Grant will Help UA Evaluate if Telemedicine Effective for Insomnia Patients

Jul 24, 2017

Sairam Parthasarathy, MD, director of the UA Health Sciences Center for Sleep and Circadian Sciences, has received a $250,000 grant from the American Sleep Medicine Foundation to evaluate how telemedicine can assist in the delivery of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia.

He is among three recipients of the Strategic Research Awards, announced recently by ASMF. Dr. Parthasarathy and his research team will investigate if delivery of therapy for insomnia is effective and more convenient for patients through telemedicine visits rather than conventional in-person consultations. He and his research team seek to enroll 85 patients in a clinical study over the next few months.

Dr. Parthasarathy also is interim chief for the UA Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and medical director of the Center for Sleep Disorders at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson. http://deptmedicine.arizona.edu/news/2017/sleep-center-director-gets-250k-grant-evaluate-telemedicine-consults-insomnia-patients

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