The pair have been attending conferences across Italy and the US, as well as teaching a nutrition course in Rome, Italy.
He will chair the panel that reviews grants submitted by researchers for projects examining auditory system function and disorders.
The study examines how changes to simulated cochlear implants influence the ability to understand speech and is seeking volunteers for a study.
Mangels researches factors influencing people’s decision to become and stay vegetarian or vegan.
“What became clear to us is that millions of people wear these masks and feel safer, but we worry this is potentially making things worse," he says.
Among the SOT members she spoke with were Haydee Jacobs, Public Health Sciences '16.
Gargan was among 11 scholars chosen from a pool of 34 applicants for this year’s grants.
"I think everyone should wear one. They build awareness and help people understand their behavior," she said.
She received a five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health..
The organization is focused on creating connections among biomechanists across different disciplines.