Bruce Gantz, MD, UI professor and head of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, is an internationally recognized expert in cochlear implant clinical research and skull base surgery. He also is a renowned mentor and a leader in developing the next generation of neurotologists--specialists who treat diseases and disorders of hearing, balance and cranial nerves.
On Dec. 14, Gantz will receive the UI Carver College of Medicine Distinguished Mentor Award. This annual award honors Carver College of Medicine faculty members for outstanding mentoring and substantial impact on trainees who have, in turn, led distinguished careers.
Many of the residents who trained under Gantz are now prominent leaders in otolaryngology--they train specialists; are prominent research scientists and clinicians; serve as department chairs and residency program directors; and are research program and grant directors.
The Distinguished Mentor Award ceremony also will feature a free public lecture by David Julius, PhD, professor and chair of physiology at the University of California, San Francisco. Julius, an internationally known expert in the pathways involved in pain and temperature sensing, will present "From Peppers to Peppermints: Natural Products as Probes of the Pain Pathway."
The event will take place at 3 p.m. Dec. 14 in the Prem Sahai Auditorium of the Medical Education and Research Facility. A reception will follow in the nearby atrium.