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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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Walton and Mitchell Present Research  at NBASLH Convention

Walton and Mitchell Present Research at NBASLH Convention

MS-SLP student Camille Walton and DAHS Associate Chair for Student Services Brenda Mitchell delivered a presentation titled “Success Strategies of Speech and Hearing Sciences Graduate Students,” at the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing Annual Convention in April.

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Jacks Receives NIDCD Award to Study Treatment for Speech Impairment

Jacks Receives NIDCD Award to Study Treatment for Speech Impairment

Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences Assistant Professor Adam Jacks, PhD, recently received an R03 award from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) focusing on an alternative approach to treating speech impairment in stroke survivors.

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Preceptors of the Year Chosen by Students

Preceptors of the Year Chosen by Students

Each year graduating speech-language pathology and audiology students choose a “Clinical Preceptor of the Year” for recognition at the commencement ceremony in May.

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Joseph W. Hall Honored as Distinguished Alumnus

Joseph W. Hall Honored as Distinguished Alumnus

Joseph W. Hall, PhD, Professor and Chief of the Division of Auditory Research, was honored by UNC’s Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences in May as its first Distinguished Alumnus.

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Aphasia DVD Available for Purchase

Aphasia DVD Available for Purchase

The award-winning film Aphasia can now be purchased on DVD through Amazon.com. The film, which premiered at the UNC Speech and Hearing Sciences 40th Anniversary Celebration, tells the story of Charlotte actor Carl McIntyre who suffered a massive stroke in 2005 at just 44 years of age. As a result, McIntyre lives with aphasia, an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person’s ability to process language but does not affect intelligence.

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Nellenbach Wins Impact Award for Research

Nellenbach Wins Impact Award for Research

Kristin Nellenbach, PhD, (’10) recently became the fourth Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences doctoral program alumna to win the Graduate Education Advancement Board (GEAB) Impact Award.

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AuD Grad / PhD Student Awarded NIH Fellowship

AuD Grad / PhD Student Awarded NIH Fellowship

Dr. Sara Mamo, a 2008 graduate of the AuD program and a current PhD student in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, has been awarded an F32 postdoctoral fellowship by the National Institutes of Health.

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2012 David E. Yoder Symposium

2012 David E. Yoder Symposium

The UNC Chapel Hill Division of Speech of Hearing Sciences hosted the 2012 David E. Yoder Symposium on March 16 at Extraordinary Ventures in Chapel Hill. Juliann Woods, PhD, CCC-SLP, Professor, Communication Science and Disorders, Florida State University, led the all-day session, titled “Supporting the Families’ Role in Family Guided Routines Based Intervention.” More than 150 speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, educators, and other professionals attended the event.

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Research Poster wins First Place for Scientific Merit

Research Poster wins First Place for Scientific Merit

A scientific poster presented by third-year AuD student Mallory Baker and Associate Professor Patricia Roush, AuD (Dept. of Otolaryngology) won first prize for scientific merit at the 12th Annual Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Conference in St. Louis, MO, March 5-6, 2012.

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UNC Well Represented at MUSC Audiology Conference

UNC Well Represented at MUSC Audiology Conference

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was well represented at the Medical University of South Carolina’s 3rd Annual Pediatric Audiology Conference in March. The 2012 conference focused on the diagnosis and management of auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder.

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2011 Scholarships and Awards Brunch

2011 Scholarships and Awards Brunch

The Department of Allied Health Sciences hosted its fifth annual Student Scholarships and Awards Brunch on November 12, 2011, at the Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill.

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Klusek Receives Gallagher Dissertation Award

Klusek Receives Gallagher Dissertation Award

Jessica Klusek, a doctoral student in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, received the 2011 James J. Gallagher Dissertation Award.

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North Carolina Hosts National Conference on EHDI

North Carolina Hosts National Conference on EHDI

Over 400 attendees from across the U.S. gathered in Raleigh, NC, October 26-28, for “EHDI: Partnering for Progress.” EHDI, an acronym for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, refers to the broad spectrum of systems and services needed to enable newborn hearing screening, diagnosis, and treatment for congenital and early onset hearing loss.

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Alumni Making a Difference: Naomi Huber Horton (’02)

Alumni Making a Difference: Naomi Huber Horton (’02)

As Executive Director of Hear Indiana, Naomi Huber Horton (’02) advocates for free and appropriate public education for deaf students who use hearing and speech for communication.

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Dowload PDFs of SHS Newsletters

Dowload PDFs of SHS Newsletters

Dowload PDFs of Speech and Hearing Sciences newsletters and bulletins from 2006 to the present.

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NIH Grant Funds Research on Pediatric Hearing Development

NIH Grant Funds Research on Pediatric Hearing Development

Dr. Lori Leibold, Assistant Professor in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, has been awarded a five-year NIH grant (RO1-NIDCD) for a project titled “Susceptibility to and Release from Masking in Infancy and Childhood.”

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