AHNS is pleased to announce the 2021 AHNS Award Winners during AHNS 10th International Virtual Conference on Head and Neck Cancer:
Theresa Guo, (AHNS/AAO-HNSF Young Investigator Combined Award)
Entitled work: Establishing immunogenicity of splice variant derived neoantigens in HNSCC
Sarah Dermody, (AHNS Alando J. Ballantyne Resident Research Pilot Grant)
Entitled work: Circulating Tumor DNA (ctDNA) Urine Kinetics in HPV-related Head and Neck Cancer
Tom Barrett, AHNS Alando J. Ballantyne Resident Research Pilot Grant sponsored by AHNS Endocrine Section and EISAI Pharmaceuticals.
Entitled work: Spatial Architecture of Immune Evasion in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Rebecca Gao, AHNS Alando J. Ballantyne Resident Research Pilot Grant sponsored by AHNS Presidential Request for Application Pilot Award on Basic and Translational Research
Entitled work: Nanopore Sequencing for the Real-Time Detection of Melanoma-Involved Lymph Nodes
Ryan Carey, (AHNS Pilot Grant)
Entitled work: Targeting T2Rs to activate apoptosis in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma
Albert Han, (AHNS Presidential Request for Application Pilot Award on Mucosal Head and Neck Cancer Research).
Entitled work: The microbiome of oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma in young patients
Margaret F. Butler Outstanding Mentor of Women in Head and Neck Surgery Award
2021 Winner Dr. Lisa Orloff
2020 Winner Dr. Cherie-Ann Nathan
AHNS Myers’ Family Diversity Summer Travel Fellowship in Otolaryngology Award
2021 Winner Symone V. Jordan
University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY. M.D. Candidate Class of 2024.
2020 Winner Derrick B. Lewis
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Rochester, MN May 2023 M.D. Candidate.
AHNS Research Awards
Robert Maxwell Byers Award
Grace L. Banik, MD, Maisie L. Shindo, MD, Kristen L. Kraimer, MD, Katherine Manzione, Abhita Reddy, MD, Ken Kazahaya, MD, MBA, Andrew J. Bauer, MD, Jeffrey C. Rastatter, MD, Mark E. Zafereo, MD, Steven G. Waguespack, MD, Daniel C. Chelius, Jr., MD, Lourdes Quintanilla-Dieck, MD
Entitled work: Prevalence and Risk Factors for Multifocality in Pediatric Thyroid Cancer: A Multicenter Study
Best Resident Clinical Paper
Brendan Coutu, MD, Dallin Christensen, MD, Evan Ryan, BS, Elizabeth Bradford Bell, MD, Weining Zhen, MD, and Zafar Sayed, MD
Entitled Work: Systemic Inflammation is Associated with Disease Extent and Survival in Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma