Q&A with Javier Rincón, PGY2 resident

photo of Javier Rincon, MD, and wife Claudia

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, […]

Research administrators’ support key to top 5 rank in NIH funding

An award of support from a federal or non-federal source marks a significant achievement for a researcher. But, in accepting a grant award, grantees agree to comply with the requirements in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grants Policy Statement. That’s where our team of research administrators takes charge. That NIH Policy Statement describing the […]