• Congratulations to SLHS PhD Student, Bri Kiefer for her F31 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-NIDCD on the Effectiveness of Expiratory Muscle Strength Training on Communcation in ALS. Bri will work with her PhD advisor, Dr. Jessica Huber and her mentors Drs. Michelle Troche, Kristine Marceau, and Michelle Gutmann on this project. 
  • First-year MS-SLP students Jennine Bryan and Lillianna Pollnow were recently accepted into the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Scholars Healthcare Fellowship program. The program includes experiences designed to give health professions students a deeper understanding of rural and urban healthcare, caring for underserved populations, and the importance of practice transformation in a clinical care setting.

Recent Publications 

  • Professor David Kemmerer's textbook titled "Cognitive Neuroscience of Language" has been translated into Chinese. The second edition of the textbook (in English) is due to come out in late spring/early summer of 2021.
  • Francis, A. L., Bent, T., Schumaker, J., Love, J., & Silbert, N. (published online Jan. 14, 2021).  Listener characteristics differentially affect self-reported and physiological measures of effort associated with two challenging listening conditions. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics.

  • Tamar Greenwell and Bridget Walsh have a new publication in AJSLP that is now available on ASHAwire. "Evidence-Based Practice in Speech-Language Pathology: Where Are We Now?," AJSLP-20-00194.

Recent Presentations

  • Professors Heinz, Bharadwaj, and Simpson were invited to be 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 Dauch Alumni Center. 
  • On January 12, Professor Laurence Leonard gave an invited presentation (remotely) to the ESRC International Center for Language and Communication Development – a Research Consortium involving Lancaster University, the University of Liverpool, and Manchester University, UK. The title of his presentation was “Retrieval-Based Word Learning by Children with Developmental Language Disorder.”



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