Education Research

New research scholars join department

photo of new scholars
New scholars and some of their mentors, from left: Dorina Kallogjeri, MD, MPH, Patrick Ioerger, Brevin Miller, Jay Piccirillo, MD, Firas Hentati, Sara Kukuljan, and Ashna Mahadev.

Four aspiring clinician scientists have joined the ranks of predoctoral research scholars in the Department of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery.

T32 Predoctoral Training Program

The T32 Predoctoral Training Program for medical students provides a mentored research experience (9 to 12 months) with opportunities to participate in research on many levels and learn from successful program faculty conducting cutting-edge basic, clinical and translational research in the auditory, vestibular, olfactory, and communication sciences.

Our new T32 predoctoral research scholars are: 

Firas Hentati
Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
Mentors: Jay Piccirillo, MD, and Dorina Kallogjeri, MD, MPH

Brevin Miller
University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Medicine
Mentor: Jay Piccirillo, MD

TL1 Predoctoral Research Training Program 

The Washington University TL1 Training Program provides a uniquely valuable multidisciplinary learning experience for pre and postdoctoral trainees. The program includes career development for medical and allied healthcare doctoral students through mentored research training, didactic coursework, and career development conferences and workshops. 

Predoctoral trainees can participate in a variety of options including: a summer program with a two-month research core, a one-year research core (Intensive), and a two-year research core (Standard) predoctoral program appointment concurrent with the student’s doctoral degree program.

Our new TL1 predoctoral research scholars are: 

Patrick Ioerger
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Mentor: Jay Piccirillo, MD

Marie-Ange Munyemana
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Mentors: Lauren Roland, MD, MSCI, Jay Piccirillo, MD