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News and briefs: Resident awarded $10K grant for cochlear implant app

Residency Program Insider, August 7, 2012

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The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery awarded a $10,000 resident research grant to Elena Willis, MD, a resident at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY, towards developing a tablet computer app that improves speech for children with cochlear implants.

Willis submitted original research on the topic that highlighted disparities in therapy that children with cochlear implants receive, according to a News-Medical.net article. The app could be especially helpful to children age two – five. The app would be customizable to each child and parent and use games and stored information to increase speech skills gradually.

The research project for developing the app is scheduled to last one year, according to the article.

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