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2017 Boston Speech Motor Control Mini-Symposium

March 31st, 2017 in News.

Stepp lab members presented posters at the Boston Speech Motor Control Mini-Symposium. This event was sponsored by Boston University’s Center for Research in Sensory Communication and Emerging Neural Technology (CRESCENT) and included invited talks and a poster session on speech motor control.

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Undergraduate researchers receive Summer 2017 UROP Awards!

March 30th, 2017 in News.

Congratulations to Nadia Oleinik, Jake Noordzij, and Nicole Enos for receiving Summer 2017 UROP awards!                         

Jennifer Vojtech awarded 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

March 30th, 2017 in News.

LinkedIN _ Vojtech, Jenny_pp_01 Congratulations to PhD Candidate Jennifer Vojtech who was selected for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The GRFP  recognizes outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines!

Dr. Cara Stepp and Victoria McKenna present at the 5th Occupational Voice Symposium in London

March 28th, 2017 in News.

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Dr. Stepp presented a keynote lecture on “Objective Assessment of Vocal Hyperfunction” as well as a talk on “Auditory-Motor Impairments as a Potential Risk Factor for Hyperfunctional Voice Disorders.”

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.
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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.”