We are pleased to offer an Under-Represented in Medicine in Otology/Neurotology Travel Grant

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee is pleased to announce FOUR outstanding recipients
of the 2022 ANS Diversity and Inclusion Committee Under-Represented in Medicine Travel Grant. 

Congratulations Quinton! 

Quinton Blount is a 4th year medical student at Mercer University School of Medicine where he is a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He will complete his Sub-Internship at Kaiser Permanente of Northern California - Oakland, under the mentorship of Dr. Noriko Yoshikawa. He conducted neurodevelopmental translational research during his research year at Columbia University/New York Presbyterian while also working with an Otolaryngologist at Mayo Clinic to produce a brand-new Global Surgery Podcast. Quinton is interested in addressing the global burden of disease as it pertains to the field of Otolaryngology. Service to the community and leading with integrity are among some of his most valued traits. Quinton is optimistic that he may utilize all of his skillsets to make a global impact toward healthcare access and sustainability. Dr. Noriko Yoshikawa from Kaiser will serve as Quinton's mentor. 

Congratulations Kaylin!

Kaylin Batey is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate training at Centre College as a first-generation college student, followed by a research training fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. He currently serves as the UK chapter president of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), and he is a member of the national SNMA Health Education and Prevention Subcommittee, where he collaborates with medical students across the U.S. to disseminate community health education and screening programs for underserved populations. Kaylin was recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges as a Herbert W Nicken’s Medical Student Scholar for his leadership to address educational, societal, and health care needs of non-majority communities. In his future career in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Kaylin is excited to incorporate his passion for advocacy and social determinants of health research.
Kaylin will be completing Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery rotations at Vanderbilt University, Georgetown University, and the University of Michigan. Dr. David Haynes will serve as his mentor at Vanderbilt, Dr. Michael Hoa will serve as his mentor at Georgetown, and Dr. Greg Basura and Dr. Christopher Welch will serve as his mentors at the University of Michigan. 

Congratulations Randall! 

Randall Harley* is in his final year of the Clinical Scientist Training Program MD/MS track at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He will be completing a visiting Otolaryngology rotation at Stanford University under the mentorship of Dr. Nikolas Blevins. Randall developed a passion for the auditory system, even before his time in medical school, through various research endeavors. As an undergraduate at Georgetown University, he spent two years investigating the neural innervation and cellular patterning of the developing cochlea. He then accepted a two-year position at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, where he investigated hereditary deafness. He is currently involved with a wide range of research projects pertaining to pediatric otology, health literacy and financial toxicity in head and neck cancer, and diversity in Otolaryngology. *Mr. Harley met the ANS scholarship requirements and will benefit greatly from the mentoring, but he didn’t need the scholarship funds due to other funding. 

Congratulations Andrew! 

Andrew Wadley, is a 4th year medical student at Howard University College of Medicine. He became interested in Otolaryngology while conducing research on sinonasal tumors in animal models at the NIH. Since then, Andrew has continued his research endeavors and is currently working on a research project that examines the surgical outcomes of minority vs. non-minority patients diagnosed with vestibular schwannoma. He has also served on the board for the Latino Medical Student Association and worked as a tutor at his medical school. He hopes to emphasize teaching in his career as well as work in communities that have been traditionally underserved. Drs. Thomas Willcox, Michael Hoa, Walter Kutz, and Brandon Isaacson have graciously agreed to serve as Andrew’s mentors at Thomas Jefferson, Georgetown University and University of Texas Southwestern.


Diversity/Inclusion Committee Members
Stephanie A. Moody, MD, Chair

Elizabeth H. Toh, MD, MBA (Past Chair)
Michael Hoa, MD
Kathryn Noonan, MD
Matthew Bush, MD
Anne Maxwell, MD
Heather Weinreich, MD


The ANS and AOS stand in solidarity with our colleagues and our communities against racism and injustice.

As physicians and educators in the hearing sciences, we advocate for a combination of communication, education, and decisive action so that we may all rise up against racism, bigotry and exclusion.
Please click here to read our Action Statement as it outlines our commitment to embracing diversity and inclusion in our field, and equality in our world.

 Resolution on Diversity of Meeting Presenters and Participation for the American Otological Society 
and the American Neurotology Society

  • Whereas, the councils of the American Neurotology Society and American Otological Society desire to promote inclusivity within the membership of both organizations.
  • Whereas it is recognized that diverse leadership and diversity of presenters allows for cross pollination of knowledge, perspective and experiences enabling a stronger and more robust educational experience for our members. 
  • Whereas the Councils of the organizations recognize the importance of acknowledging diversity among our patients, our trainees and our colleagues. 
  • Whereas, the purpose of the education programs of both organizations is to disseminate information designed to improve physician knowledge, patient care and outcomes, and advance the respective specialties.
  • Whereas, valuable scientific contributions to Otology and Neurotology by colleagues (regardless of gender, race, or other attributes) should be presented at the society’s respective meetings. 
  • Be it resolved that the Scientific Program Committees of the American Neurotology Society and American Otological Society will select speakers and panel members endeavoring to balance educational goals while promoting the diversity of our respective Societies’ memberships and educational offerings. 
  • Be it resolved the Executive Councils of the ANS and AOS will select participation at all levels of the organizations endeavoring to reflect diversity of our respective Societies’ memberships. 

Adopted by the Councils of the ANS & AOS, April 2018

 Click here for a list of ANS Committee members (2020-2021)

Click here for the results of the annual 2018 D/I membership survey

Click here to read about the the efforts and action plan from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Scientific Diversity Workforce 


https://hbr.org/topic/diversity Resources from Harvard Business Review


https://www.aamc.org/professional-development/affinity-groups/cfas/diversity-inclusion-toolkit/resources Professional Development resources from American Academy of Medical Colleges

https://www.aamc.org/what-we-do/mission-areas/diversity-inclusion/learning The AAMC is pleased to bring you a set of online, on-demand video resources on a range of diversity and inclusion topics. The Diversity 3.0 Learning Series includes interviews with thought leaders and experts, faculty career development webinars, guidance on institutional strategic planning and culture and climate assessment, and presentations on innovative programs at AAMC member institutions.



https://thinkculturalhealth.hhs.gov/clas/standards The National CLAS Standards are intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities by establishing a blueprint for health and health care organizations.


https://diversity.nih.gov The Scientific Workforce Diversity (SWD) Office leads NIH’s effort to diversify the national scientific workforce and expand recruitment and retention. Includes the NIH Scientific Workforce Diversity Toolkit.


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