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Retirement Symposium for Carmen Brewer Set for September 30

Event Date: September 30, 2022
Time: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM ET
Location: Virtual. Limited in-person attendance is open to NIH staff only; RSVP required.

September 1, 2022

Carmen C. Brewer, Ph.D.

On Friday, September 30, 2022, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) will hold a symposium honoring Carmen C. Brewer, Ph.D., chief research audiologist of the NIDCD Audiology Unit. The half-day symposium will highlight the impact Dr. Brewer has had on research at the NIH and the contributions she has made to the audiology field. Dr. Brewer will retire in October.

The virtual symposium will be open to all. Live captioning will be available. Limited in-person attendance (RSVP required) is available for NIH staff only.

  • What: A symposium in celebration of the career of Carmen C. Brewer, Ph.D.
  • When: Friday, September 30, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Where: Virtual. (Limited in-person attendance is open to NIH staff only. RSVP required.) For questions or reasonable accommodation requests, contact Karen Fischer.


A Symposium Celebrating the Career of Dr. Carmen Brewer
September 30, 2022
Time Presentation
9:00 a.m.

Welcome and introduction
Lisa Cunningham, Ph.D.
Scientific Director, NIDCD

9:15 a.m.

Linda Hood, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University
Understanding Auditory Function through Phenotyping and Genotyping

10:00 a.m.

Dawn Konrad-Martin, Ph.D.
National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research
Evidence and Advocacy for Contextually Relevant Ototoxicity Management

10:45-11:05 a.m.


11.05 a.m.

Sandra Gordon-Salant, Ph.D.
University of Maryland
From Ear to Eternity: The Journey of Carmen Brewer

11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

Formal Reflections

11:30 a.m.

Thomas Friedman, Ph.D.

11:40 a.m.

Forbes D. Porter, M.D., Ph.D.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

11:50 a.m.

Christopher Zalewski, Ph.D.


H. Jeffrey Kim, M.D.
Georgetown University

12:10 p.m.

Chizuko Tamaki, Au.D., Ph.D.
Gallaudet University

12:20 p.m.

Kelly King, Au.D., Ph.D.

12:30 p.m.

Closing remarks
Carmen Brewer, Ph.D.

12:45 p.m.

Submitted/open remarks

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