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Studying Cytomegalovirus & Congenital Hearing Loss in Infants

Otolaryngology Park Lab

“Blindness separates people from things; deafness separates people from people.”—Helen Keller

Our research team is a unique, truly translational bench to bedside program dedicated to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV). 

The clinical branch is focused on the role of valganciclovir for congenitally infected (cCMV) infants with isolated sensorineural hearing loss. We are conducting an NIH funded multi-institutional clinical trial to address this question (ValEAR CMV trial). Our laboratory is particularly interested in understanding the mechanisms underlying CMV induced hearing loss.

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Albert Park, MD
Principal Investigator
Professor, Surgery
Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics


100 North Mario Capecchi Drive, Ste 1300
Primary Children’s Hospital
Salt Lake City, UT 84113