Clayton Sleep Institute?s Joseph Ojile M.D., Appointed to National Sleep Foundation Board

Saint Louis, MO (PRWEB) July 28, 2011

Joseph Ojile, M.D., founder and CEO of Clayton Sleep Institute, has accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) Board of Directors. Ojile has become increasingly involved with the NSF in recent years presenting at the organization?s annual meeting during National Sleep Awareness Week, serving as Chairman for the Continuing Medical Education Task Force and interviewing with media on behalf of the organization.

As a board member, Ojile will provide strategic direction and leadership to the NSF. Ojile will chair the NSF?s education committee where he will help guide and recruit Ad Hoc Task Force participants for the Sleep in America poll, will oversee the NSF Open-Call for Workshops and Symposia and will be responsible for working with staff to implement education projects.

“The National Sleep Foundation has been fortunate in its ability to attract leading sleep scientists and clinicians to volunteer their expertise,” said David M. Cloud, NSF’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are greatly honored that Dr. Ojile has accepted a leading role with the Foundation.”

Ojile will also serve on the NSF?s public awareness committee where he will provide planning assistance and review for the NSF?s efforts to upgrade and change public awareness and perceptions about the importance of sleep, sleep disorders and related issues.

?The National Sleep Foundation works tirelessly to improve sleep awareness among consumers and health professionals alike, so it?s an honor to serve on the organization?s Board of Directors,? said Ojile. ?I?m looking forward to my enhanced role with the Foundation?s education and public awareness committees, as the education component runs parallel with the work we do at Clayton Sleep Institute and through the Clayton Sleep Research Foundation.?

Ojile is founder and CEO of Clayton Sleep Institute, a leading independent organization dedicated to all aspects of sleep medicine and healthy sleep, as well as President of the Clayton Sleep Research Foundation, an educational endeavor that produces, among other programs, the annual, national conference, Updates in Sleep Medicine.

In addition to his new appointment to the NSF Board, Ojile is also a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, a member of the American Thoracic Society and a member of the American Society of Internal Medicine. He is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Pulmonary Diseases and the American Board of Sleep Medicine.

About Clayton Sleep Institute:

Clayton Sleep Institute (CSI) is a leading independent institution dedicated to all aspects of sleep medicine and sleep health. CSI serves patients and physician and business partners through four practice areas: The Sleep Clinics, The Insomnia Center, The Research Center and The Knowledge Center. Through these practices CSI creates a 360-degree program for the complex physiological, behavioral, emotional and communal elements of sleep medicine and sleep health.

Headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., CSI?s has seven sleep clinics in four markets and serves a national community of sleep professionals through Updates in Sleep Medicine, an annual conference. CSI works in partnership with The Clayton Sleep Research Foundation to advance the science and education of sleep and sleep health. For more information about CSI, its practices, partnerships and locations, visit

About the National Sleep Foundation

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving sleep health and safety. NSF furthers its mission through sleep-related education, research, and advocacy initiatives. NSF’s membership includes researchers and clinicians focused on sleep medicine as well as other professionals in the health, medical and science fields, individuals, patients, people affected by drowsy driving and more than 900 healthcare facilities throughout North America. For more information, visit

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