The links below provide information about AHNS grants being offered to researchers, reports from those already funded, resources sponsored by AHNS or its members, new discoveries in clinical and basic science research pertinent to head and neck cancer along with information about grants from NIH, ACS and other sources.
Congratulations to the 2023 AHNS Award Winners!
AHNS Pilot Grant
Farhoud Faraji, M.D., Ph.D
Entitled work: Targeting novel YAP-driven oncogenic and immune evasive networks in
AHNS/AAO-HNSF Young Investigator Combined Award sponsored by AHNS Translational Innovator Award
Katherine Wai, M.D
Entitled Work: Deciphering the Immune Response to Checkpoint Inhibitors in Head and Neck Cancer
AHNS/AAO-HNSF Young Investigator Combined Award
Michael Topf, M.D.
Entitled Work: Mixed Reality Surgery to Guide Head and Neck Cancer Re-resection
AAO-HNSF Resident Research Award sponsored by AHNS Alando J. Ballantyne Resident Research Pilot Grant
Jaclyn Lee , M.D.
Entitled Work: Antibody-labeled PET for Head and Neck Carcinomas of Unknown Primary
AHNS Presidential Award: Understanding Long-Term and Late Toxicities of Treatment in Head and Neck Cancer
David Lee, MD
Entitled Work: Screening Protocol for Late and Long-Term Ototoxicity in H&N Cancer Survivors
AHNS Presidential Award: Understanding Treatment Resistance in Head and Neck Cancer
Kevin Brown Chandler, Ph.D.
Entitled Work :Tumor-Derived Immunoglobulin Driven Resistance to anti-PD1/PDL1 Axis Therapy
AHNS Presidential Award: Head and Neck Cancer in Underserved Populations
Samantha Tam, M.D.
Entitled Work:Increasing equity in patient reported outcome measure completion in cancer
AHNS Endocrine Surgery Section Stryker Research award
Annie Moroco, M.D
Entitled Work: Reimagining Consent: Comprehension & Decision-Making in Thyroid Surgery
AHNS Endocrine Surgery Section Eisai Research Grant
Nimesh Nagururu, B.S.
Entitled Work: Spatially Resolved Immunometabolic Features of Papillary Thyroid Cancer
Myers’ Summer Travel Fellowship in Otolaryngology for under-represented minority medical students
- A personal statement, not more than 500 words (one page, single-spaced) detailing why you want this fellowship experience. Please include in the personal statement your underrepresented minority status
- A copy of your CV to be included with the personal statement
- A letter of recommendation
- Students must be in good standing at an accredited US medical school
Congratulations to the recipients:
2022: Priya Arya
Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah, GA
MD Candidate, Class of 2025
2021: Symone V. Jordan
University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY
MD Candidate, Class of 2024
“Parathyroid Carcinoma: An NCDB Analysis to Understand Diagnostic Challenges and
Outcomes of a Rare Endocrine Tumor”
2020: Derrick B. Lewis
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, Minnesota
MD Candidate, Class 2023
“Improving Care for Patients with HPV+ Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma”
2019: Ezinne U. Agwaramgbo
2018: Frantzlee LaCrete
University of Nebraska Medical Center
MD Candidate, Class of 2024