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 Southern Mississippi
Department of Psychology
Sleep Research Laboratory
Southern Station Box 5025
Hattiesburg, MS. 39406
Phone: (601) 266-4619 (Sleep Lab)
FAX: (601) 266-5580 (Department of Psychology)
Faculty (Name, Email address):
Types of Training Available
Research assistantships and internships.
There are postdoctoral research opportunities available.Types of Funding Available
Current Trainees (Names and Email address)Predoctoral Fellows:
Monique LeBourgeois, M.S. firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Ward email@example.comUndergraduate Trainees:
Miriam Hancock firstname.lastname@example.org
Michele Mixon email@example.comTrainees who have completed training [in the past five years] and current status (Name, Title, Institution, Email)
Marcia Hartwig, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, Forrest General Hospital firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Pezska, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Hendrix College email@example.com
David Mastin, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Central Arkansas University
John Hull, Ph.D. Director Sleep Center, Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center
Ursula Voss, Ph.D. Lecturer, Goethe Universitat
Primary Research and/or Clinical Focus of Laboratory
Technical Capabilities of Lab
Primary Training Focus
Other Training Opportunities
Sleep Disorders Center
Forrest General Hospital
Geoffrey Hartwig, M.D., Medical Director
Contact John Harsh
Tel (601) 266-4611, Fax (601) 266-5580
Representative Publications For the Last Five Years
Voss U, Harsh J. Information processing and coping style during the wake/sleep transition. Journal of Sleep Research. (1998) 7, 225-232.
Randomized trial of modafinil for the treatment of pathological somnolence in narcolepsy. US Modafinil in Narcolepsy Multicenter Study Group. Annals of Neurology. 1998, 43(1):88-97.
Randomized trial of modafinil as a treatment for the excessive daytime somnolence of narcolepsy: US Modafinil in Narcolepsy Multicenter Study Group. Neurology. 2000, 14;54(5):1166-75.
Harsh, J., Peszka, J., Hartwig, G. and Mitler, M. (2000). Nighttime sleep and daytime sleepiness in narcolepsy. Journal of Sleep Research. 2000, 9:309-316.
Hull, J. & Harsh, J. P300 and sleep-related positive
waveforms (P220, P450, and P900) have different determinants. Accepted for
publication. Journal of Sleep Research. 2001, 10: 9-17.
www link for the Lab
Faculty Research Interests
This laboratory focuses on sleep and behavior. There are three major lines of research. One concerns the effect of sleepiness on vigilance, mood, and performance and involves the recording of event related brain potentials of subjects during different states of wakefulness and sleep. A second line of research addresses the developmental importance of sleep and specifically, whether the sleep of preschool children is related to their subsequent level of functioning during the first three years of school. The third line of research has to do with the safety and efficacy of pharmacological treatment of sleep disorders such as narcolepsy and insomnia.