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The Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences would like to congratulate our residents for an outstanding job on the 2013 ABOto Inservice Exams. Click here for a graph of program averages and where our residents scored.
Christopher M. Clark was recognized recently at The School of Medicine Honors Day as the recipient of the 2013 Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences Award. The book, award and certificate are awarded annually to a senior medical student for excellence in the field of otolaryngology. He will be joining the otolaryngology residency program in July at the University of Texas-- Southwestern.
Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings took place in Orlando, FL from April 10-14, 2013. The Department of Otolaryngology had 5 residents and 4 faculty members attend. Dr. Jon Hayes (PGY-5) presented "Biomechanical Evaluation of a Mandibular Spanning Plate Technique Compared to Standard Plating Techniques to Treat Mandibular Symphyseal Fractures." Dr. Matt Richardson (PGY-3) had a poster entitled "Management of Pediatric Subglottic Cysts."
On March 15, the National Resident Matching Program notified our department that we had matched three outstanding students, David Kowalczyk, Andrew Robichaux and Jonathan Sorrel. Kowalczyk is a senior at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, and Robichaux is a senior at Louisiana State University-Shreveport. Sorrel is a senior at Louisiana State University-New Orleans. The Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences is very excited to have these three candidates join us. We look forward to working with them.
We are excited to announce the arrival of two new fellowship-trained head and neck faculty members who will be joining us in July.
Dr. Lana Jackson, a native Mississippian, obtained her Pharm D at Ole Miss and then completed medical school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She completed residency and a fellowship in head and neck oncology at the Medical College of Georgia where she has been on faculty since 2008. Having trained under Dr. David Terris, Dr. Jackson brings a wealth of experience in head and neck ablative and advanced endocrine surgery.
Dr. Issam Eid graduated Louisiana Tech University for undergraduate studies and from Tulane University for medical school. Dr. Eid completed his residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio and is now finishing the outstanding head and neck/microvascular reconstruction fellowship at Kansas University Medical Center. These two new recruits complete our nationally competitive head and neck program, offering all available advanced techniques.
Meredith Curley, a nurse practitioner in otolaryngology, received a customer service award during the monthly hospital leadership meeting Feb. 21 in the Classroom Wing.
Curley was recognized by the awards team for personally helping a young cancer patient schedule a second opinion he needed to determine the best course of action for his illness.
"Meredith has been a real source of strength and compassion for the family (of the patient) during this time by going way beyond the minimum required to advocate for this patient," her award nomination stated.
Dr. Scott Stringer, chair of our department, began his two year term as President of the Association of Academic Departments of Otolaryngology on November 4th after previously serving as president elect. AADO is a national organization that represents otolaryngology departments in academic institutions. Its mission is to promote the common interests of otolaryngology departments in the US and Canada through meetings, publications, research and the exchange of ideas and relevant information.
Dr. Scott Stringer, chairman of otolaryngology and communicative sciences, was elected as President-Elect of the Society of University Otolaryngologists-Head and Neck Surgeons at the annual meeting of the organization on November 4th. The organization is the academic specialty society for otolaryngology and as such represents all faculty members in university otolaryngology programs across the United States. This mission of SUO - HNS is to provide for the exchange of ideas and relevant information germane to the practice of medicine in an academic setting. Promotion of career development strategies emphasizing the academic milieu are an essential mission.
The society serves as a reference source to the Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology providing guidelines for resident education and strategies for medical student learning. The society provides instruction relative to an academic practice including management seminars, teaching skills, research development and funding. The annual meeting provides a forum for consideration of contemporary compelling issues amidst a backdrop of collegial interaction. Dr. Stringer will ascend to the office of President of SUO in 2013.
Dr. Thomas Payne, professor, Division of Oral Oncology and Biobehavioral Medicine, has achieved the Gold Level status for the Excellence in Research Award at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Payne continues to be highly successful as an investigator seeking to eliminate tobacco addiction. He received the Silver Level Award in 2010 and the Bronze Research Award in 2009. Hong Zhu, MD, PhD, has achieved the Excellence in Research Award – Silver Level. She is being recognized for having received over $500,000 in extramural research funding. Dr. Zhu is Associate Professor in the Division of Research, Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences. The Excellence in Research Awards ceremony will be held Oct. 12, 2012.
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