The NCSDR has helped to answer the question: How does sleep impact health?
Over the last few decades, we’ve seen a tremendous uptick in sleep research. Many of the clinical investigations that have advanced the medical world’s understanding of sleep have been supported by the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR), established to foster sleep and circadian research within the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
A part of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the center is just now celebrating its 25th anniversary, but its accomplishments are wide reaching for such a young government agency. Since the center’s inception in 1993, the number of sleep and circadian grants funded across the NIH has nearly tripled, says Michael Twery, PhD, the NCSDR’s director.
“The progress has been nothing short of remarkable,” says Patrick M. Fuller, PhD, associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School.
To honor the 25th anniversary of the NCSDR, Fuller will take part in a discussion group during SLEEP 2019, an annual conference hosted in partnership with the Sleep…