Sairam Parthasarathy, MD, is among 24 University of Arizona faculty and staff chosen for the Academic Leadership Institute’s Class of 2017-18 fellows. Sessions start in August.
The institute, a partnership between the Office of the Provost and the Division of Human Resources, is a yearlong professional development program in which current and emerging campus leaders participate in discussions and workshops to help them develop their leadership skills.
Dr. Parthasarathy greets visitors at a Dec. 2, 2016, open house for the new location of the UA Health Sciences Center for Sleep and Circadian Sciences research clinic at 2033 E. Speedway Blvd., Suite 203, Tucson.
This is the eighth cohort of fellows for the institute. Members include academic and administrative department heads, associate and assistant deans, and other emerging leaders, who represent many campus departments, colleges and offices like the School of Anthropology, the Eller College of Management, Department of Medicine, Steward Observatory, Residence Life and more.
Dr. Parthasarathy is a professor of medicine, interim chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, director of the UA Health Sciences Center for Sleep and Circadian Sciences and medical director of the Center for Sleep Disorders at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.
In addition, he has served on a number of national and international organization committees and boards related to sleep medicine, including Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board (chair, 2013-14) for the National Center for Sleep Disorders Research—a unit of the National Institutes of Health. He also serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
His research focuses on sleep and breathing in both ambulatory and critically ill patients. Specifically, his current PCORI-funded initiative is addressing peer-driven intervention for promotion of CPAP adherence. His NIH-funded research investigates the relationship between sleep and inflammation in critically ill and in the general population. He is committed to training and fostering young scientific investigators in the pursuit of sleep and circadian science.
For more on this and to see all 24 members of the 2017-18 UA Academic Leadership Institute fellowship class, see: https://uaatwork.arizona.edu/lqp/24-emerging-ua-leaders-selected-academic-leadership-institute
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