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And Health for his research on resident work hours and safety (2005); the National Sleep Foundation 2006 Healthy Sleep Community Award (Harvard Work Hours and Health and Safety Group); the 10th Annual J. Gerald Reves Duke Heart Center Lecture Award from Duke Medical Center (2007); and the Dorcas Cummings Memorial Lecture Award from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (2007). In 2008 Dr. Czeisler will be awarded the Adrian Medal from the Royal Society of Medicine, London; the National Sleep Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award and the Sleep Research Society Distinguished Scientist Award. He is a past President of the Sleep Research Society where he chaired the Presidential Task Force on Sleep and Public Policy; a Fellow of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and of the Association of American Physicians; a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine; and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London).

Dr. Czeisler has more than 30 years' experience in the field of basic and applied research on the physiology of the human circadian timing system and its relationship to the sleep-wake cycle. He is Team Leader of the Human Performance Factors, Sleep and Chronobiology Team of NASA's National Space Biomedical Research Institute, which is responsible for developing sleep-wake schedule guidelines and related countermeasures for use by NASA astronauts and mission control personnel during space exploration. Dr. Czeisler has served on and consulted to a number of national and international advisory committees, including the National Institutes of Health, the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, the Sleep Research Society, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Air Transport Association and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration of the US Department of Transportation.

Dr. Czeisler has published over 120 original reports in peer-reviewed journals, more than 75 review articles, 5 books/monographs and numerous research abstracts; he has been a member of the editorial boards of American Journal of Medicine, Journal of Biological Rhythms , and Sleep. He has been Keynote Speaker at annual meetings of the Japanese Society for Sleep Research (1996), the Association of Professional Sleep Societies (1997),