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Arizona Health Champion Award

All of Us UArizona-Banner's “Arizona Health Champion” award series aims to recognize health professionals, researchers, health educators, and community partners who are promoting health research, public health initiatives, diversity in research, and increased access to health programs and education for underserved communities. 

Meet the August 2022 Awardee

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Sairam Parthasarathy, MD

Dr. Parthasarathy is Murray and Clara Walker Chair and Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Director for the UAHS Center of Sleep & Circadian Science, and Medical Director for the Center for Sleep Disorders at the University of Arizona. His current research is supported by the NIH/NHLBI, PCORI, American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation and industry funding. Dr. Parthasarathy is the current President (2021 – 2023) of the Sleep Research Society Foundation and is currently serving as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, and as an editorial board member of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. His research focuses on sleep and breathing in both ambulatory patients with sleep disorders, critically ill patients, and survivors of critical illness. Specifically, his current PCORI-funded initiative is addressing peer-driven intervention for promotion of CPAP adherence. His NIH-funded research investigates the role of community engagement to address COVID-related health disparities, long-COVID and sleep, as well as an NIH-R25 training grant for individuals underrepresented in biomedical research in the areas of lung and sleep apnea research.  He is one of the principal investigators for the Arizona RECOVER Cohort that aims to study the long-term consequences of SARS-CoV-2 infection. He is committed to training and fostering young scientific investigators in the pursuit of sleep and circadian science.

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