ARS Research Grant Recipients

Grant recipients will be posted here for yearly-awarded grants.


2019

ARS New Investigator Grant

Waleed Abuzeid, MD
Einstein, Montefiore
"Nitric oxide releasing microparticles as a therapeutic strategy for CRS"
($25,000)

ARS Friends in Research Grant

Adam Kimple, MD
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"A novel thiol based mucolytic for treatment of sinus disease"
($25,000)

Michael Kohanski, MD
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
"Cytokine Profiling of Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease"
($25,000)

ARS Resident Research Grant

Jake Lee, MD
Washington University in St.Louis
"Intranasal Theophylline Irrigation for Post-Viral Olfactory Dysfunction"
($10,000)

Sei Chung, MD
Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University
"Exercise capacity and septoplasty with inferior turbinate reduction"
($10,000)


2018

ARS New Investigator Grant

Joshua Levy, MD
Emory University
"Endocannabinoid Activity in Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease"
($25,000)

Charles Tong, MD
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
"Pathogenesis of Inverted Papilloma: viral influence and somatic mutations"
($25,000)

ARS Friends in Research Grant

Adam Kimple, MD
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Targeting Regulator of G-Protein Signaling 22 to Enhance Mucociliary Clearance"
($25,000)

ARS Resident Research Grant

Justin Morse, MD
Vanderbilt
"Inflammatory and Microbial Derivation of CRS Endotypes"
($8,000)

Pawina Jiramongkolchai, MD
Washington University in St.Louis
"Efficacy of Mometasone furoate nasal irrigation for chronic rhinosinusitis"
($8,000)


2017

ARS New Investigator Grant

Do-Yeon Cho, MD
University of Alabama
"Controlled Ciprofloxacin and Ivacaftor Delivery via Sinus Stent"
($25,000)

ARS Resident Research Grant

Ashton Lehmann, MD
Massachussets Eye and Ear Infirmary
"Periostin as a Biomarker for Chronic Rhinosinusitis"
($8,000)

Robert Taylor, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
"Steroid Resistance in CRS Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells"
($8,000)


2016

ARS New Investigator Grant

Adam DeConde
University of California San Diego
"Group 2 innate lymphocytes in aspirin exacerbated chronic rhinosinusitis"
($25,000)

ARS Resident Research Grant

Richard Alex Harbison, MD
University of Washington
"Skills transfer to sinus surgery via a low-cost simulation-based curriculum"
($8,000)


2015

ARS New Investigator Grant

No Recipient

ARS Resident Research Grant

Carol Yan, MD
University of Pennsylvania
"Elucidating gram-positive factors stimulating T2R sinonasal innate defense"
($8,000)

Arjun Parasher, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York NY
"The Role of Doxycycline in Severe Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps"
($8,000)


2014

ARS New Investigator Grant

Justin Turner, MD, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Pro-inflammatory Mediators Alter Expression of NF-Kappa B-Regulating Deubiquitinases in Sinonasal Epithelial Cells
($25,000)

ARS Resident Research Grant

Nyall London, MD
John Hopkins University
"Targeting ARNO-Arf6 to stabilize barrier dysfunction in chronic Rhinosinusitis"
($8,000)

Elizabeth Cottrill, MD
University of Pennsylvania
"Characterization of Sinonasal Solitary Chemosensory Cells"
($8,000)

ARS/AAOA Research Grant

Zachary Soler, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
"Sleep Dysfunction in Chronic Rhinosinusitis
($20,000 / year x 3 years)


2013

ARS New Investigator Grant

Nithin Adappa, MD
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
"T2R38 Polymorphisms is a disease modifier in CF CRS"
($25,000)

ARS Resident Research Grant

Adam Kimple, MD
University of North Carolina
"Regulator of G-Protein Signaling-22: A Putative Regulator of Motile Cilia"
($8,000)

Sarah Novis, MD
University of Michigan
"Variations in Antibiotic Usage for the Treatment of Acute Sinusitis"
($8,000)


2012

ARS New Investigator Grant

Benjamin Bleier, MD
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
"MDR1/P-gp Overexpression and Negative Feedback Insensitivity in CRSwNP"
($25,000)

ARS Resident Research Grant

Adrienne M. Laury, MD
Emory University
"Periostin and RANKL Expression in Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis"
($8,000)

Henry P. Barham, MD
University of Colorado
"Periostin and RANKL Expression in Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis"
($8,000)


2011

ARS New Investigator Grant

Holly Boyer, MD
University of Minnesota
"Office Sclerotherapy for epistaxis due to hereditary hemorrhagic telangectasia"
($25,000)

ARS Resident Research Grant

Nicholas Sorrell, MD
University of Texas Health Science Center
"Manuka Honey for Management of CRS - an in vitro and in vivo analysis"
($8,000)

Samuel Oyer, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
"Inflammatory role of fibroblasts in chronic rhinosinusitis"
($8,000)


2010

ARS New Investigator Grant

Sarah Wise, MD
Emory University
"Characterization of human sinonasal intercellular junctional proteins"
($25,000)

ARS Resident Research Grant

Garrett Griffin, MD
University of Michigan
"Nasal packing as a drug-delivery system post-operatively in chronic sinusitis"
($6,000)

Jessica Shen, MD
University of Pennsylvania
"Inflammatory cytokine modulation of sinonasal ciliary dynamics"
($6,000)

Marika Russell, MD
University of California San Francisco
"Single vs. combined anti-leukotriene therapy in the treatment of CRS"
($6,000)


2009

ARS New Investigator Grant

Brad Woodworth, MD
The University of Alabama
"Novel Flavonoid Compounds for Cystic Fibrosis Chronic Rhinosinusitis"
($25,000)

David Poetker, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin
"Mucin Expression in Paranasal Respiratory Epithelial Cell Culture"
($16,000)


2008

ARS New Investigator Grant

Bradley Otto, MD
University of Pittburgh Medical Center
"The Role of Epithelial Cells in Chronic Rhinosinusitis"
($25,000)

ARS Resident Research Grant

Frederick Roedinger, MD
University of California San Fransisco
"Microarray Analysis of Chronic Rhinosinusitis"
($8,000)

Monica Patadia, MD
Northwestern University School of Medicine
"Mechanisms of B-cell Recruitment in Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps"
($8,000)


2007

ARS New Investigator Grant

Jayant Pinto, MD
University of Chicago School of Medicine
"Regulatory T-cells in Chronic Rhinosinusitis"
($25,000)

ARS Resident Research Grant

Sachin Parikh, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine
"Virtual Surgical Rehearsal for Pre-op Planning in Frontal Recess Sinus Surgery"
($8,000)

Benjamin Bleier, MD
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine"
"In Vivo Laser Tissue Welding in the Rabbit Paranasal Sinus""
($8,000)


2006

ARS New Investigator Grant

Alexander Chiu, MD
University of Pennsylvania
“Efficacy of Topical Lactoferrin and Antibiotics in an Animal Model of Sinusitis”
($25,000)

ARS Resident Research Grant

Sumana Jothi, MD
University of California San Diego School of Medicine
"The Electro-olfactogram in the Diagnosis of Olfactory Dysfunction"
($8,000)

Amber Luong, MD
University of Texas Southwestern
"The role of Non-IgE Inflammatory Pathways in Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis"
($8,000)


2005

ARS New Investigator Grant

Rodney J. Schlosser, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
“Surfactant Proteins A and D in Chronic Sinusitis”
($25,000)

ARS Resident Research Grant

Murugappan Ramanathan Jr, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
"Role of Toll-like Receptors in Chronic Sinusitis"
($8,000)

Luc G. T. Morris, MD
New York University School of Medicine"
Nasal Airway Physiology During Stages of Sleep"
($8,000)


2004

ARS New Investigator Grant

James Palmer, MD
University of Pennsylvania
“Assessment of Bacterial Biofilms in Sinusitis” 
($25,000)

ARS Resident Research Grant

Joseph Raviv, MD
Northwestern University
“Electrical Olfactory Responses After Axotomy in Mice”
($8,000)

Michele St. Martin, MD
University of Minnesota
“Aerosol Deposition Efficiency in the Paranasal Sinuses"
($8,000)


2003

ARS Resident Research Grant

Alex Bien, MD
University of Nebraska
"Nasal Mucosal Sensitivity in Young and Old"
($8,000)

Joel Perloff, MD
University of Pennsylvania
“Evaluation of Biofilms in Chronic Sinusitis”
($8,000)


2002

ARS New Investigator Grant

Karen Fong, MD
Oregon Health Sciences University
“Influence of Estrogen on Maturation of Olfactory Neurons”
($25,000)


2001

ARS New Investigator Grant

David Conley, MD
Northwestern University
“Apoptosis in the Aging Olfactory Mucosa”
($25,000)

ARS Resident Research Grant

Larry Burton, Jr., MD
Mayo Clinic - Rochester
“The Immune Response to Fungi in Chronic Sinusitis and Allergic Rhinitis”
($8,000)