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Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences PhD Student Stacey Kane Receives $10,000 Scholarship from the ASHFoundation

January 12, 2021

Stacey Kane, a PhD student in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, has received a $10,000 American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship. The award was conferred during the ASHFoundation’s virtual awards ceremony held on November 21, 2020. The scholarship supports doctoral students who are committed to a teacher-investigator career in communication sciences and disorders … Read more

The Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences welcomes Jessica Steinbrenner ’04 (’13 PhD) as Newest Faculty Member

December 8, 2020

The Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, housed in the Department of Allied Health Sciences, announces Jessica Steinbrenner ’04 (’13 PhD) as its newest faculty member. Steinbrenner comes to the division following seven years as a research scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, where she researched autism spectrum disorder, with a focus on school-based interventions. … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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.