Q&A with Speech Language Pathologist Grace Cutchin

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After a vocal injury inspired a career change, Speech Language Pathologist Grace Cutchin now finds satisfaction helping professional singers return to peak performance. What has your career path looked like? I have been a speech language pathologist (SLP) specializing in voice and upper airway for almost three years now. It took me a little while […]

WashU audiologists promote equity in hearing health

The Division of Adult Audiology and Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences (PACS) at Washington University in St. Louis are taking hearing health services to where they can be most easily accessed – local schools. The St. Louis region is well known for its abundant quality healthcare, but access to that care may be limiting […]

PACS receives grant support from Department of Education

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The Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences (PACS) at Washington University School of Medicine has been awarded two grants from the U.S. Department of Education that combined will provide over $2.3 million in support of its graduate training programs. Support for pediatric audiology trainees The first award, Project EARS: Preparation of Educational Audiologists who will […]

Q&A with Javier Rincón, PGY2 resident

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Javier Rincón, MD, is a second year resident in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University. A personal loss as a child in Venezuela sparked a passion for medicine and caring for others. In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Rincón shares his journey to becoming an ENT surgeon. What was your childhood like? I […]

Next steps for graduating residents

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As they prepare for graduation on June 24, chief residents in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine share their post-graduation plans, reflect on highlights of their training, and offer parting words of advice for their junior colleagues. Stephanie Chen, MD Next step I will be starting a fellowship in head and […]

And the winner is…

Washington University’s Department of Otolaryngology recently showed their Halloween spirit with a virtual costume contest. Faculty and staff voted for their favorite costume. Check out the creative entries below: And, the winners are: 1st Place, and winner of a $40 Target gift card: Emily Peck (Running nose) 2nd Place, and winner of a $25 Target […]

Staff recognized for years of service

At the Department of Otolaryngology’s annual Town Hall last month, 16 employees were recognized for their years of service and dedication to the department and Washington University. Anniversaries ranging from five years to 35 years were celebrated. Please join us in congratulating the following individuals. 5 Years Ann ChanitzEmily HarveySarah McConkeyLisa ShoemakerSarah Swiney 10 Years […]

Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences celebrates graduates

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Washington University’s top ranked Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences awarded 12 Doctor of Audiology degrees and 13 Master of Science in Deaf Education degrees this year. Audiology and deaf education graduates walked in a combined in-person ceremony for the School of Medicine on May 21. The program also celebrated the graduation of 11 undergraduate […]

Q&A with Staff Scientist Grady Phillips

What is your title and role in the Department of Otolaryngology? My title is staff scientist, and I specialize in electron microscopy imaging. I worked at WashU for 30 years before moving over to SLU for a few years. Now I’m back. My earlier work here was at the Cancer Research Center, working on viruses, […]