MASM FALL Conference 

September 20th & 21st, 2019

Hagerty Center, Traverse City

MASM Ballot Results

The following candidates were nominated by the MASM Board and were elected by the membership. 

President Elect: Virginia Skiba, MD

Board Member: Mohan Dutt, MD 

4th Annual MASM Excellence in Research Award

3 Finalists chosen from each category by the MASM Membership Committee from the submissions received. 

3 FACULTY Finalists:

Erica Jansen  nominated for "Adolescent sleep timing and dietary patterns in relation to DNA methylation of core clock genes "

Beth McLellan MN FNP-C; nominated for "Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure to improve cognitive function in Mild Cognitive Impairment."

Philip Cheng, Ph.D  nominated for "Comparative efficacy of digital CBT-I versus stepped-care CBT-I to reduce comorbid depression."  


 Aarti Shakkottai nominated for "Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Cystic Fibrosis."

George Samuel, MD  nominated for "Use of simplified claustrophobia questionnaire in predicting adherence to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients." 

Maria-Efstratia (Tia) Tsimpanouli   nominated for "Respiratory Cycle-Related EEG Changes (RCREC) Predict All-Cause Mortality in the Sleep Heart Health Study (SHHS)." 

The finalists will be assessed at their respective presentations (poster and oral presentations) during SLEEP 2019.  Prizes will be awarded based on scientific excellence, clarity of presentation, personal knowledge and understanding during discussion of the research.


1 winner will be selected from each category. They will receive a Plaque and $200 check presented at MASM Fall Conference.

All finalists will have their registration fee waived towards the MASM Fall Conference in Traverse City.

Please view the flyer: MASM-Research-Flyer-2019.pdf

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