The program consists of clinical, translational and basic science research efforts directed at each subspecialty within Otolaryngology with participation from faculty, fellows, residents, research fellows and students.
- To drive progress in clinical science and practice forward through leadership and innovation.
- To foster and develop scientific inquiry and publication in otolaryngology - head and neck surgery.
- To develop faculty and staff research skills for the production of impactful research in their respective fields.
The Research Program has undergone tremendous growth in the past five years with a significant increase in publications, presentations at meetings, presentations at more impactful meetings, and the development of a successful clinical trial program. The program has also added research fellow positions supported by the department. A formal research curriculum for regulatory compliance and research methodology has been instituted for research fellows and students to provide education on ethical and compliant research practices as well as sound scientific methodology. Numerous faculty also participate in the mentorship of medical students for research projects and the Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC) scholarly inquiry mentorship program.
The program is integrated across the department through the efforts of department's Research Coordinator, Beth Duddy, RN. In addition, Beth leads the bi-weekly educational meeting for research fellows. As a result of the increased productivity and growth, a second research coordinator was added in the department in 2019.