New Investigators Research Grant Recipients

The New Investigators Research Grant supports research activities of new investigators who have earned their doctorate degree within the past five years.

2019

Awarded $10,000 each

Jamie Beth Boster
Jamie Beth Boster
Director of Speech and Language Research
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Increasing Social Interactions Between Children With Complex Communication Needs and Peers: Effects of a Collaborative Photography Intervention and Parallel Training for Speech-Language Pathologists
Lisa Fitton
Lisa Fitton
Assistant Professor
University of South Carolina
Assessment of Spanish-English Speakers' Language and Literacy Development
Zoi Gkalitsiou
Zoi Gkalitsiou
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Austin
Working Memory Ability in Adults Who Stutter
Alison Eisel Hendricks
Alison Eisel Hendricks
Assistant Professor
University at Buffalo
Factors Influencing Use of Nonmainstream Dialect Features in Typically-Developing Children
Corinne A. Jones
Corinne A. Jones
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Austin
Objective Measurement of Swallowing Physiology in Multiple Sclerosis and Response to Dalfampridine
Shae D. Morgan
Shae D. Morgan
Assistant Professor
University of Louisville
Auditory Processing of Suprasegmental Speech Information
Brielle C. Stark
Brielle C. Stark
Assistant Professor
Indiana University
Reliability of Spoken Discourse in Speakers With Aphasia
Michelle C.S. Therrien
Michelle C.S. Therrien
Assistant Professor
Florida State University
Training Preschool Teachers to Support Peer Interaction for Children With Complex Communication Needs
Sarah N. Villard
Sarah N. Villard
Postdoctoral Fellow
Boston University
Persons With Aphasia at the Cocktail Party: Influence of Linguistic-Semantic Factors on Selective Attention to Target Speech

2018

Awarded $10,000 each

Lauren M. Cycyk
Lauren M. Cycyk
Assistant Professor
University of Oregon
Maternal Mental Health and Early Language Experiences of Children from Latino Homes
Ashley B. de Marchena
Ashley B. de Marchena
Assistant Professor
University of the Sciences
Putting it all Together: Comprehension of Speech-Gesture Integration by Verbally Fluent Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Vijayalakshmi Easwar
Vijayalakshmi Easwar
Visiting Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Short- and Long-Term Influence of Context on Vowel-Evoked Envelope Following Responses
Amanda M. Griffin
Amanda M. Griffin
Director of Audiology Research
Boston Children's Hospital
Effect of Hearing Device use on Speech-in-Noise Abilities in Children With Single-Sided Deafness
Christine E. Holyfield
Christine E. Holyfield
Assistant Professor
University of Arkansas
Comparative Effects of Symbol Representation on Acquisition in School-Aged Children With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Kathleen F. Nagle
Kathleen F. Nagle
Assistant Professor
Seton Hall University
Investigating Variability in use of the Consensus Auditory-Perceptual Evaluation of Voice (CAPE-V)
Sarah E. Perry
Sarah E. Perry
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Columbia University
Investigating the Role of Attentional Resource Allocation on Cough Reflex Sensitivity in Parkinson's Disease
Emily D. Quinn
Emily D. Quinn
Assistant Professor
Oregon Health and Science University
Delivering Enhanced Milieu Teaching to Children With Down Syndrome Via Telepractice
Varsha H. Rallapalli
Varsha H. Rallapalli
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Northwestern University
Preference for Combined Hearing Aid Signal Processing
Arianna Rigon
Arianna Rigon
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Neurophysiological Markers of Emotional Reactivity in Traumatic Brain Injury
Allison J. Schaser
Allison J. Schaser
Postdoctoral Researcher
Oregon Health and Science University
Alpha-Synuclein Aggregate Pathology in the Vocal Communication System in a Mouse Model of Parkinson's Disease

2017

Awarded $10,000 each

Hyunju Chung
Hyunju Chung
Assistant Professor
Louisiana State University
Facilitative Phonetic Contexts for English Lateral Liquid /l/ Productions in Young Children
Naomi Eichorn
Naomi Eichorn
Assistant Professor
University of Memphis
Cognitive Flexibility and Effortful Control in School-Aged Children Who Stutter
Memorie M. Gosa
Memorie M. Gosa
Assistant Professor
University of Alabama
Usefulness of the Adapted Pre-Feeding Skills Checklist for Identification of Oral Phase Dysphagia in Non-Medically Complex Children With Feeding Problems
Joanna Lee
Joanna Lee
Assistant Research Scientist
University of Iowa
Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Children With Bilateral Mild-to-Severe Hearing Loss
Ian B. Mertes
Ian B. Mertes
Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Role of Olivocochlear Efferents for Listening in Dynamic Noise
Rene L. Utianski
Rene L. Utianski
Assistant Professor
Mayo Clinic
Assessment of the Utility of Electroencephalographic (EEG) Measures to Distinguish Between Phenotypes of Progressive Apraxia of Speech

2016

Awarded $10,000 each

Natalie F. Douglas
Natalie F. Douglas
Assistant Professor
Central Michigan University
Promoting Buy-In of Certified Nursing Assistants’ Implementation of Memory Aids for Residents With Dementia: A Proof of Concept Study
Teresa J. Gray
Teresa J. Gray
Assistant Professor
San Francisco State University
Bilingual Aphasia: The Intersection Between Lexical Access and Control Mechanisms
Anne Hoffmann
Anne Hoffmann
Assistant Professor
Rush University Medical Center
Characterization of Early Pragmatic Language Skills in Fragile X Syndrome
Suzanne N. King
Suzanne N. King
Postdoctoral Associate
University of Louisville
Characterization of Radiation-Induced Pharyngeal Mucosa Fibrosis After Head and Neck Cancer
Ellyn A. Riley
Ellyn A. Riley
Assistant Professor
Syracuse University
EEG Quantification of Vigilance in Aphasia
Jacqueline Towson
Jacqueline Towson
Assistant Professor
University of Central Florida
The Impact of Virtual Simulation on the Interprofessional Communication Skills of Speech-Language Pathology Students
Victoria Tumanova
Victoria Tumanova
Assistant Professor
Syracuse University
Effects of Emotional Processes on Speech Motor Control and Speech Motor Learning in Preschool-Age Children Who Do and Do Not Stutter

2015

Awarded $10,000 each

Sriram Boothalingam
Sriram Boothalingam
Postdoctoral Fellow
Northwestern University
Development of a Novel Method to Measure Binaural Efferent Strength
Elizabeth Erickson-DiRenzo
Elizabeth Erickson-DiRenzo
Assistant Professor
Stanford University School of Medicine
Clinical Study of the Effectiveness of DBS for Vocal Tremor
Michelle Flippin
Michelle Flippin
Assistant Professor
University of Rhode Island
The Efficacy of Father-Implemented Intervention on Parent Responsiveness and Child "Communication Skills for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Pilot Study
Emily A. Lund
Emily A. Lund
Assistant Professor
Texas Christian University
The Effects of Parent Responsiveness Training on Vocabulary Knowledge of Young Children With Hearing Loss
Panying Rong
Panying Rong
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
MGH Institute of Health Professions
An Explanatory Model of Speech Intelligibility Decline in Persons With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Jonathan H. Venezia
Jonathan H. Venezia
Postdoctoral Scholar
University of California, Irvine
Classification of the Spectral and Temporal Modulations Essential for Speech Intelligibility in Normal-Hearing and Hearing-Impaired Listeners

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