Spotlight

  • 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' 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
  • Presentation at Governor's Advisory Council on Aging

    Marrone and Muller at Governor's Council Meeting
    Friday, July 8, 2016
    On Friday July 8th, Drs. Nicole Marrone and Tom Muller partnered with the Arizona Council on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing on highlighting the problem of access to hearing aids by low-income Arizona residents. They presented to the Governor's Advisory Council on Aging the following facts: Over 1.1 million people in Arizona who have hearing loss: 739,035 are 60 years old or older; hundreds of thousands are between the age of 20 and 60; thousands are under the age of 20. For low-income adults with hearing loss, accessing hearing aids can be very challenging Untreated hearing loss is correlated wi... Read More

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