Thomas Lenarz, MD, PhD, will give the 2022 annual Senturia Lectureship to the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine.
The title of his presentation will be, Hearing4All: functional restoration of hearing using auditory devices.
Lenarz studied medicine and biochemistry at universities in London and Tübingen, Erlangen, and Heidelberg, Germany, from 1975 until 1981 when he received his medical degree. He received his doctorate of philosophy in pharmacology of the auditory system in 1987 and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, in 1989.
He has served as professor and chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology, Hannover Medical School since 1993. In 2013 he became co-director of the Cluster of Excellence Hearing4All Hannover-Oldenburg. He also serves as director of the German Hearing Centre and the Research Institute of Audio- and Neurotechnology in Hannover, and he is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina) and the German Academy of Technology (Acatech).
A past president of the German Society of Biomedical Technology, Lenarz maintains broad research interests in the areas of auditory implants, biomaterials for medical implants, audiology and neurotology.
The Senturia Lectureship was established in 1977 by the St. Louis Otological Foundation in honor of Ben Harlan Senturia, MD, a St. Louis native and otolaryngology faculty member at Washington University School of Medicine.
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 7:00 AM CST
Location: Ogura Learning Center, Suite 8600 (8th floor) Mid Campus Center on the Washington University medical school campus. A virtual option will also be available. To register and receive the Zoom link, please contact Brian Faddis, PhD.