ASHFoundation Awards More Than $600,000 “Discovery on Display” was the theme for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation’s 2014 Founders Breakfast, where more than 300 individual and corporate donors, past award recipients and friends of the ASHFoundation gathered to honor 70 award recipients who received funding for scholarships, research grants and clinical achievement awards. The ASHFoundation awarded ... ASHA News
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ASHFoundation Awards More Than $600,000
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ASHA News   |   December 01, 2014
ASHFoundation Awards More Than $600,000
The ASHA Leader, December 2014, Vol. 19, 64. doi:10.1044/leader.AN9.19122014.64
The ASHA Leader, December 2014, Vol. 19, 64. doi:10.1044/leader.AN9.19122014.64
“Discovery on Display” was the theme for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation’s 2014 Founders Breakfast, where more than 300 individual and corporate donors, past award recipients and friends of the ASHFoundation gathered to honor 70 award recipients who received funding for scholarships, research grants and clinical achievement awards.
The ASHFoundation awarded $661,000, which brings the total amount of awards since its 1946 inception to more than $7 million to further cutting-edge research, ensure excellence in the training of future professionals, and foster advances in clinical care. The following were awarded at the Nov. 21 breakfast.
Clinical Research Grants advance knowledge of the efficacy of treatment and assessment practices of scientists within the communication sciences and disorders discipline:
  • Soo-Eun Chang, assistant professor, University of Michigan

  • Ianessa Humbert, assistant professor, Johns Hopkins University

  • McKay Sohlberg, professor, University of Oregon

  • Linda Vallino, head of Craniofacial Outcomes Research Laboratory, Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children

New Century Scholars Research Grants encourage innovative studies and investigators who will advance the field’s research priorities:
  • Kaitlin Lansford, assistant professor, Florida State University

  • Chaleece Sandberg, assistant professor, Pennsylvania State University

New Investigators Research Grants fund the research of scientists who have earned their doctoral degree within the past five years:
  • Kerry Ebert, assistant professor, Rush University

  • Aaron Johnson, assistant professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Jiyeon Lee, assistant professor, Purdue University

  • Megan MacPherson, assistant professor, Florida State University

  • Kelly Radziwon, research assistant professor, University at Buffalo

  • Nicole Rogus-Pulia, postdoctoral fellow, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital; adjunct assistant professor, University of Wisconsin

  • Matthew Wilson, assistant professor, Northern Illinois University

Speech Science Research Grants fund the speech science research of scientists who have earned their doctoral degree within the past five years (supported by the Dennis Klatt Memorial Fund):
  • Aaron Moberly, assistant professor, Ohio State University

The November issue of The ASHA Leader included information about the ASHFoundation’s clinical achievement awards. The student scholarship and student research grant awards will appear in the January 2015 issue.
For more information, about the ASHFoundation, including award recipients’ research proposal titles, fields of study and programs, visit www.ashfoundation.org.
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