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NIDCD Scientist Receives AAA President’s Award

Linda Bartoshuk NIDCD researcher Carmen Brewer, Ph.D., recently received the American Academy of Audiology President’s Award.

Carmen Brewer, Ph.D., chief of audiology in NIDCD’s Otolaryngology Branch, is the recipient of the American Academy of Audiology’s (AAA’s) 2008 President’s Award. The award was presented in April at AAA’s annual convention, AudiologyNow!, in Charlotte, NC.

In presenting the award, AAA president Alison Grimes cited Dr. Brewer’s exemplary service throughout her term as board member, as well as her innumerable volunteer positions on various task forces. The award, which is presented at the president’s discretion, was given "in grateful appreciation for her significant contributions” to the academy and the profession.

Dr. Brewer is currently the lead investigator on a study of twins to learn more about the genetics behind age-related hearing loss, or presbycusis. She has also studied twins to learn about the genetic nature of auditory processing disorders. As an associate investigator for several trans-NIH studies, she works in the evaluation of auditory and vestibular phenotypes.

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