicking here.

1:15 - 1:30 PM ET

Awarding of 2020 Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine Prize to Mary A. Carskadon, PhD

3:00 - 4:30 PM ET

Poster Session

4:30 - 5:30 PM ET


6:00 - 7:00 PM ET

Evening Public Lecture by Mary A. Carskadon, PhD 
“Changes in Sleep Biology Create a Perfect Storm Affecting Teen Health and Well-Being”

Register now ! Have questions related to the lecture? Submit your questions here!

Access the recording of the public lecture by clicking here.




Support for the 2020 Sleep and Health Benefit was generously provided by the following individuals and organizations:

  •  Jed Black, M.D.
  • Charles A. Czeisler, Ph.D., M.D.
  • Jeanne F. Duffy, MBA, Ph.D.
  • Kun Hu, Ph.D.
  • Stefanos N. Kales, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Christopher P. Landrigan, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Frank A.J.L. Scheer, Ph.D.
  • EyeJust
  • Timeshifter
  • f.lux software LLC


  • Roger Broughton M.D.C.M., Ph.D., FRCP(C), FAASM
  • Radhika Basheer, Ph.D.
  • Richard A. Ferber, M.D.
  • Monika Haack, Ph.D.
  • Dara S. Manoach, Ph.D.
  • Edward Franz Pace-Schott, Ph.D.
  • Stuart F. Quan, M.D.
  • Susan Redline, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Clifford B. Saper, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Thomas E. Scammell, M.D.
  • Kevin Gipson, M.D., M.S.
Support in 2020 for the Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine Sleep Grand Rounds Program was generously provided by the following individuals and organizations:
  • Harmony Biosciences, LLC
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • Regional Home Care
  • NeuroCare, Inc.
  • Philips Respironics
  • Arbor Pharmaceuticals

For over 23 years, support for the Harvard Medical School Training Program in Sleep, Circadian and Respiratory Neurobiology administered by the Brigham and Women’s Hospital has been provided by a training grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. 

Note regarding COI guidelines: Massachusetts legislation in many instances prohibits pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers from making provisions for or payment for meals for health care practitioners licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Chapter 111N and implementing regulations).  View the Division of Sleep Medicine's policy statements in response to this legislation.


Community Guidelines

The goals of this virtual event is to highlight research, foster dialogue and engage with the community. In order to meet the goals of this community, it’s important for all attendees to feel like welcome to participate, engage, and enjoy the event. All attendees are subject to community guidelines as participants of our 2020 virtual event. By logging into the event, you are subject to and in agreement with the community guidelines below.


  • Treat others online as you would treat them in real life
  • Be tolerant towards other’s viewpoints; respectfully disagree when opinions do not align
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  • Make personal attacks on other community members
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