Research

UCSF OHNS Researchers Contribute to Study on Recurrence of HPV-Associated Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Smoking may interact with tumor subsites within the oropharynx to influence recurrence risk, according to recent findings by a research team from UC San Francisco (UCSF). The team share the findings in the paper, "Impact of Smoking and Primary Tumor Subsite on Recurrence in HPV-Associated Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma."

UCSF OHNS's Dr. Andrew Goldberg Featured in Discover Magazine Article

In a recent Discover Magazine article on the relationship between the human microbiome and sleep apnea, UCSF OHNS's Andrew Goldberg was featured. In the article, Dr. Goldberg discussed research into sleep apnea and its relationship to microbiome. Research shows that the relationship is bidirectional – the microbiome influences sleep and sleep disruption influences the microbiome.

UCSF OHNS's Dr. Jennifer Grandis Discusses Effect of Male-Dominated Networking in Medicine

In a recent article in The Conversation, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF OHNS)'s Jennifer Grandis, MD, discussed her research into the challenges women face to advance in academic medicine. Through in-person interviews with more than 100 people in medicine all over the US, Dr. Grandis found that one of the most important reasons women struggle to advance is because they are "consistently excluded from important, male-dominated networking activities."

A Spotlight on Head and Neck Cancer Research at UCSF OHNS

April is Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month, the perfect time to shine a spotlight on the innovative research happening at the Head and Neck Cancer Lab in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF OHNS).

UCSF Study Provides Objective Guidelines to Support and Improve Gender-Affirming Facial Surgery

Researchers from UC San Francisco and the University of Calgary set out to quantify the effect of sex on adult facial size and shape through an analysis of three-dimensional (3D) facial surface images.

UCSF OHNS's Dr. Jennifer Grandis Named Cancer Research Academy Fellow

Congratulations to Jennifer Grandis, MD, of UCSF OHNS, who has been named a fellow of the American Association for Cancer Research Academy. Dr. Grandis's expertise is in precision medicine, signal transduction and translational research, and she was selected for her research on genomic alterations and key signaling pathways in head and neck cancer with the goal of enabling precision medicine studies.

A Hearing Screening Program in Low-Income San Francisco Preschools Shows Success

A study conducted by investigators from the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco and the San Francisco Department of Public Health examined the outcomes of an early childhood hearing screening program in a low-income setting.

Understanding Patient-Defined Goals for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep-related breathing disorder in adults, and it causes pauses in airflow while a person sleeps. The UCSF Sleep Surgery Center is dedicated to offering individualized care for patients with snoring and/or sleep apnea, and they offer surgical treatments for sleep apnea disorders. At UCSF OHNS, Jolie Chang, MD, associate professor, is an otolaryngologist who specializes in surgery to treat OSA. Dr. Chang also leads research in health care decision making and surgical outcomes for sleep apnea therapies. Most recently, she led a team that conducted a study to characterize the treatment goals and values of adult patients with OSA.

OHNS's Dr. Jeffrey Sharon Among the 2022 UCSF Catalyst Awardees

Congratulations to UCSF OHNS's Jeffrey Sharon, MD, who was recently announced as one of the 2022 Catalyst Awardees! Dr. Sharon is an assistant professor in the Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery division and the director of the Balance and Falls Center. Dr. Sharon was selected for his project, "Development and Validation of a Machine Learning Based Smartphone Application for Point of Care Vestibular Testing."

Using Precision Medicine to Improve Treatment of Patients with Tinnitus

Tinnitus, which is the perception of sound in the absence of an external stimulus, affects nearly 50 million Americans. Although there is currently no cure for tinnitus, this symptom can be often successfully managed to minimize its intrusiveness and improve quality of life, and research is being done to improve treatment of tinnitus. Here at the University of California San Francisco Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (UCSF OHNS), some of Steven Cheung, MD's research interests are hearing loss, tinnitus and other sensory phantoms.

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