Spotlight

  • Jeannette Hoit Named a 2017 Galileo Circle Fellow

    Joaquin Ruiz and Jeannette Hoit
    Wednesday, November 2, 2016
    Jeannette D. Hoit, PhD, CCC-SLP, was named a 2017 Galileo Circle Fellow by the University's College of Science Dean’s Board of Advisors. This award, established and supported by the members of the College of Science Galileo Circle, recognizes the outstanding accomplishment in academic scholarship and is one of the highest honors the College of Science can bestow on its faculty. Dr. Hoit was honored for her "deep understanding over a broad range of science, a willingness to think in a truly interdisciplinary way, and an ability to inspire colleagues and students alike.” SLHS is extremely proud... Read More
  • AuD Student Receives William F. Austin Scholarship

    Diane Cheek
    Monday, October 31, 2016
    Diane Cheek, a 3rd-year SLHS audiology doctoral student, was named a 2016 recipient of the William F. Austin scholarship from Starkey Hearing Technologies. This $10,000 award recognizes "outstanding audiology graduate students pursuing clinical, teaching and research careers." Diane currently works in the Arizona Human Electrophysiology & Auditory Development (AHEAD) Lab, directed by Dr. Barbara Cone. Diane's research is focusing on cortical auditory evoked potentials in adults and using these electrophysiologic responses to assess vowel discrimination in the mature auditory cortex. Next y... Read More
  • SLHS' Brad H. Story Winner of the Rossing Prize

    Brad Story, PhD
    Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    Brad H. Story, PhD, is this year's recipient of the prestigious Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education, presented by the Acoustical Society. As a member of the SLHS faculty, Dr. Story has provided exceptional training to countless MS, AuD, and PhD students here at the UA. The Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education was established in 2003 from a generous gift made to the Acoustical Society Foundation by Thomas D. Rossing to recognize an individual who has made significant contributions toward furthering acoustics education through distinguished teaching, creation of educational materials, textbook... Read More
  • SLHS' New Cohort of ArizonaLEND Fellows

    SLHS graduate students and ArizonaLEND fellows
    Tuesday, September 13, 2016
    ArizonaLEND (Leadership and Education in Neurological Disorders) has a new cohort of interprofessional fellows, and SLHS is proud to have four students in the mix! This year, AuD students Whitney Mast and Page Beukelman are joined by MS student Joelle Fang as full-term fellows. MS student Alyssa Heeman is a medium term fellow. All will be engaging in interprofessional leadership, clinical, and didactic training througout the academic year. ArizonaLEND is a leadership training program that prepares the next generation of policy makers, faculty, clinicians and researchers to lead the maternal an... Read More
  • SLHS' Dr. Elena Plante receives $3mil in grant funding

    Elena Plante
    Thursday, July 28, 2016
    Elena Plante, PhD, CCC-SLP, a professor in SLHS, recently received funding for her grant titled "Identification of treatment parameters that maximize language treatment efficacy for children." The five year grant will provide approximately $3,000,000 in funding from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (grant NIDCD 1R01DC015642). The work will include treatment studies for late talkers (ages 2-3 years) and children with specific language impairment (ages 4-5 years) that apply current learning theory to identify methods for making treatment of language impairment... Read More

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