The Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery hosted the 13th Biennial Phonosurgery Symposium July 11-12, 2014, in combination with a Strategic Directions in Laryngeal Tissue Regeneration meeting on July 10. The event took place at the Fluno Center and UWHC (with very popular hands-on sessions), attracting more than 150 people from across the United States and countries including Japan, Korea, England, Sweden, Belgium and Austria. Our great team of providers in Otolaryngology was a vital part of the event’s tremendous success. A big “thank you” goes out to the nursing staff, residents, speech language pathologists, Publications Office, Computer Support Services, Marketing and Outreach, and our faculty members for their support. Nichole Rauch deserves special recognition for her help in organizing every aspect of the three-day meeting.
Cliff Cho, MD, was elected to serve as an at-large member of the UWHC Medical Board. His two-year term begins September 1.
Dr. Cynthia Kelm-Nelson’s grant “Pathology and treatment of vocal deficits in Parkinson disease” received funding for three years from the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). Dr. Kelm-Nelson will conduct her research in Dr. Michelle Ciucci’s laboratory in collaboration with Dr. Craig Berridge from the Department of Psychology.
Sarah Franco, a PhD student in Dr. K. Craig Kent’s lab, received a travel scholarship to attend the 2014 Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Conference October 16-18 in Los Angeles, California, and give an oral presentation. The conference theme is “Creativity, Vision, & Drive: Toward Full Representation in STEM," and the agenda includes professional development, leadership development, scientific symposia sessions and poster sessions.