Avadel Pharmaceuticals is sponsoring the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Foundation’s 15th Annual Young Investigators Research Forum (YIRF). 

This will be Avadel’s third year as lead sponsor of the YIRF program, which takes place through June, with virtual and in-person events. Avadel has supported AASM Foundation’s YIRF program since 2021 and has increased support for this program as in-person training activities resume, according to a release from the company.

The AASM Foundation’s YIRF program aids the career development of promising young investigators in clinical and translational sleep medicine research. For 25 years, the AASM Foundation has been the leading organization helping investigators, community leaders, and clinicians advance the understanding of the evolving field of sleep. The programs of the AASM Foundation support career development, high-impact research projects, and community programs that are “Championing a Bright Future in Sleep Health.”

“At Avadel, we’re passionate about supporting the sleep community, including both people with sleep disorders, as well as scientists advancing sleep research,” says Jennifer Gudeman, PharmD, senior vice president, medical and clinical affairs at Avadel, in a release. “Our ongoing partnership with the AASM Foundation stems from a communal goal to expand the field of sleep medicine for the benefit of patients. We’re proud to support this vital training program with hopes that future discoveries from these early career investigators will result in new ways to better improve the lives of those with disorder sleep conditions, like narcolepsy.”

AASM Foundation president Anita V. Shelgikar, MD, MHPE, adds in a release, “The Young Investigators Research Forum provides opportunities for collegial interaction with investigators across the broad spectrum of clinical sleep research, as well as exposure and dialogue with scientific and program officers from federal funding agencies. We are thankful for Avadel’s continued support and their sponsorship of this program.”

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