May 23, 2018

UAB Otolaryngology holds 13th annual Residents’ Research Day

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ENTThe Department of Otolaryngology held its 13th annual Ann B. and Julius N. Hicks Lectureship in Otolaryngology and Residents’ Research Day on May 5. The lectureship was established in 2006 to help support resident education in otolaryngology and continues to provide distinguished guest speaking from throughout the country.

Guest speaker Steven A. Telian M.D., John L. Kemink Professor of Neurotology for the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Michigan Medical Center, kicked off the lecture series with a talk titled “Hearing Preservation in Surgery for Vestibular Schwannoma.”

Throughout the day, PGY-3's through PGY-5's presented the results of their ongoing research activities.

William R. Blythe M.D., president of The Alabama Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (AlaSOHN), presented the first place award to PGY-5 resident Jessica W. Grayson, M.D., for her research titled “Porcine small intestine submucosal grafts improve remucosalization and progenitor cell recruitment to sites of upper airway tissue remodeling.” The second place award was presented to PGY-5 resident Angela D. Haskins, M.D., by Do-Yeon Cho, M.D., assistant professor for the Department of Otolaryngology. Haskin’s research was titled “Plasmid-based strategy for combined imaging and screening of oral cavity cancer.”

Both Grayson and Haskins received $500 for their winning presentations.

This year, for the first time, the event included a lunch and learn session. Otolaryngology faculty networked with community ENT experts and participated in a Q&A session to address the potential shortage of otolaryngology private practices in the state of Alabama.