ASHFoundation Sparks Innovation With More Than $600,000 in Awards Researchers, students and clinical professionals received more than $600,000 in funding from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation to chart new paths and pursue innovative breakthroughs to advance communication sciences. The awards were presented at the ASHFoundation’s annual Founders Breakfast, held during the November 2017 ASHA Convention in Los Angles. More than ... ASHA News
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ASHFoundation Sparks Innovation With More Than $600,000 in Awards
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ASHA News   |   December 01, 2017
ASHFoundation Sparks Innovation With More Than $600,000 in Awards
The ASHA Leader, December 2017, Vol. 22, 66. doi:10.1044/leader.AN7.22122017.66
The ASHA Leader, December 2017, Vol. 22, 66. doi:10.1044/leader.AN7.22122017.66
Researchers, students and clinical professionals received more than $600,000 in funding from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation to chart new paths and pursue innovative breakthroughs to advance communication sciences.
The awards were presented at the ASHFoundation’s annual Founders Breakfast, held during the November 2017 ASHA Convention in Los Angles. More than 400 ASHFoundation individual and corporate donors, previous award recipients, and friends gathered at the breakfast to celebrate this financial support for the discipline’s newest generation of innovators.
Clinical awards were announced in the November Leader; scholarships will appear in the January issue.
Sixteen research grants were awarded.
Clinical Research Grants ($50,000–$75,000) support research on the efficacy of treatment and assessment practices:
  • Suzanne M. Adlof, assistant professor, University of South Carolina

  • Lena G. Caesar, associate professor, Loyola University Maryland

  • Sarita L. Eisenberg, associate professor, Montclair State University

New Century Scholars Research Grants ($25,000) encourage innovative studies and investigators:
  • Eric Bielefeld, associate professor, Ohio State University

  • Kasia M. Bieszczad, assistant professor, Rutgers University

  • Jean K. Gordon, associate professor, University of Iowa

  • Raksha A. Mudar, assistant professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Lauryn Zipse, associate professor, MGH Institute of Health Professions

New Investigators Research Grants ($10,000) fund the research of scientists who have earned a doctorate within the past five years:
  • Hyunju Chung, assistant professor, Louisiana State University

  • Naomi Eichorn, assistant professor, University of Memphis

  • Memorie M. Gosa, assistant professor, University of Alabama

  • Joanna Lee, assistant research scientist, University of Iowa

  • Ian B. Mertes, assistant professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Rene L. Utianski, assistant professor, Mayo Clinic

Student Research Grant in Audiology ($2,000) funds studies by doctoral students (supported by the Ira M. Ventry and Brad W. Friedrich Memorial Funds):
  • Viral D. Tejani, PhD candidate, University of Iowa (research mentor: Carolyn Brown)

Student Research Grant in Early Childhood Language Development ($2,000), funds studies by master’s or doctoral students (supported by the Arlene and Noel Matkin Memorial Fund):
  • Trianna K. Oglivie, PhD candidate, University of Arizona (research mentor: Elena Plante).

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