17th Annual Ringel Symposium

Thursday, February 17, 2022
4:00-6:00 pm at Lyles-Porter Hall, 3rd Floor

Save the date for the 17th Annual Robert L. Ringel Student Research Symposium on Thursday, February 17, 2022. We are excited to return to an in-person format this year. Please mark your calendars and join us as we recognize the accomplishments of all our outstanding students!


Recent Awards 

  • Natalya Kaganovich has received a COVID Disruption Grant in the amount of $25,000 for the NIH-funded project titled “Audiovisual Processing in Children with Developmental Language Disorder” (co-investigators are Laurence Leonard, Sharon Christ, and Tamar Greenwell.) The grant was administered by the Purdue Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships and the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Diversity. It will help the Kaganovich lab catch up on EEG data collection paused due to COVID.
  • The College of Health and Human Sciences celebrated the 2021 HHS Research Achievement Award winners as part of HHS Fall Research Day. Distinguished Professor Laurence Leonard introduced Associate Professor Arielle Borovsky, Early Career Research Achievement Award winner, and Professor Michael Heinz, Career Research Achievement Award winner, both from SLHS. Each presented their research for the group at the event. Congratulations to both Dr. Borovsky and Dr. Heinz!
  • Congratulations to Dr. Ann Alvar on successfully defending her dissertation titled "Effects of Sound Level on Autonomic Responses and Attention." Her committee members Dr. Alexander Francis, Dr. Hari Bharadwaj, Dr. Brandon Keehn, and Dr. Anne Serena are so proud of all that she's accomplished! We wish her all the best!
  • Associate Professor Georgia Malandraki was inducted as a 2021 ASHA Fellow at the Award Ceremony of the 2021 Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association last week. Congratulations, Dr. Malandraki! Congratulations again to our PhD students Anumitha Venkatraman and Rachel Hahn Arkenberg for being awarded a 2021 ASHFoundation New Century Doctoral Scholarship! These scholarships were celebrated at the hybrid ASHFoundation celebration/dinner during the 2021 ASHA Convention as well.
  • On Sunday, December 5th, SLHS was honored and presented with awards at the annual Indiana Lions Club Luncheon. Jenna Savell (MS-SLP) and Andrea Rayner (AuD) received the Outstanding Student Clinician Awards in the amount of $500 each. Yesol Kim, PhD student mentored by Dr. Brandon Keehn, received the research award in the amount of $500. Both the M.D. Steer Audiology and Speech and Language Clinics received awards in the amount of $2,250. We are grateful for the support from the Indiana Lions and the W.F. McKinney Outreach Program.

Recent Publications

  • Love, J., Sung, W., & Francis, A. L. (2021). Psychophysiological responses to potentially annoying heating, ventilation, and air conditioning noise during mentally demanding work. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 150(4), 3149-3163.
  • Kaganovich, N. & Christ, S. (accepted). Event-related potentials evidence for long-term audiovisual representations of phonemes in adults. European Journal of Neuroscience.
  • Kaganovich, N., Schumaker, J., & Christ, S. (2021). Impaired audiovisual representation of phonemes in children with developmental language disorder. Brain Sciences, 2021, 11, 507.
  • Malandraki, G.A., & Hahn Arkenberg, R. (in press). Advances in swallowing neurophysiology across pediatric development: Current evidence and insights. Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports 
  • Psychological and Physiological Acoustics Technical Area Pick:
    Viswanathan, V., Bharadwaj, H. M., Shinn-Cunningham, B. G., and Heinz, M. G. (2021). “Modulation masking and fine structure shape neural envelope coding to predict speech intelligibility across diverse listening conditions,” The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 150, 2230–2244. doi:10.1121/10.0006385
  • Malaia, E. A., Borneman, S.C., Krebs, J., Wilbur, R.B. 2021. Low-frequency entrainment to visual motion underlies sign language comprehension. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 29, 2456-2463. 
  • Krebs, J, Malaia, E., Wilbur, R. B., Roehm, D. 2021. Psycholinguistic mechanisms of classifier processing in sign language. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition (JEP: LMC). Advance online pub. Doi:10.10037/xlm0000958
  • Krebs, J., Strutzenberger, G., Schwameder, H., Wilbur, R.B., Malaia, E., Roehm, D. 2021. Event visibility in sign language motion: Evidence from Austrian Sign Language (ÖGS). Cognitive Science Proceedings, 362-368.
  • Karabüklü, S., Wilbur, R. B. 2021. Marking various aspects in TİD: BİT (finish) and ‘bn’. Sign Language & Linguistics 24(2): 182-225.
  • Recent AuD graduate Katy Hopping’s AuD project with her mentor Clinical Professor Lata Krishnan has been published (online ahead of print) in the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology and is available at
  • New publication from Clinical Assistant Professor Jaime Bauer Malandraki titled "The Case for Addressing Emotional Resilience in Graduate Student Training" available to read here:
  • Bailey TW, Dos Santos AP, do Nascimento NC, Xie J, Sivasankar MP, Cox A. Recurring exposure to low humidity induces transcriptional and protein level changes in the vocal folds of rabbits. Sci Rep. 2021 Dec 17;11(1):24180. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-03489-0.
  • do Nascimento NC, Dos Santos AP, Mohallem R, Aryal UK, Xie J, Cox A, Sivasankar MP. Furosemide-induced systemic dehydration alters the proteome of rabbit vocal folds. J Proteomics. 2022 Feb 10;252:104431. doi: 10.1016/j.jprot.2021.104431.

Recent Presentations

  • Associate Professor Josh Alexander gave an AudiologyOnline presentation titled, “Speech Acoustics and Frequency Lowering.” on August 25, 2021. The talk discussed a research study investigating how high-frequency bandwidth influences the recognition of different speech sound classes by normal-hearing listeners. This information provides important benchmark data for potential outcomes with another research study investigating frequency-lowering in hearing-impaired listeners. See for more details.
  • Clinical Assistant Professor Lydia Kruse gave a talk titled "How SLP roles have changed in the last 18-24 months: a case report and personal anecdotes" on Friday, October 29, 2021, for the Indiana Voice and Dysphagia Network Virtual Fall Conference.
  • Assistant Professor Allison Schaser was an invited speaker at the Society for Neuroscience Free Virtual Symposium - Craniofacial Neuroscience: Mechanisms and Translational Therapies. Her talk titled "Exploring Synuclein Dependent Cranial Sensorimotor Deficits" took place Friday, November 12, 2021. 
  • Associate Professor Josh Alexander delivered the keynote address “Perspectives on Frequency Lowering Amplification” at the Ordre des audioprothésistes du Québec on Friday, November 12, 2021.


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