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Science and Research Sessions at the 2013 ASHA Convention

These sessions are organized by ASHA's Research and Scientific Affairs Committee (RSAC) to provide professional development at the ASHA Convention to scientist/researchers and scientists/researchers-in-training. All sessions are in the Research Issues Across the Discipline topic area.

Introduction to Research Grant Writing

This session provides professional development to researchers and researchers-in-training who seek extramural funding. The NIH grant application process (submission, peer review, revision, and funding sources) will be highlighted with reference to individual investigator projects and collaborative translational research projects.

Day/Time: Thursday, November 14, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Location: McCormick Place, Room S105D
Presenters: Nadine Martin, Temple University; Nadine Connor, University of Wisconsin; JoAnne Robbins, University of Wisconsin; Anastasia Raymer, Old Dominion University
Session Number: 1033
Session Format: Seminar (2 hours)

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Peer Reviewers

This session, planned by the Science Advisory Board, will provide insights about the publications process from ASHA's journal editors and the chair of the Publications Board. They will walk participants through the editorial process—from authorship and submission of a research report through peer review and eventual acceptance or rejection. Information on including multimedia with publications will be discussed.

Day/Time: Thursday, November 14, 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Location: McCormick Place, Room W183C
Presenters: Anne Smith, Purdue University; Larry Humes, Indiana University, Bloomington; Carol Scheffner Hammer, Temple University; Craig Champlin, University of Texas, Austin; Rhea Paul, Yale College; Jody Kreiman, University of California; Clare Melanie Schuele, Vanderbilt University
Session Number: 1166
Session Format: Seminar (1 hour)

How to Launch & Build a Successful Research Career

This session addresses the do's and don'ts for developing a successful scientific career in the communication sciences—from application to a doctoral program to becoming a leader in the field and mentoring the next generation.

Day/Time: Friday, November 15, 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: McCormick Place, Room W193
Presenters: Christy Ludlow, James Madison University; Raymond Kent, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Session Number: 1461
Session Format: Seminar (1 hour)

Thinking About a PhD? Information Session for Prospective Doctoral Students

This session provides information for persons interested in PhD study: an overview of factors to consider in the selection of a PhD program, the goals and nature of research doctoral study, options for choosing programs and mentors, the importance of a peer group, prospective student competencies, diversity issues, and research training. A question-and-answer period is included.

Day/Time: Friday, November 15, 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: McCormick Place, Room W470A
Presenters: Jordan Green, University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Suzanne Adlof, University of South Carolina; Tiffany Hogan, MGH Institute of Health Professions; Ignatius Nip, San Diego State University; Erin Wilson, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Session Number: 1463
Session Format: Seminar (1 hour)

Considering Joining the Next Generation of Researchers? Talk With Us.

Have you ever wondered what researchers do or whether you have the skills to be a researcher? Three successful researchers will highlight the different paths, research questions, and settings available in a research career.

Day/Time: Friday, November 15, 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Location: McCormick Place, Room W193
Presenters: Holly Storkel, University of Kansas; Soo-Eun Chang, Michigan State University; Tiffany Johnson, University of Kansas; Susannah Levi, New York University
Session Number: 1500
Session Format: Seminar (1 hour)

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