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. […]

Q&A with Deaf Education student Liberty Moore

photo of Liberty Moore

Liberty Moore is a graduate student in Deaf Education here at Washington University. A bilateral cochlear implant recipient, she has garnered experience as both a research subject and research scientist and hopes to become a teacher of the deaf. How did your deafness develop and at what age did you receive cochlear implants? I was […]

ENT residents garner research awards

photo of Walia in operating room

Washington University otolaryngology residents Amit Walia, MD, and David Lee, MD, received research grants from the American Hearing Research Foundation (AHRF). The awards are $1,000 each and will provide supplies and other expenses related to their research projects. Title: Optical Coherence Tomography of Inner Ear StructuresPI: David Lee, MDMentor: Nedim Durakovic, MD Hearing instability disorders, […]

Q&A with Chief Resident Carla Valenzuela

photo of Valenzuela with father and sister in helicopter

Carla Valenzuela, MD, MSCI, is another of our accomplished chief residents. A physician-scientist trainee, she spent two years exploring a number of clinical and basic research topics and is the recipient of The Holt Leadership Award for Residents and Fellows-in-Training offered by the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. What attracted you […]

Q&A with Theresa Tharakan, T32 resident

Tharakan and family at medical school graduation

Theresa Tharakan, MD, is a resident in the physician-scientist training (T32) program, which prepares trainees for a successful research career in academic otolaryngology. What attracted you to WashU’s residency program? WashU’s friendly residents, broad surgical experience, and research support are what drew me here.  What do you like most about being a trainee here? The […]

Residency applicant numbers continue to rise

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The residency program in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University reached an all-time high of 516 applicants this year. The increase highlights an acceleration in the past few years of a subtle trend that has been ongoing for two decades. Residency Program Director Judith Lieu, MD, acknowledged there may be many reasons for the […]

Under the Scope newsletter celebrates three years

Under the Scope, the monthly newsletter of the Department of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, just celebrated its third anniversary of informing, inspiring, and engaging staff, faculty, residents and fellows. When the monthly employee newsletter was launched in October 2018, the department’s team of 350 was spread across five locations. By sharing stories about the department’s […]

Otolaryngology welcomes five new faculty members

The Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University is pleased to welcome five new faculty members, all alums. Whether it’s the Arch, the City Museum, toasted ravioli, or the high level of collaboration and exceptional research environment at WashU, we decided to find out what brought them back to St. Louis. Rajan Dang, MD MD: Icahn […]

ENT residents and faculty present at the annual Academy meeting

Congratulations to our residents and faculty members who presented at the annual American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery meeting this year! After a year of COVID-19, both in-person and virtual attendance options were offered for participation in the Academy’s 125th anniversary celebration. Our department’s 2021 Academy presentations included: Craig Buchman, MD, presenting, Oliver Adunka, […]

Q&A with Chief Resident Andrew Skillington

Andrew Skillington, MD, MSCI, is one of five chief residents in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University. Here he shares his plans for fellowship training and desires for an international stage for more personal interests. Why Washington University? I was drawn to WashU by their excellent surgical training and abundant research opportunities. I really […]