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2014 CORE Grant Recipients

2014 CORE Grant Recipients

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

AAO-HNSF Resident Research Grant Sponsored by The Alcon Foundation

Courtney Hill, MD

Project Title: Effect of tonsillectomy on taste acuity and BMI in children

AAO-HNSF Resident Research Grant Sponsored by Cook Medical

Xiaoyang Hua, MD

Project Title: Nasal Priming of Lung Innate Immunity

AAO-HNSF Resident Research Grant Sponsored by The Oticon Foundation

Chad Ruffin, MD

Project Title: Using the Novel CISPA Outcome Measure to Improve Cochlear Implants

AAO-HNSF Resident Research Grant

Marisa Buchakjian, MD, PhD

Project Title: Developing a conditional TP53/PTEN knockout mouse model of tongue cancer

William Carroll, MD

Project Title: Vitamin D3 deficiency and fibroblast proliferation in chronic sinusitis

Amelia Clark, MD

Project Title: A randomized controlled trial of bevacizumab for HHT-related epistaxis

Daniel Faden, MD

Project Title; Whole Genome/Transcriptome Sequencing of Oral Tongue Carcinoma in Non-smokers

Elisabeth Ference, MD

Project Title: Antibiotic Prescriptions for Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Children

John Gleysteen, MD

Project Title: Role of Wnt Signaling in Metastatic Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Adam Kimple, MD, PhD

Project Title: Regulating Mucociliary Clearance

Eugene Sansoni, MD

Project Title: Disease Severity and Vitamin D in Patients with Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Priyanka Shah, MD

Project Title: Role of Disulfiram in oxidative stress and OSCC xenograft burden

Travis Shiba, MD

Project Title: In-vivo Tissue Engineered Vocal Fold Cover Layer Replacement

AAO-HNSF Saidee Keller Memorial Research Award

Deepa Danan, MD, MBA

Project Title: The Effect of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells on H&N Squamous Cell Carcinoma

AAO-HNSF Percy Memorial Research Award

Maie St. John, MD, PhD

Project Title: A Novel Modular Polymer Platform for the Treatment of Oral and HNSCC

AAO-HNSF Health Services Research Grant

Erin Kirkham, MD

Project Title: The Association Between Snoring and High-Risk Carotid Plaques: A Pilot Study 

AAO-HNSF Rande H. Lazar Health Services Research Grant

Raj Dedhia, MD

Project Title: Assessing the Validity of VOTE Scoring for Drug Induced Sleep Endoscopy

American Head and Neck Society (AHNS)

AHNS Pilot Grant

Monika Freiser, BS

Project Title: HNSCC Disparities: Identifying Critical Barriers and Intervention Targets 

AHNS Alando J. Ballantyne Resident Research Grant

Jennifer Wang, MD

Project Title: Chromatin Remodeling and Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma 

AHNS/AAO-HNSF Young Investigator Combined Grant

Joseph Curry, MD

Project Title: Multicompartment glycolytic metabolism in head and neck cancer 

AHNS/AAO-HNSF Translational Innovator Combined Award

Seungwon Kim, MD

Project Title: Mechanism of Perineural Invasion in Head and Neck Cancer 

American Hearing Research Foundation (AHRF)

AHRF Wiley H. Harrison, MD Grant

Kristy Truong, MD

Project Title: Biochemical and Topographic Guidance of Spiral Ganglion Neurite Growth 

American Laryngological Association (ALA)

ALA-Seymour R. Cohen Research Grant

Christopher Johnson, MD

Project Title: Effect of sterilization on viability of murine tracheal cartilage grafts

American Neurotology Society (ANS)

ANS/AAO-HNSF Herbert Silverstein Otology and Neurotology Research Award

Dylan Chan, MD, PhD

Project Title: Gap junctions in the cochlear response to sound and noise in vitro

American Rhinologic Society (ARS)

ARS New Investigator Award

Justin Turner, MD

Project Title: Regulation of Inflammation by Deubiquitinases in Chronic Rhinosinusitis 

ARS Resident Research Grant

Elizabeth Cottrill, MD

Project Title: Characterization of Sinonasal Solitary Chemosensory Cells 

Nyall London, MD, PhD

Project Title: Targeting ARNO-Arf6 to stabilize barrier dysfunction in chronic rhinosinusitis 

ARS/AAOA Joint Clinical Research Award

Zachary Soler, MD, MSc

Project Title: Sleep dysfunction in chronic rhinosinusitis 

American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO)

ASPO Research Career Development Award

Emily F. Boss, MD, MPH

Project Title: Shared Decision-Making and Outcomes in Pediatric SDB 

ASPO Research Grant

Robert Morrison, MD

Project Title: Computer-Aided Designed 3D-Printed Bioscaffold For Auricular Reconstruction 

Graham Strub, MD, PhD

Project Title: MicroRNA-mediated regression of infantile hemangioma by propanolol 

ASPO Dustin Micah Harper Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis Research Grant

Simon Best, MD

Project Title: The PD-1 and PD-L1 Pathway in Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis 

Knowles Center

Knowles Center Collaborative Grant 

Steven DeVries, MD, PhD

Project Title: Role of marshalin in signaling at ribbon synapses 

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

AAFPRS Leslie Bernstein Resident Research Grant

Shaun Desai, MD

Project Title: Complications of alloplastic and allograft implants following septorhinoplasty

Leslie Kim, MD, MPH

Project Title: Fractionated CO2 Laser Resurfacing of Radial Forearm Free Flap Donor Site Scars

Sagar Patel, MD

Project Title: Biomechanics of the Orbital Floor Fracture

AAFPRS Research Scholar Award

Jon-Paul Pepper, MD

Project Title: Peripheral nerve grafts engineered from mature human fibroblasts 

The Triological Society

Triological Research Career Development Award

Simon Best, MD

Project Title: Therapeutic DNA vaccine for Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis

Matthew Bush, MD

Project Title: Promoting Early Congenital Hearing Loss Diagnosis With Patient Navigation 

Jolie Chang, MD

Project Title: Plasticity of Binaural Integration in Asymmetric Sensorineural Hearing Loss 

Jeremy Meier, MD

Project Title: Improving value in pediatric tonsillectomy through shared decision making

Aaron Moberly, MD

Project Title: Personalizing Aural Rehabilitation for Adults with Cochlear Implants

Stephanie Smith, MD

Project Title: Acute rhinosinusitis complications: risks and role of prior antibiotics