Training and Seminars

The Kresge Hearing Research Institute is committed to training the next generation of leaders in the field. Research and didactic training has long been a mission of the Institute. Research training opportunities are available for medical students, residents, graduate students, fellows and visiting scientists.

Training Opportunities

Advanced Research Training in Otolaryngology Program

Since 1986, the Advanced Research Training in Otolaryngology Program has provided research training in otolaryngology-related disciplines for medical students, resident physicians and post-residency fellows to develop the next generation of clinician-scientists. Research mentors are part of our internationally-recognized faculty consisting of both basic and clinical researchers in a broad variety of disciplines. Many mentors are themselves accomplished clinician-scientists who are in demand as research mentors. To learn more about this program, visit the ARTOP webpage, found on the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery website.

Hearing, Balance and Chemical Senses (HBCS) Program

The HBCS program provides mentorship and training for students who are interested in becoming leading research scientists in the fields of hearing, balance and the chemical senses. The program aims to train these scientists to obtain academic positions, compete for research funding and effectively manage research laboratories. Learn more.



Hearing, Balance and Chemical Senses Seminar Series

Every week, the Kresge Hearing Research Institute hosts a guest speaker, who presnets as a part of the KHRI Hearing, Balance and Chemical Senses Seminar Series. Learn more. 


Jochen Schacht, Ph.D., Lectureship in Auditory Science

This annual lectureship is specifically intended for promising investigators in early stages of their careers at the senior postdoctoral or junior faculty level.  Learn more. 


Lawrence-Hawkins Symposium

The Lawrence-Hawkins Symposium was established in 2004 to honor the research legacy of the KHRI's founding faculty members, Drs. Merle Lawrence and Joseph Hawkins. This one-day event is devoted to basic science and clinically related presentations by students, fellows and residents of the department and highlighted with a morning presentation by a distinguished alumnus. Learn more.