PhD Student Wins Erwick Roberts Early Career Award

Speech and Hearing Sciences doctoral student Jessica Kinard was selected to receive the 2014 Joanne Erwick Roberts Early Career Award.

PhD Student Wins Erwick Roberts Early Career Award click to enlarge Jessica Kinard

She received the award at the Frank Porter Graham Annual Meeting on Friday, October 10. Kinard will use the monetary value of the award to help support her trip to the ASHA Convention in Orlando, where she will present a session based on her dissertation research and participate in sessions chosen to enhance her early career development. 

 In late August, Kinard passed the oral defense of her dissertation, which focuses on the impact of a parent responsiveness intervention on young children with ASD in Spanish-speaking families. She has begun a postdoctoral position working with Dr. Gabriel Dichter on a project examining neurophysiological responses (measured with fMRIs) of older children with ASD to social and nonsocial stimuli.  

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