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20th Anniversary Symposium Schedule

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

20th Anniversary Symposium

October 23, 2008
Natcher Conference Center
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

(Open to the public)


Registration (on site)
Music by Yew Choong Cheong, Pianist




James F. Battey, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Director, NIDCD




Opening Remarks
Raynard S. Kington, M.D., Ph.D.
Deputy Director, National Institutes of Health




Videotaped Remarks
U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)




As Time Goes By: A Population Perspective on Hearing in Aging
Karen J. Cruickshanks, Ph.D.
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Population Health Sciences
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health


9:20 a.m.


In An Instant
Lee Woodruff
Wife of ABC news anchor/reporter Bob Woodruff, who was seriously injured by a roadside bomb that struck his vehicle and suffered a traumatic brain injury. The Woodruffs have a daughter who is hearing-impaired.


Hearing and Balance Research

9:50 a.m.

Biophysics, Genes, and Structure: An Integrated Understanding of the Inner Ear
David P. Corey, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School


10:20 a.m.

Childhood Development after Cochlear Implantation
John K. Niparko, M.D.
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


10:50 a.m.

Exhibits in rooms E1/E2 (across from auditorium)
Health Break

Visit the Professional Organization Resource Tables
Light refreshments


11:10 a.m.


Music Lost and Found
Music by Richard Reed, Rock-and-Roll/R&B musician and
cochlear implant wearer


11:30 a.m.


University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test
Demonstration of a diagnostic tool for testing the sense of smell


Smell and Taste Research

11:40 a.m.

Internal Representations of the Olfactory World
Richard Axel, M.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Columbia University


12:10 p.m.

The Chemical Senses and Human Health: Food and the Environment
Gary K. Beauchamp, Ph.D.
Monell Chemical Senses Center


12:40 – 1:40 p.m.

Lunch – Natcher Conference Center
Lunch on your own or option to buy a lunch voucher during registration


Voice, Speech and Language Research

1:40 p.m.

Language Across the Life Span: Improving Lives in the 21st Century
Helen Tager-Flusberg, Ph.D.
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Boston University School of Medicine


2:10 p.m.

Progress and Prospects in Research on Speech Perception
Robert E. Remez, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Barnard College, Columbia University


2:40 p.m.

Closing Remarks
James F. Battey, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Director, NIDCD


2:45 – 4:00 p.m.


NIDCD Intramural Scientific Posters/Meet the speakers
Light refreshments
Music by Yew Choong Cheong, Pianist


Updated September 5, 2008


Last Updated Date: 
September 13, 2011