The National Sleep Foundation (NSF), along with the pharmaceutical company sanofi-aventis, has granted Liat Ayalon, PhD, this year’s fourth Pickwick Fellowship. The Pickwick Postdoctoral Fellowship provides funds to enable young researchers to devote full-time professional effort to mentored research in sleep or sleep disorders. Ayalon will be studying brain function in older adults with sleep apnea. She recently completed her post-doctoral fellowship in the NIH Biological Psychiatry and Neuroscience Fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and is currently an assistant project scientist at UCSD, according to a posting on the NSF website. Other 2006 Pickwick Fellows include Sara J. Aton; Peter L. Franzen, PhD; and Susan T. Harbison, PhD.