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Otolaryngology faculty present research, clinical innovations across US

With the wide acceptance of virtual presentations during COVID, Department of Otolaryngology faculty have been invited to share their research and clinical innovations to audiences around the world.

Recent highlights include:

Craig Buchman, MD

  • Grand rounds at the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh: “Electrocochleography in cochlear implantation”
  • Grand rounds at the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine: “Cochlear implants in adults”
  • Taught the Audiology Course and Surgeon’s Course for the Institute for Cochlear Implant Training

Keiko Hirose, MD

  • Grand rounds at University of Pennsylvania and Washington University: “Cochlear Immunity: Contributions of innate Immunity to Cochlear Function”
  • University of Rochester-Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Resident Graduation and Research Day (May 7, 2021): “Cochlear Inflammation and Inner Ear Diseases” and “Modulating inner ear inflammation: the role of CX3CR1 and CCR2”

Allison Ogden, MD

  • Stanford grand rounds: “Sialendoscopy and the New Era of Minimally Invasive Salivary Gland Surgery”
  • Stanford resident talk: “Behind the scenes: academic otolaryngology practice management”

Mark Rutherford, PhD

  • Washington University Department of Otolaryngology grand rounds: “Sensory transmission, action potential generation, and the search for protection from excitotoxicity at the cochlear inner hair cell to auditory nerve fiber synapse”
  • Co-organizer for the 2021 Ribbon Synapses Seminar Series, a virtual biweekly webinar series co-hosted by Washington University School of Medicine and University Medical Center Goettingen, March-Sept. 2021

Cameron Wick, MD

  • American Neurotology Society Panel: As co-chair for the Young ANS Committee, Wick organized and moderated a virtual panel on finding and succeeding in your first neurotology job. The panel featured young neurotologists representing both private and academic practices from all over the country. The talk provided current neurotology fellows with pearls on job searching, contract negotiations, and practice building. The night ended with a virtual wine tasting arranged through a local St. Louis wine store.
  • Washington University Mini-Medical School: over 250 people attended his grand rounds on cochlear implantation for the mini-medical school program. The virtual format included participants from 26 states including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as some viewers in Europe.

“The highlight was an opportunity to interview a patient of mine who has undergone bilateral implantation,” said Wick. “He shared his remarkable story with the audience and answered questions from a patient’s perspective.”

  • Neurotology Fellowship Bootcamp: This advanced temporal bone course is designed to prepare incoming neurotology fellows for success during their fellowship. Twenty neurotology fellows participated. This year’s format was virtual but still enabled lectures, case presentations, and panel discussions on tips for early career success. This was the second year Wick has served as a course instructor.

Jose Zevallos, MD, MPH

  • Grand rounds for UCLA: “The Future of Treatment Deintensification for HPV+ Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma”
  • Grand rounds for Stanford: “The Impact of Smoking on HPV+ Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma: From Epidemiology to Tumor Biology”
  • At the University of Iowa, invited to be visiting professor for the resident graduation and judge of their research day (June 2021).  Topic: “The Impact of Smoking on HPV+ Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma: From Epidemiology to Tumor Biology”
  • University of Utah/Huntsman Cancer Institute Head and Neck Cancer Symposium (May 2021): “The Epidemiology and Molecular Biology of Oral Cavity Cancer in Nonsmokers”