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Dr. Cara McComish selected for 2017 CAPCSD Leadership Academy

Dr. Cara McComish selected for 2017 CAPCSD Leadership Academy

The Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) has selected Dr. Cara McComish as a participant for its 2017 academy.

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Speech-Language Pathologist Joins Dr. Adam Jacks' Aphasia Research Team

Speech-Language Pathologist Joins Dr. Adam Jacks' Aphasia Research Team

Marcia Rodriguez, a speech-language pathologist with decades of experience, has joined Dr. Adam Jacks' team as they research aphasia and brain stimulation.

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Drs. Adam Jacks and Vicki Mercer join DAHS legacy of Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program as 2016 graduates

Drs. Adam Jacks and Vicki Mercer join DAHS legacy of Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program as 2016 graduates

Drs. Vicki Mercer and Adam Jacks have graduated from the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars Program, following in the tradition of numerous Department of Allied Health Sciences faculty members. Mercer, a professor in the Division of Physical Therapy joins Jacks, a professor in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences as 2016 graduates.

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Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences PhD student Marziye Eshghi receives recognition from the Acoustical Society of America

Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences PhD student Marziye Eshghi receives recognition from the Acoustical Society of America

Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences PhD candidate Marziye Eshghi has received recognition from a top publication for her work on nasal coarticularion in early childhood development.

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Melody Harrison Receives National Honor from Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Melody Harrison Receives National Honor from Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Melody Harrison, a professor in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, recently received the highest honor from the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD), the national professional organization representing graduate training programs in speech-language pathology and in audiology.

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Nancy Quick Receives 2016-2017 Paul Hardin Dissertation Fellowship

Nancy Quick Receives 2016-2017 Paul Hardin Dissertation Fellowship

Nancy Quick, a PhD candidate in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences in the Department of Allied Health Sciences, has received a 2016-2017 Paul Hardin Dissertation Fellowship offered by the UNC Graduate School.

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2016 David E. Yoder Symposium

2016 David E. Yoder Symposium

Dr. Rebecca Landa presented at the 2016 David E. Yoder Symposium, held at Extraordinary Ventures in Chapel Hill in late March 2016. Landa's talk focused on early developmental patterns in young children at risk for autism spectrum disorder.

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 Dr. Sharon Williams graduates from UNC School of Medicine ACCLAIM program

Dr. Sharon Williams graduates from UNC School of Medicine ACCLAIM program

Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences' Sharon Williams, PhD, received recognition for her completion of the Academic Career Leadership Academy in Medicine (ACCLAIM) program, hosted by the UNC School of Medicine.

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McComish selected for Chapman Family Teaching Award

McComish selected for Chapman Family Teaching Award

Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences Assistant Professor Cara McComish, PhD, has received the Chapman Family Teaching Award and is the only recipient from the UNC School of Medicine.

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AuD student Sarah Webster receives Hear the World Foundation Fellowship

AuD student Sarah Webster receives Hear the World Foundation Fellowship

Sarah Webster, an AuD student at UNC-CH, has received a fellowship from the Hear the World Foundation, in memory of Dr. Judith Gravel. Webster will complete an externship with UNC Hospitals, with a focus on pediatric audiology.

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Tyson Harmon, Speech-Language Pathology Doctoral Student, Receives Scholarship

Tyson Harmon, Speech-Language Pathology Doctoral Student, Receives Scholarship

Tyson Harmon, a doctoral student at UNC-Chapel Hill, received a $5,000 American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Graduate Student Scholarship during the 2015 convention, held in Denver, Colorado.

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AuD Students Win Grand Prize at Academy of Doctors of Audiology Business Plan Competition

AuD Students Win Grand Prize at Academy of Doctors of Audiology Business Plan Competition

UNC-Chapel Hill Clinical Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) students Mark Moore and Sarah Obarowski earned first place honors at the 2015 Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) Student Business Plan Competition.

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AuD Alumni Now Part of an Award-Winning Clinical Team

AuD Alumni Now Part of an Award-Winning Clinical Team

A trio of adolescent audiology patients helped herald UNC Pediatric Audiology’s receipt of the Hear the World Foundation’s Richard Seewald Award on Sept. 17. Their unique successes — one a member of his school marching band, another an accomplished dancer, and the third a standout soccer player — illustrate the critical importance of early identification followed by early intervention for children born with hearing loss.

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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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