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Rochester Partnership for Research and Academic Career Training of Deaf Postdoctoral Scholars


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an IBP member program

Academic Level:
Postdoc & Early Career

Description:
The mission of the Rochester Postdoc Partnership to Advance Research and Academic Careers in Deaf Scholars is to provide highly trained biomedical and behavioral scientists who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (D/HH) with the knowledge and skills to pursue research and teaching careers in academia.

To achieve this mission the program will develop, implement, and evaluate a model program that integrates individual and institutional activities to improve Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (D/HH) postdoctoral Scholars' preparation and skills as they advance academically toward careers in biomedical and behavioral sciences at institutions committed to educating underrepresented and underserved persons.

Program Highlights

A mentored research experience at the University of Rochester.

A mentored practicum teaching experience at NTID/RIT.

A Research Career Development Program that takes advantage of a well-developed Mentor-Scholar Development Program in the Rochester Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program.

Linkages with our NIGMS supported R25 Bridges to the Doctorate for D/HH Master’s Students (also a collaboration between UR and NTID/RIT).

Training of UR mentors and lab personnel in Cross-Cultural Competency with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing persons in four Competency Attributes: (1) Cultural Knowledge, (2) Awareness, (3) Sensitivity, (4) Communication Competence (awareness and respect of communication needs, not competency in ASL).


Participating Institution(s):
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University of Rochester (Lead)
Rochester Institute of Technology

Program Materials:
 • Postdoc Website this link takes you to a different website

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Medical Sciences
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences

Keywords:
Behavioral Neuroscience
Medical Biology

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This program is funded by:
National Institute of Health (NIH)


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