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Annual Resident Research Forum

2015 research winners
Aaron Thiessen, M.D. (left) – 1st Place Best Presentation– 
Bridget Hopewell, M.D. (right) – 2nd Place Best Presentation

2015 Presentation Winners

Dr. Thiessen- 1st Place Best Presentation

Superior Laryngeal Nerve: Some Little Nerve and Its Impact on Swallowing in a Mouse Model


Dr. Hopewell - 2nd Place Best Presentation

Surgeon Interpretation of Nuclear Parathyroid Localization Studies


2015 Presentations

Tiffany Baugh, M.D.: Trends in Epistaxis Management in Children
Ben Erhardt, M.D.: The Otolaryngology Residency Match: A New Look at the Data
Tabitha Galloway, M.D.: Incidence of “Never Events” in Otolaryngology
Bridget Hopewell, M.D.: Surgeon Interpretation of Nuclear Parathyroid Localization Studies
Mike Puricelli, M.D.: Characterization of Variant Periodic Fever
Jason Showmaker, M.D.: Tracheostomy Training on Trial: A Case for Otolaryngologists
Steven Taylor, M.D.: Gelatin Simulator for Reconstruction of Facial Defects
Aaron Thiessen, M.D.: Superior Laryngeal Nerve: Some Little Nerve and Its Impact on Swallowing in a Mouse Model


American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Dallas, Texas, September 27-30, 2015

Accepted Presentations

Dr. Puricelli presenting “Characterization of novel periodic fever phenotypes”
Dr. Taylor presenting “Gelatin Simulator for Reconstruction of Facial Defects”
Dr. Hopewell presenting “Surgical Interpretation of Nuclear Parathyroid Localization Studies”
Dr. Hopewell presenting “A Mouse Model of Aspiration for Translational Dysphagia”
Dr. Lever presenting “Endoscopic evaluation of swallowing in mouse models of dysphagia”
Dr. Lever presenting “Improving the utility of laryngeal sensory testing”
Dr. Jorgensen presenting “Impact of PET/CT on Staging and Treatment of Advance Head and Neck SSC”
Dr. Zitsch presenting “Post-thyroidectomy hypocalcemia: Effect of preop D3”
Dr. Lauren Umstattd presenting "Pediatric Oral Electrical burns: E.D. visits in the U.S., 1997-2012”
Marlena Szewcyk presenting "Variable patterns of laryngeal innervation and dysfunction"
Cameron Hinkel presenting "Neural mechanisms contributing to dysphagia in mouse models"

Instruction Courses and Mini-Seminar's

"Mission Impossible: Patient Satisfaction a Web-Based Culture" by Dr. David Chang

"Reconstruction of Partial Auricular Defects" by Dr. David Chang and Dr. Gregory Renner

"Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for the Management of Oral Cavity Cancer" by Dr. Robert Zitsch

“Artful Reconstruction of Large Defects of the Lips and Cheeks” By Dr. Gregory Renner

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Department Key Research Studies

The MU Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery has ongoing research endeavors which parallel the Departmental Research Vision - to engage in research that mirrors clinical questions and enables us to better care for our patients. Our faculty and residents work together to investigate problems and questions through IRB approved research projects. For our residents, this culminates in a formal oral presentation at the end of our academic year at the Annual Resident Research Forum.

Current Research Studies


Translational Research

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