On behalf of the Hopkins Medicine Distinguished Speaker Series (HMDSS) and the Johns Hopkins Listening Center, we cordially invite you to save the date for a special dialogue and reception at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine featuring Blake S. Wilson. Professor Wilson is one of three winners of the2013 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for his work on cochlear implants, a device that has restored hearing to thousands of individuals with profound deafness. He is the co-director of the Duke Hearing Center as well as an adjunct professor in Surgery, Biomedical Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University.The theme of the event will be "Do you hear what I hear? Cochlear implants &the past, present, and future of prosthetic hearing." Professor Wilson will begin the dialogue and will be joined by our panelists to discuss the development of the cochlear implant and potential future applications of the technology. A reception with Professor Wilson will follow the event.
The Distinguished Panel:
- Charles Della Santina, MD PhD. Director of the Johns Hopkins Vestibular NeuroEngineering Laboratory, Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Vestibular Clinical Testing Laboratory and Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and Biomedical Engineering.
- Frank Lin, MD PhD., Assistant Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology -Head & Neck Surgery, Geriatric Medicine, Epidemiology and Mental Health, Core Faculty Member in the Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health.
- Eric Young, PhD, Professor in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.
- Bradford May, PhD., Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
- Kristen Ceh, M.Ed. CED., Auditory Rehabilitation Therapist, Johns Hopkins Listening Center, Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
- Howard Francis, MD, Director of the Johns Hopkins Listening Center, Deputy Director of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Director of Johns Hopkins Human Temporal Bone Laboratory, Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Neurological Surgery, and Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences.
A special introduction to the event will be given by Jeremy Nathans, MD PhD, Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Neuroscience and Ophthalmology and member of the 2013 Lasker Medical Research Awards Jury.
This event is free and open to the public.
Date: Tuesday, February 4th
Location: Armstrong Medical Education Building
Please RSVP if you are interested and planning to attend.
For more information or questions, contact HMDSS@jhmi.edu.
Please note, ASL interpretation and live captioning will be provided for the duration of the event.