Past CORE Grant Recipients

2020 CORE Grant Recipients

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

AAO-HNSF Resident Research Grant

Michael Bobian, MD: Central memory T cells in oral cavity cancer for enhanced antitumor immunity

Elizabeth Boscoe, MD: Laser Stapedotomy Trauma: Intracochlear Pressures and Effects on Hearing

Virginia Drake, MD: Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis: Risk Factors and HPV Immune Response

Susan Ellsperman, MD: E2 and DNA Repair Mechanisms in the Pathogenesis of HPV+ Oropharynx SCC

Shekhar Gadkaree, MD: Geographic and Socioeconomic Barriers To Access to Care in Otolaryngology

Carlos Green, MD: TrkB Inhibition and Perineural Invasion in HNSCC

Ioan Lina, MD: Defining fibroblasts in diabetic patients with laryngotracheal stenosis

Michael Sylvester, MD: Post-Transcriptional Regulation by HuR in CRSwNP

Yanjun Xie, MD: Investigation of SARM1 in Facial Nerve Degeneration

AAO-HNSF Health Services Research Grant

Phayvanh Pecha, MD: Determining Rural Health Disparities in Pediatric Sleep-Disordered Breathing

AAO-HNSF Bobby R. Alford Endowed Research Grant

Sidharth Puram, MD, PhD: A partial epithelial-to-mesenchymal signature for predicting nodal metastas

AAO-HNSF Maureen Hannley Research Award

Matthew Naunheim, MD, MBA: False Vocal Fold Tracking Using a Machine Learning Algorithm

AAO-HNSF Rande H. Lazar Health Services Research Grant

Sherise Epstein, MD, MPH: Predicting disability declassification in deaf children: a population study

 

American Head and Neck Society (AHNS)

AHNS Alando J. Ballantyne Resident Research Pilot Grant

Janice Farlow, MD, PhD: Integrated Bioinformatics Analysis of Immune Biomarkers in Oral Cancer

Albert Han, MD, PhD: Tumor immune microenvironment in HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer

AHNS/AAO-HNSF Translational Innovator Combined Award

Daniel Faden, MD: Blood Based Monitoring of Treatment Resistance in Head and Neck Cancer

AHNS/AAO-HNSF Young Investigator Combined Award

Carissa Thomas, MD, PhD: Understanding Oral Cavity Microbiome and Tumor Microenvironment Cross-Talk

AHNS Endocrine Surgery Section Eisai Research Grant

Robert Saadi, MD: Sleep Parameters in Patients with Hyperparathyroidism

Katie Spielbauer, MD: Thyroid Organoid Development from Autologous Adipose Derived Stem Cells

 

American Rhinologic Society (ARS)

ARS Resident Research Grant

Thad Vickery, MD: Role of resolvins in S. aureus induced inflammation in chronic sinusitis

Alan Workman, MD, MTR: Murine Model of Cystatin-Induced Coagulation Pathway Derangements in CRSwNP

ARS Friends in Research Young Investigator Award

Mohamad Chaaban, MD: Cellular and Immunologic Profile of Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Jivianne Lee, MD: The effect of inhalant pollutants and contaminants on sinonasal epithelia

 

American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO)

ASPO Research Grant

Joseph Bellairs, MD: Mechanism of ORC-13661 Otoprotection

Albert Park, MD: What Role Do Gamma Delta T Cells Play in CMV Induced Sensorineural Hearing Loss?

ASPO Dustin Micah Harper RRP Research Grant

Jonas Miller, MD: New horizons in RRP: VEGF and novel immune checkpoint inhibitors

ASPO Research Career Development Award

Graham Strub, MD, PhD: Identification of microRNA networks driving vascular malformation growth

 

Association of Migraine Disorders (AMD)

AMD Resident Research Grant

Janet Choi, MD, MPH: Clinical Utility of Multifrequency VEMP in Vestibular Migraine Diagnosis

 

2019 CORE Grant Recipients

AAO-HNSF Research Grant sponsored by Xoran Technologies, LLC
Conner Massey, MD:
Using automated machine learning to volumetrically analyze sinus CT

AAO-HNSF Resident Research Grants
Ruth Davis, MD: Defining the role of PD1+ CD4 T-cells in laryngotracheal stenosis
William DeBusk, MD: Implications of Electronic Cigarettes on Postoperative Wound Healing
Allen Feng, MD: Biomechanical Analysis of Force Loadings During Suspension Microlaryngoscopy
Molly Heft Neal, MD: Molecular and Immune Biomarkers in Advanced Larynx Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Joshua Horton, MD: The Central Memory Response to Neoadjuvant Immunotherapy in Oral Cancer
Emmanuel Jauregui, MD: Role of Sox2 in regulating murine vestibular hair cell fate during regeneration
William Kennedy, MD: The Role of Biogenic Amines in the Pathogenesis of Chronic Rhinosinusitis
Ronit Malka, MD: Quantitative Model of Decompression Surgery for Bell’s Palsy
Eric Nisenbaum, MD, MSc: Tumor-Associated Macrophages and Hearing Loss in Vestibular Schwannoma
Anisha Noble, MD: Spectrotemporal Modulation Discrimination in Cochlear Implanted Children
Kaylee Purpura, MD: Surgical management of non-severe pediatric sleep apnea
Grace Wandell, MD: Validating a voice screening tool for laryngeal mass using machine learning
James Wang, MD, PhD: Microbial Diversity and Biofilm Presence on Pediatric Airway Stents

AAO-HNSF Health Services Research Grant
Eric Kezirian, MD, MPH: Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy and Upper Airway Stimulation Outcomes
Leila Mady, MD, PhD, MPH: The Cost of Cure: Financial Toxicity in Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship

AAO-HNSF Bobby R. Alford Endowed Research Grant
Dunia Abdul-Aziz, MD: Regulation of hair cell differentiation by histone demethylase Lsd1

American Head and Neck Society (AHNS)

AHNS Pilot Grant
Hannah Knochelmann, BS: Defining the role of CD26 in checkpoint blockade induced tumor immunity
Alok R. Khandelwal, PhD: Targeting CXCL17/GPR35 axis in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

AHNS Alando J. Ballantyne Resident Research Pilot Grant
Emily Marchiano, MD: Analysis of Novel Technologies to Assess Worst Pattern of Invasion

AHNS/AAO-HNSF Translational Innovator Combined Award
Vlad Sandulache, MD: Mitochondrial regulation of tumor immune microenvironment

AHNS/AAO-HNSF Young Investigator Combined Award
Marietta Tan, MD: Intramuscular prime-intratumoral boost vaccination for HPV-positive cancer

AHNS Endocrine Section Eisai Research Award
Sina Dadafarin, BS: Mechanisms of Androgen-Mediated PD-L1 Attenuation in Thyroid Cancer
Jennifer Wherley, MD: Thyroid tumor microenvironment in nodules with indeterminate FNA

American Rhinologic Society (ARS)

ARS Resident Research Grant
Jake Lee, MD: Intranasal Theophylline Irrigation for Post-Viral Olfactory Dysfunction
Sei Chung, MD: Exercise capacity and septoplasty with inferior turbinate reduction

ARS New Investigator Award
Waleed Abuzeid, MD: Nitric oxide release microparticles as a therapeutic strategy for CRS

ARS Friends in Research Young Investigator Award
Adam Kimple, MD, PhD: A novel thiol based mucolytic for treatment of sinus disease
Michael Kohanski, MD, PhD: Cytokine Profiling of Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease

American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO)

ASPO Research Grant
Douglas von Allmen, MD: A Novel Method of Assessing the Abnormal Pediatric Airway with Ultrasound
Kaitlyn Zenner, MD: Mapping genetic heterogeneity in lymphatic malformations
Riccardo Gottardi, PhD: Posterior Cricoid Split Augmentation with Engineered Cartilage

Association of Migraine Disorders (AMD)

AMD Resident Research Grant
Eric Formeister, MD, MS: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for the Treatment of Vestibular Migraine

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

AAFPRS Leslie Bernstein Resident Research Grant
Adeeb Derakhshan, MD: The Effect of Electrical Stimulation on Schwann Cell States Along Nerve Grafts

AAFPRS Research Scholar Award
Nathan Jowett, MD: Facial EMG for neuroprosthetic device control in facial palsy

No Meritorious Applications Received

AAO-HNSF Maureen Hannley Research Grant

AAFPRS Leslie Bernstein Investigator Development Grant

AAFPRS Leslie Bernstein Grant

ASPO Research Career Development Award

AHNS Endocrine Section Stryker Research Award

2018 CORE Grant Recipients

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

AAO-HNSF RESEARCH GRANT SPONSORED BY XORAN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
William G. Morrel, MD: Optimization of CI electrode array insertion using micro-CT-based models

AAO-HNSF RESIDENT RESEARCH GRANTS
Andrew B. Baker, MD: Cochlear implant electrode insertion: effect on stria vascularis blood flow
Carla V. Valenzuela, MD: Quantifying cochlear synapses in the early stages of endolymphatic hydrops
Yew Song Cheng, BM, BCh: The Neural Basis of Cortical Adaptions in Cochlear Implant Use
Jenna Devare, MD: Mechanisms of Cochlear Implant Function in Chronically Implanted Mice
Pawina Jiramongkolchai, MD: Olfactory training and functional connectivity in post-viral olfactory loss
Adam Kaufman, MD, PhD: The Role of Bitter Taste Receptors in Middle Ear Innate Immunity
Leila J. Mady, MD, MPH, PhD: Biodegradable Stents: Novel Treatment Approach for Laryngotracheal Stenosis
Patrick M. Morgan, MD: Candidate genes of the oncogenic phenotype in high-risk p53 mutations
Rula Mualla, MD: Validating Sleep Questionnaires in Children with Down Syndrome
Zhen J. Qian, MD: Cognitive Decline in Mouse Models of Age-Related Hearing Loss
Jesse R. Qualliotine, MD: Nanorobotics in HPV-associated head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
Jared Shenson, MD: Multispectral digital 3D operative imaging in otolaryngology
Matthew Shew, MD: Meniere’s: Evaluation of microRNA profiles of human inner ear perilymph

AAO-HNSF MAUREEN HANNLEY RESEARCH GRANT
Amy Anne Lassig, MD: The effect of Vitamin C on wound healing after mandibular fracture

AAO-HNSF HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH GRANT
Mark Ellis, MD: Creation and validation of a head and neck cancer body image disturbance scale

American Head and Neck Society (AHNS)

AHNS PILOT GRANT
Shethal Bearelly, MD: The Role of Oral Tactile Sensation in Dysphagia

AHNS ALANDO J. BALLANTYNE RESIDENT RESEARCH PILOT GRANT
Andrey Finegersh, MD, PhD: Epigenetic reprogramming of HPV related head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

AHNS EDDIE MENDEZ MEMORIAL RESIDENT RESEARCH PILOT GRANT
Hannan A. Qureshi, MD: Functional analysis of the immune microenvironment in head and neck cancer

AHNS/AAO-HNSF TRANSLATIONAL INNOVATOR COMBINED AWARD
Travis P. Schrank, MD, PhD: NRF2 Mediated Radiation Resistance in HNSCC

American Neurotology Society (ANS)

ANS/AAO-HNSF HERBERT SILVERSTEIN OTOLOGY AND NEUROTOLOGY RESEARCH AWARD
Elliot Kozin, MD: Otopathologic Changes Following Head Injury

American Rhinologic Society (ARS)

ARS RESIDENT RESEARCH GRANT
Pawina Jiramongkolchai, MD: Efficacy of Mometasone furoate nasal irrigation for chronic rhinosinusitis
Justin Morse, MD: Inflammatory and Microbial Derivation of CRS Endotypes

ARS NEW INVESTIGATOR AWARD
Charles Tong, MD: Pathogenesis of Inverted Papilloma: viral influence and somatic mutations

ARS FRIENDS IN RESEARCH YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD
Adam Kimple, MD, PhD: Targeting Regulator of G-Protein Signaling 22 to Enhance Mucociliary Clearance

American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO)

ASPO RESEARCH CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Nikhila Raol, MD: Screening for vocal fold motion impairment in infants after heart surgery

ASPO RESEARCH GRANT
Ksenia Aaron, MD: Inner ear gene therapy for genetic hearing loss
David Smith, MD, PhD: Development of a Non-invasive Genomic Test to Identify Pediatric OSA

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

AAFPRS LESLIE BERNSTEIN RESIDENT RESEARCH GRANT
Vivek Kanumuri, MD: Optogenetic Stimulation of the Facial Nerve
Syed Ali, MD: Inhibition of Facial Nerve Regeneration in the Thy1-GFP Rat
Suresh Mohan, MD: Enhancement of Axonal Penetration through Cross-Facial Nerve Grafts

No Meritorious Applications Received

AAFPRS Leslie Bernstein Investigator Development Grant
No applications received

AAFPRS Research Scholar Award
No meritorious applications received.

AAFPRS Leslie Bernstein Grant
No meritorious applications received.

AMD Resident Research Grant
No meritorious applications received

ASPO Dustin Micah Harper Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis (RRP) Research Grant
No applications received.

AHNS/AAO-HNSF Young Investigator Combined Award
No meritorious applications received

AAO-HNSF Rande H. Lazar Health Services Research Grant
No meritorious applications received

AAO-HNSF Bobby R. Alford Endowed Research Grant
No meritorious applications received

2017 CORE Grant Recipients

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

AAO-HNSF RESEARCH GRANT SPONSORED BY COOK MEDICAL
Vandra Harris, MD: Ethnic & socioeconomic influence in pediatric sleep disordered breathing treatment 

AAO-HNSF RESIDENT RESEARCH GRANTS
Farshad N. Chowdhury, MD: Cancer Stem Cells at the Surgical Margin: Location and Immune Interaction
Andrew B. Davis, MD: Cancer Stem Cells at the Surgical Margin: Location and Immune Interaction
Nyssa Farrel, MD: Bilateral bone conduction and binaural cues in intracochlear pressures
Stefania Goncalves, MD: Modeling neuronal differentiation from olfactory basal stem cells in vitro
James M. Hamilton, MD: Effects of synthetic triterpenoids on immune and tumor cells in human SCC
Molly Heft Neal, MD: In vitro screening of novel PI3-Kinase pathway inhibitors for chordoma
Grace Kim, MD: Structure and function of the regenerating mammalian vestibular system
Hossein Mahboubi, MD, MPH: Primary auditory neural degeneration in traumatic brian injury
Conor W. McLaughlin, MD: Unfolded protein response effectors mitigate noise-induced hearing loss
Vanessa C. Stubbs, MD: Alteration in the microbiome and innate immunity receptors in isolated sinusitis
Michael Topf, MD: Defining the role of CD169 macrophages in lymph node metastasis
Jenny X. Chen, MD: Smartphone Technology to Improve Intraoperative Feedback
Wee Tin Kao, MD: Transcriptome analysis of the Persister State of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

AAO-HNSF MAUREEN HANNLEY RESEARCH GRANT
Jennifer J. Shin, MD, SM: Should we be avid about patient-reported outcomes? A CHEER Network Study

AAO-HNSF HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH GRANT
Vasu Divi, MD: Evaluation of the CMS Oncology Care Model for Head and Neck Cancer

AAO-HNSF BOBBY R. ALFORD ENDOWED RESEARCH GRANT
Ameya Asarkar, MD, SM: Comparing radiosensitizers in HPV positive PIK3CA mutant HNSCC

American Head and Neck Society (AHNS)

AHNS PILOT GRANT
Daniel L. Faden, MD: NK cell mediated immune evasion in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

AHNS ALANDO J. BALLANTYNE RESIDENT RESEARCH GRANT
Zain H. Rizvi, MD: HPV regulation of microRNA in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma 

AHNS/AAO-HNSF YOUNG INVESTIGATOR COMBINED AWARD
Andrew G. Shuman, MD: Patient and provider perspectives on personalized Head & Neck Cancer Care
Marcus M. Monroe, MD: Late effects in Head and Neck Survivors: A population-based analysis.

American Rhinologic Society (ARS)

ARS RESIDENT RESEARCH GRANT
Ashton E. Lehmann, MD: Perisotin as a biomarker for chronic rhinosinusitis
Robert J. Taylor, MD: Steroid-resistance in chronic sinusitis peripheral blood mononuclear cells

ARS NEW INVESTIGATOR AWARD
Do-Yeon Cho, MD: Controlled ciprofloxacin and ivacaftor delivery via sinus stent
Adam DeConde, MD: Group 2 innate lymphocytes in aspirin exacerbate chronic rhinosinusitis 

American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO)

ASPO RESEARCH CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD
David A. Zopf, MD: Patient specific 3D printed scaffolds for pediatric ear tissue engineering 

ASPO RESEARCH GRANT
Taha A. Jan, MD: Single cell RNA-sqequence analysis of inner ear progenitor cells
David R. Lee, MD: Genetic susceptibility of RRP to adjuvant therapy

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

AAFPRS LESLIE BERNSTEIN RESIDENT RESEARCH GRANT
Joanna Kam, MD: Effects of keloid derived exosomes on normal fibroblast function
Chelsea A. Troiano, MD: Effects of electronic cigarette vaping on random flap viability in rats

Association of Migraine Disorders (AMD)

AMD RESIDENT RESEARCH AWARD
Hossein Mahboubi, MD, MPH: Randomized clinical trial of nortriptyline in treatment of vestibular migraine 

No Meritorious Applications Received

AAFPRS Research Scholor Award

AAFPRS Leslie Bernstein Grant

AAO-HNSF Percy Memorial Research Award

AHNS/ AAO-HNSF Translational Innovator Award

2016 CORE Grant Recipients

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

AAO-HNSF RESIDENT RESEARCH GRANT SPONSORED BY COOK MEDICAL
William Thomas, MD: Growing stable cartilage autografts with 3D tissue engineering and FGF-18

AAO-HNSF RESIDENT RESEARCH GRANTS
Edward C. Kuan, MD: Laser generated shockwave treatment of biofilms
Kevin M. Motz, MD: Defining the role of Th2 CH4 T-Helper lymphocytes in laryngotracheal stenosis
Yin Ren, MD, PhD: Tumor-penetrating delivery of nanoparticles to human vestibular schwannomas
Margaret L. Naunheim, MD: Hearing consequences of voice impairment
Renee M. Banakis-Hartl, MD: Brainstem plasticity: Effects on cohlear implants for unilateral deafness
Ashley Kita, MD: Brainstem plasticity: Effects on cohlear implants for unilateral deafness
Patrick Tassone, MD: A mouse model of tumor metabolism in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
Phillip Lee, MD: Assessing the effectiveness of private surgical performance feedback
Tiffany Peng, MD: Music perception and music enjoyment in cochlear implantation 

AAO-HNSF MAUREEN HANNLEY RESEARCH GRANT
Harrison W. Lin, MD: Objective and subjective measures of auditory neurodegeneration in humans

AAO-HNSF PERCY MEMORIAL RESEARCH GRANT
Tanya K. Meyer, MD: Work productivity in voice disorders; spasmodic dysphonia 

AAO-HNSF HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH GRANT
Victoria A. Jordan, MD: Mental health and dysphonia: Associations in a large healthcare system 

AAO-HNSF RANDE H. LAZAR HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH GRANT
Sebastian M. Jara, MD: The association between obstructive sleep apnea and cancer in VA patients

AAO-HNSF BOBBY R. ALFORD ENDOWED RESEARCH GRANT
Alexander Gelbard, MD: Elevated IL-17A Drives mucosal fibrosis in idiopathic subglottic stenosis 

American Head and Neck Society (AHNS)

AHNS PILOT GRANT
Sufi Thomas, PhD: Role of tumor-associated fibroblasts in head and neck cancer metabolism 

AHNS ALANDO J. BALLANTYNE RESIDENT RESEARCH GRANT
Paul A. Zolkind, MD: Preclinical model for a genomics- driven personalized vaccine in oral cavity 

AHNS/AAO-HNSF YOUNG INVESTIGATOR COMBINED AWARD
Jessica M. Moskovitz, MD: Enhancing cetuximab efficacy by checkpoint inhibition in HNSCC

AHNS TRANSLATIONAL INNOVATOR COMBINED AWARD
Matthew E. Spector, MD: Predictive biomarkers and targeted therapy in recurrent laryngeal cancer

American Neurotology Society (ANS)

ANS/AAO-HNSF HERBERT SILVERSTEIN OTOLOGY AND NEUROTOLOGY RESEARCH AWARD
David H. Jung, MD, PhD: Novel neurotrophin- bisphosphonate conjugates to promote cochlear synaptogensis

American Rhinologic Society (ARS)

ARS RESIDENT RESEARCH GRANT
Richard Alexander Harbison, MD: Skills transfer to sinus surgery via a low-cost simulation-based curriculum

American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO)

American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO)
Emily F. Boss, MD, MPH: Nothing about me without me: Shared decision-making for tonsillectomy in children 

ASPO RESEACH GRANT
Rosa B. Lipin, MD: Palate bone formation and the role of the hypoxia pathway
John D. Prosser, MD: Characterizing xenograft models of recurrent resiratory papillomatosis

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

AAFPRS LESLIE BERNSTEIN GRANT
Matthew Q. Miller, MD: Bone regeneration in craniofacial skeleton using growth factors and stem cells 

AAFPRS LESLIE BERNSTEIN RESIDENT RESEARCH GRANT
Joshua K. Au, MD: Artificial hair implantation on a rat model
Weitao Wang, MD: Optimizing bone allograft in craniofacial defect reconstruction

AAFPRS LESLIE BERNSTEIN INVESTIGATOR DEVELOPMENT GRANT
John J. Chi, MD: Shared decision making in complex nasal reconstruction 

No meritorious applications received for the following grants:

ARS New Investigator Award

AMD Resident Research Grant

AAFPRS Research Scholar Award

2015 CORE Grant Recipients

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

AAO-HNSF RESIDENT RESEARCH GRANT SPONSORED BY THE ALCON FOUNDATION
Patricia L. Purcell, MD: Functional assessment instrument for children with unilateral hearing loss

AAO-HNSF RESIDENT RESEARCH GRANT SPONSORED BY COOK MEDICAL
Kyle VanKoevering, MD: Customized 3D-Printed CPAP maskes for children with craniofacial anomalies

AAO-HNSF RESIDENT RESEARCH GRANT SPONSORED BY THE OTICON FOUNDATION
Jameson Mattingly, MD: Examination of factors that limit performance of bone conduction implants

