Kathleen C.M. Campbell, PhD

Research Professor, Distinguished Scholar

    About me

    Contact
    phone: 217.545.7310
    kcampbell@siumed.edu

    Kathleen Campbell, Ph.D., 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 Canda and the United States for over 25 years buy has conducted full time research for the last 15 years.  She is originally from South Dakota and obtained her Master's degree form 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.

    She authored Essential Audiology for Physicians and edited/authored Pharmacology and Ototoxicity for Audiologists. She recently 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.

    Research Interests

    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.

    General Laboratory Techniques:

    Auditory Electrophysiologic Measures, Noise exposures, Spectrophotometry, Enzyme Analyses

    Education & training

    Undergraduate Degree
    1989 Ph.D., University of Iowa, Audiology/Hearing Science
    1977 M.A., University of South Dakota, Audiology
    1973 B.A., South Dakota State University, Communication/Education

    Grants

    2015-2020       R01 DC014549-01 NIDCD/NIH entitled “Optimizing D-methionine (D-met) Pre-loading and Rescue Dosing Through Functional and        Biomarker Measures”. April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2020 $2,816,808.00  PI. Kathleen Campbell, PhD

    Patents

    “Therapeutic Use of D-Methionine to Reduce the Toxicity of Platinum-Containing Anti-Tumor Compounds”  Inventor:  Kathleen Campbell, U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 08/942,845, SIU File #7356.  Issued February 13, 2001

    “Therapeutic Use of D-methionine to Reduce the Toxicity of Ototoxic Drugs, Noise and Radiation”  Inventor Kathleen C.M. Campbell, Patent No: 6,265,386 B1.  Date of Patent July 24, 2001

    “Therapeutic Use of D-Methionine to Reduce the Toxicity of Noise” Inventor:  Kathleen C. M. Campbell,  Patent No. 7,071,230 Date of Patent July 4, 2006

    “ Therapeutic Use of Methionine-Derivatives to Reduce the Toxicity of Noise” U.S. Patent # 7,423,065 Application No. 11/324,744 issued September 9,2008

    “Therapeutic Use of D-methionine to Reduce the Toxicity of Ototoxic Drugs, Noise, and Radiation” European Patent No. 98915362.2 Date of Patent June 25, 2003

    Awards

    Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities

    1977 British Columbia Provincial Scholarship

    Graduate Book Award, University of South Dakota (Outstanding Graduate Student)

    F.O. Butler Scholar Zeta Phi Eta (honorary communications fraternity)      

    Alpha Psi Omega (honorary drama fraternity)

    Psi Lamda Theta (honorary education fraternity)

    Honorary Lifetime Member East Kootenay Society for the Hearing Impaired

    1984               National Woman's Scholarship; Mensa Education and Research  Foundation (Rita Levine Award)

    1984               University of Iowa Staff Scholarship

    1984               Marquis Who's Who Directory of Professionals and Resources in Rehabilitation

    1985               University of Iowa Staff Scholarship

    1985               ASHA Continuing Education Award

    1986               University of Iowa Staff Scholarship

    1987               University of Iowa Staff Scholarship

    1987               Who's Who Among Human Services Professionals

    1987 - 1988   Doctoral Fellow: Veterans Administration

    1988               ASHA Continuing Education Award

    1988               Sigma Xi (full member)

    1988               University of Iowa Staff Scholarship

    1988               International Scholar Society

    1989               Wrote national guidelines for audiology education of otolaryngology residents (By Invitation)

    1990               NIH Clinical Investigator Development Award (see Grants)

    1993               ASHA Continuing Education Award

    1994 - present          Marquis Who's Who of American Women

    1995 - present          Marquis Who’s Who in American Education (5th Edition)

    1995               ASHA Continuing Education Award

    1996 - present          Marquis Who’s Who in the Midwest

    1996 - present          Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering

    1997               NIH James A. Shannon Directors Award (see Grants)

    1997 - present          Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare

    1998 - present          Marquis Who’s Who in America

    1999              Marquis Who’s Who in America Science and Engineering, 5th Edition

    2003              Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 18th Edition

    2000               Fellow of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (out of 110,000 members, 20 are chosen each year to be ASHA fellows)

    2001               American Academy of Audiology: Special Presidential Citation for work Developing National Professional Practice Guidelines and Algorithms, Awarded April 19 at American Academy of Audiology National Convention, San Diego, CA

    2001               Elected to the National Board of Directors for the American Academy of Audiology

    2004               Copper Black Award for Creative Achievement Awarded by American Mensa for best inventions/patents with practical applications by a member (nominated by Sangamon Mensa)

    2004               American Academy of Audiology Scholar Award

    2004               Basic Science Researcher of the Year for the Academic Incentive Program SIU Department of Surgery (first year of program)

    2005               Basic Science Researcher of the Year for the Academic Incentive Program SIU Department of Surgery

    2006-present   Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare

    2006               Basic Science Researcher of the Year for the Academic Incentive Program SIU Department of Surgery

    2007               Basic Science Researcher of the Year for the Academic Incentive Program SIU Department of Surgery

    2007               Invited Participant for American Association of Medical Colleges Mid-Career Women Facult Professional Development Seminar Scottsdale, AZ.Travel award received from SIUSOM to attend.

    2008               Basic Science Researcher of the Year for the Academic Incentive Program

               SIU Department of Surgery

    2009               Medical Innovators Award. Given by Sangamon County Medical Society and The Springfield Chamber of Commerce

    2010               Mensa Foundation Trustees Award for Dr. Campbell’s work in chairing the Awards for Excellence Research Program since 2004.

    2011               Honors of the Association: Illinois Academy of Audiology January 27,2011 Highest honor of ILAA, one award given per year

    2012               Inventor of the Year:   Southern Illinois University. University wide award. October 19, 2012 Carbondale, IL

    2013               Medical Innovators Clinical Trials Award. Given by Sangamon County Medical Society and The Springfield Chamber of Commerce

    2013               SIU Group Quality Award for Campbell Research Team

    2014               Distinguished Scholar University Wide Award, Southern Illinois University

    2015               Scope: SIU Literary Journal. First Prize Poetry “Seeing Hearing”

    2015               Legacy Award Finalist: City of Springfield and Springfield Small Business Association

    2016               Honors of the Association American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)

    2016               Honorary Knowledge and Discovery Award, American Health Council

    2017               Natatlie Stukas Hearing Conservation Award, Illinois Academy of Audiology

    2017               American Academy of Audiology Academy Scholar Award

    2019               Honorary Doctor of Science Degree, A.T. Still University, Commencement Speaker, Mesa, AZ June 7, 2019