Cochlear Center Hearing & Aging Mentoring Program (CHAMP)

About CHAMP

The Summer Cochlear Center Hearing & Aging Mentoring Program (Summer CHAMP) is an intensive, one-week virtual program designed for pre-doctoral audiology, medical, or public health doctoral students to gain a foundation in concepts and methods that will lead to research careers addressing hearing loss, aging, and public health. 


Who can apply to be a CHAMP?

The CHAMP program is designed for:

  • Current pre-doctoral audiology, medical, or public health doctoral students
  • Students interested in learning and applying public health research methods
  • Students pursuing a research career that addresses hearing loss with aging and public health

***Does this sound interesting but you're not looking for a research career? See below. 

 

CHAMP Details 

Students will begin the program with a 1-day intensive summer course, Epidemiologic Approaches to Hearing Loss and Public Health (340.690.11), which includes didactic lectures covering epidemiology, biostatistics, clinical trials, gerontology, and intervention concepts in hearing loss. The rest of the week-long program will include additional didactic lectures, seminars and journal clubs with Cochlear Center faculty. 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). 

 

CHAMP Funding

If selected as a CHAMP, students will receive complimentary tuition for required didactic coursework and there is no cost to participate.

 

How to Apply to CHAMP

CHAMP candidates must submit the requested documents through this program application link by the application deadline.

Required CHAMP application materials:

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

 

 

*** Students who are simply interested in an introduction to public health, aging and hearing loss:

Please consider registering for the one-day course, Epidemiologic Approaches to Hearing Loss and Public Health, offered through the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.   

 

This introductory course is designed for: 

  • Students currently enrolled in or with a completed graduate or clinical degree 
  • Students with an interest in hearing loss and public health 
  • Students wishing to understand and interpret public health research related to hearing loss and aging 

 

Please find and review the registration procedurestuition information, and further information about the course. CEU’s available through the American Academy of Audiology (non-credit tuition option). All eligible applicants accepted. 

 

CHAMP Co-Directors:

Jennifer A. Deal, PhD

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

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

 

Nicholas S. Reed, AuD

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

Core Faculty  | Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health

 

 

Download CHAMP information 

 

 

How to Apply

Submit the following required application materials through the APPLICATION LINK:

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

Important Dates

Application Period Opens  January 15, 2021

Application Deadline March 1, 2021

Selected Participants Notified by April 1, 2021

Program start: June 26, 2021

Program end: July 2, 2021

Contact

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