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					Name             Derin C. Wester, Ph.D. CCC-A                              Updated: 10/3/2007

Position title   Research Audiologist GS-0665/14
                 Otolaryngology Dept.,
                 Naval Medical Center San Diego           <derin.wester@nmc.navy.mill>

Education /training        Degree                Year              Field of study
Univ. of Utah                Ph.D.                1990             Speech Language Pathology & Audiology
Brigham Young Univ.          M.C.D.              1979              Clinical Audiology
Brigham Young Univ.          B.S.               1972               Communicative Disorders

Professional and academic experiences
2006-          Alter’s Brain Center for Development and Evaluation, Oceanside, CA: Title: Chief of
               Audiology: A limited private practice specializing in central auditory assessments. Dennis
               Alters, MD: Childhood & Adolescent Psychiatrist specializing in ADDH, LD & Double-
               Diagnosis cases.
1995 -         San Diego State University, San Diego, CA; Title: Adjunct Research Associate Professor.
               Courses: CD 653-Special Topics: Vestibular Anatomy, Physiology, Assessment and
               Rehabilitation (Sp.95, 96; Fall 97, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 06); Central Auditory Assessment
               (Sp. 98); CD 205-Introduction to Audiology (Fall 98)
1993 -         Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, CA; Title: Director of the Vestibular-Balance
               & Neuroaudiology Laboratory (GS-14-10). Teaching duties include in-service lectures and
               direct hands-on clinical instruction for ENT-HNS Residents, Audiologists, graduate students
               and USN Corpsman.
1992 - 1993    Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA; Title: Director of Audiology;
               Course titles: Auditory Physiology (undergraduate medical student basic science) and
               hands-on clinical instruction for ENT-HNS Residents.
1990 - 1992    University of Alabama, Department of Communicative Disorders, Tuscaloosa, AL;
               Title: Assistant Professor; Course titles: CD-244 Phonetics, CD-501 Research
               Design in Communication Disorders, CD-511 Speech and Hearing Science, CD
               523 Advanced Auditory Test and Measures, CD 524 Bioacoustics: Department
               Chairman; Eugene Cooper, Ph.D.
               Tuscaloosa Ear Nose and Throat Center, Tuscaloosa, AL; Title: Audiology
               Consultant (part time); Supervisor: Ms. Lynn Hayes.
1989 - 1990    Brigham Young University, Department of Communicative Disorders, Provo, UT.;
               Title: Part-time faculty; Course titles: Genetic Aspects of Hearing Loss; Central
               Auditory Assessment.
               Holy Cross Hospital, Quinney Rehabilitation Institute, Speech Pathology & Audiology
               Department, Salt Lake City, UT; Title: Clinical/Research Audiologist (part time); Supervisor:
               Mrs. Pamela Walker.
               Central Auditory Assessment and Consulting Service (a limited private practice at
               the University of Utah, Department of Communicative Disorders), Salt Lake City,
               UT. Title: Consultant/Instructor Department Chairman: Dr. Marvin L. Hansen.
               University of Utah, Biochemistry Department, Salt Lake City, UT.; Title:
               Auditory/Genetic Research Technician (part time); Supervisor: Curtis L.
               Atkin, Ph.D.
1988 - 1989    Primary Children’s Medical Center, Speech Language and Hearing Clinic, Salt
               Lake City, UT.; Title: Clinical Pediatric Audiologist; Supervisor: Tom Almerico.
1987 - 1988    Veterans Administration Medical Center, Audiology Service, Salt Lake City, UT.;
               Title: Clinical Audiologist (1/2 time), GS655-12; Supervisor: Diana Smith, , Ph.D..
               University of Utah, Department of Communicative Disorders, Salt Lake City, UT.;
               Title: Instructor; Course title: CD-450, Beginning Auditory Test and Measures.
1981 - 1987    Utah State Health Department, Bureau of Communicative Disorders, Salt Lake
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                City, UT. Title: Pediatric Audiologist; Supervisor: Thomas Mahoney, , Ph.D..


Employment continued:

1980 - 1981     University of Utah Medical Center, Otolaryngology Department, Salt Lake City,
                UT.; Title: Clinical Audiologist/Clinical Supervisor; Supervisor: Geary
                McCandless, , Ph.D..
1977 - 1980     Utah State Training School, American Fork, UT.; Title: Clinical Audiologist;
                Supervisor: Ross M. Weaver, Ph.D.

Publications

2005   Hoffer, M. E., Gottshall, K.R., Balough, B.J. and Wester, D.C. Oral and transtympanic steroid
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       treatment in new onset Meniere’s disease. Proceedings of the 5 International Symposium:
       Meniere’s Disease & Inner Ear Homeostasis Disorders. pp 353-354. April 2-5, 2005, Los Angles,
       CA.

2004   Hoffer, M. E., Balough, B., Allen, K., Weisskopf, P. , Wester, D.C. and Balaban, C. Sustained-
       release devices in inner ear medical therapy. Otolaryngol Clin North Am: Oct. Vol 37(5): 1053-
       1060.

       Hoffer ME, Gottshall KR, Moore RJ, Balough BJ, Wester DC. Characterizing and Treating
       Dizziness after Mild Head Trauma. Otol/Neurotol, 25(2);135-38, 2004.

       Finley, C.J., O’Leary, M., Wester, D.C., MacKenzie, S., Shepard, N., Farrow, S. and Lockette, W.
       A genetic polymorphism of the alpha-2 adrenergic receptor increases autonomic responses to
       stress. Journal of Applied Physiology, 2004, Jun; 96(6) : 2231-2239.

