Upcoming Reynolds Lecture to feature almuna Nancy Collop

HERSHEY, Pa. — The Department of Medicine Herbert Y. and Anne L. Reynolds Lecture will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, in Lecture Room D at Penn State College of Medicine. Guest speaker Dr. Nancy A. Collop will present “Sleep Apnea — The Not-So-Silent Disease in Your Waiting Room.”

Collop, a College of Medicine graduate, is the director of the Emory Sleep Center in Atlanta and was the 2011-12 president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. She holds a primary appointment in the Emory School of Medicine as professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine, as well as a secondary appointment as professor of neurology.

Collop has served on the American Board of Sleep Medicine board of directors since 1998, holding the position of president from 2002 to 2009. She also was on the founding committee of the American Board of Medical Specialties Sleep Medicine Examination Committee representing the American Board of Internal Medicine, and served for several years on the ABIM Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Self Evaluation Process committees.

She is currently the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine and the Section Editor of Sleep Medicine for Up-To-Date. She was associate editor of the journal Chest for 22 years and now is on its editorial board. A recognized expert in sleep-related breathing disorders, Collop has conducted research and co-authored numerous studies on topics such as diagnostic testing for sleep-disordered breathing, the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, and the relationship between sleep apnea and comorbid medical conditions such as Down syndrome and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She has authored 73 manuscripts, 44 book chapters or monographs and numerous editorials, letters and case reports.

At Emory, Collop is developing an interdisciplinary program in sleep medicine which involves enhancing not only the clinical care of patients with sleep disorders but research and educational endeavors needed to move the specialty of sleep medicine forward. The ultimate goal is to make the Emory Sleep Center one of the premier sleep programs in the United States.

Last Updated September 28, 2016