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2016 ASHFoundation Awards and Honorees

Conferred November 18, 2016, at the annual ASHFoundation Founders Breakfast in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Frank R. Kleffner Lifetime Clinical Career Award
Catherine H. Gottfred
President and Founder
Language Empowers All People
Chicago, Illinois

Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement
Awarded $2,000

Paula Leslie
Program Director, Doctor of Clinical Science
Professor, Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Rolland J. Van Hattum Award for Contribution in the Schools
Awarded $1,500; School system awarded $500

Kamela Rowland
Speech-Language Pathologist
Little Rock School District
Little Rock, Arkansas

State Clinical Achievement Awards
Ellen T. Brigham
University of Alaska, Anchorage

Catherine A. Off
University of Montana

Maria Sentelik
Ohio Valley Voices

Paula Leslie
University of Pittsburgh

Amy E. Meredith
Washington State University

Clinical Research Grant
Awarded $50,000–$75,000 each

Alison Behrman
Assistant Professor, City University of New York
"The Clear-Speech Benefit in Spanish-Accented Speakers of American English"

Tara McAllister Byun
Assistant Professor, New York University
"staRt: Mobile-Delivered Biofeedback Intervention for Residual Speech Errors"

Karen V. Chenausky
Postdoctoral Researcher, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
"Identifying Signs of Childhood Apraxia of Speech in Minimally Verbal Children With Autism"

Valeriy Shafiro
Associate Professor, Rush University Medical Center
"A Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Benefits of an Internet-Based Auditory Training Program for Cochlear Implant Patients"

Elizabeth Walker
Assistant Professor, University of Iowa
"Investigating Links Between Non-Linguistic Learning Processes and Grammar Skills in Children With Cochlear Implants"

New Century Scholars Research Grant
Awarded $25,000 each

Elizabeth Spencer Kelley
Assistant Professor, University of Missouri
"Explicit Word Learning of Preschool Children With Specific Language Impairment"

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"

New Investigators Research Grant
Awarded $10,000 each

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
Assistant Professor, San Francisco State University
"Bilingual Aphasia: The Intersection Between Lexical Access and Control Mechanisms"

Anne Hoffmann
Assistant Professor, Rush University Medical Center
"Characterization of Early Pragmatic Language Skills in Fragile X Syndrome"

Suzanne N. King
Postdoctoral Associate, University of Louisville
"Characterization of Radiation-Induced Pharyngeal Mucosa Fibrosis After Head and Neck Cancer"

Ellyn A. Riley
Assistant Professor, Syracuse University
"EEG Quantification of Vigilance in Aphasia"

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
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"

Speech Science Research Grant
Awarded $10,000

Kim R. Bauerly
Assistant Professor, Plattsburgh State University
"The Effects of Emotion on the Acoustic Parameters in Adults Who Stutter"

Student Research Grant in Audiology
Awarded $2,000 each

Charles Pudrith
PhD Candidate
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Mentor: Susan Phillips
"Association of Melanocortin Receptor 1 and Susceptibility to Noise Induced Hearing Loss Within Caucasians"

Sujin Shin
PhD Candidate
University of Texas at Dallas
Mentor: William Katz
"Cognitive Factors Involved in the Speaking Rate Difficulties in Children With Cochlear Implants"

Student Research Grant in Early Childhood Language Development
Awarded $2,000

Sabrina Horvath
PhD Candidate
Boston University
Mentor: Sudha Arunachalam
"Verb Learning Mechanisms in Late-to-Talk Two-Year Olds"

Jena C. McDaniel
PhD Candidate
Vanderbilt University
Mentor: Stephen Camarata
"Comparison of Audiovisual and Auditory-Only Conditions for a Receptive Word Learning Intervention for Children With Cochlear Implants"

New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship
Awarded $10,000 each

Beatriz Barragan
PhD Candidate, Arizona State University
Area of Study: Motor Processes Underlying Second Language Comprehension

Milijana Buac
PhD Candidate, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Area of Study: Bilingual Language Development

Laura R. Chapman
PhD Candidate, Ohio University
Area of Study: Adult Neurogenic Language Disorders

