Thursday, October 5, 2017
To honor their good friend, Bill Bernett, Dave and Sue Milligan started an endowment in Bill's name to raise funds to support aphasia research. Beginning in 2011, Bill started to slowly lose his language skills as he suffered with Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA). He benefited from the research and clinical services at The University of Arizona, and Dave and Sue Milligan, along with Bill's wife, Jill Bernett, generously chose our department as the recipients of the much needed funds to support aphasia research.
Thank you, Dave, Sue, and Jill! Many people with aphasia will benefit from your in... Read More
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Our department is grateful for the establishment of the Timothy A Maddox Memorial Scholarship created by Tim's father, Bob, stepmother, Katie (Hirschboek), and brother, Jason. Our Clinic for Adult Communication Disorders was honored to serve Tim and help him improve his communication. After his recent unfortunate death, his family decided to create this scholarship in Tim's honor to support future speech-language pathology graduate students interested in working with adults. Read more details about this generous endowment here.
Thank you, Bob, Katie, and Jason, for this incredibly generous gif... Read More
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Huge congratulations to Christina Meyers-Denman, PhD (alum 2015) and Elena Plante, PhD (UA faculty) for their article, "Dose Schedule and Enhanced Conversational Recast Treatment for Children With Specific Language Impairment,” being chosen as the WINNER of the 2016 Editor’s Award. An Editor’s Award is truly a high honor, with selection limited to "the most impactful works that meet the highest quality standards in research design and presentation."
The award will be presented during the Researcher-Academic Town Meeting (RATM) at the 2017 ASHA Convention in Los Angeles, CA. It will also be me... Read More
Monday, August 28, 2017
Over 100 community members have participated in the "Oyendo Bien" program in Nogales, AZ, since it started in 2015, and it is making headlines! The courses are part of an ongoing study led by Dr. Nicole Marrone and her doctoral student, Laura Coco, looking at the long-term effects of community-based participatory communication programs like this one on the lives of seniors with hearing loss.
You can read the story featured in Nogales International here: http://www.nogalesinternational.com/news/communication-classes-aim-to-so...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Mark DeRuiter, Ph.D., CCC-A, CCC-SLP, joins SLHS as Clinical Professor and Associate Department Head for Clinical Education in July 2017. Dr. DeRuiter is dually certified in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. He is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Academy of Audiology. In Fall 2017, he will teach graduate courses in Counseling and Professional Issues for speech-language pathology and audiology students. His clinical/research interests include auditory processing disorders and issues in clinical education.