Sleep Researchers Receive Grant to Help Veterans

August 13, 2014

WASHINGTON (July 30, 2014) – The U.S. Department of Defense recently awarded nearly $700,000 to a team of Howard University researchers to continue their examination into sleep disturbances among veterans. The grant began in May and continues until May of -2017.


Thomas Mellman, M.D., director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Stress/Sleep Studies Program at Howard University’s College of Medicine, is the principal investigator  of the grant. The study will assist researchers and clinicians in targeting sleep disturbances in veterans who have returned from deployment. The researchers will also implement a plan to reduce and prevent the progression of the misuse of alcohol and other substances among veterans. The team also includes researchers from Georgetown University and the DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center.


“I am very excited to be applying our knowledge from previous research to developing potential intervention methods,” Dr. Mellman said. “We will be helping to alleviate problems of veterans of recent military deployments by focusing on their sleep problems.”