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March 20, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees

The research team led by Susan Shore, Ph.D.

March Madness is officially underway, and the U-M men’s and women’s basketball teams have made it into the NCAA tournament brackets.

But another U-M team has already made it to the third round of a virtual “tournament of science.” They need more votes to advance to the next round on Friday morning.

A research team led by Susan Shore, Ph.D., of the Departments of Otolaryngology and Biomedical Engineering, is Michigan Medicine’s entry in the fun STAT Madness tournament. It’s run by the STAT medical news organization to raise awareness of the role of universities in medical research.

Shore and her team have worked for years to understand tinnitus, a syndrome marked by phantom noises in the ears that millions of people suffer from. Their research led to the development of a device that has shown early promise in quieting these noises in patients, and they have a clinical trial under way.

Vote for the team here.

You can also check out the entries from the other schools in the tournament, as well as the entry from U-M’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation that made it to the second round of competition.

Learn more about tinnitus and the research project in this Q&A with Dr. Shore.