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. The John L. Kemink, M.D., Memorial Lecture is held bi-annually.
John L. Kemink, M.D. Memorial Lecture
Every other year, the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Department of Surgery, Section of Neurosurgery host a lecture in memory of John L. Kemink, M.D. Dr. Kemink, a neurotologist, was a pioneer in the field of cochlear implantation prior to his death in 1992. Both his research and clinical work helped to advance patient care dramatically.
In order to continue the interdepartmental collegiality and scientific interchange begun by Dr. Kemink, colleagues and friends initiated this lectureship in 1993. Distinguished scholars of national stature are invited to discuss their latest clinical research and treatment modalities in the fields of otolaryngology and neurosurgery.
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.
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.