Michael J. Twery, PhD, received the Mark O. Hatfield Public Policy or Advocacy Award from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).Twery was presented with the award at SLEEP 2015.
Twery is the director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR) in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI) Division of Lung Diseases at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has led the NIH’s sleep and respiratory neurobiology scientific research group since 1996, and has served as director of the NCSDR since January 2006.
Established in 1996, the Mark O. Hatfield Public Policy or Advocacy Award acknowledges an individual who has developed public policy that positively affects the healthy sleep of all Americans. This contribution is unique yet vital to the advancement of the field.