Cochlear Center Hearing & Aging Mentoring Summer Program (CHAMPs)

About

The Summer Cochlear Center Hearing & Aging Mentoring Summer Program (CHAMPs) is an intensive, four-week program designed for pre-doctoral AuD, public health PhD and MD students and clinicians early in their clinical training (e.g., medical/surgical residents). This research training program provides a foundation in age-related hearing loss and public health methodologies to inspire the next generation of public health hearing researchers.

 

Program Co-Directors:

Nicholas S. Reed, AuD

Assistant Professor | Department of Otolaryngology-Head/Neck Surgery

Core Faculty  | Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health

 

Jennifer A. Deal, Ph.D.

Assistant Scientist | Departments of Epidemiology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Associate Director for Academic Training | Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health

 



Who can apply?

Pre-doctoral AuD, MD and public health PhD students are eligible to apply after completing the 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of their degree program. Early career clinicians still in clinical training (e.g., medical/surgical residents) are also eligible to apply.

 

How to Apply

Candidates must submit the requested documents through the program application link by February 1, 2020, 11:59pm.

 

Required application materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement (2-page max) including interest in hearing loss and public health and what one hopes to gain from the program.
  • Statement of support from program director or Department Chair
  • One letter of support from academic or research mentor

 

Potential Funding

Housing is provided in a co-ed dormitory.  This 4-person unit includes individual bedrooms and shared common space, including a kitchenette, on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus in northern Baltimore, MD. Complementary bus service to/from the School of Public Health is available. 

Students will receive complimentary tuition for required didactic coursework and an $800 stipend to assist with travel and living expenses.


Details

Students will begin the program with a 1-week intensive summer course, Epidemiologic Approaches to Hearing Loss and Public Health, with includes didactic lectures covering epidemiology, biostatistics, clinical trials, gerontology, and intervention concepts in hearing loss. The next 3 weeks will include additional didactic lectures, seminars and journal clubs with Cochlear Center faculty, as well as exposure to public health data collection. During the entirety of the program, students will work in cross-disciplinary teams under the mentorship of Cochlear Center faculty to produce a final research project. Presentation of summer projects at a national conference is highly encouraged (travel funding may be available). 

 

The summer 2020 program will run from June 8, 2020 – July 3, 2020

How to Apply

Candidates must submit their application (link) by

February 1, 2020, 11:59pm.

Required application materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement (2-page max) 
  • Statement of support from program director or Department Chair
  • One letter of support from academic or research mentor

Important Dates

Application Period Opens December 1, 2019

Application Deadline February 1, 2020, 11:59pm

Selected Participants Notified by March 15, 2020

Program start: June 8, 2020

Program end: July 3, 2020

Contact

Contact Shannon Smitherman with questions about submission procedures at 443-287-7779 or hearingsph@jhu.edu