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  • Lindsey Byom, PhD Receives NIH Award for Research Surrounding Traumatic Brain Injuries and Communication

    Lindsey Byom, PhD, CCC-SLP and assistant professor in the division of Speech and Hearing Sciences within the Department of Allied Health Sciences, has received a K23 award from the NIH, National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. The career development award is patient-focused and specific to clinical research – recipients must hold some type of clinical certification, i … Continued

  • Recent Doctoral Graduate Sofia Benson-Goldberg Receives 2022 Impact Award

    Each year, The Graduate School honors graduate students in programs across campus for their powerful discoveries that contribute to a better future for people and communities in North Carolina. Sofia Benson-Goldberg’s work has focused on improving readability for COVID-19 documents from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Audiology Students Receive American Academy of Audiology Foundation Awards

    This fall, audiology students Meredith Braza and Amanda Davis received American Academy of Audiology Foundation scholarships. The Doctor of Audiology program is a part of the division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, housed within the Department of Allied Health Sciences. Meredith Braza Awarded Jerry Northern Scholarship in Pediatric Audiology Braza is a fourth-year doctor of audi … Continued

  • Patricia Johnson, AuD

    Patricia Johnson, AuD, Shares Tips for Masked Communication

    “Mask wearing has given everyone a mild communication disorder,” says Johnson. “The mask alters the sound coming out of your mouth. Your speech is muffled. It’s like listening through a filter.” Johnson, AuD, is a clinical audiologist at the UNC Hearing and Communication Center and an assistant professor of speech and hearing sciences at UNC School of Medicine in Chapel Hill.

  • Speech and Hearing Sciences Students and Faculty Shine at Recent Conferences

    Students and faculty within the division of Speech and Hearing Sciences have recently presented at multiple conferences both locally and across the country, gaining credibility and receiving awards along the way. Academy of Doctors in Audiology (ADA) Student Business Plan Competition The ADA Student Business Plan competition was held at the AuDacity conference in Portland Oregon … Continued

  • Patricia Johnson

    Ears Ringing? Here’s Why and What You Can Do

    “If you’ve ever been to a loud concert or sporting event and left with a ringing or buzzing in your ears, you experienced a common condition called tinnitus. About 50 million Americans have experienced tinnitus, and about 20 million have a form severe enough that it can disrupt their quality of life,” writes Patricia Johnson for UNC Health Talk. Johnson, AuD, is a clinical audiol … Continued

  • Stacey Kane, AuD

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

    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 i … Continued

  • Patricia Johnson, AuD
  • Jessica Steinbrenner

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

    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-bas … Continued

  • Hannah Siburt

    Hannah Siburt, AuD, PhD, Named Outstanding Alumna of University of Florida

    The University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions has awarded Hannah Siburt, an assistant professor in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, with its 2020 Outstanding Alumni Award. Siburt joined the division in 2017 and serves as the program coordinator for the Doctor of Audiology program. She also teaches doctoral courses in cochlear implants and p … Continued