Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center

The Bloedel Affiliate Program

The Bloedel Affiliate program is designed to connect established researchers in departments across the university who are engaging in studies in the connected fields of hearing, hearing disorders, and related subjects, including vestibular function, voice, speech, language, and their disorders. Its goal is to foster multidisciplinary collaborations on solutions in service of the Center’s mission.

What are the benefits of becoming a Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center Affiliate?
• Eligibility to apply for funding opportunities exclusively offered to Affiliates;
• Invitations to networking events to meet potential research collaborators from across the university.

What is required to qualify to apply as an Affiliate?
• A faculty appointment at the University of Washington;
• An advanced degree (MD or PhD), or significant research in lieu of an advanced degree;
• Currently involved in research relevant to the mission of the Bloedel Center;
• Approved by the Affiliate Liaison Committee;
• Independent researcher: Examples of demonstrating independence include: designated research space, active participation in an independent research project, history of research funding (including work with collaborators), and Primary Investigator status at UW.

What are an Affiliate’s responsibilities?
• Advance Hearing and Balance Research at UW, nationally and globally;
• Nominate new Affiliates;
• Help with Bloedel Center fundraising.

Bloedel Affiliate Application

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Applications are considered by the Liaison Committee on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Bloedel Affiliate Liaison Committee:

– Eliot A. Brenowitz, PhD
– Andrew Brown, PhD
– David L. Horn, MD
– David J. Perkel, PhD
– Jennifer Stone, PhD