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 California, San Diego School of Medicine and the San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program In Clinical Psychology
Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
6363 Alvarado Ct., Ste. 103
San Diego. Ca 92182
Phone (619) 594-1689
Fax: (619) 594-6780
Neuroscience Department 0624
UCSD School of Medicine
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, Ca 92093-0624
Phone: (858) 534-3377
Fax: (858) 534-8242
Roxanne Mangabay, Program Coordinator
Medical Scientist Training Program
UCSD School of Medicine
Office of Student Affairs 0606
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, Ca 92093-0606
Phone: (858) 534-0689
Fax: (858) 534-8556
Christine Moran, Program Assistant
Fellowship in Clinical Psychopharmacology and Psychobiology
Dr. Michael Irwin
Department of Psychiatry 9116A
San Diego VA Medical Center
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92161
Phone: (858) 552-8585 x2742
Fax: (858) 642-6410
Other training opportunities at post-doctoral and pre-doctoral levels (and in the summer for medical students) may be offered by special arrangement with an individual faculty member.
Faculty (Name, Email address):
Types of Training Available
Types of Funding Available
The different laboratories are supported by grants from many sources, including NIMH, NIA, NHLBI, NCI, VA.
Current Trainees (Names and Email address)Postdoctoral Fellows:
Wayne Bardwell, Ph.D.
Camillia Clark, M.D.
Girardin Jean-Louis, Ph.D.
Shawn Youngstedt, Ph.D .
Polly Moore, Ph.D.
Sean Drummond, Ph.D.
Carl Stepnowski, Ph.D.
Suzi Hong, M.D.
Hua Jin, M.D.
Ruth Newton, Ph.D.
Hans-Peter Landolt, Ph.D.
Jay Chouri, M.D.
All of our trainees in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine receive training regarding respiratory disorders during sleep as part of our three year training program. This training includes lectures, evaluating and treating patients suspected of sleep disturbed breathing (SDB) during both their 3 months of pulmonary lab training and weekly outpatient clinics at both the VA and the Medical Center at Hillcrest, during their rotations on the clinical consult and ICU consult services at both hospitals, and during their participation in sleep-related research projects.
Trainees who have completed training [in the past five years] and current status (Name, Title, Institution, Email)
Polly Moore, Ph.D. currently a post-doc at UCSD
Joe Resnikoff, M.D. currently in private practice
Tamar Shochat, Dc.S. Returned to Israel
Sean Drummond, Ph.D. currently a post-doc at UCSD
Nicole Herold, Ph.D.
Carl Stepnowsky, Ph.D. currently a post-doc at UCSD
Jose Loredo, M.D. currently a faculty member in the Pulmonary Dept, UCSD
Matt Heeren, Ph.D: currently a medical student at University of Vermont
Ruth Pat-Horenczyk, Ph.D., Completed post-doctoral fellowship, Director, Sleep Medicine Center, Jerusalem, Israel
Rustin Berlow, M.D. Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSD
Christine Bernet, Ph.D. Clinical Instructor at SDSU
Suryabanu Javeed, M.D. Private Practice, Stockton CA
Martin Paulus, M.D. Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UCSD
Tahir Bhatti, M.D. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UCSD
Brad Schnierow, MD Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Primary Research and/or Clinical Focus of Laboratory
Technical Capabilities of Lab
Primary Training Focus
Other Training Opportunities
Highly rated Department of Psychiatry with internationally known faculty.
Colleagues at San Diego State University, Salk Institute, the Research Institute of Scripps Clinic, the Neuroscience Institute and the Naval Health Research Center
Representative Publications For the Last Five Years
Ancoli-Israel,S.; Martin,J.; Jones,D.W.; Caligiuri,M.; Patterson,T.; Harris,M.J.; Jeste,D.V.: Sleep disordered breathing and periodic movements in sleep in older patients with schizophrenia. Biol.Psychiatry 45: 1426-1432 (1999).
