Christoph Schreiner, MD, PhD Receives the ARO Award of Merit at their Annual Meeting

March 15, 2022

Congratulations to Christoph Schreiner, MD, PhD, of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF OHNS), who recently received the 2022  Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) Award of Merit. Dr. Schreiner is a professor in the Departments of OHNS and Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences at UCSF.

The ARO Award of Merit recognizes an individual who has made substantial scientific achievements in and contributions to the fields encompassed by otolaryngology. Dr. Schreiner received this award for his seminal studies of central sound processing and cortical plasticity. Findings from his work have set the basis for understanding of the effects of hearing impairments on cortical function.

"My life-long fascination with the sense of hearing began early in my career. Thank you to my three influential mentors - Prof. Manfred R. Schroeder from the University of Göttingen, Prof. Otto Creutzfeldt at the Max-Plank-Institute (MPI), and Prof. Michael Merzenich at UCSF – and collaboration with Prof. Jeffery Winer from UC Berkeley plus many bright and talented students and postdocs and others to help illuminate many key aspects of auditory cortical information processing and their subcortical origins," says Dr. Schreiner.

The award was presented at the ARO's 45th Annual Midwinter Meeting, held virtually from February 5-9, 2022.