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UIC 2010 Inventor of the Year
The University of Illinois at Chicago Office of Technology Management (OTM) is pleased to announce the 2010 UIC Inventor of the Year, Dr. David Carley and Dr. Miodrag Radulovacki.
As co-inventors, Dr. Carley and Dr. Radulovacki have proven to be outstanding UIC inventors whose effort and commitment to innovation is represented in their discoveries that demonstrate the potential to significantly contribute to society.
Dr. Carley and Dr. Radulovacki have made contributions broadly aimed to elucidate the causes and consequences of sleep disorders by developing numerous therapies to treat sleep-disorder breathing, the most well-known illness being sleep apnea syndrome. They have actively disclosed their technologies to the OTM, most of which pertain to the neurobiology of sleep and related disorders. Their ground-breaking results have culminated in an Illinois Ventures-supported startup company, Pier Pharmaceuticals, that focuses on the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.
Dr. Carley is the director of the Center for Narcolepsy, Sleep and Health Research.