2003   Hoffer, M.E., Wester, D.C., Kopke, R.D., Weisskipf, P. & Gottshall, K. Transtympanic
       management of tinnitus. Otolaryngol Clin N Am, 36 (2003) 353-358.

       Hoffer ME, Gottshall KR, Weisskopf P, Moore R, Kopke RD, Wester DC. Vestibular Testing
       Abnormalities in Individuals with Motion Sickness. Otol/Neurotol, 24(4); 633-36, 2003.

2002   Kadner, A., Virre, E., Wester, D.C., Walsh, S.F., Hestenes, J., Vankov, A. and Pineda, J.
        Lateral inhibition in the auditory cortex: an EEG index of tinnitus? Neuroreport 2002;
        13(4) 1-4.

       Hoffer ME, Allen, KA, Gottshall KR, Moore R, Kopke RD, Wester DC, Balaban C. The Early
       Kinetics of Gentamicin Uptake into the Inner Ear. Int Tinnitus Journal, 8 (1), 27-29, 2002.

       Hoffer ME, Gottshall KR, Weisskopf P, Moore R, Kopke RD, Wester DC, Balaban C. The Role of
       “Extra-vestibular” Inputs in Maintaining Spatial Orientation in Military Vehicles. Proceedings of
       the NATO HFM Conference on Spatial Disorientation in Military Vehicles.

       Gottshall KR, Moore R, Hoffer ME, Weisskopf P Kopke RD, Wester DC, Balaban C. Exercise
       Induced Motion Intolerance: Role in Operational Environments. Proceedings of the NATO HFM
       Conference on Spatial Disorientation in Military Vehicles.

2001   Kopke, R.D., Hoffer, M.E., Wester, D.C., O’Leary, M.J., and Jackson, R. (2000)
       Targeted, topical steroid therapy in sudden sensorineural hearing loss. The Americal
       Journal of Otology & Neurotology 2001; 22(4) 475-479.
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       Weisskope, P., Hoffer, M.E., Kopke, R.D., Gottshall, K. Allen, K. and Wester, D. (2001)
       Microdose gentamicin delivered via the round window microcatheter: A therapeutic option in
       Meniere’s disease. Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 2001;
       12(3) 154-156.

 Publications continued:
       Weisskopf P, Hoffer ME, Kopke RD, Gottshall KR, Moore R, Wester DC. Placement of the
        Round Window Microcatheter for the Treatment of Meniere’s Disease. Bailey’s Surgical Atlas
        of Head and Neck Surgery-Otolaryngology.

       Hoffer ME, Allen KA, Kopke RD, Weisskopf R, Gottshall KR, Moore R, Wester DC.
       Transtympanic vs. Sustained Release Administration of Gentamicin: Kinetics, Morphology, and
       Function. Laryngoscope 111:1343-1357, 2001.

       Hoffer, M.E., Kopke, R.D., Weisskopf, P., Gottshall, K., Allen, K., Wester, D., and
       Balaban, C. Use of round window microcatheter in the treatment of Meniere’s disease.
       Laryngoscope 111: November 2001: 2046-2049.

       Hoffer, M.E., Allen, K., Kopke, R.D., Weisskopf, P., Gottshall, K. and Wester D.
       Transtympanic versus sustained release administration of gentamicin: Kinetics,
       morphology and function. Laryngoscope 2001 August; 111(8): 1342-1357.

       Sylvia, F.R., Drake, A.I. and Wester, D.C. Case report: Transient vestibular-balance
       dysfuction following primary blast injury. Military Medicine,166: October 2001: 918-920.

       Kopke RD, Hoffer ME, Weisskopf P, Gottshall KR, Moore R, Wester DC. The Use of Sustained
       Release Devices in the treatment of Meniere’s Disease. Op Tech Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg
       12 (3); 154-156, 2001.

       Hoffer ME, Kopke RD, Weisskopf P, Gottshall KR, Moore R, Wester DC. Infusions of
       Aminoglycosides via the Round Window. Annals NY Acad Science 942; 46-51, 2001.

2000   Kopke, R.D., Weisskopf, P.A., Boone, J.L., Jackson, R.L., Wester, D.C., Hoffer, M.E.,
       Lambert, D.C., Charon, C.C., Ding, D.L., and McBride, D. (2000) . Reduciton of noise-
       induced hearing loss using L-NAC and salicylate in the chinchilla. Hearing Research 149;
       138-146.

       Kopke,R.D., Hoffer, M.E., Gottshall, K.R., Wester, D.C., Allen, K., Jackson, R. and O’Leary,
       M.J. (2000) Vestibular function after microcatheter gentamicin as compared to
       transtympanic dosing. Proceedings of the Fourth International Kuelgler Meniere’s
       Symposium, Paris, France, June 1999, pp 655-662.

       Jackson, R., Kopke, R.D., Hoffer, M.E., Allen, K., Rasmussen, M., Balaban, C., Wester,
       D.C., and O’Leary, M.J. (2000) Small animal model for assessing vestibular function after
       gentamicin administration. Proceedings of the Fourth International Kuelgler Meniere’s
       Symposium, Paris, France, June 1999, pp 743-753.

       Gottshall, K.R., Hoffer, M.E., Kopke, R.D., Wester, D.C., Allen, K., and O’Leary, M.J. (2000)
       Vestibular rehabilitatiion after low dose microcatheter gentamicin treatment for Meniere’s
       disease. Proceedings of the Fourth International Kuelgler Meniere’s Symposium, Paris,
       France, June 1999, pp 663-668.

