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A/PROF Robert Berkowitz

Positions

  • Otolaryngology (ears, nose & throat, Paediatrics)

Overview

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Additional Grant Information

  • RESEARCH GRANTS

    1990 Berkowitz RG. External cricoid distraction in the pig model.
    Royal Children’s Hospital Research Foundation. $4,000.
    1991 Berkowitz RG. Acoustic rhinometry for nasal airway assessment in children. Royal Children’s Hospital Development Grant. $10,000.
    1992 Berkowitz RG. Development of a stent for tracheobronchomalacia Royal Children’s Hospital Research Foundation. $6,000.
    1995-6 Berkowitz RG and Pilowsky P. Laryngeal abductor motoneurons.
    The Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation. $25,000.
    1995-8 Berkowitz RG. Posterior cricoarytenoid motoneurons.
    Royal Children’s Hospital Research Foundation. $30,000.
    1996-7 Berkowitz RG and Pilowsky P. Laryngeal abductor pre-motoneurons in the rat. The Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation. $29,980.
    1999-2000 Giannini A, Oates J, Berkowitz RG. Factors influencing development of vocal cord nodules in children. Royal Children’s Hospital Research Institute. $4,800.
    2000-3 Berkowitz RG and Pilowsky P. Excitatory influences on laryngeal dilator motoneurons. The Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation. $228,301.
    2003-5 Berkowitz RG and Pilowsky P. Respiratory inputs to laryngeal motoneurons. The Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation. $267,463.
    2004-5 Berkowitz RG. An open-label study of the efficacy of clonazepam in patients with congenital bilateral vocal cord paralysis. Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. $4,220.
    2007-9 Pilowsky P, Berkowitz RG, Sun Q-J. Neurons and neurotransmitters that control phasic laryngeal motoneuron activity. National Health and Medical Research Council. $267,750.
    2007-9 Berkowitz RG, Pilowsky P. Origin of synaptic inputs to dilator and constrictor laryngeal motoneurons. The Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation. $90,895.
       

Awards

Education and training

  • MD, University of Melbourne 1999
  • MBBS, University of Melbourne 1978

Awards and honors

  • Honorable mention, Broyles Maloney Award, American Broncho-Esophagological Association, 2004
  • Seymour Cohen Award, American Broncho-Esophagological Association, 2003
  • Broyles Maloney Award, American Broncho-Esophagological Association, 1999
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 1988
  • Hugh Noel Puckle Scholarship, University of Melbourne, 1988
  • Research prize, Jean Littlejohn Research prize, 1985

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