Minoo Lenarz

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Minoo Lenarz (Moshrefi)
Minoo Moshrefi.jpg
Born(1966-09-18)18 September 1966
Died2 December 2015(2015-12-02) (aged 49)
NationalityIranian-German
Spouse(s)Thomas Lenarz
Scientific career
FieldsOtorhinolaryngology

Minoo Lenarz or Minoo Moshrefi (Persian: مینو مشرفی‎; 18 September 1966 in Tehran, Iran – †2 December 2015 in Hannover, Germany) was an Iranian-German Professor and medical scientist.

Biography[edit]

Education and early career[edit]

Minoo Moshrefi studied medicine at the Iran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran from 1985 to 1993. She gained her specialist degree in the field of Otorhinolaryngology with the best results among the Iranian students in 1997.[1] In the same year, she received a scholarship from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) for a three-year training course in the field of cranial basic surgery in Germany and came to Hanover. She has assisted Majid Samii and Thomas Lenarz.[2][3][4][5]

Sabbatical study[edit]

After completing her sabbatical study at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, she returned to Germany and received her Ph.D. from Hannover Medical School in 2001. she was the head of the research group "Auditorial Brainstem and Middle Brain Implants" at the Medical University of Hanover from 2002 to 2010, where she cooperated with her future husband, Thomas Lenarz.

Auditory implant[edit]

During this time she was involved in development of an Auditory Midbrain Implant (AMI) which is a new hearing prosthesis designed for stimulation of the inferior colliculus in deaf patients who cannot sufficiently benefit from cochlear implants.[6][7][8][9] In 2008, she defended her post doctoral thesis in the field of Otorhinolaryngology and received permission for teaching in this field.

In 2010, she began to work at the Charité- The medical University in Berlin[10] which is a large teaching hospital in Berlin.

Audiology[edit]

Her contribution and efforts in the field of audiology and Otorhinolaryngology, beside other scientists in these fields, led to establishment of Hearing for all (Hearing4all) Cluster of Excellence with the aim of improving the hearing experience for all people, all situations at all times. [11][12][13]

She was also involved seriously in the student exchange Program (DAAD) between Germany and Iran and had extensive cooperation with other scientists in the field of audiology.

In 2012 she took the responsibility of the management of Otorhinolaryngology Department at the Benjamin Franklin campus in Charité. In the same year the Chamber of Physicians of Berlin gave her additional authority for "Plastic Surgery of the Head, Nose and Neck" and supervising permission in the field of Otorhinolaryngology. she worked as a reviewer for the specialist magazines European Archives Of Otolaryngology and Laryngoscope and received an irregular professorship at the medical university of Berlin in 2015, because of her comprehensive scientific efforts.

Membership in scientific Communities[edit]

  • European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • German Communitie for Otorhinolaryngology
  • German Communitie for skullbase Surgery
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Audiologie e.V.
  • Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO)
  • Community of Otorhinolaryngology in Berlin

References[edit]

  1. ^ Minoo Lenarz, Der Tagesspigel, 6.December 2015
  2. ^ "Klinik für Hals-, Nasen-, Ohrenheilkunde (CBF) - Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin: Klinikdirektorin". 22 December 2015. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ Lim, Hubert H.; Lenarz, Thomas; Joseph, Gert; Battmer, Rolf-Dieter; Samii, Amir; Samii, Madjid; Patrick, James F.; Lenarz, Minoo (5 December 2007). "Electrical Stimulation of the Midbrain for Hearing Restoration: Insight into the Functional Organization of the Human Central Auditory System". Journal of Neuroscience. 27 (49): 13541–13551. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3123-07.2007. PMC 6673101. PMID 18057212.
  4. ^ Lim, Hubert H.; Lenarz, Thomas; Joseph, Gert; Battmer, Rolf Dieter; Samii, Amir; Samii, Madjid; Patrick, James F.; Lenarz, Minoo (5 December 2007). "Electrical stimulation of the midbrain for hearing restoration: Insight into the functional organization of the human central auditory system". Journal of Neuroscience. 27 (49): 13541–13551. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3123-07.2007. PMC 6673101. PMID 18057212.
  5. ^ Lenarz, Minoo; Lim, Hubert; Joseph, Gert; Rost, Urte; Samii, Amir; Samii, Madjid; Lenarz, Thomas (2009). "Auditory Midbrain Implant: Present Clinical Results and Future Directions". Skull Base. 19 (1): A106. doi:10.1055/s-2009-1222220.
  6. ^ Lim, HH; Lenarz, M; Lenarz, T (2009). "Auditory midbrain implant: a review". Trends Amplif. 13 (3): 149–80. doi:10.1177/1084713809348372. PMC 4111439. PMID 19762428.
  7. ^ Auditory Midbrain Implant
  8. ^ pubmeddev. "Error encountered - PubMed - NCBI". PMID 5. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  9. ^ Lenarz, Thomas; Lim, Hubert H.; Reuter, Guenter; Patrick, James F.; Lenarz, Minoo (1 September 2006). "The Auditory Midbrain Implant: A New Auditory Prosthesis for Neural Deafness-Concept and Device Description". Otology & Neurotology. 27 (6): 838–43. doi:10.1097/01.mao.0000232010.01116.e9. PMID 16936570 – via journals.lww.com.
  10. ^ "Klinik für Hals-, Nasen-, Ohrenheilkunde (CBF) - Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin: Klinikdirektorin". 22 December 2015. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  11. ^ "Hearing4all". hearing4all.eu.
  12. ^ "MH-Hannover: Exzellenzcluster Hearing4all". www.mh-hannover.de.
  13. ^ Berding, Georg; Wilke, Florian; Rode, Thilo; Haense, Cathleen; Joseph, Gert; Meyer, Geerd J.; Mamach, Martin; Lenarz, Minoo; Geworski, Lilli; Bengel, Frank M.; Lenarz, Thomas; Lim, Hubert H. (5 June 2015). "Positron Emission Tomography Imaging Reveals Auditory and Frontal Cortical Regions Involved with Speech Perception and Loudness Adaptation". PLOS ONE. 10 (6): e0128743. Bibcode:2015PLoSO..1028743B. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0128743. PMC 4457827. PMID 26046763.