Research


A Resident Research Review Committee has the responsibility of preparing PGY-1 and PGY-2 residents’ for their research rotation. The committee is comprised of faculty members active in basic science and clinical research. The role of the committee is to establish guidelines for the submission and formulation of research proposals and to evaluate each proposal for merit. 

Several factors determine the merit of a research proposal:

  • Educational value for training
    • Grant writing skills
    • Hypothesis formulation skills
    • Statistical analysis
  • Scientific or clinical value
  • Feasibility in the time allotted for the rotation
  • Candidate background and experience
  • Mentor experience and expertise in proposed project
  • Budget / Mentor Funding Availability

Formal presentations are scheduled throughout the year promoting a step-wise process through the development of a full research proposal. The schedule of presentations and deadlines is as follows:

  • Spring
    PGY-1 Residents select Research Mentors
  • Early August
    PGY-2 Resident research application due
  • Mid-August
    Resident Research Committee meets to discuss applications
  • Late August
    PGY-2 Residents receive Research Committee comments/concerns
  • Late September
    PGY-2 Residents present revised proposal to Resident Research Committee
  • Early November
    Resident present research to all faculty and residents         
  • Early December
    CORE grant budgets due for review
  • Mid-December
    AAO-HNS Grant Letter of Intent due
  • Mid-December
    CORE grant applications due to Chairman for pre-submission review
  • Mid-January
    CORE grant applications due

Research rotations start in the PGY-3 year. This year consists of three months protected research time and two months of research time with clinical responsibilities. The resident will be expected to present his/her results following the rotation. It is encouraged that the results of the project be submitted for presentation at a national meeting along with submission of a manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal.

In the past year, our residents have traveled and presented their research at many different venues, including:

  • Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM), Las Vegas, NV, May 14-18, 2014. Attitudes towards professionalism education otolaryngology training, oral presentation by Brent Nichols, MD. Computational streamline rhinometry: a novel method to evaluate nasal anatomy, poster presentation by Ruchin Patel, MD.
  • American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Spring Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, May 16-18, 2014. Recurrent patterns of cervical infections in children, poster presentation by Luke Jakubowski, MD.
  • Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children (SENTAC), Long Beach, CA, December 5-8, 2013. Recovery of vocal fold immobility following isolated patent ductus arteriosis ligation in infants, oral presentation by Brent Nichols, MD. A rare case of acute lymphoblastic leukemia presentation as necrotizing epiglottitis, poster presentation by Jad Jabbour, MD.
  • Wisconsin Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Fall Meeting, Spring Green, WI, October 19-20, 2013. Music perception among cochlear implant users, oral presentation by Timothy Stoddard, MD. Does the perception of nasal patency correlate with changes in mucosal cooling after surgery to treat nasal obstruction?, oral presentation by Corbin Sullivan, MD. Dysphonia in nursing home and assisted living residents: prevalence and association with frailty, oral presentation by Brent Nichols, MD. Pediatric vocal fold immobility: an 11-year review, oral presentation by Jad Jabbour, MD.
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, September 30 - October 2, 2013. Pediatric Vocal Fold Immobility: An 11-year review, oral presentation by Jad Jabbour, MD. Does perception of nasal patency correlate with mucosal cooling after surgery for nasal obstruction, oral presentation by Corbin Sullivan, MD. Chronic pepsin exposure increases cell proliferation and promotes tumor growth of hypopharyngeal growth, oral presentation by Elizabeth Kelly, MD. An unusual pediatric midline neck mass, oral presentation by Mallory O'Niel, MD. Safety and quality considerations in transoral surgery for neoplastic disease, poster presentation by Timothy Stoddard, MD.
  • American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology - Spring Meeting, Washington, DC, April 26-28, 2013. Multi-Institutional Tonsillectomy OSATS and Multi-Institutional Myringotomy and Tubes, oral presentation by Luke Jakubowski, MD. Do you need to operate following recovery from complicated rhinosinusitis, oral presentation by Ruchin Patel, MD. Patient outcomes in magnet based implantable auditory assist devices, oral presentation by Mallory O'Niel, MD.
  • The Triological Society – Combined Sections Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, January 24-26, 2013. Evaluation of safety and efficacy of doxycycline sclerotherapy following treatment of vascular malformations with OK-432, oral presentation by Brent Nichols, MD

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