ASHA Staff Visit NIDCD Labs
Visitors from ASHA, including the organization’s chief executive
officer, Arlene Pientranton (pictured, far left, second row from
bottom), pose on the steps of the NIDCD’s
intramural research facility in Gaithersburg, Md., with NIDCD
scientists and administrators. The visitors were welcomed by the
NIDCD director, James F. Battey Jr., M.D., Ph.D. (not pictured).
Scientists from the NIDCD hosted staff from the national headquarters of the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association (ASHA) in September for a tour of the laboratories of some of the NIDCD’s intramural (staff) researchers. ASHA attendees, including the organization’s chief executive officer Arlene Pientranton, were welcomed by the NIDCD director, James F. Battey Jr., M.D., Ph.D. Presentations included an overview of the NIDCD, its mission areas, and its public outreach initiatives. ASHA staff then visited two different NIDCD laboratories where they were able to see, hear, and discuss the research of scientists studying hereditary deafness and sensory cell development in the inner ear.