Julie Cohen
PhD Candidate, University of Maryland
Area of Study: Impact of Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids on Real-World Communication
Wayne and Marilyn Olsen Audiology Research Fund

Claire E. Cordella
PhD Candidate, Harvard University
Area of Study: Motor Speech Deficits in Neurodegenerative Disorders

Marziye Eshghi
PhD Candidate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Area of Study: Velopharyngeal Dysfunction and Resonance Disorders

Lisa M. Fitton
PhD Candidate, Florida State University
Area of Study: Bilingual Early Language and Literacy Development

Zoi Gkalitsiou
PhD Candidate, University of Texas at Austin
Area of Study: Fluency; Stuttering in Bilingual Children

Hannah A. Glick
PhD Candidate, University of Colorado, Boulder
Area of Study: Auditory Neuroscience; Age-Related Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

David J. Hajjar
PhD Candidate, Ohio University
Area of Study: Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Naomi Hertsberg
PhD Candidate, University of Iowa
Area of study: Developmental Stuttering

Hannah M. Julien
PhD Candidate, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Area of Study: Social Communication Skills and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Cagla Kantarcigil
PhD Candidate, Purdue University
Area of Study: Dysphagia Diagnosis and Rehabilitation; Telepractice in Underserved Areas

Kwang Seob Kim
PhD Candidate, University of Washington
Area of Study: Speech Motor Control; Stuttering

Erin L. Meier
PhD Candidate, Boston University
Area of Study: Aphasia and Beneficial Neural Reorganization of Language

Rocio S. Norman
PhD Candidate, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Area of Study: Traumatic Brain Injury and Cognitive-Communication Disorders

Evan R. Usler
PhD Candidate, Purdue University
Area of Study: Purdue University

Graduate Student Scholarship
Awarded $5,000 each

Lauren S. Baron
PhD Candidate, MGH Institute of Health Professions
Rehabilitation Sciences

Rachael E. Campbell
MS Candidate, Boston University
Speech-Language Pathology

Kimberly R. Dahar
AuD Candidate, University at Buffalo

Jacqueline L. Fisher
MA Candidate, Case Western Reserve University
Speech-Language Pathology

Teresa M. Girolamo
PhD Candidate, University of Kansas
Child Language

Rachel Hoge
PhD Candidate, Florida State University
Speech-Language Pathology

Brittany N. Krekeler
PhD Candidate, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Speech-Language Science

Jacob D. McKinley
MS Candidate, University of Missouri
Speech-Language Science

Matthew W. Richardson
MS Candidate, Northern Arizona University
Speech-Language Science

Martha H. Sherrill
PhD Candidate, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Speech-Language Science

Alexandra K. Simeur
MS Candidate, Northwestern University
Speech-Language Pathology

Caroline M. Traub
MS Candidate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Speech-Language Pathology

International Student Scholarship
Awarded $5,000

An T. Dinh
PhD Candidate, Ohio University
Speech-Language Science

Svenja Gusewski
MS/PhD Candidate, University of Texas at Dallas
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech-Language Science

Anna Tendera
PhD Candidate, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Speech-Language Science

Minority Student Scholarship
Awarded $5,000

Maria A. Binger
MA Candidate, University of Maryland
Speech-Language Science

Adetutu A. Ogundare
ClinSciD Candidate, Rocky Mountain
University of Health Professions
Speech-Language Science

Maja E. Whitaker
MA Candidate, Marquette University
Speech-Language Science

NSSLHA Scholarship
Awarded $5,000

Angela W. Hovey
MA Candidate, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Speech-Language Pathology

Emily K. Runnoe
MS Candidate, Marquette University
Speech-Language Pathology

ASHA Research Conferences Travel Grants
Affiliation at time of award

Sriram Boothalingam
Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University

Jiyeon Lee
Assistant Professor, Purdue University

Ian Mertes
Postdoctoral Fellow, VA Loma Linda Healthcare System

Emily Quinn
PhD Candidate, Vanderbilt University

Jonathan Venezia
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Irvine

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