The National Sleep Foundation is now accepting nominations for its 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award. 

The Lifetime Achievement Award nominees will have distinguished themselves based on professional productivity and demonstrated leadership in the sleep medicine and/or sleep research fields that has been sustained over a long period of time.

The nominees will have made outstanding contributions in one or more of the following areas: original research; development and/or leadership of an enduring or effective program, organization, or department; volunteering to lead and develop public and professional organizations; mentoring; teaching; policy initiatives and advocacy; additional activities that have clearly advanced sleep science, sleep medicine, or the public health related to sleep; and other contributions that the National Sleep Foundation Board of Directors may deem to be appropriate.

The NSF mission is dedicated to improving sleep health and safety by achieving greater awareness of sleep and sleep disorders through education and advocacy. In keeping with the NSF mission, nominees need not be clinicians or researchers. 

The winner will be required to accept the award at the NSF Annual Awards Dinner on March 17, 2011, in Washington, DC. The NSF Board of Directors will consider all qualified candidates and select the winner. The deadline for nominations is Monday, April 19, 2010.

NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
1.    E-mail nomination to Maria Butler at [email protected]
2.    Use e-mail subject line “2011 LAA.”
3.    Provide three (3) succinct reasons for nominating the candidate.
4.    Provide full name, title, organization, and contact information of the person making the nomination.