Three months during PGY3 and PGY4 years are dedicated to research activities. Residents are expected to formulate and complete projects of a quality suitable for presentation and/or publication at a national level. The design and preparation of the project proposal will take place during the PGY2 year, and final preparation and faculty advisor approval should be completed one month before the start of the first research rotation. All projects will be carried out under the supervision of the program’s director of research and a faculty advisor. There are numerous National Institutes of Health-funded laboratories at UConn Health that welcome otolaryngology resident involvement and participation. In addition, the program may provide appropriate funding for new and innovative resident research proposals. To complete the academic experience, preparation and submission of applications for outside sources of funding is encouraged.

Resident Research

Pediatric laryngeal simulator using 3D printed models: A novel technique

A Rare Cause of Bilateral Conductive Hearing Loss in a Young Boy

Epitympanic meningoencephalocele presenting as a growing middle ear mass

Education, Health Care Economics, and the Resident in the Middle

The History and Evolution of Surgery on the Vestibular Labyrinth

Unusual Fungal Lesion Presenting as a Neoplastic Pediatric Tongue Mass

Reemergence of the Natural History of Otolaryngologic Infections: Lessons Learned from 2 American Presidents

Calcium-channel blockers as therapeutic agents for acquired sensorineural hearing loss

Changes in Serum Prestin Concentration After Exposure to Cisplatin

Prestin as an Otologic Biomarker of Cisplatin Ototoxicity in a Guinea Pig Model

Hemifacial spasm secondary to middle ear cholesteatoma

iPhone otoscopes: Currently available, but reliable for tele-otoscopy in the hands of parents?

Foreign Body Removal, Ear

Medical Management of Frontal Sinusitis

Disorders of the neonatal nasal cavity: Fundamentals for practice

Prevalence of Cochlear-Facial Dehiscence in a Study of 1,020 Temporal Bone Specimens

Opioid Prescribing Patterns among Otolaryngologists

Using simulators to teach pediatric airway procedures in an international setting

Conservative Treatment of Isolated Cricoid Cartilage Fractures From Blunt Trauma

Enhanced Wnt signaling improves bone mass and strength, but not brittleness, in the Col1a1(+/mov13) mouse model of type I Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Characterization of newborn hearing screening failures in multigestational births

Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea and a Lytic-Appearing Lesion of the Posterior Cranial Fossa

The Role of Targeted Therapy in the Management of Sinonasal Malignancies

Serial post-surgical stimulated and unstimulated highly sensitive thyroglobulin measurements in low- and intermediate-risk papillary thyroid carcinoma patients not receiving radioactive iodine

Hearing loss in children with primary ciliary dyskinesia

Audiometric assessment of pediatric patients with cystic fibrosis

Combination of Melolabial Interpolation Flap and Nasal Sidewall and Cheek Advancement Flaps Allows for Repair of Complex Compound Defects

Characteristics and Progression of Hearing Loss in Children with Down Syndrome

Hearing loss in children with growth hormone deficiency

Propionibacterium skull base osteomyelitis complicated by internal carotid artery pseudoaneurysm

Addressing Practice Gaps in Cutaneous Surgery: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment

Audiologic and otologic phenotype in children with Duane's Retraction Syndrome: A rare ophthalmologic disorder

Hormone receptor expression in patients with dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

Cisplatin-induced ototoxicity and the effects of intratympanic diltiazem in a mouse model

Improved visualization of a dehiscent facial nerve with otoendoscopy

Neck recurrence and mortality in esthesioneuroblastoma: Implications for management of the N0 neck

Preliminary Report on the Investigation of the Association Between BPPV and Osteoporosis Using Biomarkers

Surgical management for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo of the superior semicircular canal

Chronic rhinosinusitis osteoblasts differ in cellular properties from normal bone

Inner ear protein as a biomarker in circulation?

Differences in otosclerotic and normal human stapedial osteoblast properties are normalized by alendronate in vitro

Dexamethasone otoprotection in a multidose cisplatin ototoxicity mouse model

Phoma and Acremonium invasive fungal rhinosinusitis in congenital acute lymphocytic leukemia and literature review

Preliminary findings on the effects of topical photoactivated antimicrobial methyl-δ-aminolevulinic acid on murine hearing thresholds

Unilateral endoscopic approach for repair of frontal sinus cerebrospinal fluid leak

Enhanced video images for tympanic membrane characterization

The role of alternative medicine in rhinology

Postcricoid vascular lesions: histopathological and immunohistochemical diagnosis

Auditory function after application of ototopical vancomycin and mupirocin solutions in a murine model

3-Dimensional printed haptic simulation model to teach incomplete cleft palate surgery in an international setting

Initial findings of shortwave infrared otoscopy in a pediatric population

Opioid Prescribing Patterns among Otolaryngologists

Noise-induced trauma produces a temporal pattern of change in blood levels of the outer hair cell biomarker prestin

Smartphone telemedical emergency department consults for screening of nonacute dizziness

Otolaryngology interest groups: A potential solution to the residency match crisis

Fostering Interest without Intimidation in Otolaryngology

SCUBA Medicine for otolaryngologists: Part I. Diving into SCUBA physiology and injury prevention

SCUBA Medicine for Otolaryngologists: Part II. Diagnostic, Treatment, and Dive Fitness Recommendations

A Large Tonsillar Mass in a Healthy Teenager