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        Allen, K., Hoffer, M.E., Kopke, R.D., Gottshall, K.R., Wester, D.C., and O’Leary, M.J. (2000)
        Inner ear localization of medicines delivered via the round window
        microcatheter. Proceedings of the Fourth International Kuelgler Meniere’s Symposium,
        Paris, France, June 1999, pp 613-617.

         Hoffer, M.E., Kopke, R.D., Gottshall, K.R., Wester, D.C., Jackson, R. and O’Leary, M.J. (2000)
         Clinical results with the round window microcatheter and microdose gentamicin in the treatment of
         Meniere’s Disease. Proceedings of the Fourth International Kuelgler Meniere’s Symposium,
         Paris, France, June 1999, pp 605-611.
Publications continued:
1999 Bach, K.K., Cupp, M.D., Brewster, M.D, Wester, D.C. & Keefe, M. (1999) Effects of
         activated macrophages and fibroblast growth factor on random skin flap survival in swine.
         Layngoscope, 109: 1156-1159.

        Hoffer, M.E., Balough, B.J., Kopke, R.D., Henderson, J., DeCicco, M., Wester, D.C.,
        O’Leary, M.J. and Balaban, C. (1999) Morphologic changes in the inner ear of Chinchilla
        langier after middle ear administration of gentamicin in a sustained-release vehicle.
        Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Vol 120 (5) pp.:643-648.

1998    Drake, A., Gray, N., Bloom, J. and Wester, D.C. (1998) Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A
        Multidisciplinary Study at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. Brain Injury Source,
        2(1), pp.:38-39.

        Balough, B.J., Hoffer, M.E., Wester, D.C., O’Leary, M.J., Brooker, C.R., Goto, M.
        (1998) Kinetics of gentamicin uptake in the inner ear of Chinchilla langier after middle-ear
        administration in a sustained-release vehicle. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Vol
        119 (5) pp.: 427-431.

1997    Wester, D.C., Drake, A. & Gray, N. (1997)Patterns of vestibular dysfunction and
        cognitive impairment following traumatic brain injury: Implications for outcome.
        MicromedicalTechnologies, inc.: Vestibular Update No. 19, Summer/Fall 1997, pp. 1-5.

        Wester, D.C. (1997) Vestibular balance assessment: Overview. MicromedicalTechnologies,
        inc.: Vestibular Update, 18, p.4.

        Hoffer, M.E., Balough, B., Henderson, J., DeCicco, M., Wester, D.C., O’Leary, M. &
        Kopke, R. Use of sustained release vehicles in treatment of Meniere’s disease.
        Otolaryngo. Clinics of No. Amer.; December 1997, pp.1159-1166).

        Hoffer, M.E., Balough, B., Wester, D.C., O’Leary, M., Kopke, R., and Arenberg, I.K.
        (1997) Destructive ototoxic medicine: Finding the theraputic window into the inner ear.
        (In press: Meniere’s Disease; Arenberg, I.K. & Graham, M. Eds.; Singular Publications
        Inc.)

        Randall, D.A., Wester, D.C. & Hunsaker, D.H. (1997) Reliability of disposable
        intraoperative facial nerve stimulators. Laryngoscope 107, 192-199.

1996    Brewster,D., Cupp, C. & Wester, D.C. (1996) The effects of macrophages in the survival
        of Random skin flaps in swine. Laryngoscope 106, pp. 1094-1098.

1995    Quininez, C., Morgan, C.D., Covington, J.W., Ellison, D., Wester, D.C., Nordin, F.,
        Pollich, J.W. & Murphy, C. (1995) Tasks and EEG alpha effects on olfactory event
        related potentials. An abstract submitted for the Association for Chemical Reception
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        Sciences; 17 Th. Annual Meeting in Sara Sota FL. 19-23 April 1995.

        Wester, D.C. (1995). Alport syndrome: Clinical update. A tutorial article for the Journal
        of the Amer. Acad. of Audiology 6: 73-79.

        Gorlin, R.J., Wester, D.C., and Carey, J.C. (1995). Chapter 9: Genetic hearing loss associated
        with renal disorders In: Oxford Monograph on Medical Genetics No. 28: Hereditary Hearing Loss
                              nd
        and Its Syndromes, 2 ed, Gorlin, R.J., Toriello, H.V., and Cohen, M.M. (Eds), Oxford University
        Press; New York, NY.

1992     Henson-Mack, K., Wester, D.C. & Chen, H.C. (1992). Integrating probilistic and rule-
         based systems for clinical differential diagnosis. Proc. from IEEE Southeastcon 92.
Publications continued:
         Wester, D.C., Sheehy-Grigsby, S.M., (1992). Ultra-high-frequency hearing sensitivity in
         persons with closed head trauma. Audiology Today, 4(2), p. 50.

1991    Wester, D.C., Gregory, M.C., Atkin, C.L. (1991). Auditory phenotypes in X-linked Alport syndrome:
        A study of routine and ultra-high-frequency hearing. Audiology Today,
        3(2) p. 43 [Abstract].

        Wester, D.C. (1991). Auditory phenotypes in X-linked Alport syndrome: A study of
        routine and ultra-high-frequency audiometry. Hereditary Deafness Newsletter of America,
        3(2) p 3.

