The AAO-HNSF Percy Memorial Research Award
Established in 1990, the AAO-HNSF Percy Memorial Research Award was established by Leslie Bernstein, MD, DDS, in memory of A. Edward Percy, Jr., MD. This generous grant provides vital funding for research projects in any area within the scope of otolaryngology—head and neck surgery. Dr. Bernstein is applauded for this act of generosity that will continue to facilitate new research in otolaryngology while also providing a great source of honor to his colleague, Dr. Percy.
The ANS/AAO-HNSF Herbert Silverstein Otology and Neurotology Research Award
Established in 1999, the ANS/AAO-HNSF Herbert Silverstein Otology and Neurotology Research Award was established by Herbert Silverstein, MD, and receives additional support from the American Neurotology Society (ANS) and the AAO-HNSF. This grant supports clinical or translational research projects focused on diseases, disorders, or conditions of the peripheral or central auditory and/or vestibular system by new full-time academic surgeons. Dr. Silverstein's significant gift ensures that the CORE grant program will continue to foster advances in this important area of patient care. Learn more about Herbert Silverstein, MD
The AAO-HNSF Rande H. Lazar Health Services Research Grant
Established in 2002, the AAO-HNSF Rande H. Lazar, MD, Health Services Research Grant was endowed by Rande H. Lazar, MD, to inspire investigation of health services and socioeconomic issues by young physicians. The grant represents the first time an individual in the AAO-HNS has provided this level of funding in support of a sustained effort to gather socioeconomic data for otolaryngology and promotes increased participation by otolaryngologists in the rapidly expanding area of health services research. The first $10,000 CORE grant was awarded in 2008 (awarded every other year). We look forward to the continuation of new research in this area for many years thanks to Dr. Lazar’s stellar display of philanthropy. Learn more about Rande H. Lazar, MD
AAO-HNSF Resident Research Grant supported by The Alcon Foundation
In 2009, The Alcon Foundation generously committed its support to award an annual CORE grant for a period of five years. The purpose of this grant is to stimulate original resident research with a preference for grants related to pediatric otolaryngology and to promote the discovery and development of innovative treatments.
Resident Research Grant sponsored by The Oticon Foundation
In 2010, The Oticon Foundation generously committed its support to award an annual CORE grant for a period of five years. Oticon is the oldest hearing aid manufacturer in the world and in keeping with the Foundation’s commitment to support the needs of hearing impaired people, this grant will be used to establish a new CORE grant for research in otology with the goal of generating vital new research about hearing loss and otology.
Resident Research Grant sponsored by Olympus
Olympus has generously supported the AAO-HNS/F Annual Meeting & OTO Expo and the resident/medical student paper prizes for many years. To continue their support of our young investigators, in 2010 the resident/medical student paper prizes were sunsetted and the Olympus sponsorship dollars were redirected in support of a resident research grant.
Resident Research Grant sponsored by The Doctors Company Foundation
In 2011, The Doctors Company Foundation generously committed its support to award an Annual CORE grant for a period of five years to encourage new research that focuses on vital advances in patient safety. Founded in 2008 by The Doctors Company, the TDC Foundation supports patient safety research, forums, and pilot programs; patient safety education programs; and medical liability research.
AAO-HNSF Resident Research Grant sponsored by Cook Medical
In 2012, Cook Medical committed its support to award an annual CORE grant for a period of five years to stimulate original resident research with a preference for proposals related to paranasal sinus disease, salivary gland disease, sleep medicine, voice therapy, airway, ultrasound and tissue engineering.
The Bobby R. Alford Endowed Research Grant
Established in 2010, the Bobby R. Alford Endowed Research Grant was endowed through the generosity of many of Dr. Alford’s faculty members, residents, students and friends. This award will support innovative research in the specialty and help facilitate the career development of young investigators. This mentored research award is intended to promote research that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will translate into improved understanding into the cause, treatment or outcome for diseases of the head and neck. Proposed projects may be related to any area of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, but must have direct or potential clinical significance for patients seen by otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons. Basic science, translational, and clinical research projects may be funded. The endowment will begin to fund research in 2014.
If you are interested in establishing a named fund in support of advancing research in otolaryngology, please contact:
The Development Office