The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery hosts two lectureships each year: the Charles J. Krause, M.D., Lectureship and the Lawrence-Hawkins Symposium.

Dr. Charles Krause

Charles J. Krause, M.D., Lectureship

The Charles J. Krause, M.D., Lectureship was established in 1992 by Dr. and Mrs. Charles Krause. Dr. Krause was a former chair of the department. The lectureship aims to further the understanding of research advances in otolaryngology, involving both basic science issues and clinical medicine. Residents present updates on their research projects, which cover a variety of topics and specialties.The lectureship occurs in June at the conclusion of each academic year. It coincides with the Residency and Fellowship Graduation.

Department faculty and alumni as well as regional community otolaryngologists are invited. Participants will understand state-of-the-art care and research for otolaryngologic cases and apply that knowledge in the routine delivery of care in community practice in order to enhance clinical and research performance and improve outcomes.

Dr. Merle Lawrence
Dr. Joseph Hawkins

Lawrence-Hawkins Symposium

The Lawrence-Hawkins Symposium was established in 2004 to honor the research legacy of the founding faculty members of the Kresge Hearing Research Institute, Drs. Merle Lawrence and Joseph Hawkins.

The one-day event is devoted to basic science and clinically related presentations by students, fellows and residents of the department and highlighted by a morning presentation by a distinguished alumnus. Department faculty, trainees and alumni are invited to attend.