Melody Harrison Receives National Honor from Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Melody Harrison, a professor in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, recently received the highest honor from the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD), the national professional organization representing graduate training programs in speech-language pathology and in audiology.
Nancy Quick, a PhD candidate in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences in the Department of Allied Health Sciences, has received a 2016-2017 Paul Hardin Dissertation Fellowship offered by the UNC Graduate School.
Dr. Rebecca Landa presented at the 2016 David E. Yoder Symposium, held at Extraordinary Ventures in Chapel Hill in late March 2016. Landa's talk focused on early developmental patterns in young children at risk for autism spectrum disorder.
Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences' Sharon Williams, PhD, received recognition for her completion of the Academic Career Leadership Academy in Medicine (ACCLAIM) program, hosted by the UNC School of Medicine.
Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences Assistant Professor Cara McComish, PhD, has received the Chapman Family Teaching Award and is the only recipient from the UNC School of Medicine.
Sarah Webster, an AuD student at UNC-CH, has received a fellowship from the Hear the World Foundation, in memory of Dr. Judith Gravel. Webster will complete an externship with UNC Hospitals, with a focus on pediatric audiology.
Tyson Harmon, a doctoral student at UNC-Chapel Hill, received a $5,000 American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Graduate Student Scholarship during the 2015 convention, held in Denver, Colorado.
UNC-Chapel Hill Clinical Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) students Mark Moore and Sarah Obarowski earned first place honors at the 2015 Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) Student Business Plan Competition.
A trio of adolescent audiology patients helped herald UNC Pediatric Audiology’s receipt of the Hear the World Foundation’s Richard Seewald Award on Sept. 17. Their unique successes — one a member of his school marching band, another an accomplished dancer, and the third a standout soccer player — illustrate the critical importance of early identification followed by early intervention for children born with hearing loss.
Speech and Hearing Sciences doctoral student Jessica Kinard was selected to receive the 2014 Joanne Erwick Roberts Early Career Award.
Nicole Corbin, a second-year Speech and Hearing Sciences PhD student, has been awarded a $5,000 ASHA Foundation Graduate Student Scholarship.
Speech and Hearing Sciences Professors Linda Watson and Betsy Crais, Occupational Science Professor Grace Baranek, and Speech and Hearing Sciences PhD graduates Jessica Dykstra and Kaitlyn Wilson authored an article that received the 2013 Editors’ Award from the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.
Dr. Linda Watson, Professor, graduated from the Carolina Center for Public Service’s Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars Program in August.
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.
Dr. Elizabeth Crais, Professor, has been appointed by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to chair the Academic Affairs Board starting in 2015.
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.
The sixth annual Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences Student Research Day was held April 25 in the Bioinformatics Building on UNC’s campus.
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.
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.
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).