Grant Award Recipients


ASPO Grant $20,000
Kelsey Loy, MD
Spatial Heterogeneity in Lymphatic Malformations


ASPO Career Development $40,000
Prasanth Pattisapu, MD, MPH, Nationwide Children's
Pediatric Aspiration: Foundational Research for Decision Analysis

ASPO Grant $20,000
Jacqueline Harris, MD, University of California
Improving Genetic Testing in Underrepresented Minority Children with SNHL

David Lee, MD, Washington University
Cellular Mechanisms of Cisplatin Ototoxicity in Zebrafish Lateral Line

Dustin Micah Harper RRP Grant- $20,000
Alexandra McMillian, MD, PhD
Chondrogenic Differentiation of 3D Bioprinted Stem Cell Constructs for LTR


ASPO Career Development $40,000
Christian Hochstim, MD
The Role of mTORC1 in the Development of Acquired Airway Stenosis

ASPO Grant $20,000
Osama Tarabichi, MD
Development of Novel Viral Vectors for Inner Ear Gene Therapy

Amber Shaffer, MD
Breast Mild Feeding and the Middle Ear Microbiome of Children with Cleft Palate


ASPO Career Development $40,000
Graham Strub, MD, University of Arkansas
Identification of microRNA networks driving Vascular Malformation Growth

ASPO Grant $20,000
Albert Park, MD
What Role Do Gamma Delta T Cells Play in CMV-Induced Sensorineural Hearing Loss?

Joseph Bellairs, MD
Mechanism of ORC-13661 Otoprotection

ASPO Dustin Micha RRP Award
Jonas Miller, MD
New Horizons in RRp: VEGF and Novel Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors


ASPO $20,000
Kaitlyn Zenner, MD, Seattle Children's
Mapping Genetic Heterogeneity in Lymphatic Malformations

Doug von Allmen, MD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
A Novel Method of Assessing the Abnormal Pediatric Airway with Ultrasound


ASPO Career Development $40,000
Nikhila Raol, MD, Emory University
Screening for vocal fold motion impairment in infants after heart surgery

ASPO $20,000
Ksenia Aaron, MD, Los Angeles, CA
Inner ear gene therapy for genetic hearing loss

ASPO $20,000
David Smith, MD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Development of a Non-invasive Genomic Test to Identify Pediatric OSA


ASPO Career Development $40,000
David Zopf, MD, University of Michigan
Patient-specific 3D printed scaffolds for pediatric ear tissue engineering

ASPO $20,000
David Lee, MD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Genetic susceptibility of RRP to adjuvant therapy

ASPO $20,000
Taha Jan, MD, Stanford University
Single-cell RNA-seq analysis of inner ear progenitor cells


ASPO Career Development $20,000
Emily Boss, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins
Nothing about Me Without Me: Shared decision-making for tonsillectomy in children

ASPO $19,976
John D. Prosser, MD, Georgia Regents University
Characterizing xenograft models of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis

ASPO $10,000
Rosa Lipin, MD, Emory University
Palate bone formation and the role of the hypoxia pathway


ASPO Career Development $40,000
Dylan Chan, MD, UCSF
AAV-mediated genetic rescue of Cx26-associated hearing loss

ASPO $20,000
Victoria Lee, MD, University of Washington
Objective imaging measures to guide Robin Sequence airway management,

ASPO $20,000
David Smith, MD, PhD University of Cincinnati
Inflammation and cardiovascular disease in pediatric OSA

ASPO Dustin Micah Harper RRP Research Grant $10,000
Ryan Branski, PhD, NYU
Oral papilloma virus colonization and clearance in patients with RRP


ASPO Career Development $40,000
Emily Boss, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins
Shared decision-making and Outcomes in pediatric SDB

ASPO $20,000
Robert Morrison, MD
Computer-Aided Designed 3D-Printed Bioscaffold For Auricular Reconstruction

ASPO $20,000
Graham Strub, MD, PhD
MicroRNA-mediated regression of infantile hemangioma by propanolol

ASPO Dustin Micah Harper RRP Research Grant $10,000
Simon Best, MD
The PD-1 and PD-L1 Pathway in Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis


ASPO $20,000
Erin Kirkham
Assessment and Validation of Lymphatic Malformation Functional Assessment


None funded


ASPO $20,000
Joseph Haddad, Jr., MD
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
Identification of Genes Associated with Familial Non-syndromic Cleft Lip/Palate

ASPO $20,000
Marci Lesperance, MD, MS
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Development of a Cost Effective Algorithm for Evaluation of Genetic Hearing Loss


ASPO $20,000
Albert Park, MD
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Vaccination Strategy for Congenital CMV Sensorineural Hearing Loss

ASPO $20,000
Jennifer Mulligan, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Contribution of Vitamin D Deficiency to Immune Dysfunction in Children with CRS


ASPO $15,000
Garani Nadaraja, MD
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Mechanisms of Aminoglycoside Upake in Murine Hair Cells

ASPO $15,000
Johannes Grimmer, MD
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Determining if Mutation in Region 7q32 is the Genetic Cause of PHACES Syndrome

Daiichi $5,000
Scott Brietzke, MD
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, North Potomac, MD
Objective Analysis of Pediatric Snoring Before and After Adenotonsillectomy


ASPO $10,000
Randall Harris, PhD
Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC
Genetics of Moraxella Catarrhalis Resistance to Human Antimicrobial Peptides

ASPO $10,000
Philip Zald, MD
Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
Innate Immune Response Gene Polymorphisms in Otitis Media

ASPO $10,000
Scott Stephan, MD
The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Repair of Facial Critical Size Defect Using Injectable Tissue Engineered Bone

Daiichi $5,000
Shelby Leuin, MD
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
In Vivo Optical Microscopy of the Pediatric Vocal Fold


ASPO $15,000
Sung K. Moon, MD, PhD
House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Role of Spiral Ligament Fibrocyte in Otitis Media-Induced Inner Ear Inflammation

ASPO $15,000
David Hartemink, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa, Wi
Gene Expression in the Middle Ear Epithelium o f the Chincilla

DAIICHI $5,000
Samuel Ostrower, MD
Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Genetic Changes in the Pharyngeal Mucosa of Children Exposed to Secondhand Smoke


CORE $15,000
Minali Amin, MD
Children’s Hospital of Boston
The Effects of Gastro-Esophageal Acid Suppression on Post Tonsillectomy Pain

CORE $7,500
Henry C. Ou, MD
University of Washington
Development of a Standardized Scale for Ototoxicity

ASPO $7,500
Jason Mangiardi, MD
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Comparison of Polysomnography Outcomes for Microdebrider Assisted Partial Intracapsular Tonsillectomy Versus Total Tonsillectomy

DAIICHI $5,000
Greg Licameli, MD
Children’s Hospital of Boston
Establishing and Normalizing Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMPs) in the Pediatric Population


ASPO $10,000
Minka Latrice Schofield, MD
Columbus Children’s Research Institute
Development of a Rat Model of Lymphatic Malformations

CORE $5,000
Thuy Phung, MD, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Role of mTOR in the Pathogenesis of Infant Hemangioma

DAIICHI $5,000
Albert H. Park, MD
University of Utah
Development of Biofilm Resistant Ventilation Tubes

Rebecca S. Stone, MD
Boston Medical Center Corporation
OSD inFTT: Prevalence and Growth Effects of Tonsillectomy