Physician-scientist trainees adopt research projects

Physician-scientist trainees in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University devote two additional years of residency to original research. Four such residents – the first of the new R25 funding mechanism – have chosen their research projects and are aggressively collecting data and seeking answers that will improve patient care worldwide. Amrita Hari-Raj, MD Project […]

Roland leads effort to improve prevention and treatment of invasive fungal sinusitis

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Washington University rhinologist Lauren Roland, MD, MSCI, is leading the charge to improve the prevention and treatment of invasive fungal sinusitis, a rare but aggressive disease with high mortality rates. About 1 in 7 adults in the US will be affected by sinusitis each year, caused by allergens, irritants, virus, bacteria or fungi. The vast […]

Team Heads Up is on a roll!

Pedal the Cause team Heads Up, representing the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University, has a record 65 members this year. The team is comprised of cancer survivors, faculty, staff, and children. They need your help to raise money for cancer research. Here’s how you can donate: Children can help too! Jack and Grant Zolkind […]

Ogura Lectureship highlights advances in ENT

The 41st annual Ogura Lectureship and 36th annual Resident Research Day were held June 23 to a capacity crowd at the Eric P. Newman Education Center on the medical school campus of Washington University. The invited guest speaker was Tessa Hadlock, MD, Fazzalari-Grousbeck Endowed Professor of Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School, and Director […]

Advancing personalized medicine one cell at a time

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Washington University cancer scientists, led by Head and Neck Surgery Division Chief Sid Puram, MD, PhD, are using single cell genetic analysis to better understand the complexities of head and neck cancer and improve personalized medicine. Personalized medicine is an emerging practice of medicine that uses an individual’s unique genetic profile to help guide prevention, […]

WashU leads effort to standardize the Common Sounds Audiogram

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A team of WashU researchers is working to standardize a common hearing test to improve parents’ understanding of their child’s hearing loss and provide better counseling on hearing interventions. Leading the effort are Otolaryngology faculty Rosalie Uchanski, PhD, and Lisa Davidson, PhD, and former audiology student Cory Hillis. When an infant is diagnosed with hearing […]

WashU makes strong contribution to 2023 Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings

Faculty and residents from the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine shared their expertise and advancements in research and patient care at the recent Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) in Boston, May 3-7. The annual meeting brings together the membership of the nine COSM societies, otolaryngology residents and fellows in training, medical […]

WashU Head & Neck Surgery expands fight against cancer

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Basic, clinical and outcomes research are all important avenues to improving our understanding of head and neck cancers and their treatment. The Division of Head & Neck Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis is undergoing an aggressive expansion to tackle the challenges of this devastating disease and provide hope for cancer patients worldwide. Those […]

Hallowell Davis: a revered American physiologist

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Hallowell Davis, MD, is a name revered in the medical field, especially for development of electroencephalography (EEG). He would go on to achieve a note-worthy career, being universally recognized as the world’s leading expert on the ear and hearing. Hallowell Davis was born in New York City in 1896. He received his B.A. in Chemistry […]

WashU ENT specialists attend Combined Sections Meeting

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Ear, nose and throat specialists assembled in San Diego, California January 26-28 for the Triological Society’s annual Combined Sections Meeting. The meeting is one of several annual events sponsored by the society to encourage and assist otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons and other healthcare professionals develop, maintain, and enhance their knowledge and skills in pursuit of […]