Dr. Hirose completed a grant awarded by the American Hearing Research Foundation and the results of this work culminated in a manuscript submitted to the Journal of Comparative Neurology in December of 2004. She received a third grant this year totaling $225,000 from the Royal National Institute for the Deaf. This most recent grant brings Dr. Hirose’s grant awards to a total of $1,305,000 of direct costs. Two abstracts from Dr. Hirose’s work were presented at the 2004 Midwinter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, both of which received significant attention.
Dr. Hirose has also mentored Dr. James Chan during the academic year 2003-2004 and Dr. Nathan Sautter during the academic year 2004-2005. Under the guidance of Dr. Hirose, both Drs. Chan and Sautter were awarded the Resident Research Grant for $10,000 through the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Krakovitz has taken the helm from Dr. Koltai for the subcontract on the grant awarded to the BIOMEC Corporation on ultrasonic detection of middle ear effusion. This project has received continued support through the NIH through a small business innovation research grant totaling $1,420,922 of direct costs.