The first Sleep and Health Benefit Dinner was held on October 10, 2002, and focused attention on the health and safety issues surrounding the work hours of medical interns and residents. 

Funds raised through this event enabled the Division to extend the scope of the then-ongoing study of the effect of the extended work schedules of medical interns and residents on their health and safety, and that of their patients.

Support for the 2002 Sleep and Health Benefit Dinner was generously provided by the following individuals and organizations:

Underwriter Brigham & Women’s Hospital 
Cephalon, Inc.
Department of Surgery, 
     Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Spring Air Mattress Co.
Benefactor Respironics, Inc  
Patrons Aetna US Healthcare
Sue and Walter Cahners
Department of Medicine, 
      Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Jordan’s Furniture
Micki and Herbert Lee
Megan and Robert O’Block
Pfizer, Inc
Supporters Committee of Interns and Residents
   & SEIU
Merck & Co, Inc
Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc
Carl Schmidt
Sponsors Charles A. Czeisler, PhD, MD 
George and Nancy Kidder
Maria I. Marmarinos, 
   Catalyst Group
Raymond Sanchez, MD, 
   Bristol-Myers Squibb 
Tempur-Pedic Medical Division
J. Woodrow Weiss, MD
David P. White, MD
Leaders Patrick Bohan, Sleep Health Center
Richard Ferber, MD
Dr. Sandra Gilmore
King Koil Sleep Products
Land and Sky 
Michael Lawee
Robert W. McCarley, MD
Janet Mullington, PhD
Purdue Pharma L. P.
Karen Ramsey & Giles Troughton
SleepCare, LLC
Howard Stevenson
Charles J. Weitz, MD, PhD

We would like to express our deepest appreciation for their support.