Russell Rosenberg, PhD, has been elected chairman of the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) for a 2-year term. Rosenberg, whose term started July 1, is a board-certified sleep specialist with 26 years of clinical and research experience. He is the CEO and founder of NeuroTrials Research and the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and Technology.

As chairman, Rosenberg will lead the National Sleep Foundation’s board of directors, comprised of physicians, scientists, and business professionals. Christopher L. Drake, PhD, of the Henry Ford Hospital and Amy Wolfson, PhD, of the College of the Holy Cross will serve as the new vice-chair and secretary to the NSF Board.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to serve as chairman of the National Sleep Foundation. We’ll continue on our mission to improve sleep health and safety in this country. Getting good sleep is as important as eating the proper diet and exercising regularly,” said Rosenberg.

Drs Helene Emsellem and Joseph Ojile joined the NSF board in July as its two newest members. Emsellem is the medical director for the Center of Sleep and Wake Disorders in Chevy Chase, Md, and Ojile is the founder and medical director of the Clayton Sleep Institute in St Louis. Emsellem and Ojile have served as volunteers for various NSF committees.

"The National Sleep Foundation has been fortunate in its ability to attract leading sleep scientists and clinicians to volunteer their expertise," said David M. Cloud, NSF’s CEO. "We are greatly honored that Dr Rosenberg has accepted a leadership position with the Foundation."