Awards & Grants

The Dana M. Thompson Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award

In recognition of a leader who has served to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, through activism and/or research in the field, focused on advancing the health and well-being of children. This award is named after Dr. Dana Thompson, a role model for aspiring professionals in the arena of pediatric otolaryngologic and communication disorders. This award is given by SENTAC every year for a member of the community who exemplifies the leadership and championship of Dr. Dana Thompson in diversity, equity and inclusion in our field.

Gray Humanitarian Award 

In recognition of humanitarian service towards the amelioration of children’s ear, nose, and throat disorders. This award is named after Dr.  Steven Gray, an icon for pediatric otolaryngology.  Dr. Gray was a clinician, a scientist, and a gentle human being.  He was known for the kindness and respect he showed to his patients, colleagues, and friends.  This award is given by SENTAC every year to a member of the otolaryngology community who exemplifies the humanitarian philosophy of Steven Gray.

2021 Award Recipient: Tania Sih MD, PhD, FACS

Ruben Scientific Achievement Award

In recognition of outstanding scientific achievement towards the care of children’s ear, nose and throat disorders. This award is named after Dr. Robert Ruben, one of the fathers and current leaders of pediatric otolaryngology.  Dr. Ruben has lead our profession forward in both his scientific discoveries and publication, as well as his emphasis of the scientific method.  This award is given every year by SENTAC to a member of the otolaryngology community who exemplifies the virtues of Dr. Robert Ruben, and pushing forward the scientific advancement of our field.

2021 Award Recipient:Margaret A. Kenna MD, MPH

Stool Teaching Award

In recognition of outstanding teaching and mentorship. This award is named after one of the fathers of pediatric otolaryngology, Dr. Sylvan Stool.  Dr. Stool was admired by his students and mentees for being an incredible teacher.  This award is given by SENTAC every year for a member of the otolaryngology community who exemplifies the strong educational philosophy of Sylvan Stool.

2021 Award Recipient:Marci Lesperance MD, M.S., FACS

Congratulations to our 2021 Award Recipients

Tania Sih MD, PhD, FACS

Gray Humanitarian Award

Margaret A. Kenna MD, MPH

Robert Ruben Scientific
Achievement Award

Marci Lesperance MD, M.S., FACS

Sylvan Stool Teaching Award

 

SENTAC Academic Bowl 

Congratulations to this year’s Pediatric Otolaryngology Academic Bowl

2020 Winner: Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego — Kastley Marvin, Page Beukelman, and Christina David

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Previous Academic Bowl Winners

2020 Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego Team

2019 Toronto’s Sick Children Team

2018 Texas Children’s Hospital Team

 

Previous Award Recipients 

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Sylvan Stool: Teaching

2021 Marci Lesperance MD, M.S. FACS

2020 Depak Mehta, MD

2019 Claire Kane Miller, PhD, MHA, CCC-SLP

2018 Michael J. Rutter, MD

2017 Richard Seewald, MD

2016 Anthony Magit, MD

2015 Blake Papsin, MD

2014 Seth Pransky, MD

2013 David Darrow, MD

2012 Earl Harley, MD

2011 Craig Derkay, MD

2010 Tania Sih, MD

2009 Michael Cunningham, MD

2008 Judith S. Gravel, PhD

2007 Linda Brodsky, MD

2006 Roger R. Marsh, PhD

2005 Robert J. Ruben, MD

2004 James Reilly, MD

2003 Jacob Friedberg, MD

2002 Dave Parsons, MD

2001 Joan Arvedson, PhD

2000 Ken Grundfast, MD

1999 Charles Bluestone, MD

1998 Sanford Gerber, PhD

1997 William Potsic, MD

1996 Cub Culbertson, MD

1994 Marion Downs

Robert Ruben: Scientific Advancement

2021 Margaret A. Kenna MD, MPH

2020 Diego Preciado, MD

2019 Albert Park, MD

2018 Pablo Antonio Ysunza, M D, PhD

2017 Robert Harrison, DSc

2016 Karen Pepe, MD

2015 J. Paul Willging, MD

2014 Jonathan Perkins, DO

2013 Jeremy Sugarman, MD

2012 Richard Cruess, MD & Sylvia Cruess MD

2011 Mark Haggard, PhD

2010 Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, PhD

2009 Blake Papsin, MD

2008 Francoise Denoyelle, MD

2007 Craig Derkay, MD

2006 Margaretha Casselbrant, MD

2005 Robin T. Cotton, MD

2004 Robert Sphrintzen, MD

2003 Richard Smith, MD

2002 Richard Rosenfield, MD

2001 Pat Brookhouser, MD

2000 Charles Berlin, MD

1999 Jack Paradise, MD

1998 Jerome Klein, MD

1996 John Evans, MD

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Steven Gray: Humanitarianism

2021 Tania Sih MD, PhD, FACS

2020 Lisa Buckmiller, MD

2018 Dr. Kishore Sandu

2016 Dana suskind, MD

2014 Kenneth Grundfast MD

2013 Drew Horlbeck, MD

2012 Bruce Maddern, MD

2011 Glenn Isaacson, MD

2010 Robert F. Ward, MD

2009 Constance Lusk, RN

2008 Harlan Muntz, MD

2007 James Smith, MD

2006 David Parsons, MD

2005 Andrew J. Hotaling, MD

2004 Sylvan Stool, MD

Quality Care Award

2012 Harlan Muntz, MD

2011 No Award

2010 No Award

2009 Lawrence M. Simon, MD

2008 No Award

2007 No Award

2006 No Award

2005 Ken Kazahaya, MD

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