Richard A. Chole Papers


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Richard A. Chole Papers


  • 2008 (Creation)


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Richard Chole served as the head of otolaryngology at Washington University from 1998-2015. He is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the field of otology and neurotology disorders. He has authored more than 200 scientific publications, book chapters and editorials. He has served on the Advisory Council of the National Institute for Deafness and Other Communication Disorders and was appointed to the Board of Scientific Counselors at the NIH in 2005. He was elected as the American Otological Society Guest of Honor in 2006 and in 2007 he received the Award of Merit from the American Otological Society for his contributions to research and education and service to the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Chole was chosen to receive the Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation in 2008 and he received Presidential Citations from the American Otological Society in 2013 and the American Neurotology Society in 2014. Dr. Chole received continuous NIH research funding from 1979 to 2016 for his work related to experimental cholesteatoma and otosclerosis, osteoclast cell biology, and microbial biofilms in otolaryngic disease. His innovative thinking has led to the development of new prosthetic devices, surgical approaches, and surgical tools.

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Eulogy for Margaret (Margo) Skinner (1935-2008).

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Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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