Research is an important mission in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University. Over the past few years, the department has expanded its research effort with development of a basic science thyroid proteomics lab as well as translational research endeavors with animal models including rabbit, rat and pig. Clinical databases have been created for our skull base center, microvascular patients, head and neck cancer patients and endocrine patients. Residents are encouraged to work on research projects throughout their tenure at Jefferson, with an average of three first-author publications per resident. Although there is no mandate, the departmental support has led to universal involvement of all residents. Additionally, the majority of research funding has been from internal sources as well as external grants. A research coordinator within the department and statisticians at the University are available.
For three years in a row (2007-2009), Jefferson has won the Philadelphia ENT Research Paper Award.
The department publishes approximately 20 articles per year in the following journals: Oto-HNS, Laryngoscope, Thyroid, Annals of Oto, Sleep, Archives of Facial Plastics, Archives of Oto.
Meetings at which you have presentations (poster, oral, other) are fully funded including transportation, a daily stipend, room and board.