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4HEScope ALL Vol 8 No 2 MUSC DEPARTMENT OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY Chairman s Corner HEAD NECK SURGERY www MUSCENT org History of Research Excellence T he MUSC Department of Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery has a history of research excellence that spans more than two decades The first R01 grant from the NIH was received by Jack Mills Ph D in 1975 Under his leadership the Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory developed a hearing research program consisting of a strong basic science core supplemented by ongoing translational research in human patients Paul R Lambert M D Extramural Funding 4 250 000 1 900 000 Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory 1975 First R01 PI Jack Mills PhD 1981 3 RO1s 1NSF 1 NIH Contract Hearing and deafness funding INSI DE Research Realm Clinical Update CME Events 1987 Program Project Grant in Age Related Hearing Loss renewed 1992 1997 2002 2002 2 2 million institution and NIH matching grant for laboratory renovation and expansion Present Investigators John H Mills Ph D Ning Ji He Ph D Judy R Dubno Ph D Amy R Horwitz Ph D Jayne B Ahlstrom M S Fu Shing Lee Ph D Mark A Eckert Ph D Lois J Matthews M S Kelly C Harris Ph D Richard A Schmiedt Ph D Over the last six years extramural funding has more than doubled and for FY06 the department ranked 10 in the United States 1 in the Southeast in NIH awards to Departments of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery NIH and other extramural grants totaled more than 4 million in FY07 M Boyd Gillespie M D EDITOR 2001 2007 The Department s research growth parallels our institution s success in expanding basic and translational research In the last 5 years the Medical University of South Carolina has increased research funding almost 50 9th fastest growth in NIH dollars among academic medical centers Balance characterizes the Department s research activities balance in the areas of investigation auditory cancer swallowing sinus immunology balance in the compliment of investigators junior senior emeritus and balance in the funding

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