An insider's look at key highlights and challenges of ototoxicity research over the years and a discussion of exciting emerging studies to watch for, written in an engaging Q & A format with distinguished audiology innovator, Kathleen Campbell, PhD.
Course created on October 12, 2020
- After this course learners will be able to explain areas of study, training and recommendations for audiologists wishing to specialize in ototoxicity.
- After this course learners will be able to discuss aspects of clinical trials and testing of new technologies and pharmaceuticals including intellectual property protection and patents.
- After this course learners will be able to list key highlights and challenges of research underway in regard to otoprotective agents and noise-induced hearing loss.
|0-15 Minutes||Ototoxicity expertise and specialization|
|15-30 Minutes||Research, clinical trials, patents, testing of new technologies and pharmaceuticals|
|30-45 Minutes||Current research - key highlights: otoprotective agents, COVID, noise induced hearing loss|
|45-60 Minutes||Further Reading|
Kathleen C. M. Campbell
Professor and Director of Audiology Research - Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Kathleen Campbell, PhD, CCC-A, Distinguished Scholar and Research Professor at Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine, Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology was a clinician/clinic director in Canada and the United States for over 25 years and has conducted full-time research for the last 15 years. She obtained her Master's degree from the University of South Dakota and her PhD from the University of Iowa. She served on the American Academy of Audiology Board of Directors, received an American Academy of Audiology Presidential Citation for her work in developing professional practice standards jointly for the American Academy of Audiology, American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and the Department of Veteran's Affairs. She also received two Medical Innovators Awards and is a fellow of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. In 2011 she received Honors of the Association from the Illinois Academy of Audiology. She was the 2012 Inventor of the Year for the Southern Illinois University System. She was named SIU university-wide Distinguished Scholar for 2014, the university system's highest honor with one given per year. In 2016 she was awarded Honors of the Association from the American Speech-Language, Hearing Association. In 2017 she received the Natalie Stukas Hearing Conservation Award. In 2019, she received an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from A.T. Still University for her contributions to the profession of audiology.
Dr. Campbell is the author of Essential Audiology for Physicians and she edited/authored Pharmacology and Ototoxicity for Audiologists. She completed a Phase 3 clinical trial of D-methionine as an oral agent to prevent noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus. These clinical trials are under an FDA IND and were funded by the US Department of Defense, US Army Research and Materiel Command, CDMRP. This clinical trial was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. She has received over 60 grants from National Institutes of Health, US Department of Defense, and other agencies for her research in otoprotective agents and is the sole inventor for the protective agent D-methionine patents. During her time at SIU she has secured over 11 million dollars in external funding. She has received 5 US and 33 foreign patents for her inventions for pharmacologic otoprotective agents.
Her research is focused on ototoxicity and otoprotective agents. She has served as principal investigator on more than 60 research grants, funded by agencies such as the Department of Defense, Veterans Administration, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Aging and National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders.
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