Center for Innovation in Sleep Self-Management


Available Funding for Researchers: 2 Opportunities!

NIH-Funded Pilot Awards

These 2-year grants of up to $80,000 (total funding) are available to doctorally-prepared Registered Nurses. The PI must be a new or early stage investigator. Investigators who are established, but are newly working in the field of sleep research, will also be considered.  Projects must have aims aligned with Center goals of:

  • Designing and testing innovative and tailored self-management interventions to assist people across the lifespan to sleep better and simultaneously improve health, well-being, and quality of life
  • Engaging population(s) with chronic illness
  • Integrating the CISSM logic model
  • Providing data that will be used for a larger extramural study.


Letter of intent due: October 16, 2017
Applications due: November 15, 2017
Notification of awards: February 15, 2018
Project start date: June 1, 2018

UW-Funded Pilot Awards (RIFP)

These 1-year grants of up to $20,000 are internally funded and are available to individuals with a UW faculty appointment. One member of the research team is required to be a Registered Nurse. Projects that are responsive to this call will: 1) engage population(s) with chronic illness; 2) have a research focus on sleep deficiency defined as poor sleep quality, disrupted or fragmented sleep or inadequate sleep duration; 3) use CISSM common data elements (CDEs) as appropriate if measuring that construct in study (ex. pain); 4) provide data that will be used for a larger extramural study.

Use of technology highly encouraged, but not required. Intervention study highly encouraged, not required.  If the proposal does not focus on an intervention, the researcher will need to provide preliminary data to support the development of an intervention study.  The application deadline is November 6th, 2017.

Please click here for more information about these opportunities.

 NIOSH Director’s Seminar Series Presents:

Working Hours, Sleep and Fatigue Webinar Series: Investigating Human Fatigue Factors

September 27th from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT

This presentation will provide information about evaluating the role of human fatigue in accidents, and determining whether fatigue was a causal or contributing factor. It will also examine fatigue-related issues at the individual, operational and environmental levels and discuss how these issues affect human performance, alertness and safety. Investigations conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board will be included as case studies.

Speaker: Jana Price, PhD
Senior Human Performance Investigator
Office of Highway Safety, National Transportation Safety Board

Click here for more information and to register.

Letting teens sleep in would save the country roughly $9 billion a year

Read the article in the Washington Post by clicking on the link above.

Sleep Disorders Linked to Preterm Birth in Large California Study

Read the article from the University of California at San Francisco by clicking on the link above.

Why Is Sleep Important?

Click on the link above to read the latest from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on the vital role sleep plays in all aspects of health and well-being across the life span.

Insufficient Sleep May Be Linked To Larger Waist, Study Suggests

In “To Your Health,” the Washington Post (7/31, Cha, 12.92M) reports that researchers studying “the connection between sleep and weight gain” found that study participants “who were sleeping an average of six hours each night had waist measurements about 1.2 inches…more than those getting nine hours of sleep a night.” Participants “with less sleep also weighed more.” The findings were published in PLOS One. Forbes (7/31, 14.59M) contributor David DiSalvo also discusses the findings.

Advances in the Science of Self-management
Shirley Moore, PhD, RN

Please click here to view the presentation

Sleep Behavior Change: Using Social Cognitive Theory for a Realistic and Family-Centered Intervention
Michelle Garrison, PhD

Please click here to view the presentation

Hilaire Thompson gave a presentation entitled “Common Data Elements: On the Road to Big Data?” The talk was sponsored by the Office for Nursing Research and the Center for Innovation in Sleep Self-Management.

Watch the presentation HERE.

The SKIP Study is Now Recruiting!

A research study to better understand and improve sleep in children with asthma and their parent conducted by a researcher at the University of Washington School of Nursing.

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Recent Publications

We are happy to share 2 publications that have come out within the past couple months. Click here for links to the complete list of recent publications.

  • Pina, LR, Sien, S, Ward, T, Yip, JC, Munson, SA, Fogarty, J, & Kientz, JA (2017). From personal informatics to family informatics: Understanding family practices around health monitoring. CSCW ’17,  Portland, OR. doi:
  • Watson, NF, Buchwald, D, Delrow, JJ, Altemeier, WA, Vitiello, MV, Pack, AI, Bamshad, M, Noonan, C, Gharib, SA (2017). Transcriptional Signatures of Sleep Duration Discordance in Monozygotic Twins. Sleep, 40(1). doi: