Graduation dinner highlights achievements of residents and fellows

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Graduation ceremonies for the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine returned to an in-person celebration this year, held June 24 at the Westwood Country Club in St. Louis. The evening’s festivities celebrated graduating chief residents Stephanie Chen, MD, Pawina Jiramongkolchai, MD, MSCI, Miranda Lindburg, MD, Andrew Skillington, MD, MSCI, and Carla Valenzuela, […]

Ogura Lectureship celebrates research achievements

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The 40th annual Ogura Lectureship and 35th annual Resident Research Day were held June 24 to a near-capacity crowd. Held virtually since 2019, the all-day event returned to the Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC) on the medical school campus of Washington University this year. The invited guest speaker was Amber Luong, MD, PhD, professor […]

Washington University Audiology students receive research travel awards

Two Washington University Audiology students received highly competitive 2022 Travel Awards for their Graduate Student Mentored Research Poster Session submissions to the Scientific and Technology Meeting of the American Auditory Society. Lauren Jacobs (Mentors: Jonathan Peelle, PhD, and Kate McClannahan, PhD) was awarded for her project Evaluating Remote Tools to Determine Headphone Use During Online Testing. […]

Shew receives award to study benefits of cochlear implants using AI

Neurotology Fellow Matthew Shew, MD, was recently named one of four recipients of the Dean’s Scholars Award from the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Shew’s research efforts are focused on optimizing the benefits of cochlear implants by using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.  The Dean’s Scholars program supports outstanding […]

Employees recognized for years of service

At the Department of Otolaryngology’s annual Town Hall last month, 14 employees were recognized for their years of dedication and service to the department and Washington University. Anniversaries ranging from five years to 35 years were celebrated. Please join us in congratulating the following individuals: 35 Years Tim Holden 25 Years Jackie Pinkerton 20 Years […]

ENT faculty awarded grants to advance health

Jill Firszt, PhD Title: “Cochlear Implantation in Children with Asymmetric Hearing Loss or Single-Sided Deafness Clinical Trial” What it will study: This clinical trial is designed as a longitudinal, prospective, two-phase, multi-center clinical trial to address deficits in children who have either asymmetric hearing loss or single-sided deafness. The clinical trial will assess cochlear implantation […]

Employees recognized for years of service

At our department’s annual Town Hall October 24, 17 employees were recognized for their dedication to the department, with anniversaries ranging from five to thirty-five years. Congratulations and a big thank you to all of these employees. Liza Ledesma: 10 Years Kathy Keefe: 10 Years Judy Peterein: 35 Years Maria Harrington: 25 Years Denise Welsch: […]

St. Louis Magazine announces Top Docs for 2019

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St. Louis Magazine recently published the Top Docs list for 2019. The list is compiled by Best Doctors in America and uses a peer review to determine which doctors are most recommended by specialists in their field. Included in this year’s list are 12 faculty members from the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University: Gregory […]

$10 million to study noise-induced hearing loss

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received $10.5 million from the Department of the Army to investigate whether an anti-seizure drug can prevent noise-induced hearing loss when given several hours before exposure to extremely loud noise.   Read more

Peter Vila Receives Holt Leadership Award

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The award, presented by the AAO-HNS since 2002, recognizes the current resident or fellow that best exemplifies the attributes of a young leader.