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Research Presentations

Otolaryngology's annual Residents' Research Day  (MAVEL) is a celebration of our resident research endeavors. The day is comprised of resident and student research presentations along with an invited guest lecturer who is a renowned expert in otolaryngology. The day culminates with the guest lecturer presenting an award for the best research presentation.

MAVEL Resident Presentations

2021

PGY5
Prolonged Mask Wearing Effect on the Face
Haley Bray, M.D.

Quantitative Analysis of Rhinoplasty Photographs Posted on Social Media (Instagram) by AAFPRS Members
Zachary Farhood, M.D.

PGY4
Follow-up after Mandibular Fracture Repair
Yusuf Agamawi, M.D.

Disparities in Pediatric Otolaryngology Surgical Care Over Time
Malia Gresham, M.D.

PGY3
Epidemiology and Prognostic Indicators of Mortality in Primary Tongue Lymphoma
Scott Hong, M.D.

Preoperative ECHO in the Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Pediatric Population: Who Needs One?
Joseph Sinnwell, M.D.

PGY2
Postoperative Admission Patterns at Children's Hospitals and General Hospitals after Pediatric Cochlear Implantation
Jim Gallogly, M.D.

The Impact of Obesity on Postoperative Complications after Cochlear Implantation in the Pediatric Population
Hank Ideker, M.D.

SOM Student Presentations
Head and Neck Cancer Incidence and Survival Among the Elderly (ages 85+) in the United States
Smrithi Chidambaram, MS3, w/Sean Massa, M.D., MSCI

Cross-Sectional Survey of Patient Preferences in Delivery of Skin Cancer Reconstruction Care: In-Person versus Store-and-Forward versus Live-Interactive Video Conference
Eric Du, MS3, w/Collin Chen, M.D.

Incidence Trends of Head Trauma in the United States
Evan Sharp, MS2, w/Joshua Hentzelman, M.D.

2020

PGY5
Establishment of a Precursor Cell Line from Preneoplastic Areas Surrounding Head and Neck Cancer
Samkon Gado, M.D.

Primary Surgery is Associated with Improved Overall Survival Compared to Radiotherapy in Advanced-Stage Subglottic Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A National Cancer Database Study
Matthew Gropler, M.D.

PGY4
Rapid Acquisition of SS-FSE MRI in the Evaluation of Pediatric Deep Neck Infections
Haley Bray, M.D. 

Quantitative Analysis of Preoperative and Postoperative Photographs Posted on Social Media (Instagram) by ASOPRS Members
Zachary Farhood, M.D. 

PGY3
Characterization of Antigen Presenting Cells in Tonsils of Pediatric Patient With and Without Obstructive Sleep Apnea 
Yusuf Agamawi, M.D.

Gender Differences in the Laryngectomee Experience
Malia Gresham, M.D.

PGY2
The Effect of Marriage on Suicide in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors
Scott Hong, M.D.

Laryngeal Obstruction After Anti-N- methyl-D-aspartate Receptor Encephalitis, a Delayed but Serious Sequela of a Systemic Rheumatologic Diseases and its Treatment 
Joseph Sinnwell, M.D.

SOM Student Presentations
Trends in Prevalence of Depression and Depression-Medication Use in Cancer vs. Non-Cancer Patients in the United States
Duaa Kuziez, MS3, w/Greg Ward, M.D., MeD  

The Affordable Care Act and Rate of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine Uptake in the United States 
Janine Myint, MS3, w/Greg Ward, M.D., MeD  

Rising Incidence Trends for Thyroid Cancer Among the Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Population in North America
Katherine Polednik, MS, w/Greg Ward, M.D., MeD 

2019

PGY5
A novel quantitative model for teaching ultra sound guided fine needle aspiration
Joel Franco, M.D. 

What do we know about adherence to sinusitis guidelines? A scoping review
Lauren Cass, M.D., MPH 

PGY4
A Phase II Multi-center Open Label Randomized Study to Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of Adenoviral p53 in combination with Nivolumab Vs. Nivolumab alone in Patients with Recurrent Head and Neck SCCa
Samkon Gado, M.D. 