1990    Wester, D.C. (1990). A clinical study of auditory phenotypes in x-linked Alport syndrome
        using routine and ultra-high-frequency audiometry. Dissertation Abstracts International.

        Gregory, M.C., Zhou, J., Barker, D., Hostikka, S.L., Wester, D., Oliphant, A., Atkin, C.
        and Tryggvason, K. (1990). Phenotypic heterogenity resulting from different mutations in
        the COL4A5 collagen gene in Alport syndrome (AS). Journal of the American Society of
        Nephrology, 1 p. 299.

1988    Wester, D.C. and Tinley, S.T. (1988). Alport syndrome. Newsletter of the National
        Research Register for Hereditary Hearing Loss, Boys Town, Omaha, NE.

1984    Treft, R., et al.(1984).Dominant optic atrophy, deafness, ptosis, opohthalmoplegia,
        dystaxia and myopathy: A new syndrome. Opthalmology., 91(8).


Professional license, certification, awards, and appointments
2004- 2005      Appointed to the NMCSD Laboratory Animal Use and Care Committee
2003-           Western Orthopaedic Ass. Vernon P. Thompson Award for best scientific paper, San
                Antionio TX.
                National Resident Research Competition winning clinical paper.
                Smith & Nephew Resident Competition. Memphis, TN 2003. ($1500 to command only)
                Joseph H. Baugh Award for best resident clinical paper in the U.S. Military. Bethesda,
                MD 2003.
2002 -          Utah State License in Audiology
                California State License in Audiology
2000 -          Star Award for participation on the Civilian Award Recognition Committee, Naval Medical
                Center San Diego
1999 -          Appointment as Adjunct Research Associate Professor, Department of Communicative
                Disorders, San Diego State University
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1998 - 2002      Language Literacy Link; appointment as an Advisory Board Member
                 “Effects of Activated Microphages and FGF on Random Skin Flap Survival
                 in Swine.” Best Clinical Paper, $250.00 award for presentation at the Southern
                 California Area Resident Research Symposium in Otolaryngology Head & Neck
                 Surgery; U.S. Grant Hotel, San Diego, CA, April 25, 1998. Best Resident
                 Research $500.00 award for presentation at the Pacific Conference of the Oto-
                 Ophthalmologic Society, Kauai, HI, June 22-24, 1998.
1997 -           Best Clinical Paper, $250.00 award for “Project Spin; Limits of reliability for
                 vestibular assessment;” presented at Southern California Area Resident Research
                 Symposium in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery; Westin Hotel at Horton
                 Plaza, San Diego CA; April 27, 1997
1995 - 1996      Appointed to the ASHA Audiological Assessment: Physiologic Measures sub-
                 committee
1994 - 1997      Appointed to the NMCSD Laboratory Animal Use and Care Committee
1993 - 1994      Virginia license to practice Audiology & hearing aid specialist
Professional license, certification and awards continued:
1991 - 1993      Alabama license to practice Audiology
1990 - 1991      Excellence in supervision award from the University of Utah.
1989 - 1990      Excellence in supervision award from the University of Utah.
1987 - 1990      Member of USHA Professional Matters Committee.
1985 - 1990      Auxiliary faculty for University of Utah, Dept. of Comm. Dis.
1983 - 1987      Appointed to the Advisory Committee for Licensure in SLP & Audiology.
1980 -           ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence.
1980 - 1990      Utah State License to practice Audiology

Professional organizations
2001 - 2005    American Tinnitus Association, Membership # 64062
2000 - 2005    Association for Research in Otolaryngology
1998 - 2000    Language Literacy Link; Advisory Board Member
1993 - 1994    Member; Virginia Speech Language and Hearing Association
               Member ; Tidewater Audiology Society
1990 - 1993    Member ; Alabama Speech Language and Hearing Association
               Member ; American Academy of Audiology
1987 - 1990    Member; Utah Speech and Hearing Association, Professional Matters Committee.
1986 - 1990    Member of the American Tinnitus Society
1981 - 1987    Member of the American Auditory Society
1983 - 1987    Member of the Advisory Committee for Licensure in Speech Language Pathology
               and Audiology, of the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing;
               acting chairman from 1985 - 1987
1980 - 1990    Member of the Utah Speech Language and Hearing Association
1977 -         Member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association
1977 - 1990    Member of the Utah Audiology Society

Book reviews
1998         Jacobson G., Newman C. and Kartush (1997)Handbook of Balance Function
                                                                             nd
             Testing. Singular Publishing Group, Inc. [Text book review for 2 edition, March
             24-April 15, 1998]

Masters degree research
1997          Daganzo, J. “Rotation Chair Evaluation of Normal and Motion Sick
              Individuals Using Infared Video Eye Tracking,” San Diego State University/Naval
              Medical Center San Diego. Role: Auxiliary faculty research project supervisor.

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1994            Dusa, R. "ECoG-ABR Tiptrode Normative Parameter Study." San Diego State
                University/Naval Medical Center San Diego. Role: Consultant research project
                supervisor.
                Grigsby, S.M. "Ultra-high-frequency hearing sensitivity in persons with closed
                head trauma." University of Alabama. Role: Thesis Committee Chairman.
                Henson-Mack, K. "A multiexpert approach to evaluating a central auditory
                processing questionnaire. University of Alabama. Role: Consultant thesis
                committee member.

