Connecticut-based Otolaryngologist Conducts Breakthrough Research

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Dr. Tulio A. Valdez

Colton Amster heads Redline Restorations, a world-class automotive restoration facility based in Bridgeport, Connecticut. A supporter of various charitable organizations, Colton Amster has donated to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

A nationally recognized not-for-profit institution, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a 187-bed children’s hospital which also serves as the primary training hospital for the University of Connecticut School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics. Apart from providing excellent medical service, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center also contributes to the medical profession by conducting breakthrough research on pediatrics.

Recently, a physician from the hospital’s Division of Otolaryngology has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Tulio A. Valdez conducted research that pertains to the use of shortwave infrared in the treatment of middle ear infections in children. This new technology is a new prototype of the otoscope, a non-invasive ear inspection tool which creates images of the underlying middle ear anatomy. Moreover, it enhances the contrast of middle ear fluid, an essential factor in the diagnosis of middle ear infections, thereby improving the way the condition is treated.


Redline Restorations Teams up With Make-a-Wish for a Special Project

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Redline Restorations

Colton Amster owns Redline Restorations in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he and his team restore rare vehicles with concours-quality craftsmanship. Redline and Colton Amster often participate in local fundraisers and charity events to support the Connecticut community.

In early 2016, Redline Restorations and the Make-a-Wish Foundation came together to make a Connecticut teen’s dream come true. The young man, who lives with a potentially fatal kidney disorder, had been a car lover for his entire life. He wished to have his Ford F-250 restored, and Redline came through for him. The teen was speechless, and extremely grateful for the special gift.

This was not the first time the Make-a-Wish Foundation had granted a vehicle-related wish. In 2013, an aspiring firefighter wanted his Ford Ranger to be equipped with firefighting gear. A local dealership fit the 17-year-old’s truck with emergency lights and other gear, giving him a rig suitable for a volunteer firefighter.