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2013 CORE Grant Recipients

2013 CORE Grant Recipients

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Foundation (AAO-HNSF)

AAO-HNSF Resident Research Grant Sponsoreed by the Alcon Foundation

Britni H. Jacobs, MD

Project Title: The role of vascular endothelial growth factor in palate development

AAO-HNSF Resident Research Grant Sponsored by Cook Medical

Andrea M. Park, MD

Project Title: Low Dose Colchicine and Paclitaxel inhibit Post-Traumatic Nerve Regrowth

AAO-HNSF Resident Research Grant Sponsored by The Oticon Foundation

Dunia Abdul-Aziz, MD

Project Title: Epigenetic regulation of hair cell differentiation

AAO-HNSF Resident Research Grant Sponsored by the Doctors Company

Carrie L. Nieman, MD, MPH

Project Title: Hearing Health Care Among Minority and Low Income Older Adults

AAO-HNSF Resident Research Grant

Randall A. Bly, MD

Project Title: Computer Modeled Multiportal Approaches to the Skull Base

Samuel Hahn, MD

Project Title: Genetic variations in bitter taste receptors and sinonasal infection

Kyle M. Hatten, MD

Project Title: Bitter and sweet taste receptor regulation of upper respiratory immunity

Candace M. Hrelec, MD

Project Title: Prevention of Cisplatin-Induced Ototoxicity by Intratympanic Dexamethasone

Jinwei Hu, MD

Project Title: Vitamin C deficiency-induced middle ear and inner ear dysfunction in mice

Elliot Kozin, MD

Project Title: Optogenetic control of auditory neurons using a new generation opsin

Jonathan H. Law, MD

Project Title: The Contribution of HOXB7 to Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma Metastasis

Matthew Lee, MD

Project Title: Regeneration of Mandibular Defects Using Adipose-Derived Stem Cells 

Lauren Luk, MD

Project Title: Gentamicin entry into hair cells and toxicity

Brendan P. O'Connell, MD

Project Title: Impact of oral steroids on local dendritic cells in chronic rhinosinusitis

Andrea M. Park, MD

Project Title: Evaluating the efficacy of post-operative voice rest: a pilot study

Seiji Shibata, MD, PhD

Project Title: Using RNA-Interference to Rescue Progressive Hearing Loss in the Tmc1 Mouse

AAO-HNSF Maureen Hannley Research Award

Milan Amin, MD

Project Title: Investigation of the Role of Steroids in Enhancing Voice Therapy Outcomes

AAO-HNSF Saidee Keller Memorial Research Award

Matthew Geltzeiler, MD

Project Title: Personalized Cancer Care for Head and Neck Malignancy

AAO-HNSF Percy Memorial Research Award

Richard Kollmar, PhD

Project Title: Restoration of recurrent-laryngeal-nerve function after injury in a rat model

AAO-HNSF Health Services Research Grant

Sydney C. Butts, MD

Project Title: Perceptual Assessment of Velopharyngeal Dysfunction by Otolaryngology Residents

American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA)

AAOA Foundation Research Grant

Charles S. Ebert, Jr., MD, MPH

Project Title: Protease-activated receptors in allergic fungal rhinosinusitis

Amber Luong, MD

Project Title: TLR4 Signaling in the Pathophysiology of Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis

American Head and Neck Society (AHNS)

AHNS Pilot Grant

Matthew Hedberg, BA

Project Title: PI3K Signaling and PIK3CA; Critical Mitogenic Drivers in HNSCC

AHNS Alando J. Ballantyne Resident Research Grant

Michael Sim, MD

Project Title: Effects of Carrier-Based Intralymphatic Cisplatin on Cancer Stem Cells

AHNS/AAO-HNSF Young Investigator Research Development Award

Nicole C. Schmitt, MD

Project Title: Effects of STAT1 on Cisplatin and Cetuximab Sensitivity in HNSCC Patients

AHNS/AAO-HNSF Translational Innovator Combined Award

Luc G. Morris, MD

Project Title: The EGFR phosphatase PTPRS as a modulator of cetuximab resistance in HNSCC

American Hearing Research Foundation (AHRF)

AHRF Wiley H. Harrison Memorial Research Award

Yen-Fu Cheng, MD

Project Title: Manipulation of ubiquitin-proteasome pathway leads to inner ear regeneration

American Laryngological Association (ALA)


Jacob Pieter-Noordzji, MD

Project Title: Treatment of Chronic Laryngopharyngeal Irritability with Amitriptyline

American Rhinologic Society (ARS)

ARS New Investigator Award

Nithin Adappa, MD

Project Title: T2R38 polymorphisms as a disease modifier of CF chronic rhinosinusitis

ARS Resident Research Grant

Adam J. Kimple, MD, PhD

Project Title: Regulator of G-Protein Signaling-22: a Putative Regulator of Motile Cilia

Sarah Novis, MD

Project Title: Variations in Antibiotic Usage for the Treatment of Acute Sinusitis

American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO)

ASPO Research Grant

Erin Kirkham, MD

Project Title: Assessment and Validation of Lymphatic Malformation Functional Assessment

Jordan Virbalas, MD

Project Title: Evaluation of the CYP2D6 gene in a diverse urban population

Knowles Hearing Center

Knowles Center Grant

David Kohrman, PhD

Project Title: Genetic Analysis of Formin Proteins in Progressive Hearing Loss

The Educational and Research Foundation for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

AAFPRS Leslie Bernstein Resident Research Grant

Meir Hershcovitch, MD

Project Title: Enhancing Peripheral Nerve Repair with a Bioresorbable Metal

AAFPRS Leslie Bernstein Investigator Development Grant

P. Daniel Ward, MD

Project Title: Investigation of an Implantable Neuroprosthesis for Facial Reanimation

The Triological Society

The Triological Career Development Award

Alexander T. Hillel, MD

Project Title: Role of Inflammation in the Development of Laryngotracheal Fibrosis

Amy Anne D. Lassig, MD

Project Title: The effect of smoking on wound healing in head and neck surgery

Amber Luong, MD

Project Title: Dissecting Fungal Induced IL-33 Production in Respiratory Epithelial Cells

Andrew McCall, MD

Project Title: Influences of Limb Afferents on Central Vestibular Processing

Albert Park, MD

Project Title: Congenital Cytomegalovirus Induced Hearing Loss in a Murine Model