Herbert Silverstein Otology/Neurotology Research Award 

ANS/AAO-HNS Otology/Neurotology Research Award
First presented: 2000
Funding provided by: Dr. Herbert Silverstein, ANS, & AAO-HNS

Just a reminder, the 2020 CORE Grants LOI and full application submission portal is open (accessible here) with the following deadlines:

  • LOI submissions: December 16, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST
  • Full application submissions: January 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST

Click here for 2020 submission instructions!

Award Information

  • The purpose of this award, which is jointly sponsored by the AAO-HNS Foundation and the ANS, is to support a clinical or translational research project focused on diseases, disorders, or conditions of the peripheral or central auditory and/or vestibular system among new full-time academic surgeons. The award is intended as a preliminary step in clinical investigator career development and is expected to facilitate the recipient's preparation of a more comprehensive individualized research plan suitable for submission to the National Institutes of Health or comparable funding agency.
  • $25,000, non-renewable, one to two years to complete project.
  • Please visit the CORE grant home page for additional information.


The recipient for the 2018-20 ANS/AAO-HNSF Herbert Silverstein Otology and Neurotology Research Award has been selected. 

PI: Elliot D. Kozin, MD
INSTITUTION: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School
PROJECT: “Otopathologic Changes Following Head Injury”

Elliott D. Kozin, MD is the Neskey-Coghlan Neurotology Fellow at Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts Eye and Ear in Boston, MA. Dr. Kozin’s clinical and research training occurred at the University of Pennsylvania, National Institutes of Health, and Harvard Medical School. He has a broad research training in a variety of disciplines, including wound healing, auditory neuroprosthetics, and clinical otology/neurotology. Dr. Kozin currently leads a multi-institutional team investigating relationship between head injury and audiovestibular dysfunction.


Previous Recipients

Lawrence R. Lustig, MD Johns Hopkins University 7/99
David R. Friedland, MD Johns Hopkins University 7/00-6/02
Rose Mary Stocks, MD University of Tennessee 7/02-6/04
Clifford R. Hume, MD, PhD University of Washington 7/03-6/05
Alan G. Micco, MD Northwestern University 7/04-6/06
Romaine Johnson, MD Children's Hospital Cincinnati 7/05-6/07
Joseph P. Roche, MD University of North Carolina 7/08-6/10
Alan Cheng, MD Stanford University 7/10-6/12
Yuri Agrawal, MD Johns Hopkins University 7/10-6/12
Nathan Schularick, MD The University of Iowa 7/12-6/14
Dylan Chan, MD, PhD University of California, San Francisco 7/14-6/16
David H. Jung, MD, PhD Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School 7/16-6/18
Elliot D. Kozin, MD Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School 7/18-6/20