University Services’ Dr. Benjamin Gerson Appointed to the National Sleep Foundation’s Board of Directors
Dr. Gerson will chair the 2014 Sleep Health & Safety Conference as well as participate in the NSF Development Committee.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013
Dr. Benjamin Gerson, who was the chair of the 2013 Sleep Health & Safety Conference program, has been appointed to the National Sleep Foundation’s Board of Directors and will serve on the Development Committee as well as chair the 2014 conference.
Dr. Gerson was instrumental in coordinating the speakers from various transportation industries to discuss fatigue and sleep disorders risk management in the workplace at the Sleep Health & Safety Conference. Dr. Gerson is well suited for the role of conference chair due to his experience working with these topics in the transportation industry. He was part of a task force of physicians who developed the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine guidance for physicians in implementing fatigue risk management in the workplace and also was a member of the American Petroleum Institute committee that created recommendations for Fatigue Risk Management Systems in Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries. The results of each of these have been published.
“Dr. Gerson’s dedication to bringing the best speakers within each topic was proven by the positive attendee feedback we received from the conference,” commented David Cloud, CEO of the NSF, “the National Sleep Foundation believes he will be a great addition to our board as well as a strong part of the planning of next year’s Sleep Health & Safety Conference.”
“The National Sleep Foundation has been at the forefront of increasing sleep awareness among consumers and corporations and I am honored to be invited to join its Board of Directors,” said Dr. Gerson. “I’m anticipating an exciting tenure ahead as we work together to bring the issues of sleep disorders top of mind to corporations who have employees in impacted positions.”
Dr. Gerson is CEO of University Services, a multi-specialty medical services company operating sleep centers in the Philadelphia area; pm-Assist® nationwide home sleep test scoring, interpretation, and treatment services; Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs for physicians; clinical trials; and Employee Drug Testing programs. Dr. Gerson was heavily involved in toxicology and the introduction of regulations surrounding employee drug testing in 1987. He is board certified in Toxicology, Anatomic Pathology, and Clinical Pathology; is a diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Medicine; and is a certified Medical Review Officer.
About University Services
University Services, a physician owned and operated Pennsylvania Corporation, was organized in 1967 as a supplier of multi-specialty medical services. The company’s main activities are related to sleep medicine, toxicology services, Continuing Medical Education (CME) for physicians, and clinical research. The sleep medicine division provides sleep diagnostic and treatment services through American Academy of Sleep Medicine accredited sleep centers as well as nationwide scoring and interpretation services for home sleep testing and nationwide treatment compliance services. The toxicology services division designs & implements substance abuse testing programs, provides national and international Medical Review Officer Services, orders and reviews biometric screening data, and reviews chronic pain management drug screens.
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.
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