Seminars & Events


About the Seminar Series: We are delighted to present speakers with expertise in a wide variety of topics around sensory function, aging, and public health. Seminars are held the fourth Thursday of each month from NOON – 1 pm ET, except for the November and April seminars. There is no December seminar.  Seminars are free and open to the public, and most will be recorded for future viewing. 


Seminars are held in person in Paige Hall (W2030) in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, Maryland. There is also a Zoom webinar option.

For questions or more information, please contact Shannon Smitherman at 

2022-2023 Seminars

September 22, 2022 -- Jayant M. Pinto, MD, FACS,  University of Chicago. Watch the recorded presentation: "Olfaction as a window into brain health and beyond"


October 27, 2022  - KR Liu, disability advocate and Head of Brand Accessibility at Google.  Watch the recorded fireside chat


November 17, 2022  -  Natascha Merten, PhD, MS, University of Wisconsin - Madison


January 26, 2023 - Jeremy Walston, MD and Peter Abadir, MD,  Johns Hopkins University: "Bringing Good Things to Life for Seniors: The Human Aging Project and the Artificial Intelligence & Technology Collaboratory".  Watch the recorded seminar.


February 23, 2023Alejandro Cabello López, MD, MSc will present, "Occupational Audiology. Experience from the Occupational Health Research Unit, Mexico."  Watch the recorded seminar.

Cabello is a Mexican physician with a master's degree in public health epidemiology from the Karolinska Institutet.  He is a researcher with the Occupational Health Research Unit at the Mexican Institute of Social Security.


March 23, 2023 -  David Green, social entrepreneur, MacArthur Fellow, Ashoka Fellow.  Watch the recorded seminar.


April 28, 2023 (Friday) -  Cochlear Center Research Day - De Wet Swanepoel, PhD, University of Pretoria, presented "Breaking Barriers to Better Hearing: Innovations Driving More Equitable Care. Watch the recorded seminar





Location:  Zoom Link (contact Mindy Dmuchowski with questions) 

Time:  2nd Monday of the month, NOON - 1 pm ET