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school starting times. Her new research will examine genetic contributions to these processes and the association of chronic sleep restriction with development of depressed mood.

Carskadon has written over 150 scientific papers, is editor or co-editor of several books, and has been associate editor of several scientific journals. Her work has been acknowledged by a number of honors, including an honorary doctor of sciences degree from Gettysburg College, Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Sleep Foundation, the Outstanding Educator Award and the Distinguished Scientist Award of the Sleep Research Society. She is also an elected Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Kyla L. Wahlstrom, PhD , is the Director of the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI) in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota and is a faculty member in the Department of Educational Policy and Administration. Dr. Wahlstrom received her PhD degree from the University of Minnesota in the area of educational policy development and analysis of school change. Prior to her appointment at CAREI in 1990, she had 19 years of public school experience as a teacher, principal and district administrator. She is the primary investigator of the original research done in 1996 which examined the effects of later starting times for high schools. Publications include one book, several book chapters, and numerous journal articles and technical monographs used by educational leaders to shape policy decisions.

Rhoda Au, PhD , is Associate Professor of Neurology, specializing in neuropsychology at Boston University School of Medicine. Since 1990, she has been working with The Framingham Heart Study and is currently involved with implementing and running three epidemiologic studies of preclinical and clinical dementia that span 3 generations and involving 9,000+ participants. Her primary research focus has been in identifying risk factors for dementia/AD as well as preclinical stages of dementing illnesses. Most recently that has included looking as sleep as a potential modifiable risk factor for disease. Further, the community in which she lives undertook the issue of changing school

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