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
University of Washington
Department of Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7266
Phone: (206) 616-1908
FAX: (206) 543-4771
Faculty (Name, Email address)
Susan E. Labyak, PhD, RN will join the faculty in September 2001
Patricia Prinz, PhD, Biobehavioral Nursing and Dept of Psychiatry
Michael Vitello, PhD, Dept of Psychiatry
Karen Moe, PhD, Dept of Psychiatry
David Avery, MD, Dept of Psychiatry
Types of Training Available
Types of Funding Available:
Biobehavioral Nursing Institutional Training Grant Predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships
Womens Health Institutional Training Grant Predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships
Research assistantships on funded grants
Current Trainees (Names and Email address):
Diana McMillan, PhC, RN
Sandra Johnson, MS, RN
Trainees who have completed training [in the past five years] and current status (Name, Title, Institution, Email):
Rita Cheek Instructor, Montana State University
Primary Research and/or Clinical Focus of Laboratory
Research Focus only:
Technical Capabilities of Lab
Primary Training Focus
Other Training Opportunities
Representative Publications For the Last Five Years
Lentz, M.J., Landis, C.A., Rothermel, J., Shaver, J.F.L. Effects of selective slow-wave sleep stage disruption on musculoskeletal pain and fatigue in middle-aged women. J Rheumatology, 26 (1999) 1586-92.
Landis, C.A., Savage, M., Lentz, M., Brengelmann, G. Sleep deprivation alters body temperature dynamics to mild cooling and heating, not sweating threshold in women. Sleep, 21(1998)101-8.
Heitkemper, M., Charmen, A., Shaver, J., Lentz, M., and Jarrett, M. (1998) Self-Report and Polysomnographic Measures of Sleep in Women with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Nursing Research, 47, 270-277
Landis, C.A., Savage, M.V., Lentz, M.J., & Brengelman, G.L. (1998) Sleep deprivation alters body temperature to mild cooling and heating not sweating in women. Sleep, 21:101-108
Landis, C. A. & Whitney, J.D. Effects of 72 hours sleep deprivation on wound healing in the rat. Research in Nursing and Health, 20 (1997) 259-67.
Shaver, J.F.L., Lentz, M., Landis, C.A., Heitkemper, M.M., Buchwald, D.S., Woods, N.F. Fibromyalgia in Women: Sleep, Psychological Distress and Stress Arousal. Research in Nursing and Health, 20 (1997) 247-57.
Prinz PN, Moe KE, Dulberg EM, Larsen LH, Vitiello MV, Toivola B, Merriam GR: Higher plasma IGF-1 levels are associated with increased delta sleep in healthy older men. J Gerontol:Med Sci 50A:M222-6, 1995..
Vitiello MV, Larsen LH, Moe KE, Borson S, Schwartz RS, Prinz PN: The objective sleep quality of healthy older men and women is differentially disrupted by nighttime periodic blood sampling via indwelling catheter. Sleep, 19(4):304-311, 1996
Avery, D.H., Dahl, K., Savage, M.V., Brengelmann, G.L., Larsen, L.H., Kenny, M.A., Eder, D.N., Vitiello, M.V. and Prinz, P.N.: Circadian temperature and cortisol rhythms during a constant routine are phase-delayed in hypersomnic winter depression. Biological Psychiatry, 41:1109-1123, 1997
Vitiello, M.V., Wilkinson, C.W., Moe, K.E., Prinz, P.N., Ralph, D.D., Merriam, G.R., Colasurdo, E.A., Schwartz, R.S.: Successful 6-month endurance training does not alter insulin-like growth factor-I in healthy older men and women. J. Gerontol.: Med. Sci., 52A(3): M149-M154, 1997
Moe KE, Prinz PN, Larsen LH, Vitiello MV, Reed SO, Merriam GR. Growth hormone in postmenopausal women after long-term oral estrogen replacement therapy. J Gerontol, Bio Sci 53A, B117-B124, 1998.
www link for the Lab
Faculty Research Interests
Carol A. Landis, DNSc, RN, Professor See above.
Martha J. Lentz, PhD, RN See above.
Patricia Prinz, PhD, Biobehavioral Nursing and Dept of Psychiatry Sleep and healthy aging
Michael Vitello, PhD, Dept of Psychiatry Fitness and sleep in healthy seniors
Karen Moe, PhD, Dept of Psychiatry Hormone replacement therapy and sleep in mid-life women
David Avery, MD, Dept of Psychiatry Light therapy for SADS, alternative therapies for depression
Margaret Dimond, PhD, RN, FAAN, Light therapy for agitated behaviors and sleep
Karen Thomas, PhD, RN, Sleep and circadian rhythms in neonates and children
Kathryn Barnard, PhD, RN, Self-management and sleep in infants