Professional presentations
2004 Wester D.C., Finley, C.J., Killion, P., Hoffer, M.E., Coleman, J. A Normative Study of ABR
       Latency-Intensity Function in Chinchilla Langier. ARO, 2004 Midwinter Meeting: Feb 22-26, 2004,
       Mark Resort, Daytona Beach, FL (Poster # 348)

        Finley, C.J., Killion, P., Hoffer, M.E., & Wester, D.C. The Kinetics and Toxicity of Leupeptin in the
        Inner Ear of the Chinchilla. 2004 AAO-HNS Annal Meeting Research Forum. Sept. 19-22, 2004,
        Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY (Poster # )

        Professional presentations continued:
        Wester, D.C., Provencher, M., Hoffer, M.E., Gottshall, K.R. & Gillingham, B.L.
        Vestibular Function in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. . 2004 AAO-HNS Annal
        Meeting Research Forum. Sept. 19-22, 2004, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New
        York, NY (RF030)

        Wester, D.C., Provencher, M., Hoffer, M.E., Gottshall, K.R. & Gillingham, B.L.
        Vestibular Function in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Military Audiology Association
        Meeting, April 5-7, 2004, Marriott Hotel, Park City, Ut

2003    Provencher MT, Wester DC, Hoffer ME, Gottshall KR, Gillingham BL. Vestibular dysfunction in
        adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume. Scoliosis
        Research Society38th Annual Meeting. Quebec, Canada Spet 2003; Smith & Nephew Annual
        Residents' Research Competition. Mamphis, TN. Aug 2003; Annual Military-wide Paper
        Competition. Bethesda, MD. June 2003; Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons (SOMOS).
        San Diego, CA. Dec 2002; Sutherland Visiting Professor at San Diego Children's Hospital. April
        2002; Western Orthopaedic Association. San Antonio, TX. Oct 2003.

2002   Wester, D.C., Provencher, M., Gillingham, B.L. and Hoffer, M.E. Vestibular assessment profiles in
       adolescent idiopatic scholiosis. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 2002 Midwinter
       Meeting: January 26-31, 2002. Tradewinds Resort, St. Petersburg, FL. (Poster # 887)

        Gottshall, K.R., Moore, R.J., Hoffer, M.E., Kopke, R.D., Weisskopf, P. and Wester,
        D.C. Exercise Induced Dizziness: Recognition and Treatment. Association for
        Research in Otolaryngology, 2002 Midwinter Meeting: January 26-31, 2002.
        radewinds Resort, St. Petersburg, FL. (Podium presentation # 486).

        Hoffer, M.E., Gottshall, K., Weisskopf, P., Moore, R., Kopke, R.K., Wester, D.C., and
        alaban, C. The Role of “Extra-Vestibular” Inputs in Maintaining Orientation in
        Military Vehicles. NATO Spatial Disorientation in Military Vehicles: Causes,
        Consequences and Cures. Symposium in La Coruna Spain: 15-17 April 2002.

       Gottshall, K., Moore, R., Hoffer, M., Weisskopf, P., Kopke, R. and Wester, D.C.
       Exercise Induced Motion Intolerance: Role in Operational Environments (Poster
        41). NATO Spatial Disorientation in Military Vehicles: Causes, Consequences and
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        Cures. Symposium in La Coruna Spain: 15-17 April 2002.

2001    Gotttshall, K.R, Hoffer, M.E., Moore, R., Wester, D., Kopke, R.D. Vestibular
        rehabilitation for vestibular migraines of various etiologies. Association for
        Research in Otolaryngology, 2001 Midwinter Meeting; February 4-8, 2001,
        Tradewinds Resort, St. Petersburg Beach, FL (Poster # 410)

        Wester, D.C., Sylvia, F., Drake, A. and Hoffer, M.E. Transient vestibular-balance
        deficits following a primary blast injury. Association for Research in
        Otolaryngology, 2001 Midwinter Meeting; February 4-8, 2001, Tradewinds Resort,
        St. Petersburg Beach, FL (Poster # 429)

        Hoffer, M.E., Gottshall, K., Wester, D., Weisskopf, P. A., Kopke, R.D., and Balaban,
        C.D. Time constant of nystagmus after rotational chair testing in motion sickness.
        Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 2001 Midwinter Meeting; February 4-
        8, 2001, Tradewinds Resort, St. Petersburg Beach, FL (Podium presentation # 504)




Professional presentation continued:
        Wester, D.C., Hoffer, M.E., Kopke, R., Weisskopf, P., Allen, K., and Gottshall, K.
        Electrocochleography with the microcatheter round window active electrode:
        Inherent impedance and SP/AP ratio variability. Association for Research in
        Otolaryngology, 2000 MidWinter Meeting; February 20-24, 2000, Tradewinds
        Resort, St. Petersburg Beach, FL (Poster # 919).

        Gottshall, K., Hoffer, M.E., Kopke, R.D. and Wester, D.C. Vestibular rehabilitation after
        low dose microcatheter gentamicin treatment for Meniere’s disease. . Association for
        Research in Otolaryngology, 2000 MidWinter Meeting; February 20-24, 2000,
        Tradewinds Resort, St. Petersburg Beach, FL (Poster # 348).

        Hoffer, M.E., Wester, D.C., Gottshall, K., Kopke, R., Viirre, E. and Balaban, C. Postural
        instability: A factor in motion sickness. . Association for Research in Otolaryngology,
        2000 MidWinter Meeting; February 20-24, 2000, Tradewinds Resort, St. Petersburg
        Beach, FL (Podium presentation # 498).

