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National Institutes of Health Awards Katarina Haley and Adam Jacks R01 Research Project Grant to Study Speech Production Disorders Following a Stroke

August 19, 2020

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Katarina Haley and Adam Jacks, in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, a $3 million, five-year R01 research project grant to study speech production disorders following a stroke. The project will help researchers and clinicians define diagnostic profiles to enhance patient care. “Speech-language pathologists who work with … Continued

Third-Year Doctor of Audiology Student Meredith Braza Receives Scholarship from American Academy of Audiology Foundation

August 5, 2020

The American Academy of Audiology Foundation has selected third-year Doctor of Audiology student Meredith Braza as a recipient of its Continued Achievement Scholarship. The selection process includes a review of the nominee’s academic record, letters of recommendation, and clearly articulated professional aspirations which in Braza’s case include a special interest in working with children who … Continued

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Recognizes Audrey McMillion as Second-Place Recipient of 2020 Student Ethics Essay Award

August 5, 2020

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), along with its board of ethics, has recognized second-year master’s degree student Audrey McMillion as the second-place recipient of the 2020 Student Ethics Essay Award contest. Her essay, titled “The Ethics of Providing Interpretation and Translation Services for IEP Meetings,” focuses on ethical considerations for individualized educational programs for a … Continued

Telehealth Audiologist Assistant Rule Approved to Begin Telehealth Services Statewide; Advocacy Continues for Interstate Compact

May 27, 2020

Philip Griffin (’07 AuD), an audiologist at the UNC Hearing and Communication Center, successfully advocated for statewide clarification for the role of audiologist assistant, which will allow for limited telehealth opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Griffin, an assistant professor in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, also serves as legislative chairperson of the North Carolina Audiology … Continued

UNC Health Talk Features Patricia Johnson (’13 AuD)

May 27, 2020

UNC Health Talk recently featured Patricia Johnson (’13 AuD) for an article about communication while wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic. Johnson is an assistant professor in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences and clinical audiologist and clinic manager at the UNC Hearing and Communication Center.

WRAL Features Audiologist and Assistant Professor Patricia Johnson

May 13, 2020

WRAL recently featured Patricia Johnson, an audiologist at the UNC Hearing and Communication Center and assistant professor in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences. The story features Johnson’s expertise regarding miscommunication while wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Four Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences Students Aid in Translation of COVID-19 Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Resource into Spanish

May 11, 2020

Four master’s of speech-language pathology students have translated an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) resource from the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute into Spanish in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The resource, spearheaded by division alumna Jessica Dykstra Steinbrenner (’13 PhD; ’04 MS) and Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy PhD student Susan Szendry, … Continued

Audiology Students in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences Receive Best Poster Award at Annual Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Conference

May 4, 2020

Four Doctor of Audiology (AuD) students in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences received the award for best poster at the national 2020 Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) conference in Kansas City, Missouri, held in early March. The ongoing project, which is focused on improving hearing screening in the neonatal intensive care unit … Continued

Speech-Language Pathology Master’s Student Meaghan Whalen Distributes Communication Boards to COVID-19 Health Care Providers

April 29, 2020

Meaghan Whalen, a second-year student in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences studying speech-language pathology, has repurposed communication resources in order to equip health care providers as they treat patients who face COVID-19. Whalen, who returned home to Massachusetts to be with family at the beginning of the pandemic outbreak, began to organize academic … Continued