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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New paper out on the relationship between vocal effort and phsyiological mechanisms!

April 12th, 2019 in News.

Check out our new paper, "The Relationship Between The Relationship Between Physiological Mechanisms and the Self-Perception of Vocal Effort" by Victoria S. McKenna, Manuel E. Diaz-Cadiz, Adrianna C. Shembel, Nicole M. Enos, and Cara E. Stepp in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research!

Submission Open for 2019 Boston Speech Motor Control Symposium

January 5th, 2019 in News.

We are now accepting submissions for travel fellowships (for undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral trainees) and abstracts (oral and poster presentations) for the 2019 Boston Speech Motor Control Symposium. The symposium will be held on on Friday, June 21, 2019 at the Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering located on the Boston University Charles River Campus at 610 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston. An (optional) pre-conference tutorial aimed at trainee participants will be held on the afternoon of Thursday, June 20, 2019. Pending official approval, we plan to offer up to 0.55 ASHA CEUs for symposium participation.

The conference website has information about our phenomenal line-up of invited speakers, conference logistics, and our conference sponsors (NIDCD, Delsys, and BU's Sargent College).

Please consider contributing to and attending this event! Our goal is to provide an inclusive event, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or physical ability, to foster new science and training in speech motor control. We are particularly interested in reaching trainees who are underrepresented in the field of speech motor control.

October 19th, 2018 in News.

Congratulations to Stepp Lab undergraduate students Austeja Subaciute, Kat Kolin, Roxanne Segina, and Dante Cilento, who gave excellent poster presentations at the 2018 UROP symposium today!