Alterations in tolerogenic antigen presenting cell populations in pediatric patients with obstructive sleep apnea
Matthew Gropler, M.D. 

PGY3
Head and neck melanoma incidence trends in the pediatric, adolescent, and young adult population of the United States and Canada, 1995-2014 
Haley Bray, M.D. 

Retroauricular Thyroid Surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Zachary Farhood, M.D. 

PGY2
Pediatric tonsillectomy postoperative pain management and opioid prescribing practices
Yusuf Agamawi, M.D. 

Efficacy of Silver Nitrate for Control of Post-Tonsillectomy Oropharyngeal Hemorrhage
Malia Gresham, M.D. 

SOM Student Presentations
Nonclinical factors associated with mortality in patients with distant metastatic head and neck cancer
Jay Pannu, MS3,  w/ Nosayaba Osazuwa-Peters, Ph.D., BDS, M.P.H., CHES 

Autoimmune Nasal Septal Perforation (NSP) Systematic Review
Kunjan Patel, MS4, w/ Joseph Brunworth, M.D. 

Incidence and burden of second primary malignant neoplasms among survivors of potentially-human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers
Maggie Mouzourakis, MS3, w/ Nosayaba Osazuwa-Peters Ph.D., BDS, M.P.H., CHES 

2018
PGY5

Medical Expense Burden for Head and Neck Cancer Patients
Sean Massa, M.D.

A Review of Pediatric Head & Neck Rhabdomyosarcoma: A SEER Population based Review of the Epidemiology, Histology and Long-Term Survival Over 15 Years
Daniel Wehrmann, M.D.

PGY4
Cartilage button tympanoplasty outcomes:  a single-institution experience
Joel Franco, M.D.

Propel stent versus Kenalog-soaked nasopore in frontal drill out outcomes: A head-to-head comparison
Lauren Cass, M.D.

PGY3
The Impact of Extracapsular Spread in Head and Neck Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Samkon Gado, M.D.

Cyanobacteria in the Human Nasal Microbiome
Matthew Gropler, M.D.

PGY2
The Utility of Post-Operative Chest X-rays after Tracheostomy
Haley Bray, M.D.

Does Anatomic Subsite Influence Oral Cavity Cancer Mortality? A SEER Database Analysis
Zachary Farhood, M.D.

SOM Students
Prevalence and Multilevel Factors associated with depression in patients with head and neck cancer – results from a national study
Rebecca L. Rohde, MS3, w/ Nosayaba Osazuwa-Peters, Ph.D.

Recent developments in the clinicopathologic staging of HPV-positive oropharyngeal carcinoma
Farhoud Faraji PhD, MS3, w/ Joseph Brunworth, M.D.

Efficacy of Silver Nitrate for Control of Post-Tonsillectomy Oropharyngeal Hemorrhage
Eric Rohe, MS3, Jennifer Brinkmeier, M.D.

2017

PGY5
Prognostic Factors in Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma
Serena Byrd, M.D.

 The Level of Comprehension of Communications Between Otolaryngologists and Their Patients
Kaveh Karimnejad, M.D.

PGY4
Survival After Laryngectomy Refusal 
Sean Massa, M.D.

Programmable Shunt Valve  Interactions with Osseointegrated Hearing Devices 
Daniel Wehrmann, M.D.

PGY3
Radiation Induced Second Primary Tumors of the Head and Neck
Lauren Cass, M.D.

Eosinophil Dysfunction in Chronic Rhinosinusitis 
Joel Franco, M.D.

 PGY2
 The Upregulation of CAR in Head and Neck SCC Tumor Cells by the Suppression of CFTR Gene Using CRISPR Gene Editing and Histone Deacetylase Inhibition 
Samkon Gado, M.D.

Audiologic Outcomes in Type IV  Tympanoplasty Compare to Type III Tympanoplasty 
Matthew Gropler, M.D.

