Dr. Larry Culpepper will chair the Health Care Professional Track and Dr. Charles Czeisler will chair the Public Health and Safety Track of the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Health & Safety 2011 will take place March 17-18 at the JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Washington, DC.
Larry Culpepper, MD, MPH , is Professor and Chairman of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Culpepper has conducted studies of depression and anxiety, otitis media, and school and community interventions to improve pregnancy outcomes and prevent teen pregnancies. A Primary Care Fellow of the federal Health Resources and Services Administration, he has chaired or served as a member of research grant review committees for 5 NIH and other federal agencies, and has served on 6 federal expert panels, consensus committees or evidence-based centers. He is a member of The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance and the Anxiety Disorders Association of America Scientific Advisory Boards. He is the editor of the Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry . In 1998 was elected to the Institute of Medicine.
Charles A. Czeisler, Ph.D., M.D., F.R.C.P. is the Baldino Professor of Sleep Medicine, Director of the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Division of Sleep Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He is an Affiliate Faculty Member in the Neuroscience Program at Harvard Medical School and the Health Science and Technology Program at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Czeisler graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Harvard College, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in 1999. He received his Ph.D. in Neuro- and Bio-behavioral Sciences and his M.D. from Stanford University. He is a recipient of the Robert R.J. Hilker Award in Occupational Medicine (1991); Aschoff's Rule (2001); the E.H. Ahrens, Jr. Lecture Award from the Association for Patient Oriented Research (2002); the William C. Dement Academic Achievement Award from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (2002); the NIOSH Director's Award for Scientific Leadership in Occupational Safety