Programs, Courses, Scholarships

General Announcements

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ARO opposes US travel bans

ARO Signs on to Letter with over 150 Other Scientific Societies to Oppose the US Administration’s Proposed Travel Ban Based on its Potentially Adverse Effects on our Mission.

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Biology of the Inner Ear Course

Course Date: August 6 – August 28, 2019
Deadline: April 24, 2019 | Apply Here 

The Biology of the Inner Ear course (BIE) teaches advanced research approaches to the development, function, and pathology of the inner ear and downstream auditory and vestibular pathways in the central nervous system.  BIE began in 2007 and is held every 2 years.

Applicants – are welcomed at the graduate, postdoctoral or resident level or beyond, and with backgrounds in biological, chemical, physical, computational, or medical sciences. BIE is open to US-based or international applicants and seeks a diverse group of students. Tuition, room and board are provided through generous support from the National Institutes of Health.  Some funds are available to defray travel costs.

Course content – BIE provides extraordinary opportunities for student-faculty interactions.  In 3 weeks, more than 40 expert faculty introduce the class of 15-20 students to:

  • challenges driving different sub-fields – e.g., What genes control development of the beautifully ordered inner ear?  What molecules mediate transduction of sound, head motion or water displacement into electro-chemical signals?  How do we perceive sound pitch and localize sounds?  How does attention influence hearing?  What does information theory reveal about how the vestibular system helps us move through the environment?  How do we fix or replace broken inner ears?
  • technical approaches – genetic, molecular, anatomical, neurophysiological, behavioral and psychophysical
  • model systems – such as the fruit fly auditory system, zebrafish lateral line, and rodent hearing and vestibular pathways from inner ear to cortex

Course organization – a comprehensive system of lectures, tutorials, research seminars, demonstrations, laboratory exercises conducted side-by-side with faculty, independent laboratory time, and informal discussions.  Protocols and notes are shared electronically.  Sundays are free time.  At course’s end, participants have the opportunity to share highlights from individual or team experiences as informal presentations. 

Questions? Contact course directors Ruth Anne EatockAndy Groves or Philip Joris.

Masters and PhD Scholarship

Ear Science Institute Australia
(Ear Sciences Centre, The University of Western Australia)

One in six people suffer from hearing loss.  Ear Science Institute Australia researchers are dedicated to creating solutions for ear and hearing disorders.

If you are a Masters or PhD candidate seeking a bright future in hearing science research, we want to hear from you.

Applicants are sought from under-graduate backgrounds in science, medicine and engineering.  To qualify for a top-up scholarship at Ear Science you will need to have achieved excellence at first class Honours level or equivalent (to demonstrate involvement and achievement in research).

We are recruiting students with a particular interest in regenerative medicine:

  • Stem cell biology, cell differentiation and inner ear research
  • Materials and tissue engineering research translation.

Applicants who are successful will join our Ear Science research teams working on regeneration for both the inner and middle ear. This will provide you with invaluable and tangible experience in translational research and through Ear Science Institute Australia’s clinical pillars you will be able to access real world applications.

As part of the Ear Science research team, you will be guided and supervised by world leaders in hearing and regeneration research.  For more information click here.

Ear Science Institute Australia is a world leader in key aspects of ear and hearing research.  Our strengths in research include tissue engineering, cellular and molecular biology, hearing implants and service delivery (including telehealth). Ear Science’s research is focussed on translating the research findings into clinical practice, ensuring that both patients and clinicians receive evidence-based solutions.

Advance Studies Certificate Programs

Salus University
Osborne College of Audiology

  • Cochlear Implants
  • Tinnitus and Hyperacusis
  • Vestibular Sciences and Disorders

Click here for the brochure

Giri Sundar, PhD
Director, Distance Education Programs
[email protected]
Phone: 215.780.1238
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