Professor attends Pathways program
Texas State University Department of Communication Disorders Assistant Professor Farzan Irani recently attended the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's 2013 inaugural Pathways program in Rockville, Md.
The program, funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, was with the goal of mentoring early career researchers in the field of communication disorders by pairing them with a mentor who has an established record of extramural funding.
Irani was selected as one of 16 participants from across the country to attend the three-day conference and become a member of the program’s online community, where he can stay in touch with and get feedback from his assigned mentor.
The role of the Pathways program is to mentor early-career clinical scientists in developing strong foundations for independent research careers.
Pathways assists participants with developing a five-year research career plan, acculturating to a research career, building a publication record and learning about funding mechanisms appropriate to this career stage.
The program is intended to be an initial step to enhance the training, retention and funding success of clinical scientists in CSD.
For more information, contact Farzan Irani at email@example.com.