Russell Rosenberg, PhD, Named Chairman of the National Sleep Foundation

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Helene Emsellem, MD and Joseph Ojile, MD New to Board

WASHINGTON, DC, June 24, 2011 — Russell Rosenberg, PhD has been elected chairman of the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) for a two-year term starting July 1. Dr. Rosenberg is a board certified sleep specialist with 26 years of clinical and research experience. He is the CEO and Founder of NeuroTrials Research and the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and Technology.

As chairman, Dr. Rosenberg will lead the National Sleep Foundation’s board of directors, comprised of physicians, scientists, and business professionals. Christopher L. Drake, PhD of the Henry Ford Hospital and Amy Wolfson, PhD of the College of the Holy Cross will serve as the new Vice-Chair and Secretary to the NSF Board.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to serve as chairman of the National Sleep Foundation. We’ll continue on our mission to improve sleep health and safety in this country. Getting good sleep is as important as eating the proper diet and exercising regularly.” said Dr. Rosenberg.

Drs. Helene Emsellem and Joseph Ojile will join the NSF board in July as its two newest members. Dr. Emsellem is the Medical Director for the Center of Sleep and Wake Disorders in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and Dr. Ojile is the founder and Medical Director of the Clayton Sleep Institute in St. Louis, Missouri. Both Dr. Emsellem and Dr. Ojile have served as volunteers for various NSF committees.

"The National Sleep Foundation has been fortunate in its ability to attract leading sleep scientists and clinicians to volunteer their expertise," said David M. Cloud, NSF's Chief Executive Officer.  "We are greatly honored that Dr. Rosenberg has accepted a leadership position with the Foundation."

About the National Sleep Foundation

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving sleep health and safety. NSF furthers its mission through sleep-related education, research, and advocacy initiatives. NSF's membership includes researchers and clinicians focused on sleep medicine as well as other professionals in the health, medical and science fields, individuals, patients, people affected by drowsy driving and more than 900 healthcare facilities throughout North America.