Bridges Alum Lorne Involved in Field Research

Bridges Alum Lorne Involved in Field Research

“This experience of doing qualitative data collection in Tinian, Saipan, and Palau was filled with many inspiring and amazing stories. I used to think that being deaf would have many barriers, that I’d never have this opportunity of having the access to local natives’ personal stories in the remote areas. Oh boy, I was definitely wrong! They were even more open to me for several reasons, it’s mainly because I use different language and started to have a heart to heart conversation every single time. I’ve finally understood how to be fully proud of my identity as a deaf person in the system that is designed for hearing people. (This was awesome ride from Saipan to Tinian; 10 minutes flight. Tinian is part of Saipan and is usually neglected.)”  ~Lorne Farovitch, posted to FaceBook on June 27,...

Meeting with Program Officer at TWD

Drs. Steve Barnett, Jess Cuculick, Peter Hauser, and Program Coordinator Nikki Cherry, had the opportunity to meet with the NIGMS Bridges to the Doctorate Program Officer, Dr. Patrick Brown while at the Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity conference in Baltimore, MD, June...
Busy Weekend for Deaf Scientists/Researchers

Busy Weekend for Deaf Scientists/Researchers

June 9-11 was the Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Loss (AMPHL) conference hosted at RIT/NTID which brought together over 300 deaf and hard of hearing professionals and interpreters to campus to network and share new and relevant information with others.  With the conclusion of AMPHL on Sunday, many of the attendees headed on over to the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) for the 1st Rochester Summer Research Training Institute that ran June 11-13, hosted at the URMC.  This was an additional opportunity for deaf and hard of hearing professionals to network and learn various aspects of pursuing a research career.  Among the presenters were Dr. Carol Padden and Dr. Caroline Solomon, trailblazers in their...