Students Present at National SENTAC Meeting

L to R: Libby M. Ward, Aneesh Patel, Dr. Jessica Levi, Dr. Betty Yang (PGY 5 Resident), Katie Parrish (Child Life Specialist), Zaroug Jaleel and Helen Hyeon Soh

Four BUSM students presented their abstracts at the Society for Ear, Nose, and Throat Advances in Children (SENTAC) Annual Meeting in early December in San Diego. The multidisciplinary meeting of physicians, health professionals and students provides a forum for sharing new ideas and research devoted to the care of children with various disorders. Presenters are invited to speak based on a peer-reviewed abstract submission.

The students are mentored by Jessica Levi, MD, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics, who also serves as the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology at BMC. Speakers included:

  • Helen Hyeon Soh, ‘22
    “Factors Affecting Compliance with Myringotomy Tube Follow-up Care” (Podium)
  • Zaroug Jaleel, ‘21
    “Otolaryngologic Traits in Children with Low Birthweight” (Podium)
  • Aneesh Patel, ‘20
    “Refractory Symptoms after Adenoidectomy in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea” (Podium)
  • Libby M. Ward, ‘22
    “Parental Concerns about Pediatric Otolaryngologic Surgeries” (Poster)

“SENTAC is an excellent place for students to present research for the first time. The environment is collaborative and educational, and students are treated with as much respect as the founders of pediatric otolaryngology,” said Dr. Levi.