New Century Scholars Research Grant Recipients

The New Century Scholars Research Grant supports innovative research by individuals who are committed to teacher-investigator careers in the university or college academic environment or in external research institutes or laboratories.

2020

Awarded $25,000 each

Brittan A. Barker
Brittan A. Barker
Assistant Professor
Utah State University
Linking Parents’ Stories to Health Outcomes: Working Toward a Narrative Intervention Helping Parents to Cope With the Impact of Their Children’s Cochlear Implantation
Danai Kasambira Fannin
Danai Kasambira Fannin
Associate Professor
North Carolina Central University
Contextual Factors Affecting Identification of Rural African American Children With Autism
Sung-Joo Lim
Sung-Joo Lim
Research Assistant Professor
Boston University
Neural Systems for Attentional Control in Speech Processing
Yonghee Oh
Yonghee Oh
Assistant Professor
University of Florida
Effects of Steady Background Noise on Segregation of Speech Based on Voice Pitch Differences in Hearing Impaired Listeners

2019

Awarded $25,000 each

Pasquale Bottalico
Pasquale Bottalico
Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Classroom Acoustics for Enhancing Students' Understanding When a Teacher Suffers From Voice Problems
Frances Sayako Earle
Frances Sayako Earle
Assistant Professor
University of Delaware
The Use of Polysomnography to Track Perceptual Memory Consolidation in Adults With Developmental Language Impairment
Jennifer Mozeiko
Jennifer Mozeiko
Assistant Professor
University of Connecticut
Quantifying Communication in the Home Environments of People With Aphasia
Ignatius S. Nip
Ignatius S. Nip
Associate Professor
San Diego State University
Quantifying Tongue Movement After Radiation Therapy in Patients With Oropharyngeal Cancer

2018

Awarded $25,000 each

Sriram Boothalingam
Sriram Boothalingam
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin–Madison
One Stone, Three Birds: A Concurrent Clinical Test of Cochlear, Middle Ear Muscle Reflex, and Medial Olivocochlear Reflex Function
Support provided by the Wayne and Marilyn Olsen Audiology Research Fund
Elizabeth Erickson DiRenzo
Elizabeth Erickson DiRenzo
Assistant Professor
Stanford University
Development of Model Systems to Investigate the Laryngeal Health Effects of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)
Hua Ou
Hua Ou
Visiting Assistant Professor
Wayne State University
Will Optimized Written Instructions be as Effective as Audiological Service for OTC Hearing Device Users?
Stephanie Ries-Cornou
Stephanie Ries-Cornou
Assistant Professor
San Diego State University
Word Retrieval in Spanish-English Bilinguals After Stroke

2017

Awarded $25,000 each

Eric Bielefeld
Eric Bielefeld
Associate Professor
Ohio State University
Identifying an Interaction Between Kanamycin, Anti-Retroviral Medications, and Noise Exposure on Hearing Loss
Kasia M. Bieszczad
Kasia M. Bieszczad
Assistant Professor
Rutgers University
An Epigenetic Role in the Persistence of Memory for Significant Sounds
Jean K. Gordon
Jean K. Gordon
Associate Professor
University of Iowa
Fluency Forward: Developing a More Reliable and Clinically Useful Assessment of Fluency in Aphasia
 
Raksha M. Mudar
Raksha M. Mudar
Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cognitive and Neural Alterations in Age-Associated Hearing Loss
Lauryn Zipse
Lauryn Zipse
Associate Professor
MGH Institute of Health Professions
A Neurophysiological Examination of Feedback-Based Learning in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

2016

Awarded $25,000 each

Elizabeth Spencer Kelley
Elizabeth Spencer Kelley
Assistant Professor
University of Missouri
Explicit Word Learning of Preschool Children With Specific Language Impairment
Kara C. Schvartz-Leyzac
Kara C. Schvartz-Leyzac
Clinical Instructor/Research Audiologist
University of Michigan
Effects of Aging on Spectro-Temporal Processing in Speech Among Adult Cochlear Implant Recipients

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