New Investigator Forum Call for Presentations
The Voice Foundation’s 49th Annual Symposium:
Care of the Professional Voice
May 27 – May 31, 2020
The Westin Philadelphia Hotel
The two investigators chosen to participate will receive gratis registration.
2019 New Investigator Forum Participants
The Voice Foundation wishes to thank presenters Lisa Kopf, PhD, CCC-SLP and Amy Smith, MA, CCLS, MT-BC and panelists Mara Behlau, PhD; Christian Herbst, PhD; David Meyer, DM; Kittie Verdolini, PhD; Ron Scherer, PhD; Kristiane van Lierde, PhD; and Molly Erickson, PhD (Chair), for their participation in the 2018 Forum. Our thanks to Molly Erickson, PhD, for her work as committee chair.
About the New Investigator Research Forum – the following questions are answered below.
- What is the New Investigator Research Forum?
- Who serves on the panel?
- Who can submit a proposal to the Forum?
- What should an author prepare in the proposal?
- When will authors be notified if selected to participate?
- What is required after selection?
- Where do I send my initial proposal?
- Who do I contact for more information?
What is the New Investigator Research Forum?
The goal of this session is to provide two new investigators (i.e., students or recent graduates) with peer review of a research project either about to begin or minimally in progress (but not finished).
- The authors present a 5-7 minute description of the research project. A panel of accomplished researchers provides feedback to strengthen the study and answers specific questions from the new investigator. Examples of appropriate research studies for presentation may include pilot projects for doctoral dissertations (where changes are necessary), initial projects in a new investigator’s recently developed line of research, or any other research experiment in which a new investigator would like feedback.
- Proposals should reflect the theme of the symposium: voice, voice disorders, speech-language pathology (related to voice & voice disorders), care of the professional voice, pedagogy, laryngology, or singing.
- Experiments that are near finished or will be finished by June of the same Symposium year are not appropriate for this forum.
- Papers submitted to this forum should not be completed research projects.
Who serves on the panel?
5-10 members of the Advisory Board of The Voice Foundation and other invited guests serve on the panel. All panel members are researchers, scientists, and/or clinicians with accomplished careers in research in the areas of voice, voice disorders, speech-language pathology (related to voice & voice disorders), care of the professional voice, pedagogy, laryngology, or singing.
The panel is different every year but has included scientists, singers, and clinicians such as:
Dr. Ronald Scherer, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, OH
Dr. Robert T. Sataloff, The Voice Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
Dr. Katherine Verdolini, University of Delaware, DE
Dr. Michael Benninger, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Dr. Johan Sundberg, KTH Voice Research Center, Stockholm, Sweden
Dr. Molly Erickson, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Dr. Thomas Murry, Columbia University, New York, NY
Who can submit a proposal to the Forum?
Proposals are encouraged from any “new” investigator in the areas of normal voice science, voice disorders, care of the professional voice, otolaryngology, or vocal arts for theatre, singing, and pedagogy. A “new” investigator may be a doctoral student or a recent doctoral-level graduate.
·Research question(s) with brief background information about the project
·Description of methodology (the most common place where feedback is given)
·Possible questions for the panel
·A 2-page curriculum vitae
·Contact information: e-mail, fax, day & night phone numbers, and home & work addresses.
Authors are then required to submit a 10-page document describing their project in detail by May 1st. This document will describe the entire project including subject selection, complete methodology, proposed timeline, description of instrumentation used, pilot data (if appropriate) and specific questions for the panel to address. The panel receives this document by May 15th to prepare feedback for the authors. The authors then present a 5-7 minute synopsis of the project during the Symposium and the panel provides constructive feedback for 20 minutes.
Where do I send my initial proposal?
Submit proposals via e-mail only to Molly Erickson, Coordinator, New Investigator Research Forum
Who do I contact for more information?
Molly Erickson, PhD
The Voice Foundation
219 N. Broad Street, 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
The Voice Foundation wishes to thank presenters Joshua Glasner and Adrianna Shembel and panelists Christian Herbst, PhD, Eric Hunter, PhD, Tom Murry, PhD, Ron Scherer, PhD, Nancy Solomon, PhD, and Sten Ternstrom, PhD, for their participation in the 2016 Forum. Our thanks to Molly Erickson, PhD, for her work as committee chair.