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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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Remembering Robert W. Peters

Remembering Robert W. Peters

Robert W. Peters, founder of the speech and hearing sciences program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, died Friday, March 25, 2011, at UNC Hospitals. He was 89 years old.

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$2.1 Million in Grants to Provide Educational Opportunities for Students

$2.1 Million in Grants to Provide Educational Opportunities for Students

The Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences at UNC Chapel Hill has been awarded two grants from the U.S. Department of Education to help prepare doctoral and master’s students in specialized areas of clinical practice and research.

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Over two million books read through Tar Heel Reader

Over two million books read through Tar Heel Reader

In 150 countries around the world, people are learning to read because of the ideas of two UNC professors.

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Aphasia Research at UNC featured in N&O

Aphasia Research at UNC featured in N&O

The cover story for the Science/Technology section of the March 21, 2011, edition of the News & Observer focuses on aphasia and the new therapy tools developed at UNC to help people struggling with the communication disorder.

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Crais Receives Distinguished Alumnus Award

Crais Receives Distinguished Alumnus Award

Vanderbilt University’s Department of Hearing & Speech Sciences presented Elizabeth Crais, PhD, Professor in the UNC-Chapel Hill Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, with the Judith S. Gravel Distinguished Alumnus Award at a ceremony in May 2010.

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