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Ogura Lectureship celebrates research achievements

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Amber Luong, MD, PhD (center front), shared lunch with the Otolaryngology residents as part of the annual Ogura Lectureship festivities.

The 40th annual Ogura Lectureship and 35th annual Resident Research Day were held June 24 to a near-capacity crowd.

Held virtually since 2019, the all-day event returned to the Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC) on the medical school campus of Washington University this year.

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Luong shared her years of research on chronic rhinosinusitis at the Ogura Lectureship.

The invited guest speaker was Amber Luong, MD, PhD, professor & vice chair for research in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery at McGovern Medical School of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. A noted rhinologist and immigrant from Vietnam, Luong offered two presentations:

Revisiting the role of Fungi in CRS: Lessons learned from allergic fungal rhinosinusitis

An immigrant’s story on forging a rewarding career

Nine Otolaryngology residents and six medical students presented highlights of their research efforts in a wide variety of disciplines covering basic, clinical and outcomes research. Winners of the annual Paparella Research Awards for basic and clinical science were:

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Jacques Herzog, MD, asks a question of one of the resident presenters.

1st Place in Basic Science Research – Tom Barrett, MD
Schwann cell-macrophage dynamics in the vestibular schwannoma tumor microenvironment

1st Place in Clinical Science Research – Amit Walia, MD
Frequency map using electrocochleography – Is Greenwood’s map correct?

2nd Place in Clinical Science Research – Jake Lee, MD
Development and Psychometric Validation of the Olfactory Dysfunction Outcomes Rating (ODOR)