1. To establish unique projects that provide the training and guidance needed for an individual to successfully move to whatever the next stage of their career may be. Projects are mutually designed to fulfill the research goals and establish each trainee as a leader in their respective field of auditory research upon its completion.
2. To use scientific excellence as a tool to train independent thinkers and to provide them with the tools and expertise needed to move on to their career of choice. Creating well rounded scientists is important and so communication skills (both oral and written) as well as networking skills are a part of the training plan.