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NIDCD’s Matthew Kelley Named President of Association for Research in Otolaryngology
Matthew W. Kelley, Ph.D., chief of the NIDCD’s Laboratory of Cochlear Development, has been named president of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO), the professional organization that encourages and promotes research in the field and stimulates scientific interest among its members. Dr. Kelley took office effective March 1, 2016, after serving one year as president-elect. As president, he serves as the organization’s chief officer and chairs the ARO Council.
At the NIDCD, Dr. Kelley and his colleagues investigate the development of the cochlea, the snail-shaped structure in the inner ear that contains the organ of hearing. The goal of his lab is to understand the molecular and cellular factors of different structures in the cochlea that are essential for sound to travel from the inner ear to the brain.
Dr. Kelley has been an active member of ARO for the past several decades and has served on numerous ARO committees. He is honored to have the opportunity to build upon the services and benefits that ARO provides to its members.