ASHFoundation Awards More Than $525,000 Awardees and donors took center stage at the Studio Loft in the Denver Center for Performing Arts as the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation disbursed $525,906 in scholarship and research funding. More than 400 individual and corporate donors, past award recipients and friends of the ASHFoundation gathered to watch 70 recipients accept ... ASHA News
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ASHFoundation Awards More Than $525,000
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ASHA News   |   December 01, 2015
ASHFoundation Awards More Than $525,000
The ASHA Leader, December 2015, Vol. 20, 62. doi:10.1044/leader.AN7.20122015.62
The ASHA Leader, December 2015, Vol. 20, 62. doi:10.1044/leader.AN7.20122015.62
Awardees and donors took center stage at the Studio Loft in the Denver Center for Performing Arts as the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation disbursed $525,906 in scholarship and research funding. More than 400 individual and corporate donors, past award recipients and friends of the ASHFoundation gathered to watch 70 recipients accept their awards. The following awardees received research grants at the Nov. 13 Founders Breakfast during ASHA’s annual convention.
New Century Scholars Research Grants ($25,000 each) encourage innovative studies and investigators who will advance the field’s research priorities:
  • Sudha Arunachalam, assistant professor, Boston University

  • Jason W. Bohland, assistant professor, Boston University

  • Jonathan S. Brumberg, assistant professor, University of Kansas

  • Christi W. Miller, lecturer/research and clinical audiologist, University of Washington

  • Jun Wang, assistant professor, University of Texas at Dallas

New Investigators Research Grants ($10,000 each) fund the research of scientists who have earned a doctorate within the past five years:
  • Sriram Boothalingam, postdoctoral fellow, Northwestern University

  • Elizabeth Erickson-DiRenzo, assistant professor, Stanford University Medical Center

  • Michelle Flippin, assistant professor, University of Rhode Island

  • Emily A. Lund, assistant professor, Texas Christian University

  • Panying Rong, postdoctoral research fellow, MGH Institute of Health Professions

  • Jonathan H. Venezia, postdoctoral scholar, University of California, Irvine

Student Research Grants in Audiology ($2,000 each), supported by the Ira M. Ventry and Brad W. Friedrich Memorial Funds and the General Fund, fund doctoral students’ research projects in clinical or rehabilitative audiology:
  • Chanie Monoker, The Graduate Center, CUNY (research mentor: Brett Martin)

  • Elizabeth C. Stewart, Arizona State University (research mentor: Andrea Pittman)

Student Research Grants in Early Childhood Language Development ($2,000 each), supported by the Arlene Matkin Memorial Fund and the General Fund, support research projects in child language by master’s or doctoral students:
  • Caitlin M. Imgrund, PhD candidate, University of Kansas (research mentor: Diane Loeb)

  • Emily D. Quinn, PhD candidate, Vanderbilt University (research mentor: Ann Kaiser)

  • Michelle Therrien, PhD candidate, Penn State University (research mentor: Janice Light)

The ASHFoundation’s clinical award recipients, announced in the November 2015 Leader, are posted at www.ashfoundation.org. Watch for the announcement of 2015 scholarship recipients in the January 2016 issue.
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