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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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Professors Bring Autism Expertise to Bolivia

Professors Bring Autism Expertise to Bolivia

Linda Watson and Betsy Crais are familiar with the extensive journey many Americans find themselves on when trying to acquire services for children with autism spectrum disorder. As professors of speech and hearing sciences in the Department of Allied Health Sciences and part of UNC’s Program for Early Autism, Research, Leadership and Service (PEARLS), they have made autism screening, early detection and research the center of their academic lives.

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Peters Award for Excellence in Research Endowment Created

Peters Award for Excellence in Research Endowment Created

Sheila Barnett and Colin Peters have funded the Robert W. Peters Award for Excellence in Research Endowment at the Medical Foundation of NC to honor their late father.

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Adunka Named First Director of Audiology at UNCH

Adunka Named First Director of Audiology at UNCH

Marcia Clark Adunka (MS Audiology, Class of 2002) has been named UNC Hospitals’ first Director of Audiology.

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Méndez Receives Research Scholar Grant

Méndez Receives Research Scholar Grant

Lucía I. Méndez, a current PhD candidate in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, has been awarded a Research Scholar Grant by the Early Care Education and Head Start Research Scholars Grant Program to support her dissertation research.

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