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
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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
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
Clay Hadden (’06 MS SLP), a speech-language pathologist based in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, remembers the day a professor held up an early model iPod during his time as a student and forecasted how technology could change the future of the profession. “We were already talking about how we’re going to use this technology,” Hadden … Continued
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 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 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 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
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
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