On October 29, 2018, the Division of Sleep Medicine held its 17th Annual Sleep and Health Benefit Dinner in the Harvard Club of Boston on Commonwealth Avenue, The dinner was preceded by the Division of Sleep Medicine Annual Poster Session. Michael Rosbash, Ph.D., Peter Gruber Endowed Chair in Neuroscience, Professor of Biology, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Brandeis University and Michael W. Young, Ph.D., Richard and Jeanne Fisher Professor, Vice President for Academic Affairs, The Rockefeller University were awarded the 2018 Peter C. Farrell Prize in Sleep Medicine for their contributions to the field of Sleep Medicine. Francis J. Doyle III, Ph.D., John A. Paulson Dean, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, presented opening remarks prior to the presentation of the awards.

Support for the 2018 Sleep and Health Benefit Dinner was generously provided by Peter C. Farrell, Ph.D., the ResMed Corporation and the following individuals and organizations:


  • Vanda Pharmaceuticals


  • Harmony Biosciences, LLC


  • Alexandra Drane


  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals


  • Charles A Czeisler, PhD, MD
  • Patrick Fuller, PhD
  • Michael Herf
  • Robert J Thomas, MD


  • Elda Arrigoni, PhD
  • Radhika Basheer, PhD
  • Jeanne F. Duffy, MBA, PhD
  • Richard Ferber, MD
  • Daniel J Gottlieb, MD, MPH
  • Kun Hu, PhD
  • Christopher P Landrigan, MD, MPH
  • Stuart F Quan, MD
  • Clifford B Saper, MD, PhD
  • Robert E Strecker, PhD
  • Aleksandar Videnovic, MD, MSc

Support in 2018 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.

For over 20 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.

We would like to express our deepest appreciation for the support of these individuals and organizations.

2018 Sleep and Health Benefit Dinner Image Gallery

Drs. Czeisler, Young, Rosbash, Saper
Dr. Young Acceptance
Dr. John Winkelman
Dr. Rosbash Acceptance
Dr. Czeisler
Dr. Czeisler