An esteemed professor was appointed to fill one of these chairs yesterday by the President and Fellows of Harvard College upon the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and the trustees of the affiliated hospitals. Charles A. Czeisler, PhD, MD, has been named The Frank Baldino, Jr., PhD Professor of Sleep Medicine, which was the first of these chairs to be fully endowed, through a gift from Cephalon. Czeisler is a Harvard Medical School Professor of Medicine appointed in the Department of Medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and leads the Division of Sleep Medicine.
" We at Cephalon are committed to helping the division continue its work in revolutionizing the field of sleep medicine. Dr. Czeisler and the team at Harvard Medical School are transforming the ways in which we think about sleep and wakefulness and are influencing the therapies being used to treat sleep disorders. We are proud to support the division by serving on its Executive Council and by taking the lead in establishing endowed professorships in sleep medicine," said Frank Baldino, Jr., PhD, Chairman & CEO of Cephalon.
Czeisler is energized about the implications of these endowments."The creation of these three endowed professorships in sleep medicine at HMS represents an important milestone for the field. The endowment of these three professorships serves to establish sleep medicine permanently within the framework of HMS. The fact that these are professorships of sleep medicine and not within an existing department highlights the interdisciplinary nature of this field and signifies that sleep medicine has finally come of age within academic medicine," he said. Czeisler is
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