Sleep Research Society &
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate Training Opportunities
in Basic and Clinical Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine
2001 - V Edition
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
Types of Training Available
Since the opening of the Rush Sleep Disorder Service and Research Center, we have consistently been involved in clinical and research training of physicians, psychologists and researchers.
Types of Funding Available:
Supported residency in Psychology and research grant support
Current Trainees (Names and Email address):
Erin Baehr (Psychology Resident)
Gina Graci (Psychology Resident)
Michelle Pergadia (Psychology Resident)
Norman O’Rourke (Psychology Resident)
Ladly Abraham, M.D. (Pulmonary Fellow)
Trainees who have completed training [in the past five years] and current status (Name, Title, Institution, Email):
Raju Abraham, MD, Riverside Hospital, Kankakee, Illinois
Firas Dairi, MD, Pulmonologist, Elgin, Illinois
James Herdegen, MD, Pulmonologist, Rush University
Dennis Hoffman, MD, Pulmonologist, Waukegan, Illinois
Bejamas Intrapoka, MD, Pulmonologist, Department of Medicine, Khon Kae University, Khon Kae, Thailand
Ahamed Kutty, MD, Riverside Hospital, Kankakee, Illinois
Chakrit Sakying, MD, Psychiatrist, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Kailish Sharma, MD, Pulmonologist, Tinley Park, Illinois
Suzanne Stevens, M.D. Neurologist, Rush University
Primary Research and/or Clinical Focus of Laboratory
Technical Capabilities of Lab
Primary Training Focus
Residency in Psychology, Sleep Disorders Medicine (fellowship), Pulmonary fellowship (fellowship rotation), Neurology (fellowship rotation)
Other Training Opportunities
Neuroscience Ph.D. program
Representative Publications For the Last Five Years
Cartwright R (1997). Who should treat sleep apnea and how? Chest, 111, 3-4.
Kalogjera-Sackellares D & Cartwright R. (1997). Comparison of MMPI profiles in medically and psychologically based insomnia. Psychiatry Research, 70, 49-54.
Nowell P, Buysse D, Reynolds C, Hauri P, Roth, T, Stepanski E, Thorpy M, Bixler E, Kales A, Manfredi R, Vgontzas A, Stapf D, Houck P, & Kupfer D. (1997). Clinical factors contributing to the differential diagnosis of primary insomnia and insomnia related to mental disorders. American Journal of Psychiatry, 154(10): 1412-1416.
Wyatt JK, Bootzin RR, Allen JJB, & Anthony JL. (1997). Mesograde amnesia during the sleep onset transition: replication and electrophysiological correlates. Sleep, 20, 512-522.
Cartwright R, Luten A, Young M, Mercer P, and Bears M. (1998). The role of REM sleep and dream affect in overnight mood regulation: A study of normals. Psychiatry Research , 81, 1-8.
Cartwright R, Young MA, Mercer P, and Bears M. (1998). The contribution of sleep and dream variables to the prediction of remission from depression. Psychiatry Research, 80, 249-255.
Cartwright R. (1999). Dreaming in sleep disordered patients. In S. Chokroverty (Ed.), Sleep Disorders Medicine: Basic science, technical considerations and clinical aspects . Boston, MA: Butterworth-Heineman, 127-134.
Stepanski E, Zayyad A, Nigro C, Lopata M, & Basner R. (1999). Sleep-disordered breathing in a predominately African-American pediatric population. Journal of Sleep Research, 8: 65-70.
Wyatt JK, Ritz-De Cecco A, Czeisler CA, & Dijk D-J. (1999). Circadian temperature and melatonin rhythms, sleep, and neurobehavioral function in humans living on a 20-h day. American Journal of Physiology: Regulative, Integrative and Comparative Physiology , 277, R1152-1163.
Cartwright R. (2000) Sleep apnea. In A. E. Kazdin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. New York: Oxford.
Cartwright R (2000). Sleep-related violence: does the polysomnogram help establish the diagnosis? Sleep Medicine, 1, 331-335.
Cartwright R, Vankatesan TK, Caldarelli D, & Diaz F. (2000). Treatments for snoring: A comparison of somnoplasty and an oral appliance. Laryngoscope, 110, 1680-1683.
Newell PT, & Cartwright RD. (2000). Affect and cognition in dreams: a critique of the cognitive role in adaptive dream functioning and support for associative models. Psychiatry , 63:34-44.
Stepanski E. Behavioral therapy for insomnia. (2000). In: M. Kryger, T. Roth, & W. Dement, (Eds.), Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine. (3rd Edition). (pp. 647-656). W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia.
Stepanski EJ & Perlis (2000). Behavioral sleep medicine: An emerging subspecialty in health psychology and sleep medicine. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 49, 343-347 .
Stepanski E & Wyatt JK (2000). Controversies in the treatment of primary insomnia. Sleep Medicine, 1, 259-261.
Stepanski E, Zorick F, Roehrs T, & Roth T. (2000). Effects of sleep deprivation in daytime sleepiness in primary insomnia. Sleep, 23: 215-219.
Wyatt JK. (2000). Seasonal Affective Disorder. In A. E. Kazdin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. New York: Oxford.
Bears M., Cartwright R, & Mercer P. (In Press). Masochistic dreams: A sex-related diathesis for mood disorders? Dreaming.
Cartwright R (In Press). How and why the brain makes dreams: A report card on current research on dreaming. Brain and Behavioral Sciences.
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