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Michael V. Vitiello, PhD, Receives National Sleep Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award

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Washington, DC (May 30, 2024): National Sleep Foundation (NSF) announced today that Michael V. Vitiello, PhD, has received its Lifetime Achievement Award. 

The Lifetime Achievement Award is the organization’s highest honor, recognizing an individual who has demonstrated exemplary leadership in the field of sleep health. The award celebrates the recipient’s connection to NSF’s non-profit, public health mission through their extensive professional contributions to the field and to the work of the organization.

“NSF is honored to present Dr. Vitiello with our Lifetime Achievement Award. His work as a researcher in sleep and circadian rhythms in older adults has been pivotal in the field,” said Temitayo Oyegbile-Chidi, Board Chair of the National Sleep Foundation.

Dr. Vitiello is Professor Emeritus, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, at the University of Washington, a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow (Health Sciences) of the Gerontological Society of America. He has previously served as Chair of the NIH’s Sleep Disorders Advisory Board (SDRAB), President of the Sleep Research Society (SRS), and Scientific Program Chair of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS). He has served on numerous committees and advisory boards, including serving on the Board of the National Sleep Foundation (2004-2009). He is also Editor-in-Chief of Sleep Medicine Reviews and has served as an editorial board member of numerous other scientific journals.

Dr. Vitiello was a member of numerous NSF Consensus Panels including NSF’s landmark 2015 Sleep Duration Guidelines, and 2016 Sleep Quality Recommendations as well as panels on Sleep Timing and Variability and NSF’s validated Sleep Satisfaction Tool. Dr. Vitiello currently chairs the National Sleep Foundation’s Population Health and Methodology Committee and recently was a panelist at the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep and Aging Conference. Dr. Vitiello has researched the science of sleep and aging for more than 40 years and is the author of 600+ scientific articles, reviews, chapters, editorials and abstracts, with his work being cited more than 35,000 times. 

Learn more about the National Sleep Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

About the National Sleep Foundation

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation dedicated to improving health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy. Founded in 1990, the NSF is committed to advancing excellence in sleep health theory, research and practice. │