Good news—at the Washington University Board of Trustees meeting earlier this month, I was promoted to Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, with tenure! I'm very honored to be recognized this way, and to my department for their support.
Congratulations to Caitlin Ward, who successfully defended her senior honors project this afternoon. Caitlin is majoring in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology at Wash U and was the first student to join my lab. In her honors project, she conducted an experiment to see whether listening to acoustically-challenging stories has any impact on our ability to remember these stories later. Caitlin updated and standardized a large set of Aesop's Fables, designed her experiment, and collected data from a group of undergraduates. The work is ongoing, and I look forward to sharing results sometime in the coming months. Great job Caitlin!