Bardwell WA, Moore P, Ancoli-Israel S, Dimsdale JE, Does obstructive sleep apnea confound sleep architecture findings in subjects with depressive symptoms?, Biological Psychiatry, in press
Clark C, Dupont R, Lehr P, Yeung D, Halpern S, Golshan S, Gillin JC: Is there a relationship between delta sleep at night and afternoon cerebral blood flow, assessed by HMPAO-SPECT in depressed patients and normal control subjects? Preliminary data. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging Section 84:89-99, 1998
Clark CP, Gillin JC, Golshan S, Demodena A, Smith TL, Danowski S, Irwin M, Schuckit M: Polysomnography and depressive symptoms in primary alcoholics with and without a lifetime diagnosis of secondary depression and in patients with primary major depression. J of Affect Disorders 52:177-185, 1999
Dimsdale J, Stalked by the past: the impact of ethnicity on health, Psychosom Med, 62:161-170, 2000
Dimsdale J, Loredo J, Profant J, Effect of CPAP on blood pressure: a placebo trial, Hypertension, 35:144-147, 2000
Drummond SPA, Brown GG, Stricker JL, Buxton RB, Wong EC, Gillin JC: Sleep deprivation-induced reduction in cortical functional response to serial subtraction. NeuroReport,10(18):3745-3748, 1999
Drummond SPA, Brown GG, Gillin JC, Stricker JL, Wong, EC, Buxton RB: Altered brain response to verbal learning following sleep deprivation. Nature 403:655-657, 2000
Hans-Peter L, Drummond SPA, Clark CP, Irwin M, Gillin, JC. Alcohol and sleep. Alcoscope International Review of Alcoholism Management, 3(2):12-16, 2000.
Irwin M, Miller C, Gillin JC, Demodena A, Ehlers C: Polysomnographic and spectral sleep EEG in primary alcoholics: an interaction between alcohol dependence and African-American ethnicity. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 24:1376-1384
Irwin M, Thompson J, Miller C , Gillin JC, Ziegler M: Effects of sleep and sleep deprivation on catecholamine and interleukin-2 levels in humans: Clinical complications. J Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 84(6):1979-85 1999.
Kripke,D.F., Elliott,J.A., Youngstedt,S.D., and Smith,J.S. Melatonin: Marvel or marker? Annals of Medicine 30:81-87, 1998.
Kripke,D.F. Light treatment for nonseasonal depression: speed, efficacy, and combined treatment. J. Affect. Dis. 49:109-117, 1998.
Kripke,D.F. Chronic hypnotic use: Deadly risks, doubtful benefit. Sleep Medicine Reviews 4:5-20, 2000.
Loredo J, Ziegler M, Ancoli-Israel S, Clausen J, Dimsdale J, Relationship of arousals from sleep to sympathetic nervous system activity and blood pressure in obstructive sleep apnea, Chest, 116:655-59, 1999
Martin,J.; Jeste,D.V.; Caligiuri,M.; Patterson,T.; Heaton,R.; Ancoli-Israel,S.: Actigraphic estimates of circadian rhythms and sleep/wake in older schizophrenia patients. Schizophrenia.Res in press: (2000).
Martin,J.; Marler,M.R.; Shochat,T.; Ancoli-Israel,S.: Circadian rhythms of agitation in institutionalized Alzheimer's Disease patients. Chronobiol.Intl. 17: 405-418 (2000).
Pat-Horenczyk,R.; Klauber,M.R.; Shochat,T.; Ancoli-Israel,S.: Hourly profiles of sleep and wakefulness in severely versus mild-moderately demented nursing home patients. Aging Clin.Exp.Res. 10: 308-315 (1998).
Redwine L, Hauger RL, Gillin JC, Irwin M: Effects of sleep and sleep deprivation on Interleukin-6, growth hormone, cortisol and melatonin levels in humans. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. (in press)
Seifritz E, Gillin JC, Rapaport MH, Kelsoe JR, Bhatti T, Stahl SM: Sleep electroencephalographic response to muscarinic and serotonin1A receptor probes in patients with major depression and in normal controls. Biological Psychiatry 44:21-33, June 1998
Shochat,T.; Martin,J.; Marler,M.; Ancoli-Israel,S.: Illumination levels in nursing home patients: Effects on sleep and activity rhythms. J Sleep Res 9: in press (2000).
Shochat,T.; Umphress,J.; Israel,A.G.; Ancoli-Israel,S.: Insomnia in Primary Care Patients. Sleep 22: S359-S365 (1999).
Stepnowsky,C.; Johnson,S.; Dimsdale,J.; Ancoli-Israel,S.: Sleep apnea and health-related quality of life in African-American elderly. Annals of Behav.Med.22(2):116-120, 2000.
Youngstedt,S.D., Kripke,D.F., Elliott,J.A., Baehr,E.K., and Sepulveda,R.S. Light exposure, sleep quality, and depression in older adults. In: Holick,M.F. and Jung,E.G. (Eds.) Biologic Effects of Light 1998. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999, pp. 427-435.
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