Sleep medicine fellows are encouraged to participate in scholarly activities which are ongoing in the Division. This includes involvement in clinical, translational, and basic science research that would lead to peer-reviewed publications and research presentations at national and international meetings.
Additionally, the fellow has an opportunity to participate in community outreach and education as well as bedside education of rotating resident physicians, medical and undergraduate students. Participation in various forms of patient-oriented research — which is ongoing in the Division, Banner – University Medical Center’s Center for Sleep Disorders and the UA Health Sciences Center for Sleep & Circadian Sciences (formerly the Parthasarathy Lab of Sairam Parthasarathy, MD, at the Arizona Respiratory Center), which studies sleep disorders and circadian sciences — is possible with a gamut of ongoing interdisciplinary research activities. Additionally, participation in quality improvement activity, journal club, and hand-on training in scientific writing is feasible.
The program leadership will be happy to assist fellows in finding a mentor to guide them through such scholarly activity.
Progress of scholarly activities will be reviewed at monthly fellowship meetings as well as during the biannual meetings with the fellowship program director.
- Peer-Driven Intervention as an Alternative Model of Care Delivery for Sleep Apnea (funded by PCORI)
- Chronic Moderate Sleep Restriction In Older Long And Older Average Sleepers (NIH/NHLBI; 5R01HL095799)
- Obesity & Obstructive Sleep Apnea In Hepatocellular Carcinoma Progression (NIH/NCI; 5R21CA184920)
- Stop Bounce Back (funded by Philips-Respironics, Inc.)
- Johrei Therapy and CBT-I in Facilitating Sleep in ICU Survivors (Johrei Institute)
- Effect of Hypoxia on Peripheral Blood Cells (ARC Foundation)
- Bioinformatics-based Comparative Effectiveness Research on the Effect of Positive Airway Pressure Therapy Adherence on Rehospitalization and Mortality in Patients with Multiple Chronic Medical Conditions. (Philips-Respironics, Inc./Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine)
Find Out More
For additional information, contact the Fellowship program director, manager or coordinator.
You can also visit the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine’s Research homepage, as well as the Department of Medicine’s Research homepage.
For more about research at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, click here.
For current UA clinical research studies accepting subjects, click here.