CORE B: RESEARCH SYNERGY CORE Collaborations often develop naturally between investigators with common interests. In a time when resources are scarce and institutions develop small groups independently, a more organized effort to promote collaborations is a cost-effective approach for promoting new and innovative research. The overall goal is to provide a format where local scientists can discuss scientific questions, share their knowledge of new approaches and techniques, and develop cooperative program s. Several activities are planned. The first is a series of workshops in which the main participants will be local scientists. This forum will update local scientists and new investigators on the status of on-going projects. External participants will provide added value by bringing expertise not locally available. Two workshops are proposed for each year of funding. In the first year, one workshop is planned in the areas of functional, non-invasive imaging (MEG and fMRI) and a second one in the area of cell-based imaging. Second, a seminar/consultant series in planned. Two speakers per year will be invited to give a talk of broad interest to local researchers and also provide consultation to laboratories of NIDCD-funded investigators. It is expected that the consultations will lead to collaborations and additional funding opportunities. Third, an annual poster session will be organized. Fourth, affinity groups will be established that to foster new ideas by focusing on selected webinars or inter-institutional, interactive discussion/reading groups to learn about new technologies. And lastly, we will sponsor in-lab presentations by senior investigators and directors of core facilities to encourage the understanding of available local resources across disciplines and to promote resource sharing. Each of the activities includes opportunities for R03-funded and other new investigators to receive mentoring.

Public Health Relevance

The proposed Research Synergy Core programs will provide forums for facilitating currently funded NIDCD projects through events aimed at encouraging synergistic collaborations, informing area scientists of new developments in core facilities and laboratories, and providing external expertise for training, consultation, and collaboration with other centers of excellence.

National Institute of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
Application #
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZDC1)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Father Flanagan's Boys'Home
Boys Town
United States
Zip Code
Hughes, Michelle L; Choi, Sangsook; Glickman, Erin (2018) What can stimulus polarity and interphase gap tell us about auditory nerve function in cochlear-implant recipients? Hear Res 359:50-63
Brennan, Marc A; McCreery, Ryan W; Buss, Emily et al. (2018) The Influence of Hearing Aid Gain on Gap-Detection Thresholds for Children and Adults With Hearing Loss. Ear Hear 39:969-979
Neely, Stephen T; Fultz, Sara E; Kopun, Judy G et al. (2018) Cochlear Reflectance and Otoacoustic Emission Predictions of Hearing Loss. Ear Hear :
Kirby, Benjamin J; Spratford, Meredith; Klein, Kelsey E et al. (2018) Cognitive Abilities Contribute to Spectro-Temporal Discrimination in Children Who Are Hard of Hearing. Ear Hear :
Cannon, Shauntelle A; Chatterjee, Monita (2018) Voice Emotion Recognition by Children With Mild-to-Moderate Hearing Loss. Ear Hear :
Janky, Kristen L; Rodriguez, Amanda I (2018) Quantitative Vestibular Function Testing in the Pediatric Population. Semin Hear 39:257-274
Lewis, Dawna E; Smith, Nicholas A; Spalding, Jody L et al. (2018) Looking Behavior and Audiovisual Speech Understanding in Children With Normal Hearing and Children With Mild Bilateral or Unilateral Hearing Loss. Ear Hear 39:783-794
Ridley, Courtney L; Kopun, Judy G; Neely, Stephen T et al. (2018) Using Thresholds in Noise to Identify Hidden Hearing Loss in Humans. Ear Hear 39:829-844
Keefe, Douglas H; Patrick Feeney, M; Hunter, Lisa L et al. (2018) Pressurized transient otoacoustic emissions measured using click and chirp stimuli. J Acoust Soc Am 143:399
Hughes, Michelle L; Goehring, Jenny L; Sevier, Joshua D et al. (2018) Measuring Sound-Processor Thresholds for Pediatric Cochlear Implant Recipients Using Visual Reinforcement Audiometry via Telepractice. J Speech Lang Hear Res 61:2115-2125

Showing the most recent 10 out of 184 publications