Resident Research Day

The 32nd Annual Resident Research Day featured presentations by ten otolaryngology residents and three medical students. All the presentations were outstanding and demonstrate the high quality basic science, clinical, and outcomes research conducted by our trainees. Basic science research made a strong resurgence this year, highlighted by a number of residents willing to spend countless hours in the lab investigating  head and neck cancer immunotherapy, hidden hearing loss, and sialolith formation. Winners of the Paparella Resident Research Award were Paul Zolkind, MD (Basic Science) and Pawina Jiramongkolchai, MD (Clinical Research).  See all the resident researchers and the titles of their presentations in the rotator below.

Vice-Chair for Research, Dr. Jay Piccirillo offers opening remarks on resident research opportunities in the Department of Otolaryngology

Vice-Chair for Research, Dr. Jay Piccirillo offers opening remarks on resident research opportunities in the Department of Otolaryngology

Vice-Chair for Research, Dr. Jay Piccirillo offers opening remarks on resident research opportunities in the Department of Otolaryngology
Guest lecturer, Dr. Michael M. E. Johns offer his thoughts on,

Guest lecturer, Dr. Michael M. E. Johns offer his thoughts on, "Leadership - Lessons Learned"

Guest lecturer, Dr. Michael M. E. Johns offer his thoughts on, "Leadership - Lessons Learned"
Otolaryngology resident Parul Sinha, MBBS discusses,

Otolaryngology resident Parul Sinha, MBBS discusses, "Cognitive function of oropharyngeal cancer patients after curative treatment"

Otolaryngology resident Parul Sinha, MBBS discusses, "Cognitive function of oropharyngeal cancer patients after curative treatment"
Carla Valenzuela, MD, discusses the

Carla Valenzuela, MD, discusses the "Correlation of electrocochleography responses with cochlear implant performance"

Carla Valenzuela, MD, discusses the "Correlation of electrocochleography responses with cochlear implant performance"
Clinical Research Award winner, Pawina Jiramongkolchai, MD, demonstrates her work on a

Clinical Research Award winner, Pawina Jiramongkolchai, MD, demonstrates her work on a "Mixed reality application to lateral skull base anatomy," using the Microsoft HoloLens.

Clinical Research Award winner, Pawina Jiramongkolchai, MD, demonstrates her work on a "Mixed reality application to lateral skull base anatomy," using the Microsoft HoloLens.
Graduating resident, Melanie Townsend, discusses the benefits of,

Graduating resident, Melanie Townsend, discusses the benefits of, "Perioperative gabapentin use in head and neck mucosal surgery patients: A randomized clinical trial"

Graduating resident, Melanie Townsend, discusses the benefits of, "Perioperative gabapentin use in head and neck mucosal surgery patients: A randomized clinical trial"
Graduating resident, Katherine Kao, MD presents her study on,

Graduating resident, Katherine Kao, MD presents her study on, "Electron microscopy of salivary stones and insights into sialolith formation"

Graduating resident, Katherine Kao, MD presents her study on, "Electron microscopy of salivary stones and insights into sialolith formation"
Neel Bhatt, MD, presents the results of his study,

Neel Bhatt, MD, presents the results of his study, "Post operative voice rest compliance and utility"

Neel Bhatt, MD, presents the results of his study, "Post operative voice rest compliance and utility"
Resident Peter Vila, MD, MSPH, offers the results of,

Resident Peter Vila, MD, MSPH, offers the results of, "Reporting of cosmesis in head and neck reconstruction: A systematic review"

Resident Peter Vila, MD, MSPH, offers the results of, "Reporting of cosmesis in head and neck reconstruction: A systematic review"
Winner of the Paparella Award for Resident Research in Basic Science, Paul Zolkind, MD discusses his studies on,

Winner of the Paparella Award for Resident Research in Basic Science, Paul Zolkind, MD discusses his studies on, "Immunotherapy in Head and Neck Cancer"

Winner of the Paparella Award for Resident Research in Basic Science, Paul Zolkind, MD discusses his studies on, "Immunotherapy in Head and Neck Cancer"
Jay Gantz, MD explains his findings from a,

Jay Gantz, MD explains his findings from a, "Microscopic investigation of cochlear ribbon synapse morphology"

Jay Gantz, MD explains his findings from a, "Microscopic investigation of cochlear ribbon synapse morphology"
J. Tyler Bertroche, MD listens to audience comments in reference to his study,

J. Tyler Bertroche, MD listens to audience comments in reference to his study, "Management of sinogenic periorbital infections in pediatric patients"

J. Tyler Bertroche, MD listens to audience comments in reference to his study, "Management of sinogenic periorbital infections in pediatric patients"
2018 Ogura Lecturer, Michael M. E. Johns, MD looks at the,

2018 Ogura Lecturer, Michael M. E. Johns, MD looks at the, "Future of healthcare - Reading the tea leaves"

2018 Ogura Lecturer, Michael M. E. Johns, MD looks at the, "Future of healthcare - Reading the tea leaves"
Medical student Sampat Sindhar discusses,

Medical student Sampat Sindhar discusses, "The association of perioperative functional status and outcomes for head and neck cancer patients undergoing definitive surgical treatment"

Medical student Sampat Sindhar discusses, "The association of perioperative functional status and outcomes for head and neck cancer patients undergoing definitive surgical treatment"
WashU MD candidate, Katherine Gerull presents her findings on,

WashU MD candidate, Katherine Gerull presents her findings on, "Ecological momentary assessment of a cognitive brain training program for adults with bothersome tinnitus"

WashU MD candidate, Katherine Gerull presents her findings on, "Ecological momentary assessment of a cognitive brain training program for adults with bothersome tinnitus"
WashU medical student, Smrithi Chidambaran discusses the,

WashU medical student, Smrithi Chidambaran discusses the, "Psychometric and clinimetric validity of the modified 25-item Sino Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-25)"

WashU medical student, Smrithi Chidambaran discusses the, "Psychometric and clinimetric validity of the modified 25-item Sino Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-25)"
Dr. Craig Buchman, Lindberg Professor and Head of the Department of Otolaryngology offers some final thoughts on the day's presentations.

Dr. Craig Buchman, Lindberg Professor and Head of the Department of Otolaryngology offers some final thoughts on the day's presentations.

Dr. Craig Buchman, Lindberg Professor and Head of the Department of Otolaryngology offers some final thoughts on the day's presentations.