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NIDCD Director Tucci Receives AOS's Award of Merit

Dr. Debara Tucci
Dr. Debara Tucci

NIDCD Director Dr. Debara Tucci received the 2023 Award of Merit from the American Otological Society (AOS). The award is considered the highest honor in the fields of otology and neurotology. 

Founded in 1868, AOS is the second oldest medical society in the U.S. Its Award of Merit is given to one expert leader in the field each year at the AOS president’s reception. 

Tucci was recognized for her “outstanding leadership and dedication to patient care, teaching and research in otology and neurotology.” Throughout her career, she has successfully combined clinical and surgical practice in otology, neurotology and skull base surgery with basic, translational and clinical research. She has served in national leadership roles for most of the professional societies related to her specialty and subspecialty and is co-chair of the Lancet Commission on Global Hearing Loss. She has been NIDCD’s director since 2019.

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