Category: News

New article in ASHA Perspectives SIG 3!

November 1st, 2019 in News

Check out our new article “Research-Based Updates in Swallowing and Communication Dysfunction in Parkinson Disease: Implications for Evaluation and Management” published in the Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups SIG 3 authored by Courtney Broadfoot, Defne Abur, Jesse Hoffmeister, Cara Stepp, and Michelle Ciucci!

Roxanne Segina awarded ASHFoundation’s 2019 NSSLHA Graduate Student Scholarship!

October 31st, 2019 in News

Congratulations to lab member Roxanne Segina for winning the ASHFoundation's NSSLHA Graduate Student Scholarship! This endowed scholarship is awarded to students beginning their first year in a Communication Sciences and Disorders master's degree program. Roxanne will be recognized by the ASHFoundation at the 2019 ASHA Convention.

Daniel Buckley presents at the 2019 Fall Voice Conference

October 23rd, 2019 in News

STEPP Lab's Daniel Buckley presented our work at the 2019 Fall Voice Conference "Transmasculine Voice Modification: A Case Study" and "Muscle Tension Dysphagia: An Expanded Clinical Picture". Excellent work, Daniel!

Defne Abur awarded ASHFoundation New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship!

October 11th, 2019 in News

Congratulations to lab member Defne Abur for winning the ASHFoundation New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship! This scholarship is awarded to strong doctoral candidates who are pursuing teacher-investigator careers in the academic environment. Defne will use this scholarship to help further her research examining auditory contributions to speech production in individuals with and without neurological disease.

Defne Abur selected to receive Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) Student Fellowship!

July 23rd, 2019 in News

Congratulations to Defne Abur for receiving a 2019 ANCDS Student Fellowship!

The ANCDS conference theme for this year is Functional Treatment of Neurogenic Communication Disorders – Fueling the Future with the goal to promote ongoing discussions and evidence‐based practice to improve the care and quality of life of patients with neurogenic disorders.

Lab members present at AQL in Montreal earlier this week!

June 6th, 2019 in News

Lab doctoral students Jenny Vojtech, Matti Groll, Kimberly Dahl, and Dr. Elizabeth Heller Murray presented their research at the 13th International Conference on Advances in Quantitative Laryngology, Voice and Speech Research in Montreal this week. Nice work!

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  • Jenny Vojtech

    "Optimization of Relative Fundamental Frequency Estimation Algorithms: Accounting for Sample Characteristics & Fundamental Frequency Estimation Method"

  • Matti Groll

    "The Effects of Laryngeal Massage and Nebulized Saline on High-Voice Users"

  • Kimberly Dahl

    "Effects of voice changes under testosterone therapy on listener perception of gender: A transgender case study"

  • Dr. Elizabeth Heller Murray

    "Auditory acuity to fundamental frequency in children with and without vocal fold nodules"

Dr. Victoria McKenna presents at the Annual Symposium of the Voice Foundation

June 3rd, 2019 in News

Stepp Lab graduate Dr. Victoria McKenna presented her dissertation work at the 48th Annual Symposium of the Voice Foundation "The Relationship Between Acoustical and Perceptual Measures of Vocal Effort." Awesome work, Tory!

Congratulations to our undergraduate seniors!

May 8th, 2019 in News

Congratulations to Roxanne Segina, Nicole Enos, and Dante Cilento, our Class of 2019 seniors in the lab who will be graduating this month.

Nicole Enos & Pandu Laksono present their project at BU Biomedical Engineering Senior Design Conference 2019!

May 3rd, 2019 in News

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Congratulations to seniors Nicole Enos & Pandu Laksono on their senior design project, "Automatic quality analysis of high speed videoendoscopic images during running speech" at the BU Senior Design Project Conference today, mentored by Dr. Cara Stepp and Manuel Diaz Cadiz!

Dr. Elizabeth Heller-Murray successfully defends her dissertation!

April 19th, 2019 in News

Congratulations to Stepp Lab member Dr. Elizabeth Heller-Murray for the successful defense of her dissertation, "Vocal motor control in school-age children with and without vocal fold nodules."

Excellent work, Liz!

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