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Roush and McComish Awarded $1.3 Million to Prepare Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists to Serve Children with Hearing Loss and Developmental Disabilities

October 18, 2018

Jackson Roush, PhD, and Cara McComish, PhD, both faculty within the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, have received two federally funded training grants totaling $1.3 million. The four-year grants will prepare future audiologists and speech-language pathologists to work with children who have autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, in addition to hearing loss. … Continued

Bartoshuk Receives Scholarship from American Academy of Audiology

October 16, 2018

Second-year audiology student Megan Bartoshuk has received the American Academy of Audiology Foundation’s Empowering Students Scholarship. This scholarship, which includes a $5,000 award, is presented annually to five students among nominees across the United States for academic excellence and exceptional promise as a clinical audiologist.

Elizabeth Crais, PhD, Featured as Expert in Baby Sign Language

July 27, 2018

Elizabeth Crais, PhD, speech-language pathologist and professor and coordinator of the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences PhD program, spoke recently to The Epoch Times and to Healthline about teaching babies sign language. Her research shows that facilitating a child’s communication will help their language and communication skills.

Elizabeth Crais, PhD, Elected to ASHA 2019 Board of Directors

July 3, 2018

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) members have selected Elizabeth (Betsy) Crais to serve on the ASHA Board of Directors as the vice president for academic affairs in speech-language pathology. Her term will begin January 1, 2019, and she will serve a three-year term. Crais, a longtime member of ASHA and former chair of its academic … Continued

Yanny or Laurel? Our Audiologist, Philip Griffin, Weighs In

June 5, 2018

Several media outlets turned to Philip Griffin, AuD, to resolve an issue raised by a viral video. Do you hear Yanny or Laurel? And why is that the case? Watch the news stories below to learn more about this phenomenon: WTVD WRAL The News & Observer          

Tenth Annual Student Research Day

April 27, 2018

Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences students successfully completed its tenth annual student research day, featuring oral presentations from PhD students and two poster sessions. Topics covered included autism spectrum disorder, aphasia after stroke, cochlear implant use, among others. The research day was held in the Koury Oral Health Sciences building on Friday, April 27.

Sallie Nowell Receives 2018 Boka W. Hadzija Award

April 26, 2018

Sallie Nowell, a doctoral student in the UNC School of Medicine’s Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, has received the 2018 Boka W. Hadzija Award for Distinguished University Service by a Graduate or Professional Student. The award recognizes a graduate or professional student with outstanding character, scholarship, leadership and service to UNC-Chapel Hill. The Graduate School presented the … Continued

2018 David E. Yoder Symposium

April 21, 2018

On Friday, April 20, attendees of the David E. Yoder Symposium had the opportunity to learn about identifying and treating young children with speech and language disorders. The symposium, hosted every two years by the Department of Allied Health Sciences’ Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, featured Christine A. Dollaghan, PhD, CCC-SLP, a professor at … Continued

First-Year Audiology Students Participate in Training Lab with Young Children

April 16, 2018

On April 13, 2018, first-year audiology graduate students in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences’ Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program participated in a training lab where they observed visual reinforcement audiometry, a behavioral assessment procedure used to estimate hearing levels in young children. The technique was demonstrated by Dr. Patricia Roush who directs the … Continued