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Rousseau appointed to NIH study group

Jun. 26, 2014, 9:29 AM

Vanderbilt researcher Bernard Rousseau, Ph.D., is being appointed to the Motor Function, Speech and Rehabilitation Study Section at the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, for the term beginning July 1 and ending June 30, 2020.

Bernard Rousseau, Ph.D.

Members are selected on the quality of their research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals and other scientific activities, achievements and honors.

Study sections review and make recommendations on grant applications submitted to the NIH and survey the status of research in their fields of science, according to Center for Scientific Review Director Richard Nakamura, Ph.D.

Rousseau, director of the Laryngeal Biology Laboratory at the Vanderbilt University Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, is an associate professor of Otolaryngology, associate professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences, and associate professor of Mechanical Engineering.

Rousseau’s federally funded research program focuses on the molecular pathophysiology of acute phonotrauma. His clinical interests include the study of voice and voice disorders.

Rousseau is an associate fellow of the American Laryngological Association (ALA). Rousseau was elected a fellow of the ALA in 2013 for distinguished contributions to the field of laryngology, care of patients with disorders of the larynx and upper aerodigestive tract and for contributions to the teaching of laryngology in medical schools and post-graduate medical education.

In 2008, Rousseau received the ALA Young Faculty/Practitioner Award for contributions in research.

Rousseau directs a laboratory of 11 and has mentored more than 40 research trainees at Vanderbilt since joining the Vanderbilt faculty in 2005.

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