Congratulations to PhD candidate, Hasini Weerathunge!
Hasini Weerathunge was recently selected as a Hariri Graduate Student Fellow. The Hariri Graduate Fellows Program recognizes outstanding PhD graduate students who pursue computational and data-driven research at Boston University.
Congratulations to PhD candidate, Defne Abur!
Defne was recently awarded an NIH/NIDCD F31 predoctoral fellowship to study "Longitudinal changes to speech in Parkinson’s disease phenotypes"!
Alum Gabriel Cler selected to the inaugural class of the NIH Outstanding Scholars in Neuroscience Award Program
Stepp Lab alum Gabriel Cler has been selected as an award recipient for the NIH Outstanding Scholars in Neuroscience Award Program (OSNAP)! The Outstanding Scholar in Neuroscience is a new postdoctoral recruiting effort designed to recognize and support those who are conducting exceptional research and have a great academic potential! Congratulations, Gabe!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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 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!