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spARO – Students & Postdocs

The student, postdoc, resident and fellow chapter of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) is an inclusive group for any trainee participating in ARO-related activities. Our goal is to help trainees learn the ropes of a professional career in speech and hearing-related sciences. 

spARO is run by a Steering Committee, elected annually at the ARO MidWinter Meeting.  One, ex-officio, member of the Steering Committee serves a second year, and acts as a non-voting representative on the ARO Council.  In addition, spARO provides representatives to each ARO Committee that meets at the MidWinter Meeting.  Given current levels of demand, these positions are typically filled by volunteers, although they will be moved to an election system if they become more competitive.

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spARO is looking for writers for our new section spARO research news highlights. Articles authored by spARO members are ~400 words viewpoints/summaries of JARO articles. The viewpoints are published on the JARO and ARO websites, see below:

This is a great opportunity to hone your writing skills. As you write, you will be paired with an experienced editor for feedback on your article. It is also a fantastic chance to contribute to science and a useful data-point for your CV.

If you are interested in writing please provide your name, email address, and details of the JARO article you would like to review using the below form and you will be contacted soon. https://tinyurl.com/y64mp8w4

 

spARO 2021 STEERING COMMITTEE

  • Chair Elect: Kirupa Suthakar, Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Exiting Chair: Kim Noij, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, MA
  • Faculty Mentor: Lavinia Sheets, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Ongoing initiative representatives:

  • Social Media: Sumana Ghosh, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
  • Mentoring Sessions: Cathy Sung, NIDCD, Bethesda, MD and Tyler Hickman, Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Mentorship Program: Tanvi Thakkar, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI and Kim Noij, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, MA
  • JARO Research News: Mary O’Sullivan, Stanford University, Stanford, CA and Christine Liu, Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Global Outreach: Melissa Castillo-Bustamante, Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA and Stefan Raufer, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
  • Virtual Learning: Kelly Jahn, Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Melissa Castillo-Bustamante, Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Cathy Sung, NIDCD, Bethesda, MD

ARO Committee Representatives:

  • Long Range Planning: Kirupa Suthakar, Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Diversity and Minority Affairs: Karen Barrett, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • International: Stefan Raufer, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany and Melissa Castillo-Bustamante, Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Program:  Grace Kim, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Travel Award: Cathy Sung, NIDCD, Bethesda, MD
  • External Relations: Benjamin Shuster, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Midwinter meeting event representatives

  • Women in Science Round table: Tanvi Thakkar, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI andKelly Jahn, Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Science Communication Workshop: Karen Barrett, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Young Investigator Luncheon: Nikki Jiam, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • spARO Social: Tyler Hickman, Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

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*Auditory Transduction/Under the Sea” by Mannat Kalra; depicts sounds waves, hair cells and neurons