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PhD Student Wins Erwick Roberts Early Career Award

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.

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PhD Student Wins ASHA Scholarship

PhD Student Wins ASHA Scholarship

Nicole Corbin, a second-year Speech and Hearing Sciences PhD student, has been awarded a $5,000 ASHA Foundation Graduate Student Scholarship.

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Research Team Receives Editors’ Award from the American Journal of SLP

Research Team Receives Editors’ Award from the American Journal of SLP

Speech and Hearing Sciences Professors Linda Watson and Betsy Crais, Occupational Science Professor Grace Baranek, and Speech and Hearing Sciences PhD graduates Jessica Dykstra and Kaitlyn Wilson authored an article that received the 2013 Editors’ Award from the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

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Watson Graduates from Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars Program

Watson Graduates from Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars Program

Dr. Linda Watson, Professor, graduated from the Carolina Center for Public Service’s Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars Program in August.

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Project Core Aims to Improve Implementation of Technology Tools for Students with Disabilities

Project Core Aims to Improve Implementation of Technology Tools for Students with Disabilities

The Center for Literacy and Disability Studies (CLDS) has been awarded $2.5 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education, for Project Core, an Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities–Stepping-Up Technology Implementation grant.

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Crais Appointed to Chair ASHA Academic Affairs Board

Crais Appointed to Chair ASHA Academic Affairs Board

Dr. Elizabeth Crais, Professor, has been appointed by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to chair the Academic Affairs Board starting in 2015.

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Buss Receives Inaugural Peters Award for Excellence in Research Mentoring

Buss Receives Inaugural Peters Award for Excellence in Research Mentoring

Dr. Emily Buss received the first Robert W. Peters Award for Excellence in Research Mentoring at the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences Commencement in May.

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Students Receive Travel Awards

Sadie Schwarz, a UNC Doctor of Audiology (AuD) student, received an Audiology/Hearing Science Research Travel Award to attend the 2013 ASHA Convention in Chicago last November.

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UNC SHS Professor Emeritus, AuD Student, and Organization Honored at NCSHLA Awards

UNC SHS Professor Emeritus, AuD Student, and Organization Honored at NCSHLA Awards

The UNC Chapel Hill Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences was well represented at the North Carolina Speech Hearing and Language Association (NCSHLA) annual awards dinner on March 20, 2014, in Raleigh.

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Student Research Day 2014

Student Research Day 2014

The sixth annual Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences Student Research Day was held April 25 in the Bioinformatics Building on UNC’s campus.

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Community Engagement Fellowship Awarded to DAHS Student Research Team

Community Engagement Fellowship Awarded to DAHS Student Research Team

The Carolina Center for Public Service has awarded a Community Engagement Fellowship to an interdisciplinary team of student researchers from the Department of Allied Health Sciences: Tyson Harmon (PhD student in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences), Mei-Ling Lin (PhD student in the Division of Occupational Science), and Gabrielle Scronce (DPT student in the Division of Physical Therapy).

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Grant Supports HSL Librarian Partnership with DAHS Research Team

Grant Supports HSL Librarian Partnership with DAHS Research Team

Three Health Sciences Library (HSL) librarians and Lori Leibold, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences, successfully earned funding for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Library of Medicine (NLM) Administrative Supplement.

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2014 David E. Yoder Symposium

2014 David E. Yoder Symposium

The Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences hosted the 2014 David E. Yoder Symposium on March 28 at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill. The all-day session, titled “Combining Literacy and Language Intervention of Young Children,” was led by Dr. Laura Justice, Executive Director of the Children’s Learning Research Collaborative and EHE Distinguished Professor at The Ohio State University.

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Page Awarded New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship

Page Awarded New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship

Thomas A. Page, MS, CCC-SLP, Class of 2001, and current Speech and Hearing Sciences PhD student, was awarded a New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation in the fall of 2013.

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Division Welcomes Two Alumni to Faculty

Division Welcomes Two Alumni to Faculty

The Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences welcomes two new faculty.

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Watson Named ASHA Fellow

Watson Named ASHA Fellow

Dr. Linda Watson, Professor, has been named a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

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Remembering Millicent Blair Arnett (1972-2013)

Remembering Millicent Blair Arnett (1972-2013)

Millicent Blair Arnett, MS-SLP Class of 2002, died May 22, 2013. Below, Department of Allied Health Sciences Associate Chair for Student Services and AHEC Operations Brenda Everett Mitchell, UNC MS-SLP alumna Heather Petrusa, and current MS-SLP student Chanel Blaylock share their reflections about Millicent.

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From the Director, Summer 2013

From the Director, Summer 2013

The 2012-2013 academic year was again filled with many accomplishments.

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UNC Speech and Hearing  Assists with Professional Growth in Guatemala

UNC Speech and Hearing Assists with Professional Growth in Guatemala

The First National Congress of the Guatemalan Institute of Language and Communication was held on May 24, 2013, in San Felipe, Guatemala.

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2013 Student Research Highlights

2013 Student Research Highlights

The fifth annual Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences Student Research Day was held April 24 in the Bioinformatics Building on UNC Chapel Hill’s campus.

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