Monday, April 23, 2018

Inaugural Josef M. Miller, Ph.D., Symposium

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Palmer Commons

100 Washtenaw Ave.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Save the Date: Monday, April 23 

Please join us on Monday, April 23, 2018 for the inaugural Josef M. Miller, Ph.D., Symposium, which will honor the memory of the former Kresge Hearing Research Institute director through a day of science and shared discovery.

Admission to the lecture and luncheon are free, but donations to the Miller Memorial Fund are welcome.

Scheduled Talks

Blake S. Wilson, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Duke Hearing Center
Duke University
Duke University Medical Center
“The Modern Cochlear Implant and the First Substantial Restoration of a Human Sense Using a Medical Intervention”

Mats Ulfendahl, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Karolinska Institute
“An Animal CI Model for Exploring Novel Intervention Therapies”

Tianying Ren, M.D.
Professor, Oregon Hearing Research Center, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University
“A Micromechanical Mechanism for Cochlear Amplification”

Thomas Lenarz, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology
Medical University of Hannover
“Hearing Preservation Cochlear Implantation: Precision Medicine in Otology”

Brad May, Ph.D.
Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Johns Hopkins University
“Improving the Reliability of Behavioral Screening Procedures for Animal Models of Tinnitus”

Colleen G. Le Prell, Ph.D.
Emily & Phil Schepps Professor of Hearing Science
Audiology Program Head
University of Texas at Dallas
“Prevention of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Translational From Animal Models to Clinical Trials”

Jose Manuel Juiz, Ph.D.
Professor, Castilla-La Mancha University
Director, Research Institute on Neurological Disabilities-IDINE
School of Medicine
“Noise Damage and the Central Auditory Pathway: Some Plastic/Adaptive Processes”

Tatsuya Yamasoba, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
University of Tokyo
“Cochlear Damage Due to Germanium Dioxide-Induced Mitochondrial Dysfunction and its Prevention by Antioxidants”

Peter Thorne, CNZM, Ph.D.
Section of Audiology Director, Eisdell Moore Center
University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
“Manipulation of Purinergic Signaling in the Cochlea as an Otoprotective Strategy”

John C. Middlebrooks, Ph.D.
Department of Otolaryngology
University of California, Irvine
“The Cochlear Implant Plus One”