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Resident research

Residency Research

The Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery houses a top-funded otolaryngologic research program, and the otolaryngology residency curriculum offers a strong foundation in basic science and clinical research techniques. The goal is for each resident to gain the necessary skill set expected of today’s academic physicians, should they choose this career path.

Each resident is required to complete one research project per year, mentored by faculty of their choosing. Additionally, early in their residency, each resident will write and submit one Academy Core grant (or comparable) application to gain experience with the grantsmanship. This will also allow residents to potentially obtain funding for their dedicated research block project which is a four-month protected research rotation during year three. Resident research projects are presented at the annual Manion-Lingeman Research Symposium in June. Many projects are also presented at regional or national meetings and/or published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Recent Resident Publications

Recent Resident Presentations

  • Podium Presentations

    Sharma D,Mouzourakis M, Schueth E, Rubel K, Saxena R, Illing E; Mantravadi A, Ting J. Multiport Expanded Endoscopic Endonasal and Transcervical Approach to Cranial Base Chondrosarcoma. Finalist at the ARS Film FESStival. New Orleans, LA. September, 2019.

    Alwani M, Svensstrup J, Bandali H, Sharma D, Illing E, Shipchandler Z, Higgins T, Wu A, Ting, J. Validity Testing of a 3D-Printed Endoscopic Sinonasal Surgery Simulator. AAO Meeting. New Orleans, LA. September, 2019.

    Sharma D, Romano D, Chen J, Mulinaro L, Illing EA, Burgin SJ. Evolving Microbial Patterns of Acute Coalescent Mastoiditis in the Post-Pneumococcal Vaccination Era. Trio Meeting. San Diego, CA. January, 2020.

    Alwani M, Mantravadi AV. Global Surgery: Past, Present & Future. Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Indianapolis, Indiana. February 2020.

    Alwani M, Elghouche A, Schueth E, Campiti V, Matt B, Yekinni A. Manifestations of Pediatric Extranodal Rosai Dorfman Disease in the Head and Neck. American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Annual Meeting. Vail, Colorado. July 2019.

    Rubel K, Alwani M, Nwosu I, Bandali E, Shipchandler T, Ting J. Understandability and Actionability of Audiovisual Education Materials on Sinusitis. 10th International Shared Decision-Making Conference. Quebec City, Canada. July 2019.

  • Poster Presentations

    Jones AJ, Tucker BJ, Novinger LJ, Galer CE, Nelson RF. Metastatic disease of the temporal bone: case report and systematic review. Poster presentation at: Triological Society 123rd Annual Meeting in the COSM 2020 Virtual Poster Session. May 15 – June 15, 2020.

    Jones AJ, Campiti VJ, Alwani M, Novinger LJ, Tucker BJ, Bonetto A, Sim MW, Moore MG, Mantravadi AV. Low skeletal muscle mass predicts discharge to rehabilitation facilities after free flap reconstruction in head and neck cancer patients. Poster presentation at: The 2020 Multidisciplinary Head & Neck Cancer Symposium. 2020 February 27-29. Scottsdale, AZ.

    Novinger LJ, Jones AJ, Pin F, Huot J, Bonetto A, Moore MG. Prevalence of cancer cachexia in head and neck cancer patients undergoing free flap reconstruction. Poster presentation at: The Triological Society 2020 Combined Sections Meeting. 2020 January 23-25. Coronado, CA.

    Jones AJ, Alwani M, Novinger LJ, Campiti VJ, Tucker BJ, Bonetto A, Sim MW, Moore MG, Mantravadi AV. Sarcopenia is associated with increased blood transfusions in oncologic head and neck free flap reconstruction. Poster presentation at: The Triological Society 2020 Combined Sections Meeting Scientific Program. 2020 January 23-25. Coronado, CA.

    Huot JR, Novinger LJ, Pin F, Essex AL, Jones AJ, Willis MS, Bonetto A. ACVR2B antagonism restores skeletal muscle mass and cardiac function in metastatic colorectal cancer cachexia. Poster presentation at: The Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health “Bone and Muscle Interactions: The Mechanical and Beyond.” 2019 August 16-18. Indianapolis, IN.

    Pflum, ZE, Elghouche, A, Schmalbach, CE.  The Effect of Immunosuppression Secondary to Leukemia and Lymphoma on Head & Neck Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Cohort Study with Planned Chart Review.  Poster presentation at The Triologic Society Meeting. 2020 January 23-25.

    Bandali E, Alwani M. Indiana Norovirus Tracker: Reporting Outbreak Trends in Long-Term Care Facilities. Integrated Foodborne Outbreak Response and Management Conference. Atlanta, Georgia. December 2019.

    Alwani M, Campa K, Svenstrup T, Bandali E, Anthony B. An Appraisal of Printed Online Education Materials on Spasmodic Dysphonia. The Fall Voice Conference. Plano, TX. October 2019.

    Alwani M, Sandelski M, Van Buren L, Bandali E, Ting J, Shipchandler T, Illing E. Low Misrepresentation Rates of Scholarly Work in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Residency Applications. American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana. September 2019.

    Huot JR, Novinger LJ, Pin F, Essex AL, Willis MS, Bonetto A. Treatment with soluble activin receptor type IIB alters metabolic response in chemotherapy-induced cachexia. Gordon Research Conference – Myogenesis, Lucca, Italy. June 9, 2019.

    Novinger LJ,Garren CR, Matt BH, Mitchell RM.  Prevalence of Eustachian tube dysfunction in children with tracheostomy. ASPO Summer Meeting 2019: Frontiers in Pediatric Otolaryngology. July 24, 2019.

    Sandelski M, Novinger LJ, Mantravadi A. Quantity and Timing of Blood Transfusion Impact Complication Rate in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer Undergoing Free Flap Reconstruction. American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery 2019 Annual Meeting. September 17, 2019.

    Huot JR, Novinger LJ, Pin F, Narasimhan A, Essex AL, Zimmers TA, Willis MS, Bonetto A. Blockade of ACVR2B preserves skeletal and cardiac muscle function in the presence of metastatic colorectal cancer. 12th internationalSCWD conference on cachexia, sarcopenia and muscle wasting. December 6, 2019.

    Novinger LJ,Marsee MK, Newman S, Nesemeier R, Vernon D, Shipchandler TZ. Preoperative Characteristics Associated with Post-Operative Improvement in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Nasal Airway Obstruction and Nasal Valve Collapse. 123rd Annual Meeting at COSM. April 24, 2020.

    Newman S, Novinger LJ, Marsee M, Nesemeier R, Shipchandler T. Predictors of Use of Batten Grafts in Patients Undergoing Nasal Valve Repair. 2020 AAFPRS Spring Meeting. April 24, 2020. 

Residency Research Directors

17430-Halum, Stacey

Stacey L. Halum, MD

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

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23096-Nelson, Rick

Rick F. Nelson, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

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