On September 29, 2005, at the fourth annual Sleep and Health Benefit Dinner, the Division of Sleep Medicine announced the news of its Sleep and Health Education Program, to be developed in partnership with WGBH Educational Foundation. The 2005 Annual Prize in Sleep Medicine was awarded in celebration of the lives and works of J. Allan Hobson, MD.

Harvard Medical School Dean of Resource Development, Mr. Jeffrey Newton gave the welcome address, and Clifford B. Saper, MD, PhD, as keynote speaker, presented a compelling argument for the importance of sleep.

Support for the 2005 Sleep and Health Benefit Dinner was generously provided by the following individuals and organizations:

Underwriters Cephalon, Inc
Pfizer, Inc
Takeda Pharmaceuticals
     North America
Benefactors Respironics, Inc Sanofi-Aventis, Inc
Patrons Boehringer Ingelheim 
     Pharmaceuticals, Inc
George H. Kidder, Esq
Hypnion, Inc
Jordan's Furniture 
Sealy, Inc
Sepracor, Inc
Sleep Health Centers, LLC
Sponsors Sue & Walter Cahners
Nicholas Galakatos, PhD
Dr. William Haughton
Steven W. Lockley, PhD
ResMed Foundation
Leaders Blue Bell Mattress
Comfortaire Corporation
Charles A. Czeisler, PhD, MD
Carla J. Kidd
Nature's Rest
Osram Sylvania, Inc
Clifford B. Saper, MD, PhD
Sleep Ave, LLC
Jo M. Solet, PhD
J. Woodrow Weiss, MD
David P. White, MD
Zeno Group
Faculty Gifts Angela R. Foss
Elizabeth B. Klerman, PhD, MD
Christopher P. Landrigan, MD
Janet Mullington, PhD
Shantha W. Rajaratnam, PhD
Joseph M. Ronda
Robert E. Strecker, PhD
John Winkelman, MD, PhD

Images from the 2005 Sleep and Health Benefit Dinner:

Sleep and Health Benefit Dinner 2005 Photos