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The Department of Otolaryngology has active research in all aspects of otolaryngology, with clinical trials for many difficult to treat diseases and a strong basic science research focus in head and neck oncology and rhinology.

Investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored clinical trials are available for interested patients and have been approved through the UAB Institutional Review Board. Many physicians within the department have specific areas of research interest and collaborate with other investigators at UAB and around the country. Dr. Carroll conducts research on targeted head and neck oncology therapies, including optical imaging in the operating room. Dr. Woodworth maintains a fully-funded basic science laboratory in mucosal disorders and is actively exploring novel treatment paradigms. Dr. Warram maintains a fully-funded laboratory devoted to molecular imaging and the development and clinical translation of novel imaging agents.

Basic, translational and clinical research opportunities are available to residents within the Department of Otolaryngology. Residents are expected in their PGY-3, 4 and 5 years to produce a paper for submission to a national meeting and present at the Annual Residents Research Day, held in May of each year. Residents often present their work at national meetings and have the opportunity to work with any of the faculty they choose.