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Liz Heller Murray awarded F31 (NRSA)

January 19th, 2017 in News.

Lizpicture_smaller_test2 Congratulations to PhD Candidate Liz Heller Murray whose F31 (NRSA) proposal entitled “Vocal motor control in children with vocal nodules” was selected for funding!

New article in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research

December 12th, 2016 in News.

Check out our newly published article: “The relationship between relative fundamental
frequency and a kinematic estimate of laryngeal stiffness in healthy adults,” by Victoria McKenna, Elizabeth Heller Murray, Y. Stephanie Lien, and Cara Stepp.

Dr. Stepp featured by BU Alumni

December 8th, 2016 in News.

Dr. Stepp was featured by BU Alumni, explaining why a gift to BU matters to individuals with communication impairments.
https://twitter.com/bualumni/status/803678866078208000

SteppLab members to present at ASHA 2016

November 11th, 2016 in News.

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Stepplab members have six presentations at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention this year. Please join us!

Day: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Title: Hyperfunctional Voice Disorders: Current Results, Clinical Implications, & Future Directions of a Multidisciplinary Research Program
Session Format: Oral Session (Invited Seminar)
Author(s): Cara Stepp, Boston University, Matias Zanartu, University of Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Daryush Mehta, Massachusetts General Hospital, Robert Hillman, Massachusetts General Hospital

Day: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time: 11:00 am -11:30 am
Title: Neck-Surface Acceleration as an Estimate of Subglottal Pressure During Modulated Vocal Effort in Healthy Speakers
Session Format: Technical Research
Author(s): Victoria McKenna, Boston University, Andres Llico, Boston University, Daryush Mehta, Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Laryngeal Surgery & Voice Rehab, Cara Stepp, Boston University

Day: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time: 2:00 – 2:30 pm
Title: Development of an Electronic Voice Therapy Documentation System: Clinical Research & Teaching Implications
Session Format: Technical Clinical
Author(s): Elizabeth Heller Murray, Boston University, Katherine Girouard, Boston University, Meredith Cler, Boston University, Cara Stepp, Boston University

Day: Friday, November 18, 2016
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Title: Auditory & Somatosensory Mechanisms Associated With Voice Disorders & Voice Treatment in Parkinson’s Disease
Session Format: Oral Session
Author(s): Michael Hammer, University of Wisconsin, Sona Patel, Seton Hall University, Cara Stepp, Boston University, Charles Larson, Northwestern University

Day: Saturday, November 19, 2016
Time: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Title: Vocal Fry & Creaky Voice: Linguistic, Physiologic, Perceptual & Clinical Perspectives
Session Format: Oral Session (Invited Seminar)
Author(s): Lisa Davidson, NYU, Edie Hapner, University of Southern California Voice Center, Ronald Scherer, Bowling Green St U, Cara Stepp, Boston University

Day: Saturday, November 19, 2016
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Title: Objective Measure of Nasal Air Emission Using Nasal Accelerometry
Session Format: Poster
Author(s): Meredith Cler, Boston University, Yu-An Lien, Boston University, Mala Braden, University of Wisconsin, Talia Mittelman, Boston University, Kerri Byron, Boston University, Cara Stepp, Boston University

Richard Fu presents at UROP symposium

October 28th, 2016 in News.

Congratulations to Richard Fu for his successful presentation at the recent UROP symposium. His project was entitled “The Relationship Between Relative Fundamental Frequency and the Presence of Vocal Nodules in Children” .

 

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Nicole Enos receives UROP award

October 11th, 2016 in News.

Congratulations to Nicole Enos on her Fall 2016 UROP Award! Her research project is titled “A comprehensive study of auditory perturbation on voice and speech motor control.”

Victoria McKenna selected as NIH T32 Predoctoral Trainee

August 5th, 2016 in News.

Victoria McKenna has been selected as a predoctoral trainee for a Boston University Institutional Training Grant (T32) from the NIH/NIDCD. She will receive multidisciplinary training to prepare her for an academic career in communication sciences and disorders.

Development of an electronic documentation system for voice therapy

July 5th, 2016 in News.

 

Capture_voicetx Check out the new article in ASHA’s Perspectives from Elizabeth Heller Murray, Katherine Girouard, Meredith Cler and Cara Stepp entitled “Development of an Electronic Documentation System for Voice Therapy: A New Teaching and Clinical Research Tool.”

 

Victoria McKenna, Elizabeth Heller Murray, Stephanie Lien and Dr. Cara Stepp win first place for Best Poster at the Annual Voice Foundation Symposium

June 6th, 2016 in News.

Congratulations to lab members Victoria McKenna, Elizabeth Heller Murray, Stephanie Lien and Dr. Cara Stepp for receiving the first place award for the Annual Symposium Best Poster at the 45th Annual Voice Foundation Symposium! Their poster was titled “The Relationship between Relative Fundamental Frequency and a Kinematic Estimate of Laryngeal Stiffness in Healthy Adults.”

 

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Liz Heller Murray selected to receive a Hariri Graduate Fellowship

May 17th, 2016 in News.

Lizpicture_smaller_test2 Congratulations to PhD Candidate Liz Heller Murray for receiving a Hariri Graduate Fellowship! The Hariri Graduate Fellows Program recognizes outstanding PhD graduate students who pursue computational and data-driven research at Boston University.