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Global Center for Hearing and Speech Research

The Global Center for Hearing & Speech Research is a focal point of hearing, speech and deafness research, including ties with the Departments of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, and School of Aging Studies. The Center clinicians and researchers have diverse backgrounds and expertise at multiple levels: research scientists, visiting scholars, postdoctoral fellows, research audiologists, technicians, and students. Through the Center's faculty and trainees, affiliations and collaborations involving the Center represent distinct and varied professional disciplines within the University, across the country, and internationally.

Past Trainees

RESEARCH FELLOW & MEDICAL RESIDENT MENTORING

Dr. Robert Frisina

Name Status Position Lab Location Dates
Mahmoud Dweik, B.S       2013-2015
Alfredo Archilla MD Otolaryngology Resident Surgical Resident U. Rochester Med. 2008-2010
William Livingston, MD Otolaryngology Resident Surgical Resident U. Rochester Med. 2008-2010
Matthew Bak, MD Otolaryngology Resident Surgical Resident U. Rochester Med. 2006-2007
Justin Miller, MD Otolaryngology Resident Surgical Resident U. Rochester Med. 2007
Nathan Christensen, MD Otolaryngology Resident Surgical Resident U. Rochester Med. 2007
Mary D'Souza, PhD Molecular Biologist Research Fellow U. Rochester Med. 2003-2008
Olga Vasilyeva, PhD Pharmacologist Research Fellow U. Rochester Med. 2003-2008
Patricia Guimaraes, MD Otolaryngologist Research Fellow U. Rochester Med. 2002-2007
Xiaoxia Zhu, MD Otolaryngologist Research Fellow U. Rochester Med. 2002-2007
Ameet Singh, MD Otolaryngology Resident Surgical Resident U. Rochester Med. 2006-2007
Sherif Tadros, MD Otolaryngologist Research Fellow U. Rochester Med. 2003-2007
Jared Spencer, MD Otolaryngology Resident Surgical Resident U. Rochester Med. 2004-2006
Daniel Olney, MD Otolaryngology Resident Surgical Resident U. Rochester Med. 2004-2005
Scott Thompson, MD Otolaryngology Resident Surgical Resident U. Rochester Med. 2003-2005

Dr. Joseph Walton

Name Status Position Lab Location Dates
Alex Elkins, B.A.        
Liliana Huaman, B.A.        
Erica Kluetz, B.A.        
Kathy Barsz, PhD Research Fellow U. Rochester Med. 1995-2010
Owen Brimijoin, PhD Research Fellow U. Rochester Med. 2007-2009
U-Cheng Leong, PhD Research Fellow U. Rochester Med. 2007-2010
Arie Gordin, MD Visiting Scientist Hafia Medical Ctr., Israel 2006-2007
Anita Jeyakumar, MD Otolaryngology Resident Surgical Resident U. Rochester Med. 2005
Olga Vasilyeva, PhD Pharmacologist Research Fellow U. Rochester Med. 2006-2008

 

GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISING

Dr. Robert Frisina

Name Status Position Lab Location Dates
Jeanine Mansour, B.S. Masters in BME Graduate Student USF 2012-2015
Erika Rigaud, M.S. Masters in BME Graduate Student USF 2012-2014
Xiaolan Tang, M.D. PhD Candidate Graduate Student Guangxi Univ. 2011-2013
Miriam Gladstone BS MS Candidate Graduate Student U. Rochester Med. 2007-2011
Xiaoxi Liu M.S Graduate Student Rochester Institute of Technology 2010-2011
Glenn T. Schneider, M.D. M.S. Candidate Graduate Student U. Rochester Med. 2007-2008

Dr. Joseph Walton

Name Status Position Lab Location Dates
Bo Ding, M.D.       2010 - 2013
Alex Elkins BA AuD Candidate Graduate Student USF 2011 present
Mackenzie Kline BA AuD Candidate Graduate Student USF 2011 present
Caleb Sparkman BA AuD Candidate Graduate Student USF 2011 present
Erica Candidate BA AuD Graduate Student USF 2011 present
Stacy O'Brien BA Au.D. Candidate Graduate Student USF 2012-Present
Aaron Hutchinson BA Au.D. Candidate Graduate Student USF 2012-Present
Adam Dziorny BS MD/PhD Candidate Graduate Student U. Rochester Med. 2007-2010
Daniel Stolzberg BS PhD Candidate Graduate Student U. of Buffalo 2009-present
Dawn Lee, PhD PhD Lab Rotation Mentor U. Rochester Med. 2009-2010
Megan Glaspie AuD Doctoral Audiology Intern U. Rochester Med. 2007-2009
Jordan Schramm MS Candidate Graduate Student U. Rochester Med. 2007-2008
Marie Diehl, PhD PhD Lab Rotation Mentor U. Rochester Med. 2006-2007

MEDICAL STUDENT RESEARCH MENTORING

Dr. Robert Frisina

Name Status Position Lab Location Dates
Brad Hyatt BS MD Candidate Medical Student U. Rochester Med. 2007-2010
Zachary Reese BS MD Candidate Medical Student U. Rochester Med. 2005-2008
Marcus Rampton BS MD Candidate Medical Student U. Rochester Med. 2005-2008
Brock O'Neil BS MD Candidate Medical Student U. Rochester Med. 2005-2008
Sara Bozorg BS MD Candidate Medical Student U. Rochester Med. 2005-2008
Katharine Price MS MD Candidate Medical Student U. Rochester Med. 2004-2007

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH ADVISING

Dr. Robert Frisina

Name Status Position Lab Location Dates
Emily Tonjes BS Candidate- Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Univ. S. Florida 2011
Kathleen McGowan BS Candidate- Biology Undergraduate Univ. Delaware 2007-2008
Jessica Guidi BS Candidate Neuroscience Undergraduate Univ. Rochester 2007
Gardiner Von Trapp BS Candidate Neuroscience Undergraduate Univ. Rochester 2007
Emily Pulli BS Candidate- Biology Undergraduate Rensselaer Poly. Inst. 2006
Ryan Tierney BS Candidate- Neurobiology Undergraduate Rochester Inst. Tech. 2005-2006
Christina Youssef BA Candidate Audiology Undergraduate SUNY Geneseo. 2004-2005
Nicole Waxmonsky BS Candidate- Biotechnology Undergraduate Rochester Inst. Tech. 2004-2005
Ryan Susa BS Candidate- Biochemistry Undergraduate Rochester Inst. Tech. 2004-2005
Amir Taslimi BS Candidate- Molecular Biology Undergraduate Rochester Inst. Tech. 2004-2005

Dr. Joseph Walton

Name Status Position Lab Location Dates
Dan Rossi BS Candidate - Neuroscience Undergraduate University of Rochester 2007-2009
Nicholas Schmuck BS Candidate - Neuroscience Undergraduate University of Rochester 2005-2009

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND VOLUNTEER MENTORING

Dr. Robert Frisina

Name Status Position Lab Location Dates
Kalen Hall FL HS Student High School Univ. S. Florida 2014
Kiana Outen Wharton HS Student High School Univ. S. Florida 2013
Samantha Taylor FL HS Student High School Univ. S. Florida 2013
Vanessa Baratta Webster NY HS Student High School U. Rochester Med. 2007-2008
Amulya Penmetsa Pittsford NY HS Student High School U. Rochester Med. 2003-2006