Investigator Research Forum (7)
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.
5-10 members of the Scientific 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. Janina Casper, SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY
Dr. Robert T. Sataloff, The Voice Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
Dr. Katherine Verdolini, University of Pittsburgh, PA
Dr. Michael Benninger, Henry Ford Medical Hospital, Detroit, MI
Dr. Johan Sundberg, KTH Voice Research Center, Stockholm, Sweden
Dr. Mary Adrianopolous, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Dr. Molly Erickson, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Dr. Thomas Murry, Columbia University, New York, NY
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.
To be considered for the New Investigator Research Forum, an author should submit a 3-page summary of the research/experiment including:
·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 will be notified by April 1st by e-mail.
Submit proposals via e-mail only to Kathleen T. Cox, PhD, Coordinator, New Investigator Research Forum: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria Russo, Executive Director
Madonna Marie Refugia, Executive Assistant
The Voice Foundation
1721 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA