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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

 

  • Chair-Elect: Kim Noij, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, MA
  • Exiting Chair: Nicole Jiam, University of California – San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Mentor: Catherine Weisz, NIDCD at National Institutes of Health
  • Social Media Representative: Kirupa Suthakar, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, MA; Warren Bakay, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Mentoring Panels Representatives: Tyler Hickman, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, MA; Cathy Sung, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL
  • Mentorship Program Representatives: Kim Noij, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, MA; Tanvi Thakkar, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI.
  • Members at Large: Richard McWalter, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 

ARO Committee Representatives:

  • Long Range Planning: Kirupa Suthakar, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, MA
  • Diversity and Minority Affairs: Karen Barrett, University of California – San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • International: Patrick Atkinson, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Program: Grace Kim, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Publications: Mary O’Sullivan, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Travel Award: Cathy Sung, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL
  • External Relations: Benjamin Shuster, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

 


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