        Bloom, D., Wester, D.C., Weisskopf, P., Kopke, R., and Hoffer, M.E. Quantification of
        binaural interaction by behavioral and auditory brainstem response. . Association for
        Research in Otolaryngology, 2000 MidWinter Meeting; February 20-24, 2000,
        Tradewinds Resort, St. Petersburg Beach, FL (Poster # 821).

1999    Wester, D.C., Drake, A.. & Grey, N. “Vestibular-balance assessment profiles with
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        young military mild closed head injury patients.” Scientific paper presentation, 3
        World Congress on Brain Injury: Search for Solutions, Quebec City, June 12-17,
        1999, Quebec, Canada.

        E. S. Virre, M. Hoffer, D.C. Wester, K. Gottshall & T.A. Furness, “Can patients
        with low VOR gains show improvement with repeated visual-vestibular
                                      nd
        interaction?” Poster # 767; 22 Midwinter Research Meeting, ARO, February 13-
        18, Tradewinds Resort, St. Petersburg Beach, FL..

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       P. Weisskipf, J. Boone, R.D. Kopke, R. Jackson, D. Wester, M.E. Hoffer, K.
       Alford, D. Lambert, & D.-L. Ding. “Reduction of noise-induced hearing loss using
                                      nd
       antioxidants.” Poster # 767; 22 Midwinter Research Meeting, ARO, February 13-18, Tradewinds
       Resort, St. Petersburg Beach, FL..

       R.D. Kopke, M. Rasmussen, K.A. Allen, M.E. Hoffer, R. Jackson, D. Tomko,
       T.R. Van de Water, D. Wester, P. Schultheiss & M.J. O’Leary, “Trophic factor-
                                                                nd
       induced vestibular recovery in mammals.” Poster # 767; 22 Midwinter Research
       Meeting, ARO, February 13-18, Tradewinds Resort, St. Petersburg Beach, FL..

       Wester, D.C., Perry, L., Daganzo, J., Hoffer, M.E., Kopke, R.E. & O’Leary M.O. “Project Spin:
       Diagnostic Results of a Vestibular Test Battery in Motion Sickness,” data presentation at the Office of
       Naval Research: Motion Sickness, Simulator Sickness, Balance Disorders and Sopite Syndrome
       Conference at the University of New Orleans, Sept. 9-11, 1998. New Orleans, LA

       Clark, J.B., Hopkins, E.W., Hoffer, M.E., Kopkie, R.D., Wester, D.C., &
       Wolgemuth, K.S. “Vestibular Function of Divers Exposed to High Intensity Low
       Frequency Underwater Sound” Poster presentation at the Congress on
       Cerebral Ischemia, Vascular Dementia, Epilepsy, and CNS Injury: Space and
       Underwater Neurology Research Group of The World Federation for Neurology.
       May 9-14, 1998 Washington Sheration Hotel, Washington, DC



Professional presentations continued:
        DeCicco, M., Hoffer, M.E., & Wester, D.C., (1998)”Electrocochleographic
        Assessment of Hearing in Chinchilla Langier After Inner Ear Treatment with
        Gentamicin via a Sustained Release Vehicle.” Research Forum Session C; Poster,
        Sept. 14, 1998; Annual Meeting on the AAO-HNS, San Antonio, TX.

       Back, K., Cupp, C., & Wester, D.C., “Effects of Activated Microphages and
       FGFon Random Skin Flap Survival in Swine.” presentation at the Southern
       California Area Resident Research Symposium in Otolaryngology Head & Neck
       Surgery; U.S. Grant Hotel, San Diego, CA, April 25, 1998. Presentation at the
       Pacific Conference of the Oto-Ophthalmologic Society, Kauai, HI, June 22-24, 1998.

       Wester, D.C., Wolgemuth, K., & Kopkie, R.K. “Project Spin Phase II: Multiple
       Velocity-Step Testing with Young Normal and Chronic Intractable Motion
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       Sickness (CIMS) Subjects. Invited lecture presentation for the 38 Annual Navy
       Occupational Health/Prevenative Medicine Conference, March 31, 1998, San
       Diego, CA.

       Wester, D.C. Profiles of Performance and Specific Listening Confusions from
       Patients with Central Auditory Processing Dysfunction.” Invited lecture
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       presentation for the 38 Annual Navy Occupational Health/Prevenative Medicine
       Conf., Mar. 31, 1998, San Diego, CA.

       Wester, D.C., Drake, A., & Grey, N. “Relationships between Vestibular-Balance
       function and Neuropsychological Status with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.”
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       Invited lecture presentation for the 38 Annual Navy Occupational
       Health/Prevenative Medicine Conference, April 1998,San Diego, CA.

       Drake, A., Wester, D.C., and Gray, N. “Patterns of Vestibular Dysfunction and
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        Cognitive Impairment Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Implications for
        Outcome.” Paper presentation accepted for the International Neuropsychological
        Society Annual Meeting, Feb 1998; Honolulu, HI

1997    Wester, D.C., Drake, A. and Gray, N. “Patterns of Vestibular Dysfunction and
        Cognitive Impairment Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Implications for
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        Outcome. Invited lecture for the 9 Annual Interdisciplinary Seminar on
        Diagnostic and Rehabilitative Aspects of Dizziness and Balance Disorders,
        December, 5, 1997; Denver, CO.

        Wester, D.C., Perry, L.I, Daganzo, J., Krammer S., Hoffer, M., and
        O’Leary, M.O. “Project Spin: VOR and Balance Function in Chronic Intractable
        Motion Sickness and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury”. Paper presentation at the 1997
        Military Audiology Short Course, February 24-26,1997; Kissimmee, FL.

