Award Winners



2014 RESEARCH AWARD RECIPIENTS

Spring 2014 (ARS at COSM)

BASIC SCIENCE RESEARCH AWARD
Sinus microbiota in chronic rhinosinusitis
Vijay Ramakrishnan, MD

CLINICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH AWARD
Cost-effectiveness analysis of medical therapy versus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis
Evan Walgama, MD

Fall 2014 (Annual Meeting)

BASIC SCIENCE RESEARCH AWARD
Sinus instillation of Lactobacillus sakei moderates Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection and
increases airway microbiome resilience in a murine model.
Emily Cope, MD

CLINICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH AWARD:
A randomized, controlled, blinded study of bioabsorbable steroid-eluding sinus implants for in-office treatment of recurrent sinonasal polyposis.
Joseph Han, MD



2013 RESEARCH AWARD RECIPIENTS

Spring 2013

BASIC SCIENCE RESEARCH AWARD
IL-4 and IL-13 compromise the sinonasal epithelial barrier and perturb intercellular junction protein expression
Sarah Wise, MD

CLINICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH AWARD
A systematic review and meta-analysis of asthma outcomes following endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis
Rishi Vashishta, MD

Fall 2013 (Annual Meeting)

CLINICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH AWARD
Steroid-eluting sinus implant for in-office treatment of recurrent nasal polyposis: A prospective, multi-center study.
Fracois Lavigne, MD

BASIC SCIENCE RESEARCH AWARD
Probiotic manipulation of the chronic rhinosinusitis microbiome.
Edward Cleland, MD




2012 RESEARCH AWARD RECIPIENTS


Spring 2012

BASIC SCIENCE RESEARCH AWARD
Epithelial Permeability Alterations in an In Vitro Air-Liquid Interface Model of Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis
Kyle A. Den Beste, B.S.

CLINICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH AWARD
Quality-of-Life Outcomes Following Multiple Revision Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
John D. Clinger, MD

Fall 2012

BASIC SCIENCE RESEARCH AWARD
Sinonasal epithelial wound resealing in an in vitro model: inhibition of wound closure with IL-4 exposure
Sarah Wise, MD

CLINICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH AWARD
Medical therapy versus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis: A prospective, multi-institutional study with one-year follow-up
Timothy Smith, MD, MPH




2011 research award recipients

Spring 2011

BASIC SCIENCE RESEARCH AWARD
Polyhydrated Ionogen with MgBr2 Accelerates in vitro Respiratory Epithelial Healing
Noam Cohen, MD

CLINICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH AWARD
Cost to Society of the Upfront CT Strategy versus Empiric Medical Therapy in the Diagnosis of Chronic Rhinosinusitis
Randy Leung, MD

Fall 2011

BASIC SCIENCE RESEARCH AWARD
A Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial on the Efficacy of Chitosan Gel on Ostial Stenosis Following Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Thanh Ha, MD

COTTLE CLINICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH AWARD
The effects of nitric oxide on Staphylococcus aureus biofilm growth and its implications in chronic rhinosinusitis
Camille Jardeleza, MD



2010 RESEARCH AWARD RECIPIENTS

Spring 2010

BASIC SCIENCE RESEARCH AWARD
Presence of dendritic cells expressing Pro-TH2 is increased in AFRS
Jennifer Mulligan, MD

CLINICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH AWARD
ESS reduces antibiotic utilization in CRS
Naveen Bhandarkar, MD

Fall 2010

COTTLE CLINICAL RESEARCH AWARD
Safety and Efficacy of a Novel Bioabsorbable, Steroid Eluting Sinus Stent
Andrew Murr, MD

BASIC SCIENCE RESEARCH AWARD
Development of a sheep model for the study of fungal biofilm in rhinosinusitis: Fungal and bacterial synergy
Sam Boase, MD



2009 RESEARCH AWARD RECIPIENTS

Spring 2009 

BASIC SCIENCE RESEARCH AWARD
Treatment-recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps is associated with altered epithelial cell expression of interleukin-33
Andrew Lane, MD

CLINICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH AWARD
The comparative disease burden of rhinosinusitis
Neil Bhattacharyya, MD

Fall 2009

COTTLE CLINICAL RESEARCH AWARD
Efficacy of a Novel Chitosan Gel on Hemostasis and Wound Healing Following ESS
Rowan Valentine, MD

BASIC SCIENCE RESEARCH AWARD
TNF-Alpha Inhibits Olfactory Regeneration in a Transgenic Model of CRS-Associated Olfactory Loss
Justin Turner, MD, PhD



2008 RESEARCH AWARD RECIPIENTS

Spring 2008

BASIC SCIENCE RESEARCH AWARD
Reversible Loss of Neuronal Marker Protein Expression in a Transgenic Mouse Model for Sinusitis-associated Olfactory Dysfunction
Justin H. Turner, MD, PhD

CLINICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH AWARD
Construct Validation of a Low-Fidelity Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Model
R Leung MD

Fall 2008

COTTLE CLINICAL RESEARCH AWARD
Olfactory Function and Disease Severity in Chronic Rhinosinusitis
Jamie Litvack, MD

BASIC SCIENCE RESEARCH AWARD
Interleukin 1 Receptor-like 1 Gene is Associated with Chronic Rhinosinusitis
Roberto Castano, MD