On October 3, 2022, the Division of Sleep Medicine held its 21st Annual Sleep and Health Benefit virtually. Dr. Pierre-Hervé Luppi, President of the European Sleep Research Society, Research Director for CNRS, and Head of Team “Sleep” at the Université Lyon I, France, was awarded the 2022 Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine Prize for his contributions to the field of Sleep Medicine. Charles A. Czeisler, MD, PhD, Baldino Professor of Sleep Medicine, Director of the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, presented the opening remarks. Clifford Saper, MD, PhD, James Jackson Putnam Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School and Chair and Head of the Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,  presented the award.

10:00 - 11:30 AM ET

HMS DSM Annual Faculty Meeting

10:00 - 11:30 AM ET

Introductory Meeting for HMS DSM Trainees with Prize Winner Pierre-Hervé Luppi, Ph.D.

12:00 - 1:15 PM ET

Division of Sleep Medicine Annual Prize Lecture by Pierre-Hervé Luppi, Ph.D.

"Paradoxical (REM) sleep genesis and function"

Dr. Pierre-Hervé Luppi
Pierre-Hervé Luppi, Ph.D.
President of the European Sleep Research Society
Research Director for CNRS
Head of Team “Sleep”, Université Lyon I, France

1:15 - 1:30 PM ET

Awarding of 2022 Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine Prize to Pierre-Hervé Luppi, Ph.D.

1:30 - 2:30 PM ET

Executive Council Meeting

2:30 - 4:30 PM ET

Data Blitz

4:30 - 5:30 PM ET


5:30 - 6:30 PM ET

Evening Public Lecture by Pierre-Hervé Luppi, Ph.D.

Support for the 2022 Sleep and Health Benefit was generously provided by the following individuals and organizations:

Underwriter Benefactor Patron Leader Sponsors Supporters

Other Donors

Support in 2022 for the Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine Sleep Matters Initiative was generously provided by the following organizations:

Support for the 2022 - 2023  Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine Sleep Grand Rounds Program was generously provided by the following organizations:

Support in 2022 for Sleep 101 was generously provided by the following organizations:

Support in 2022 for Public Health Surveillance--Sleep and Mental Health was generously provided by the following organizations:

Since 1998, 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. 

Data Blitz
Basic Science of Sleep and Rhythms 
Winner  Honorable Mention
Sydney Aten, Ph.D. Max Wagner
  • Sydney Aten, Ph.D.: Hypothalamic Circuitry Underlying the Circadian Rhythm in Sexual Behavior and Reproduction
  • Nicole Gilette, B.S.: A Role for BMAL1 Phosphorylation in Timing of  Sleep Architecture and Presynaptic Serotonergic Signaling
  • Eva-Jeneé Andrews: The protective role of sleep in regulating the cortical responses to social stress
  • Michael Gulledge, B.S.: Spontaneous Oxycodone Withdrawal Disrupts Sleep Architecture and Dynamics in Rats
  • Delaney Beckner, B.S.: Examining Changes in Mouse Cortical Network Dynamics Due to Sleep Deprivation
  • Alejandra Laureano-Ruiz, Ph.D.: Understanding the effects of sleep deprivation on the gut's cellular homeostatic process
  • Max Wagner: Loss of Neurons in the Intermediate Nucleus is Related to Perturbed Sleep-Wake Rhythms in Older Adults
Aging and Neurological Disorders
Winner  Honorable Mention
Chenlu Gao, Ph.D. Wolfgang Ganglberger, M.S.
  • Celina Pluim, M.A.: Sleep, Mood, and Cognition in Older Adults
  • Ruixue Cai: Rest-activity rhythms predict incident physical frailty in community-dwelling older adults
  • Chenlu Gao, Ph.D.: Variations in Rest-activity Cycle Lengths and Alzheimer's Dementia
  • Xi Zheng, M.S.: Deep learning revealed associations between altered temporal correlations in motor activity and Parkinson's risk
  • Kelly Gardner, M.D., M.Ed.: Sleep metrics and associated comorbidities in patients with Down Syndrome
  • Nicole Gaykova: Seasonal and age effects on fractal regulation in human motor activity
  • Wolfgang Ganglberger, M.S.: Associations between cognition, brain structure, and brain activity during wake and sleep
OSA and Cardiovascular
Winner  Honorable Mention
Alicia Stokes, Ph.D. Jeffrey Sumner, M.D.
  • Jeffrey Sumner, M.D.: Impact of Expiratory Flow Limitation on Ventilation in Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Gonzalo Labarca Trucios, M.D.: Association between the sleep apnea specific hypoxic burden (SASHB) and arousal with incident neurocognitive impairment
  • Seyni Gueye-Ndiaye, M.D.: Risk Factors for Sleep Apnea Related Symptom Burden in Urban Pediatric Community Based Sample
  • Alicia Stokes, Ph.D.: Sleep Extension in Prehypertensive/Hypertensive Patients
Epidemiology and Social Factors
Winner  Honorable Mention
Meghana Annambhotla Larissa Engert, Ph.D.
  • Tony Cunningham, Ph.D.: How the 2020 US Presidential Election impacted Sleep and its Relationship to Public Mood and Alcohol Consumption
  • Jay Iyer: Quantifying the population in close proximity to gunshots at night using geospatial modeling in Boston and New York City
  • Meghana Annambhotla: Sleep patterns of patients on home parenteral nutrition
  • Arturo Arrona-Palacios, Ph.D.: Late chronotype during adolescence depends on school and sleep timing
  • Sara Abbaspour, Ph.D.: The Effects of the Timing of Medication Administration and Other Covariates on urine volume in Hospitalized Patients
  • Larissa Engert, Ph.D.: Do sleep disturbances contribute to inflammatory upregulation in patients with and without PASC?