Press Release - Jan 22, 2013
Bartsch Receives “Young Investigator of the Year Prize”
Ronny Bartsch, PhD, a research fellow in the Division of Sleep Medicine at BWH, received the "Young Investigator of the Year Prize" from the German Society for Sleep Medicine (DGSM). Bartsch received this award in recognition of his work on physiologic coupling during sleep and its relation to sleep disorders and other cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The award is given annually to an investigator under age 35 who conducts outstanding research in the field of sleep medicine, and it includes an invitation to deliver lectures and a €1,500 prize.
This award follows an earlier competitive funding award from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and several publications, including work published in the journals Nature Communications and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS).
The DGSM is an interdisciplinary society with members including physicians specialized in pneumology, internal medicine, neurology, psychiatry, ENT-medicine and pediatrics, as well as researchers working in the fields of physiology, psychology, biology and other natural sciences. The DGSM is devoted to research on sleep regulation and sleep disorders, as well as the development of clinical diagnosis and therapy of sleep-wake disorders.