Eileen Foecking, PhD

Otolaryngology

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Languages Spoken

English

Clinical Expertise

  • Neuroscience Research

About Dr. Foecking

Biography

Dr. Foecking is adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center as well as a Research Health Scientist at Edward Hines, Jr., VA Hospital. Dr. Foecking is also the Director of Otolaryngology Research at Loyola University Medical Center and the Research Director for the Parmly Hearing Institute at Loyola University. Dr. Foecking received her doctorate degree at Northwestern University in the Department of Neurobiology and Physiology with Dr. Jon E. Levine and completed her postdoctoral training at Loyola University in the laboratory of Dr. Kathryn J. Jones. Her research focus is primarily Facial Nerve Injury and Repair: Development of Treatment Strategies for Clinical Application. She is also interested in developing new techniques for facial reanimation following facial paralysis. In addition to her research, Dr. Foecking manages a translational research group which consists of MD students and MD residents from the Otolaryngology Department at Loyola University.

Interests
Gardening, Photography, Travel

Research

  • Association between chronic acetaminophen exposure and allergic rhinitis in a rat model Caballero, N.; Welch, K. C.; Carpenter, P. S.; Mehrotra, S.; O'Connell, T. F.; Foecking, E. M., Allergy & rhinology (Providence, R.I.)
  • Electrical stimulation and testosterone enhance recovery from recurrent laryngeal nerve crush Monaco, G. N.; Brown, T. J.; Burgette, R. C.; Fargo, K. N.; Akst, L. M.; Jones, K. J.; Foecking, E. M., Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
  • Increased thermal pain sensitivity in animals exposed to chronic high dose vicodin(R) but not pure hydrocodone O'Connell, T. F.; Carpenter, P. S.; Caballero, N.; Putnam, A. J.; Steere, J. T.; Matz, G. J.; Foecking, E. M., Pain Physician
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  • Intracranial facial nerve crush injury and facial motor nuclei cell loss in rats Amine, M.; Foecking, E. M.; Marzo, S. J., Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Androgen treatment and recovery of function following recurrent laryngeal nerve injury in the rat Brown, T. J.; Pittman, A. L.; Monaco, G. N.; Benscoter, B. J.; Mantravadi, A. V.; Akst, L. M.; Jones, K. J.; Foecking, E. M., Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
  • A rat model for intracranial facial nerve crush injuries Burgette, R. C.; Benscoter, B. J.; Monaco, G. N.; Kircher, M. L.; Mantravadi, A. V.; Marzo, S. J.; Jones, K. J.; Foecking, E. M., Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Single session of brief electrical stimulation immediately following crush injury enhances functional recovery of rat facial nerve. Foecking, E. M.; Fargo, K. N.; Coughlin, L. M.; Kim, J. T.; Marzo, S. J.; Jones, K. J., Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development
  • Muscle matters--dendrites grow up Fargo, K. N.; Foecking, E. M.; Jones, K. J., Endocrinology
  • Combinatorial treatments enhance recovery following facial nerve crush. Sharma, N.; Moeller, C. W.; Marzo, S. J.; Jones, K. J.; Foecking, E. M., Laryngoscope
  • Electrical stimulation and testosterone differentially enhance expression of regeneration-associated genes. Sharma, N.; Marzo, S. J.; Jones, K. J.; Foecking, E. M., Experimental neurology
  • Facial motor nuclei cell loss with intratemporal facial nerve crush injuries in rats. Marzo, S. J.; Moeller, C. W.; Sharma, N.; Cunningham, K.; Jones, K. J.; Foecking, E. M., Laryngoscope
  • Comparison of extratemporal and intratemporal facial nerve injury models. Sharma, N.; Cunningham, K.; Porter, R. G., Sr; Marzo, S. J.; Jones, K. J.; Foecking, E. M., Laryngoscope
  • Effects of electrical stimulation and gonadal steroids on rat facial nerve regenerative properties. Sharma, N.; Coughlin, L.; Porter, R. G.; Tanzer, L.; Wurster, R. D.; Marzo, S. J.; Jones, K. J.; Foecking, E. M., Restorative Neurology & Neuroscience
  • Accelerating functional recovery after rat facial nerve injury: Effects of gonadal steroids and electrical stimulation. Hetzler, L. E.; Sharma, N.; Tanzer, L.; Wurster, R. D.; Leonetti, J.; Marzo, S. J.; Jones, K. J.; Foecking, E. M., Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
  • Androgen regulation of axon growth and neurite extension in motoneurons Fargo, K. N.; Galbiati, M.; Foecking, E. M.; Poletti, A.; Jones, K. J., Hormones & Behavior
  • Electrical stimulation facilitates rat facial nerve recovery from a crush injury. Lal, D.; Hetzler, L. T.; Sharma, N.; Wurster, R. D.; Marzo, S. J.; Jones, K. J.; Foecking, E. M., Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine consequences of androgen excess in female rodents Foecking, E. M.; McDevitt, M. A.; Acosta-Martinez, M.; Horton, T. H.; Levine, J. E., Hormones and behavior
  • Transient prenatal androgen exposure produces metabolic syndrome in adult female rats Demissie, M.; Lazic, M.; Foecking, E. M.; Aird, F.; Dunaif, A.; Levine, J. E., American journal of physiology.Endocrinology and metabolism
  • Effects of experimental hyperandrogenemia on the female rat reproductive axis: suppression of progesterone-receptor messenger RNA expression in the brain and blockade of luteinizing hormone surges Foecking, E. M.; Levine, J. E., Gender Medicine
  • Neuroendocrine consequences of prenatal androgen exposure in the female rat: absence of luteinizing hormone surges suppression of progesterone receptor gene expression, and acceleration of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone pulse generator, Foecking, E. M.; Szabo, M.; Schwartz, N. B.; Levine, J. E., Biology of reproduction

The research of Dr. Foecking focuses on the underlying mechanisms of neural injury and repair in the context of both trauma and disease. One major area of study lies in the exploration of neurotherapeutic potential of gonadal steroid hormones in conjunction with electrical stimulation in facial and recurrent laryngeal nerve injuries. Additional research interests lie in the utilization of nerve grafts and neural conduits to repair and regeneration, ototoxicity of vicodin on hearing, traumatic brain injury, and sudden sensorineural hearing loss.