WIO Endowment FY21 Grant Recipients
WIO Endowment announces 2021 Grant Recipients.
The Women in Otolaryngology Endowment (WIOE) was established in 2010 to provide a perpetual stream of funding in the form of grants for projects that support actionable research and projects that are designed to benefit the professional development of women in otolaryngology. We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 WIOE Grants.
Validation of a Surgeon Experience Instrument to Assess the Impact of Gender and Parental Status
Grant recipient: Anju K. Patel, MD, Harvard Medical School
Validation of a Surgeon Experience Instrument to Assess the Impact of Gender and Parental Status addresses the critical and time-sensitive need for a more comprehensive physician experience tool that addresses the full spectrum of items that may culminate in women leaving their current job or the profession, particularly within vulnerable groups such as young women and women of color.
Exploring How Female Otolaryngologists Manage Gender Bias in the Workplace
Amanda Hu, MD, University of British Columbia
Exploring How Female Otolaryngologists Manage Gender Bias in the Workplace, a study using both quantitative and qualitative methods, assesses how female ENTs manage gender bias in the workplace. It is well established that gender bias occurs in the workplace in surgery. This study will address moving past the realization of gender bias and how to proactively address it.
Influence of Age, Gender, and Race of Otolaryngologists on Parental Seeking of Second Opinions
Michele M. Carr, DDS, MD, PhD, University at Buffalo, Department of Otolaryngology, Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Influence of Age, Gender, and Race of Otolaryngologists on Parental Seeking of Second Opinions looks at whether immutable characteristics of physicians are associated with changes in the probability of a parent seeking a second opinion in an otolaryngology context.
Development of POWer: Podcast of Otolaryngology Women
Grant recipients: Janice Farlow, MD, University of Michigan; Pratyusha Yalamanchi, MD, MBA, University of Michigan
Development of POWer: Podcast of Otolaryngology Women, designed for early-career women otolaryngologists, delivers both pragmatic advice and shares lived experiences to equip listeners with critical nonmedical skills and knowledge needed for successful, fulfilling careers.
Gender-based Differences in Operating Room Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Pain among Otolaryngologists
Deepa Galaiya, MD, Johns Hopkins; Eric Formeister, MD, MS, Johns Hopkins
Gender-based Differences in Operating Room Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Pain among Otolaryngologists is an objective assessment of ergonomic considerations in real otolaryngologic surgeries and in simulated sessions with exaggeratedly unfavorable and favorable ergonomic positioning in a temporal bone laboratory setting.
Infertility and Pregnancy in the Female Otolaryngologist, a Comparison Study Between Females in Surgical versus Nonsurgical Specialties
Brittany Abud, MD, University of Illinois
Infertility and Pregnancy in the Female Otolaryngologist, a Comparison Study Between Females in Surgical versus Nonsurgical Specialties evaluates the rate of infertility in female surgeons and in particular, otolaryngologists, as well as the climate of pregnancy in surgical subspecialties. The relationship between physically demanding careers and potential effects on fertility and pregnancy, as well as attitudes toward pregnancy and fertility, will be examined.