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Gayle Woodson, MD - Elected to the American Surgical Association

The American Surgical Association was founded in 1880 and is the nation's oldest and most prestigious surgical organization. Its members include the nation’s most prominent surgeons from the country's leading academic medical institutions." (http://americansurgical.org/about.cgi)

Dr. Woodson also presented at the 43rd Annual Symposium of the Voice Foundation in Philadelphia.
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The Barbara L. Armour Memorial Award was presented to Kelly Sheehan, a researcher in the surgery department, who has been on the SIU staff since 2008. The award is presented to recognize excellence, dedication and contributions to scientific research. She received the award for her work in the laboratory of Dr. Leonard Rybak, Ph.D., professor of otolaryngology head and neck surgery. Sheehan is the daughter of Tim and Mary Jo Sheehan of Springfield. She earned her bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2006) and her master’s in biology from the University of Illinois Springfield (2012). The Armour Award was established in memory of Barbara Lawhorn Armour, a pharmacology researcher, who died in 1995.


Gus Gordon and Gayle Woodson, MDGus Gordon, local TV personality, accompanied Dr. Gayle Woodson, Professor and Chair of Otolaryngology (ENT), through a day of operating and seeing patients in clinic as part of a Mini-Internship Program sponsored by the Sangamon County Medical Society.

Mr. Gordon was particularly interested in Dr. Woodson’s practice as it relates to laryngology, the study of the voice.



SIU Med School Hearing Loss Study Advances with DOD Grant

A Southern Illinois University School of Medicine patented drug aimed at preventing noise-induced hearing loss is in the final stages of research. A $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense U.S. Army Research and Materiel Command Branch will support a Phase 3 clinical trial to determine if D-methionine (D-met) can prevent noise-induced hearing loss in soldiers. more...