 SOM Students
Fractionated Stereotactic Radiotherapy for the Management of Vestibular Schwannomas
 Jim Gallogly, MS3, w/Anthony Mikulec, M.D.

Caloric Eye Speed in Patients with Vestibular Migraine
Adam Thompson-Harvey, MS3,  w/Anthony Mikulec, M.D.

Survival Differences in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Among Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups in the US
 Sai Challapalli, MS3, w/Nosayaba Osazuwa-Peters, BDS, MPH CHES 

 

Infographics

2019
  • Agamawi Y, Brinkmeier JV. Post-Tonsillectomy Opioid Prescribing Practices. SENTAC. San Diego, CA; 12/19. (Poster)
  • Gresham MS, Zhang D, Payne M, Eisenbeis, JF. Medialization Throplasty Under General Laryngeal Mask Anesthesia: An Alternative to Local Anesthesia. 2019 Fall Voice Conference. Dallas, TX; 10/19. (Poster)
  • Osazuwa-Peters N,  Barnes JM,  Megwalu U,  Adjei Boakye E,  Gaubatz ME,  Johnston KJ,  Panth N,  Sethi RKV,  Varvares MA.  Effect of state Medicaid expansion status on insurance coverage and stage at diagnosis in head and neck cancer patients.  12th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved; San Francisco, CA; 09/19.
  • Osazuwa-Peters NSimpson MC, Massa ST, Adjei Boakye E, Christopher KM, Challapalli SD, Polednik KM,  Bray HN, Ward GM, Varvares MA. Oropharyngeal cancer incidence-based mortality trends in the United States, 1985-20. 12th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved; San Francisco, CA; 09/19.
  • Farhood Z, Brunworth JD, Antisdel JL. A Survey of Factors Important in the Rhinology Match. American Rhinologic Society 65th Annual Meeting; New Orleans, LA; 09/19.
  • Farhood Z, Zhao E, Nguyen, Ward GRetroauricular Thyroid Surgery: A Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis. AAO-HNSF Annual Conference; New Orleans, LA; 09/19.
  • Puetz J, Costa DJ. Use of rFIX-FP in a child with mild hemophilia B during a surgical procedure. XXVII Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis and 65th Annual Scientific and Standardization Committee Meeting. Melbourne, Australia; 07/19. (Poster)
  • Pannu J, Costa DJ. Post-Adenotonsillectomy Subcutaneous Emphysema.  ASPO 2019 Summer Meeting. Vail, CO; 07/19. (Poster)
  • Farhood Z, Antisdel JL.  Chronic sphenoid sinusitis after anterior skull base reconstruction with MEDPOR. Rhinoworld 2019; Chicago, IL 06/19.
  • Gresham M, Rohe E, Rohde R, Brinkmeier JV, Childers AL. Use of Silver Nitrate Cautery in Post-Tonsillectomy Hemorrhage. Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting: ASPO, Austin, TX, 05/19 (Poster)
2018
  • Payne MA. Finding Her Voice: Female Reaction to Total Laryngectomy. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Annual Convention. Boston, MA; 11/18. (Poster)
  • Costa DJ, Brinkmeier JV. Cervical Lung Herniation Presenting as a Pediatric Neck Mass. AAO-HNSF Annual Conference; Atlanta, GA; 10/18.
  • Hu A, Zhang SQ, Knewitz AP, Simpson M, Hentzelman JL, Brinkmeier JV. Sociodemographic Factors Associated with Follow-up Care and Outcomes of Surgical Treatment for Sleep-Related Disorders in Pediatric Otolaryngology. American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, Inc. Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA; 10/18. (Podium)
  • Hong S, LaGorio L, Husain I. Glossopharyngeal Nerve Palsy Following Tonsillectomy: An Unusual Complication & Its Potential Treatment.  The Fall Voice Conference; Seattle, WA; 10/18.
  • Payne MA. Finding Her Voice: Female Reaction to Total Laryngectomy. The Fall Voice Conference. Annual Conference. Seattle, WA; 10/18. (Poster)
2017