Research Administration Office Events

Work-In Progress Series: Richard Freyman

Investigating the relationship between sound localization and listening in noise

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Location: LSL S330

Many people, especially those with hearing losses, experience some degree of inaccuracy in sound localization, which means they cannot determine exactly where sounds are coming from. While they may not complain about mis-localization directly, many do complain about having difficulty following conversations in situations in which there is background noise, especially when there are multiple conversations occurring simultaneously (e.g., at a restaurant). The long-term goal of the current research is to determine the extent to which listening-in-noise problems are related to or even caused by localization difficulties. If the relationship is strong, it is possible that listening in noise could be improved by a focus on improving sound localization. This talk will review the twists and turns in the literature and in my own grant project that have led to my current research on this issue, describe the tools I am developing to try to test for a causal connection, and show the results of recent experiments.

Pre-register now. Registration deadline: Tuesday, October 9th


Research Scholar Lunch Series: Early Career Road Mapping

Friday, October 12, 2018
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Location: LSL S320E

What does it take to get from here to there? Please join a panel of some of our accomplished SPHHS faculty who will share their “road-map” and give their advice for being strategic about planning your own.

Laura Vandenberg, Environmental Health Sciences, Lisa Chasan-Taber, Epidemiology,  Zhenhua Liu, Nutrition

Pre-register now. Registration deadline: Tuesday, October 9th


Research Scholar Lunch Series: Pre-Award: Working with Your RAO staff

Friday, November 16, 2018
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Location: LSL S320E

Please join us and learn what to expect and how to best work with your RAO staff when preparing your grant submission. Panel members include SPHHS faculty and RAO staff for a fuller perspective of the process.

Alexander (Sasha) Suvorov, Environmental Health Sciences, Tessa Stuart, Grants &Contracts Coordinator, Andressa Gutierrez, Research Development & Support Specialist

Pre-register now. Registration deadline: November 13th


Work-In Progress Series: John Sirard and James Kitts

Identifying mechanisms of peer influence on youth weight-related behaviors

Monday, November 26, 2018
Time: 11:00-12:00pm
Location: LSL S330

Pediatric obesity has increased two- to three-fold since the 1970’s and continues to be a major public health concern. The Food, Activity, Screens, and Teens (FAST) Study will uniquely identify leverage points in adolescent school-based social networks that can be used to improve interventions targeting physical activity, screen time, and dietary intake. In this talk we will discuss the innovative theoretical and design elements, data collection, and advanced network and prediction modeling approaches that are being applied to the data from this cross-campus collaborative project.

John Sirard - Kinesiology, and James Kitts - Sociology

Pre-register now. Registration deadline: Wednesday, November 21st


Research Scholar Lunch Series: The Review Process

Friday, December 7, 2018
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Location: LSL S320E

Knowing the quirks of the review process will help you plan ahead when preparing your grant applications. Please join a panel of some of our SPHHS faculty who will share their experiences of being reviewed and/or providing reviews.

Mary Andrianopoulos, Communication Disorders, Susan Sturgeon, Epidemiology, Richard Peltier, Environmental Health Sciences, Ned Debold, Kinesiology

Pre-register now. Registration deadline: Tuesday, December 4th