Deaf/HH Scientists Roc Conference
The Open Road: Creating Opportunities for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Scientists
Online registration is now closed. You are welcome to register in-person at the door the day of the event if we have the space to accommodate you. We reserve the right to decline entrance if we are at capacity.
Masks are optional but strongly encouraged throughout the entire conference unless you are eating or drinking. We will have masks available for those who may need one.
Dates and Location
August 11th, 2022 (8 am - 6:00 pm EST)
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Student Development Center
52 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623
August 12th, 2022 (8:30 am - 3:30 pm EST)
Saunders Research Building
University of Rochester
265 Crittenden Blvd, Rochester, NY 14620
Parking and Directions
Deaf/HH Scientists Roc Conference aims to advance the success of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in biomedical and behavioral sciences research careers. It will do so by bringing together aspiring and successful Deaf/HH scientists and allied groups from across the nation to network and build a community – thereby creating opportunities for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Scientists as they navigate their training and career paths.
While the conference is targeted to support the Deaf/HH community, all groups are invited and encouraged to attend. The conference is open to undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral students, faculty and staff. We have an exciting program including a distinguished group of speakers, interactive poster sessions, small group breakout sessions and opportunities for networking.
Alicia K. Wooten, PhD
“Getting Creative with Research: How I Became a Community Scientist”
Harry G. Lang, EdD, LHD
“Developing a World View: History Informs the Future of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People in STEM”
National Technical Institute for the Deaf | RIT
Michael McKee, MD, MPH
“Build It and They Will Come- Increasing the Deaf and Hard of Hearing STEM Pipeline”
University of Michigan/Michigan Medicine
“Navigating the Job Market: From Academia, Industry & Government Opportunities”
Moderated by Tiffany Panko, MD
Panel Members: David Meek, Elizabeth Ayers, Mariam Paracha, Kara Farquharson, Michelle Koplitz
SHORT TALK SERIES
“Challenges in Mentoring and Establishing Productive Training Environments”
Mariam Paracha, Pharm.D. and Sarah Sarchet, MS
Shazia Siddiqi, MD, MPH and Timothy Dye, PhD
A poster session will highlight the research carried out by undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and staff attending the DEAF/HH Scientists Roc Conference. Applicants are encouraged to submit abstracts on all aspects of research in biomedical and behavioral sciences, biostatistics, or population sciences (public health, epidemiology, community, and/or health disparities research). Abstracts from Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (D/HH) trainees and faculty in the biomedical and behavioral sciences or abstracts from mentors about best practices for working with and mentoring D/HH individuals are encouraged.
Monetary awards (3) will be presented at the end of the symposium for the best poster presentations.
Interested in continuing your biomedical research in a supportive community of other Deaf/HH scientists?
Apply for the Rochester Postdoc Partnership, a three-year joint postdoctoral program between the University of Rochester and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf that aims to rigorously train and support the career advancement of Deaf/HH postdoctoral scholars.