Press Release - Mar 18, 2013
Czeisler Receives Research Training Grant from the NHLBI
Charles Czeisler, MD, PhD, chief of the Division of Sleep Medicine at BWH, has received a $4.2 million research training grant renewal from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). For the five-year renewed grant, titled "Training in Sleep, Circadian and Respiratory Neurobiology," Czeisler and his team will be able to further the training of four pre-doctoral graduate students, eight post-doctoral trainees and three pre-doctoral short-term summer minority medical students each year. The training program provides structured, comprehensive research training to prepare outstanding individuals for academic positions in the broad field of sleep science and sleep medicine.
The Division of Sleep Medicine Program for Training in Sleep, Circadian and Respiratory Neurobiology, based at BWH, is supported by a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA (T-32) grant from the NHLBI and NIH. It is a multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary program that includes 15 Full Preceptors and 11 Associate Preceptors serving as program faculty and supports eight post-doctoral, four pre-doctoral and three minority medical student trainees each year. The program is designed to address the need to enhance the number of trained investigators in neurobiological and neurobehavioral research related to basic sleep and circadian neurobiology, patient-oriented sleep disorders medicine research and applied research on sleep and chronobiology.
The NHLBI provides global leadership for a research, training, and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives. The National Center on Sleep Disorders Research is housed within the NHLBI.