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2004 where she was responsible for a number of transportation issues, and earlier served as Staff Director and Senior Legislative Aide to Congressman Bob Wise of West Virginia.

During her time at the Senate, she was a key staff member involved in the passage of the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999, which created a new truck and bus safety administration within the Department of Transportation. She also worked extensively to negotiate the passage of the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2002; the Transportation Equity Act of the 21st Century; the Amtrak Reform and Accountability Act and numerous transportation safety and security measures.

Chairman Hersman earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and International Studies from Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Virginia, and a Master of Science degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She is married and is the mother of three sons.

Friday, March 5, 2010 (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)
Fatigue Risk Management – Implications for Occupational Settings

Gregory Belenky, MD , is Director and Research Professor, Sleep and Performance Research Initiative, Washington State University, Spokane. Gregory Belenky's groundbreaking research examines the critical questions of sleep and performance in people going about their everyday lives. The work of Dr. Belenky and his colleagues could change the way we view-and manage-our sleep: as the critical performance resource it really is.

Dr. Belenky is heading studies investigating how sleep restriction affects the performance of professionals in high-stress jobs with long hours and irregular schedules, including police officers and first-year doctors. These studies will break new ground in the study of sleep and performance, uniting the science of sleep and sleep medicine to determine the true impact of sleep restriction on performance and subsequent recovery.

Much of Dr. Belenky's pioneering research was conducted during his years in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, where he served as the director of the Division of Neuroscience at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. Due to that research, the United States Army has changed the way it trains and deploys soldiers in the field today.

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