Advancing the field of sleep disorders medicine through research is one of the factors that sets the Sleep Disorders Center at Rush apart from the rest. Through innovations in research, we can help better understand our patient's sleep problem and how best to treat them. Our faculty members receive significant grant funding from federal institutions such as the National Institutes of Health. These grant awards allow us to learn more about basic regulation of human sleep, the biological and psychological contributors to sleep disorders, and the efficacy of new treatment approaches. Faculty members also participate as investigators in major, nationwide clinical trials for new sleep medications.
Our recent grant awards and research contracts include:
National Institutes of Health Research
- Insomnia Classification Project, James K. Wyatt, PhD, site principal investigator (Jack Edinger, principal investigator), 2003-2008. (R01 MH067057-01 NIMH)
- Augmenting Behavior Therapy for Insomnia with Mindfulness Meditation, Jason Ong, PhD, principal investigator (K23 AT003678-01A1)
The Sleep Disorders and Research Center is also actively involved in clinical studies sponsered by leading companies in the field of sleep medicine. These include:
American Sleep Medicine Foundation Grant
Daytime sleepiness and parkinsonism in patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease, Margaret Park, MD, principal investigator