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Sleep Disorders Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Associate Director of the Center for Circadian Biology and Medicine at Northwestern University. Dr. Zee’s research interest is in the area of sleep and circadian rhythms. Her laboratory has focused on developing therapeutic interventions to improve sleep and performance in the elderly population, as well as studying genetic regulation of human sleep and circadian rhythms. Dr. Zee received the Sleep Academic Award from the National Institutes of Health to enhance education in sleep medicine.

Mark W. Mahowald, MD , is the Director of the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center and Chief of the Department of Neurology at Hennepin County Medical Center, and Professor of Neurology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. His primary interest is in education of medical students, residents, and fellows, with particular reference to promoting the concept of a truly multidisciplinary sleep medicine program. Clinical research interests include parasomnias, state dissociation, and forensic sleep medicine, emphasizing the importance of close collaboration among clinicians, basic neuroscientists, and the legal profession..

Friday, March 5, 2010 (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)
Identifying and Treating Sleep-Wake Disorders - Part II (Insomnia)

Thomas Roth, Ph.D. , has been the director of the Sleep Disorders and Research Center at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan since 1978. Dr. Roth is also a professor in the department of psychiatry at Wayne State University, School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, and serves as a clinical professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Michigan, College of Medicine in Ann Arbor. After serving as president of the Sleep Research Society, and the founding president of the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), Dr. Roth became chairman of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research advisory board. In addition, he was a member of the board of directors of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS), chaired the Association's Scientific Program Committee and the governing board of the World Federation of Sleep Research Societies. Dr. Roth was instrumental in the formation of the Association of Sleep Disorders Center (ASDC) and served as the organization’s second president. He

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