        Perry, L.I, Wester, D.C., Daganzo, J., Krammer S., Hoffer, M., and
        O’Leary, M.O. “Project Spin: VOR and balance function in chronic intractable
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        motion sickness” Poster presentation at the 101 Annual Meeting of the American
        Academy of Otolaryngology-HNSF Research Forum, Sept. 7-10, 1997, San
        Francisco, CA.

        Drake, A., Wester, D.C., Gray, N., Bloom J. & Salazar, A. “The relationship
        between vestibular dysfunction and cognitive impairments following head injury.”
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        Poster presentation at the 10 Annual PM & RS/SCI Tampa Symposium, May 24,
        1997, Tampa, FL.


Professional presentations continued:
        DeCicco, M., Hoffer, M.E., Wester, D.C., Henderson, J., Balough, B. &
        O’Leary,M. “Hearing Assessment After The Placement of a Sustained
        Release Vehicle in the Middle Ear of Chinchilla Laniger”. Presented at the 1997
        Annual Meeting of the Prosper Meniere Society, March 22-29, 1997, Aspen, CO.

        Finley, C., O’Leary, M.O., Maasdam, M., Farrow, S. Lawenda, B., Wester,
        D.C. and Lockette, W. Increased baroreceptor sensitivity is associated with
        increased susceptibility to Coriolis stress. Abstract accepted for a paper
        presentation at the Aerospace Medical Association 1997 Annual Scientific
        Meeting, May 11-15, Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL.

        Hoffer,M.E., Balough, B., Henderson, J., Wester, D.C., DeCicco, M., O’Leary,
        M., and R.D. Kopke, Kinetics of Gentamicin Release In A Sustained Release
        Vehicle in Chinchilla Laniger. Presented at the ARO Mid Winter meeting, Feb. 5-
        6, St. Petersburg, FL.

        Hoffer, M.E., Balough, B., Rasmussen, M., Wester, D.C., O’Leary, M., & Kopke,
        R. “Sustained Release Vehicles and Inner Ear Medicine.” Presented at the
        1997 Annual Meeting of the Prosper Meniere Society, March 22-29, 1997, Aspen, CO.

        Hoffer, M.E. and Wester, D.C. (1997) “Vestibular Rehabilitation After
        Ototoxicity.” Presented at the 1997 Annual Meeting of the Prosper Meniere
        Society, March 22-29, 1997, Aspen, CO.

        Hoffer, M.E., Rasmussen, M., Wester, D.C., Balough, B., DeCicco,
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        M.,Henderson, J., Kopke, R., O’Leary, M. (1997) “Characteristics of Active
        Middle Ear Delivery Devices.” Presented at the 1997 Annual Meeting of the
        Prosper Meniere Society, March 22-29, 1997, Aspen, CO.

1996    Wester, D.C., Perry, L.I, Daganzo, Krammer S., Hoffer, M., and O’Leary, M.O.
        Project Spin: “Limits of reliability for vestibular assessment.” Management of the
        Dizzy Patient: A Multidisciplinary Approach; October 19, 1996, Naval Medical
        Center San Diego, San Diego, CA.

        Drake, A., Wester, D.C., Gray, N., Bloom J., Hoffer, M. & O’Leary M.O.
        “Improvement in Quality of Life Following Treatment of Dizziness, Vertigo, and
        Poor Balance in TBI Patients”. Paper presentation accepted for the Brain Injury
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        Association, 15 Annual National Symposium, November 2-5, 1996, Dallas TX
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        Dusa, R., Wester, D.C. Shields, A. & Krammer, S. “ECoG-ABR Tiptrode
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        Normative Parameter Study.” Poster presentation at the 8 Annual Meeting of the
        American Academy of Audiology, April 20, 1996, in Salt Lake City, UT.

        Wester, D.C. & Hoffer M.E. (1996) “Vestibular and audiologic monitoring for
        topical gentamicin treatment for Meniere’s Disease: clinical update.” Paper
        presented at the Annual Winter Meeting of the Prosper Meniere Society and 5th
        International Symposium and Workshops on Inner Ear Medicine and Surgery,
        March 16-23, 1996 in Aspen, CO.

1995    Randall, D.A., Wester, D.C. & Hunsaker, D.H. (1995) “Reliability of disposable
        intra-operative facial nerve stimulators.” Paper presented at the Western Region
        Section Triological Society, Jan. 13, 1996, in Irvine, CA.



Professional presentations continued:
        Vestibular and Audiologic Monitoring for Topical Gentamicin Treatment with
        Meniere's Disease.” A scientific paper presented at the Rotational Vestibular Chair
        Workshop, June 23-24, 1995, at the Weber Inn, Ann Arbor MI.

1993    “Clinical Update on Vestibular Assessment. ” Resident in-service lecture Regional
        Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA, October 7, 1993.
        “Genetic Aspects of Hereditary Hearing Loss” In-service lecture for the Audiology
        staff at the Regional Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA, October 7, 1993.

1992    “Ultra-high-frequency hearing sensitivity with closed-head-trauma patients.” A
        poster presentation at the forth annual convention of the American Academy of
        Audiology, Nashville, TN, April 9-12, 1992.

        “A multiexpert approach to evaluating a central auditory processing
        questionnaire.” A concise paper presentation at the IEEE region 3 Southeastcon
        9. April 15-18, 1991.

