Grant Supports HSL Partnership with SPHS Research Team!

Three HSL librarians and Lori Leibold, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences, successfully earned funding for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Library of Medicine (NLM) Administrative Supplement.
http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/sphs/news/grant-supports-hsl-librarian-partnership-with-dahs-research-team

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2014 Student Research Day

The 2014 SPHS Student Research Day took place on April 25th in the Bioinformatic Auditorium. For more information see http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/sphs/files/2014_researchday.pdf

 

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Student Research Day, April 2013

Audio clip of Jack Roush introducing PhD student presentations:

Photos taken on Speech and Hearing Sciences Student Research Day, April 24, 2013.  Two batches of photos, taken by Katarina Haley (group 1) and Barbara Renner (group 2).

Group 1:

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Professors bring autism expertise to Bolivia

From the University Gazette:

Linda Watson and Betsy Crais are familiar with the extensive journey many Americans find themselves on when trying to acquire services for children with autism spectrum disorder.

As professors of speech and hearing sciences in the Department of Allied Health Sciences and part of UNC’s Program for Early Autism, Research, Leadership and Service (PEARLS), they have made autism screening, early detection and research the center of their academic lives.

For the full story, see http://gazette.unc.edu/2012/11/30/professors-bring-autism-expertise-to-bolivia/

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Crais Honored as Faculty Engaged Scholar

From the Allied Health Sciences News blog:

Speech and Hearing Sciences Professor Betsy Crais was one of eight scholars recognized at a graduation ceremony for Class III of the Carolina Center for Public Service’s Faculty Engaged Scholars program on November 2. Crais and the other scholars, who represented various disciplines from across campus, received cords and certificates during the ceremony at the Carolina Club.

For the full story, see http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/news/crais-honored-as-faculty-engaged-scholar

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Jacks Receives NIDCD Award to Study Treatment for Speech Impairment

From UNC Department of Allied Heath Science News:

Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences Assistant Professor Adam Jacks, PhD, recently received an R03 award from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) focusing on an alternative approach to treating speech impairment in stroke survivors.

The NIDCD award will provide $300,000 over the next three years to fund the project, titled “Auditory masking effects on speech fluency in aphasia and apraxia of speech.”

For the full story, see: http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/news/copy_of_jacks-receives-nidcd-award-to-study-speech-impairment-treatment

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Robert W. Peters (1922-2011)

Dr. Robert Peters, founder of the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, died on March 25, 2011.

To learn more about Dr. Peters, see the Division’s page http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/sphs/.

Division Director Dr. Jackson Roush’s statement about Dr. Peters’ passing: http://www.ncshla.org/membership/memoriam-dr-robert-w-peters

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Dr. Robert Peters talks about the history of SPHS

Dr. Robert Peters talks about the history of the Speech and Hearing Sciences Division at UNC Chapel Hill. Recorded in November 2009 at Dr. Peters’ home in Chapel Hill.

Dr. Peters recording his talk, Nov. 2009

Dr. Peters recording his talk, Nov. 2009

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Robert Peters and Kaitlyn Wilson in conversation

Dr. Robert Peters, former director of the Division of Speech and Hearing, and Kaitlyn Wilson, PhD student.  Excerpts from an informal conversation with interviewer Anne Humphries at Dr. Peters’ home in Chapel Hill, November, 2009.

Robert Peters and Kaitlyn Wilson

Robert Peters and Kaitlyn Wilson

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UNC Aphasia Center in News and Observer

From the Raleigh News and Observer (March 21): “scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill have been working on new ways to bridge the communication gap with aphasia patients, giving them better tools to help them express themselves and set their own recovery goals.”

http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/03/21/1068379/help-for-when-talking-is-tough.html#storylink=misearch

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