American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

2014 Pathways Conference

The Pathways program mentors early-career clinical scientists in developing strong foundations for independent research careers. The 2014 Conference was held at the ASHA National Office January 31 through February 1, 2014. Following was the agenda.

Friday, January 31

9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast and Welcome
Margaret Rogers, PhD
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
9:15 a.m.
Introductions and Sharing of Research Goals by Participants
9:45 a.m.
Developing a Successful Research Career
Ray Kent, PhD
University of Wisconsin–Madison
10:45 a.m.
Break
11:00 a.m.
Developing a Five-Year Plan and Meeting Your Research Milestones
Ray Kent, PhD
University of Wisconsin–Madison
11:30 a.m.
Mentoring Period: Outlining Your Programmatic Line of Research
(Lunch served at noon)
12:45 p.m.
Break
1:00 p.m.
Introduction to NIDCD F32 & R03 Grant Mechanisms
Daniel A. Sklare, PhD
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
National Institutes for Health
2:00 p.m.
Introduction to ASHFoundation Grant Mechanisms
Nancy Minghetti
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation
2:15 p.m.
Break and Group Photograph
2:45 p.m.
Mentoring Period: Developing Your Five-Year Plan and Meeting Your Research Milestones
4:00 p.m.
Break
4:15 p.m.
A Few Pointers for Developing Specific Aims
Christopher Moore, PhD
Veterans Health Administration
5:15 p.m.
Q & A: Specific Aims
6:00 p.m.
Adjourn
Group Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Homework: Revise specific aims as needed based on discussion and prepare to discuss with mentor.

Saturday, February 1

9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
9:15 a.m.
Grantsmanship
Christopher Moore, PhD
Veterans Health Administration
10:15 a.m.
Mentoring Period: Crystalizing Your Experimental Question(s) and Developing Specific Aims
11:45 a.m.
Break
Noon
Grantsmanship: Small Group Discussion
(Lunch)
1:00 p.m.
Setting and Achieving Career Priorities Facilitated Discussion
Tom Campbell, PhD
The University of Texas at Dallas

Swathi Kiran, PhD
Boston University
College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Sonja Pruitt-Lord, PhD
San Diego State University
2:00 p.m.
Establishing Your Goals and Performance Measures for the Year: Group Discussion
Margaret Rogers, PhD
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2:15 p.m.
Break
2:30 p.m.
Mentoring Period: Developing Your Goals and Performance Measures for the Year
3:30 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Winning the Game of Chutes and Ladders
Sumitrajit Dhar, PhD
Northwestern University

Melissa Duff, PhD
University of Iowa

Cynthia Thompson, PhD
Northwestern University
4:15 p.m.
Sharing of Goals and Wrap-Up
5:15 p.m.
Adjourn
Group Dinner at 6:00 p.m.

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