1991    “A clinical study of auditory phenotypes in X-linked Alport syndrome using routine and ultra-high-
        frequency audiometry.” A poster presentation at the third annual convention of the American
        Academy of Audiology, Denver, CO, April 25-28, 1991.

1990    “Assessment and remediation of central auditory processing disorders.” A one day
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        workshop for the JFK-Johnson Medical Center, Edison, New Jersey.

Grants
2005 Formby, C., Erdman, S, Gold, S., Gray, W., Demorest, M., Chandler, D., Sierra, B., Wester, D.,
       Kuhn, J., Pedersen, D., & Ostler, D. (2004) Tinnitus Retraining Therapy Trial (TRTT), NIH RO-1
       grant PA-02-157. $6,468,090 (Resubmitted for 11/3/07, currently under review)

2003    Formby, C., Erdman, S, Gold, S., Gray, W., Demorest, M., Chandler, D., Sierra, B., Wester, D.,
        Kuhn, J., Pedersen, D., & Ostler, D. (2004) Tinnitus Retraining Therapy Trial (TRTT), NIH RO-1
        grant PA-02-157. $8,904,882 (Not funded, recommended for revision and resubmittal).

2001    Formby C, et al. (2001) Clinical trial for tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT). Par-00-007 NIDCD
        Clinical Trial Planning Grant. $111,375.

2000    Provencher, M.T., Wester, D.C., and Gillingham, B.L., (2000) Vestibular function in adolescent
        idiopathic scoliosis. Resident Grant submitted to Orthopaedic Research and Educaiton
        Foundation, Awarded $15,000; #00=0008.

        Provencher, M.T., Wester, D.C., and Gillingham, B.L., (2000) Vestibular function in adolescent
        idiopathic scoliosis. $30,000.00 Grant submitted to Scoliosis Research Society (Rejected)

1996    Kopke, R.D., Bethel, K.J., Hall, F.W., Schultheiss, P., Wester, D.C., Honrubia, V.,
        Oesterle, E.C., Ryan,A. and Tomko, D.L. “Vestibular Recovery in Gentamicin Exposed
        Guinea Pigs” Submitted for review to NIH/NIDCD, Bethesda, MD, as a First Award
        grant proposal; $350,000 for five years (approved without funding).

1995    Drake A., Bloom J., Wester D.C., Gray N., Perry L., Limjoco J. & Gramling L. (1995) Proposal to
        investigate the effects of mild traumatic brain injury on everyday functioning." Accepted by the
        DVHIP, Naval Medical Center San Diego to the National Veterans Head Injury Program, Washington
        D.C.; $204,000 for two years.

1991    University of Alabama College Lectureship Fund: Awarded $600 for an off-campus speaker

Grants continued:
1988 University of Utah Research Support Committee. Awarded $1700 for equipment, April 1988.


Multimedia instructional materials
2001 Wester, D.C. “Your Vestibular Assessment.” A twenty minute instructional video for patient
       orientation to the vestibular-balance assessment at Naval Medical Center San Diego.

Community Service
2006 Participated with Michelle “The Queen of Steam” Lundine, in the Blues-In-The-Schools program,
     May 06
2004 Harmonica instructor for the San Diego Teen Center, a shelter for homeless teenagers.
     Volunteer with the Blues-In-The-Schools program of the Blues Lovers United of San Diego.

Fine Arts
Fall Semester Student Art Exhibition 2006, 11/30 to 12/14.
        “Morphocollabrator” – Surrealist pastel and charcoal painting
        “Sonny’s Closet” – Charcoal drawing (elected to represent Barbara Sexton’s beginning free hand
                           drawing 155A.)


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Currently enrolled at Mesa Community College:
Freehand Drawing I (ARTF 155A) Fall 06
Freehand Drawing II (ARTF 155B) Spring 06
Beginning Painting (ARTF 165A) Fall 07


Professional references:
Robert Brey, Ph.D., Director of the Vestibular Laboratory (L-5), Mayo Clinic , Rochester, MN
55905; 507-284-2577, FAX 507-284-3907rbrey@mayo.edu

CAPT (Select) Ben Balough, MC USN, Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery,
Naval Medical Center San Diego, 34800 Bob Wilson Dr. San Diego, CA 92134-500. 619-532-9604 FAX
619-532-6099 bjbalough@nmcsd.med.navyl.mil

CDR Michael E. Hoffer, MC USN Director Defense Spatial Orientation Center, Department of
Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Naval Medical Center San Diego, 34800 Bob Wilson Dr., San Diego,
CA 92134-5000. 619-532-6964 FAX 619-532-6088 mehoffer@nmcsd.med.navy.mil

Steven Kramer, Ph.D., Head of Audiology, Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, San
Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-1518 619-594-6140
skramer@mail.sdsu.edu

Angela I. Drake, Ph.D., Neuropsychologist , Director of Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Naval Medical Center San Diego, 34370 Bob Wilson Dr., San Diego, CA, 92134 (619) 532-5461, Fax (619)
532-6070 AIDrake@nmcsd.med.navy.mil

Kim Gottshall, Ph.D., RPT, Director Vestibular Rehabilitation, Defense Spatial Orientation Center, Naval
Medical Center San Diego, CA 619-532-5564, krgottshall@nmcsd.med.navy.mil

Dennis B. Alters, MD, Director of Alter’s Brain Center for Development and Evaluation; 2125 El Camino Real
#104, Oceanside, CA 92054-6260 760-967-5898 FAX 760-967-6042 draltersmd@adelphia.net




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