Seminars in Hearing Research at Purdue

Students, post-docs, and faculty with interests in all aspects of hearing meeting weekly to share laboratory research, clinical case studies, and theoretical perspectives. Topics include basic and translational research as well as clinical practice. Participants are welcome from all of Purdue University including Speech, Language, and Hearing Science (SLHS), Biology (BIO), Biomedical Engineering (BME), Mechanical Engineering (ME), and Electrical Engineering (EE). Seminars provide an ideal venue for students to present their work with a supportive audience, for investigators to find common interests for collaborative efforts, and for speakers from outside Purdue to share their work. This seminar is partially supported by the Association for Research in Otolaryngology.

2020-2021 Talks

Zoom Meeting: 10:30-11:20 am 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Title: T32 TPAN Discussion on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI):  Issues and Initiatives

Speaker: Discussion led by Michael Heinz, Professor, SLHS/BME

Zoom Info:

Meeting ID: 999 0807 3162

Passcode: 681403

Abstract: The overall goal of NIH in funding Institutional Research Training Grants (T32s) is to help ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to meet the needs of the Nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research agenda. Within this framework, attention is required to recruiting and retaining trainees from diverse backgrounds, including groups underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences, as described in the Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity. This week's seminar will be a group discussion that is intended to be a starting point for regular discussions among our students and faculty to increase our understanding of DEI issues that are particularly relevant to our NIH-funded Training Program in Auditory Neuroscience (TPAN). Following a brief overview of some of the important issues for us to understand and be working on, a number of ongoing and/or planned initiatives within and beyond Purdue will be discussed as a starting point for discussions of future TPAN activities and initiatives to expand our work in this important area.


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