Research Grant Activity and Awarded Clinical Trials in 2020

Research Awards

Dr. Susan Emmett

Susan D. Emmett, MD, MPH
"Multifactorial determinants of childhood hearing loss in rural Alaska"
National Institutes of Health


Dr. Dennis Frank-Ito

Dennis O. Frank-Ito, PhD
"Computational modeling of the mature unilateral cleft lip nasal deformity for objective assessment of patient nasal function and treatment outcomes"
National Institutes of Health

"Olfactory testing in patients with mature unilateral cleft lip nasal deformity before and after functional nasal surgery"
National Institutes of Health


Dr. Bradley Goldstein

Bradley J. Goldstein, MD, PhD
"Therapeutic potential for modulation of olfactory basal stem cells"
National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

"Single-cell analysis of human olfactory mucosa"
National Institutes of Health


Dr. David Jang

David W. Jang, MD
"Medtronic COVID-19 project"
Medtronic, Inc.


Dr. Walter Lee

Walter T. Lee, MD, MHS
"Partnership to establish a practice-based network to assess for head and neck cancers using a low-cost portable flexible nasopharyngoscope"
National Institutes of Health

"A virtue-based on-line leadership curriculum: a nationwide resource for professional development"
Society of University Otolaryngologists


Dr. Tammara Watts

Tammara L. Watts, MD, PhD
"Overcoming cisplatin resistance in head and neck cancer with crenolanib, a PDGFRα small-molecule inhibitor"
Elsa U. Pardee Foundation

"Targeting mesenchymal stem cells in head and neck cancer"
National Institutes of Health

Clinical Trials

Dr. Howard Francis

Howard W. Francis, MD, MBA
"Cochlear implantation with the Advanced Bionics HiFocus TM L23 Electrode"
Advanced Bionics


Dr. David Jang

David W. Jang, MD
"Facial pain, rhinosinusitis, and migraine disease"
Amgen, Inc.


Dr. Sherri Smith

Sherri L. Smith, AuD, PhD, CCC-A
"Evaluation of unilateral vs bilateral hearing aids for the treatment of age-related hearing loss"
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

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