The Administrative Shell is closely tied to administration of the Center for Hearing Research (CHR)?i.e., Core Center administrators also form the leadership and most active members of CHR?so that facilitating interactions among users and promoting collaborative, interdisciplinary efforts is easily accomplished. The Core Center will be administered by Core Center Director, Raju Metherate, Core Directors Karina Cramer (Imaging Core) and Fan-Gang Zeng (Computing and Engineering Core) and a rotating representative of the P30 users (currently, John Middlebrooks). Individually and as a group, the administrators will ensure that the needs of each Core and its users are met and that facilities are being managed efficiently, thereby ensuring that the Core Center meets its objectives. Administrative support for the P30 is provided through the home department of Dr. Metherate, the Dept. of Neurobiology and Behavior. Department staff handle personnel issues, purchasing, monthly budget reports, annual progress reports and other administrative tasks.

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The Administrative Shell facilitates the work of the UC Irvine Core Center for Hearing and Communication Research by ensuring efficient use of facilities and expertise, rapid response to problems and effective administrative support.

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Zeng, Fan-Gang; Tang, Qing; Lu, Thomas (2014) Abnormal pitch perception produced by cochlear implant stimulation. PLoS One 9:e88662
Lu, Thomas; Huang, Juan; Zeng, Fan-Gang (2014) Accurate guitar tuning by cochlear implant musicians. PLoS One 9:e92454
Mc Laughlin, Myles; Reilly, Richard B; Zeng, Fan-Gang (2013) Rate and onset cues can improve cochlear implant synthetic vowel recognition in noise. J Acoust Soc Am 133:1546-60
Nakamura, Paul A; Cramer, Karina S (2013) EphB2 signaling regulates lesion-induced axon sprouting but not critical period length in the postnatal auditory brainstem. Neural Dev 8:2
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Yang, Hsin-I; Zeng, Fan-Gang (2013) Reduced acoustic and electric integration in concurrent-vowel recognition. Sci Rep 3:1419
Wynne, Dwight P; Zeng, Fan-Gang; Bhatt, Shrutee et al. (2013) Loudness adaptation accompanying ribbon synapse and auditory nerve disorders. Brain 136:1626-38
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Lin, Payton; Lu, Thomas; Zeng, Fan-Gang (2013) Central masking with bilateral cochlear implants. J Acoust Soc Am 133:962-9

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