AAO-HNSF RESIDENT RESEARCH GRANTS
Misha Amoils, MD: PD-1/PD-L1 expression patterns in aggressive cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma
Phi C. Doan, MD: Production of a cost-effective 3D temporal bone model
Kara S. Davis, MD: Cotargeting of PI3K and HER3 in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
Theresa Guo, MD: Discovery of novel alternative splicing in HPV-related oropharynngeal cancer
Aisha Harun, MD: Assessment of vestibular function in individuals with dementia
Taha Jan, MD: Effects of secreted factors from human vestibular schwannomas on hearing
Dane J. Genther, MD: Upper eyelid loading thresholds and blink efficiency in facial paralysis
Ashok R. Jethwa, MD: Video self assessment may improve competency in resident mastoidectomy
Eamon McLaughlin, MD: Modulation of airway taste receptors for the treatment of sinusitis
Sidharth V. Puram, MD, PhD: Identification of intratumoral subpopulations in oral cavity SCC
Benjamin Rubinstein, MD: The association between seconhand smoke exposure and pediatric sleep apnea
Phayvanh Sjogren, MD: Reactive oxygen species and cytomegalovirus labyrinthitis
Justin Sowder, MD: Determining and improving the flow dynamics of rigid bronchoscopes
Matthew Tyler, MD: Molecular pathways underlying disease burden in CRSwNP and AFRS

AAO-HNSF PERCY MEMORIAL RESEARCH AWARD
Judith E. C. Lieu, MD: Development of preschool hearing-related quality-of-life measures

AAO-HNSF HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH GRANT
Marion B. Gillespie, MS: The effect of patient phenotype on sleep surgery outcomes

AAO-HNSF BOBBY R. ALFORD ENDOWED RESEARCH GRANT
Nithin D. Adappa, MD: Bitter taste of receptor genetics and sinonasal microbiome

AAO-HNSF RESEARCH GRANT
Rick F. Nelson, MD, PhD: Modeling hair cell degeneration in 3D inner ear organoids

American Head and Neck Society (AHNS)

AHNS PILOT GRANT
Narasimhan Rajaram, PhD: Optical biomarkers of radiation resistance in head and neck cancers

AHNS ALANDO J. BALLANTYNE RESIDENT RESEARCH GRANT
Michael Kao, MD: G2/M cell cycle check point inhibitors as targeted therapy for HNSCC

AHNS/AAO-HNSF YOUNG INVESTIGATOR COMBINED AWARD
Clint T. Allen, MD: Combination targeted and immunotherapy in head and neck cancer

AHNS TRANSLATIONAL INNOVATOR COMBINED AWARD
Jose P. Zevallos, MD, MPH: Targeted sequencing of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer treatment failures

American Rhinologic Society (ARS)

ARS RESIDENT RESEARCH GRANT
Arjun Parasher, MD: The role of doxycycline in severe chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps
Carol H. Yan, MD: Elucidating gram-positive factors stimulating T2R sinonasal innate defense

American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO)

ASPO RESEARCH CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Dylan K. Chan, MD, PhD: AAV-mediated genetic rescue of Cx26-associated hearing loss

ASPO RESEARCH GRANT
Victoria Lee, MD: Objective imaging measures to guide Robin Sequence airway management
David Smith, PhD, MD: Inflammation and cardiovascular disease in pediatric OSA

ASPO DUSTIN MICAH HARPER RECURRENT RESPIRATORY PAPILLOMATOSIS RESEARCH GRANT
Ryan Branski, PhD: Oral papilloma virus colonization and clearance in patients with RRP

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

AAFPRS LESLIE BERNSTEIN GRANT
Jacqueline Greene, MD: Facial nerve nanoengineering and regeneration

AAFPRS LESLIE BERNSTEIN RESIDENT RESEARCH GRANT
Joseph B. Vella, MD, PhD: Craniofacial reconstruction via 3D printing and mesenchymal
Robert Brody, MD: Optimizing cartilage autografts in septorhinoplasty

AAFPRS RESEARCH SCHOLAR AWARD
Lamont K. Jones, MD: Assessing the role of AHNAK methylation in keloid pathogenesis

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