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Recent Awards 

  • Clinical Assistant Professor Anne Gritt received a Summer 2021 Online and Professional Education Award through Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences. This award program aims to support professional development in online education during summer 2021 and beyond. She will be exploring strategies and tools for maximizing student engagement in the online asynchronous format of SLHS 449: Introduction to Clinical Methods in Communication Disorders.
  • Congratulations to Clinical Associate Professor Shannon Van Hyfte, who has been elected to the ASHA SIG 11 Coordinating Committee. Her term will run from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024.
  • Congratulations to Professor Jessica Huber for being awarded the Walk the Talk Award! The Walk the Talk Awards are presented annually by the Office of the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance and are given to individuals from the Purdue community for their outstanding dedication to the University's Statement of Integrity and Code of Conduct.
  • Congratulations to Associate Professor Georgia Malandraki on being named a 2021 ASHA Fellow! Fellowship is one of the highest honors the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association bestows. To be awarded Fellow, the nominee must have made outstanding contributions to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders within and beyond one's community or state. Congratulations on this well-deserved award! 
  • MS-SLP student Austin Keen has been awarded a NIDCD sponsored Academy of Aphasia Conference Fellowship for his research project titled "TelePriming Sentence Production in Aphasia: A Feasibility Study." Austin will present his work at the Academy of Aphasia meeting in October. Congratulations, Austin!

Recent Publications

  • Postdoctoral Fellow Subong Kim has two new publications available: 
    • Kim, S., Emory, C., & Choi, I. (2021). Neurofeedback Training of Auditory Selective Attention Enhances Speech-in-noise Perception. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 15, 676992. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2021.676992.
    • Kim, S., Schwalje, A.T., Liu, A.S., Gander, P.E., McMurray, B., Griffiths, T.D., & Choi, I. (2021). Pre- and Post-target Cortical Processes Predict Speech-in-noise Performance. NeuroImage, 228, 117699. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117699.
  • New open-access publication for the I-EaT Lab in the Frontiers in Human Neuroscience journal, entitled "The Role of White Matter in the Neural Control of Swallowing: A Systematic Review". Congratulations to Anny Alvar and Rachel Arkenberg who co-led this publication as co-first authors under the mentorship of Dr. Malandraki. This work was partially funded by Dr. Malandraki's NIDCD R21 grant and by the Purdue University Libraries Open Access Publishing Fund.
  • Clinical Assistant Professor Raymundo Munguia-Vazquez has a new publication available in The Hearing Journal titled "Cross-Cultural Collaboration in Medical Audiology", discussing the collaboration between Purdue and the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Mexico (UAEMex). 

Recent Presentations

  • Professors Hari Bharadwaj, Michael Heinz, and Jenn Simpson were the invited speakers for this year’s President’s Council Back-to-Class in October 2020. They recorded their talk, “Difficulties Hearing in Noise? The Potential of Precision Auditory Neuroscience to Help” at the Purdue University Dauch Alumni Center. View their Back-to-Class talk here.
  • On February 19, the MS-SLP students virtually hosted the ASHA Multicultural Constituency Groups (MCCGs) during SLHS 549. A representative from the following organizations shared information about their respective MCCG, the work they do, the importance of supporting MCCGs, and how individuals can do so. Participating groups and representatives are listed below. Click here to view the panel discussion. 
    • Asian Indian Caucus: Dr. Anusha Sundarrajan (Purdue alumna)
    • Asian Pacific Islander Speech-Language-Hearing Caucus: Dr. Lei Sun
    • Haitian Caucus: Dr. Martine Elie
    • Hispanic Caucus: Sofia Carias
    • L’GASP-LGBTQ: Dr. Gregory Robinson
    • National Black Association of Speech-Language-Hearing (NBASLH): Darius Thomas-Wallace
  • On June 14, Associate Professor Françoise Brosseau-Lapré gave an invited talk entitled “Understanding speech production deficits in children with speech and language disorders” at Boys Town National Research Hospital.
  • Clinical Associate Professor Shannon Van Hyfte presented "Third Year AuD Clinical Externships: Strategies, Struggles, and Successes" in an invited Audiology Online Webinar on June 23, 2021 to 98 registered participants. The presentation was recorded for continued access through that venue.
  • Clinical Assistant Professor Anne Gritt presented her virtual poster "Purdue Preschool Language Program: An Interprofessional Collaboration to Support Children with DLD " at the ASHA Schools Connect annual convention.

 

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