Edmund Prince Fowler Award
Paul Hong, MD, associate professor in the division of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, was awarded the inaugural Maureen Hannley Award for his thesis, “Parental Decision Making in Pediatric Otoplasty: The Role of Shared Decision Making in Parental Decisional Conflict and Decisional Regret.”
The Maureen Hannley Thesis Award was established this year to honor Dr. Hannley’s legacy and contributions to the Triological Society. As the diversity of the academic and scientific work of the otolaryngology community evolved, Dr. Hannley acknowledged the importance of alternative scholastic contributions to the society, those that fall outside the traditional realms of basic and clinical research. The award will be presented annually to a candidate whose thesis represents an outstanding contribution in the alternative science category of technology/procedure development, otolaryngology status and trends, health services research, or historical perspectives.
As the first recipient of the Hannley Award, Dr. Hong gave a special acknowledgement to Dr. Hannley, who provided feedback on his thesis.