Spotlight

  • 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
  • SLHS Mourns the Passing of Noel Matkin

    Noel Matkin
    Wednesday, July 6, 2016
    SLHS was saddened to learn that Noel Matkin, PhD, CCC-A, passed away July 4, 2016. He was a scientist, a teacher, a mentor, and a leader. Dr. Matkin drove the field of pediatric audiology to new heights. He gave wholeheartedly to Tucson and its citizens, was such a wonderful friend to many, and will be sorely missed. Dr. Matkin earned his BS in Speech Pathology from Wichita State University in 1954. He went on to earn his MA and PhD in Audiology in 1959 and 1965 respectively from Northwestern University. Dr. Matkin came to the University of Arizona in 1979 as Professor and Director of Children... Read More
  • James Dean named to National Committee

    James Dean
    Friday, April 8, 2016
    James Dean, AuD, CCC-SLP, a member of our teaching faculty, was recently appointed to the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Clinical Scholars Program. The Clinical Scholars program is a three-year fellowship for clinically active health care providers that aims to provide clinicians with the opportunity to build and develop the unique skills they need to lead communities toward a Culture of Health. Dr. Dean represents not only Audiology but the Southwest with his appointment, and will be working with professionals and scholars from around the United States.

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