At the third annual Sleep and Health Benefit Dinner September 20, 2004, Dr. Joseph B. Martin, Dean of Harvard Medical School once again gave the welcome address, and Robert Stickgold, PhD "The Vital Role of Sleep and Dreams in Learning and Memory". The 2004 Annual Prize in Sleep Medicine was awarded in celebration of the life and work of William C. Dement, MD, PhD.

This evening was also an occassion to celebrate the first three Professorships in Sleep Medicine, for which there had been an Installation Ceremony and recognition event that same afternoon. These three chairs - the Baldino, the McGinnis and the Farrell Professorships in Sleep Medicine, were the first of their kind, and established sleep firmly in the mainstream of academic medicine.

Support for the 2004 Sleep and Health Benefit Dinner was generously provided by the following individuals and organizations:

Underwriters Cephalon, Inc
Sepracor, Inc
Pfizer, Inc / Neurocrine
     Biosciences, Inc
Benefactors GlaxoSmithKline
Respironics, Inc

Takeda Pharmaceuticals
     North America
Patrons Hypnion, Inc Jordan's Furniture
Sponsors Alertness Solutions, Inc
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Sue & Walter Cahners
Goslue, Butkus & Jesson, LLP
George H. Kidder, Esq
King Koil Mattress
MPM Capital
Vanda Pharmaceuticals
Leaders Gift in Honor of Theresa L. &
     Charles A. Czeisler, PhD, MD
Charles A. Czeisler, PhD, MD
Janet Mullington, PhD
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Paris
Simmons Co
Ms. Nancy Phillips
James J. Quattrochi, PhD
Clifford B. Saper, MD, PhD
Frank & Lona Valadez
David P. White, MD
Faculty Gifts Daniel Aeschbach, PhD
Orfeu Buxton, PhD
Angela Foss
Shantha Wilson Rajaratnam, PhD
Robert E. Strecker, PhD
John W. Winkelman, MD, PhD

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