Cochlear Center Hearing & Aging Mentoring Program (CHAMPs)

 

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About

The Cochlear Center Hearing & Aging Mentoring Program (CHAMPs) is an intensive, one-week virtual 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 | Departments of Epidemiology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Core Faculty  | Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health

 

Jennifer A. Deal, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor | 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 this program application link by the application deadline.

 

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.
  • One letter of support from an academic mentor, research mentor, program director, or Department Chair. 

 

Funding

Students will receive complimentary tuition for required didactic coursework and there is no cost to participate.


Details

Students will begin the program with a 1-day intensive summer course, Epidemiologic Approaches to Hearing Loss and Public Health, which includes didactic lectures covering epidemiology, biostatistics, clinical trials, gerontology, and intervention concepts in hearing loss. The rest of the 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). 

 

 

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