A couple weeks ago, the Boston University community paused to celebrate the graduates of 2022. Congratulations to our lab members graduating from the MS-SLP program and undergraduate programs in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and Linguistics!
We are excited to share in celebrating your accomplishments and are thankful to have been a small part of your journey at BU. We are immensely grateful for your contributions to our lab and wish you the best of luck on your next adventures!
It is truly a privilege and honor to receive the Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award. With this award, we are thrilled to expand our research program to study verbal communication abilities among children with autism, thanks to the support of the Hartwell Foundation. Stay tuned for more on this coming soon!
Congratulations to Hannah Stetson on a wonderfully successful Master's thesis defense of her project, "Parent-child conversational interactions during shared book reading in toddlerhood in relation to child language status." This is the first thesis defense in our lab (!), and led Hannah to earn her Master's degree and embark on her profession in clinical speech-language pathology!
We are thrilled to announce that our lab director, Dr. Jennifer Zuk, has been awarded the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Early Career Contributions in Research Award! This award is granted annually to individuals who have made significant scientific contributions to the field within five years of earning a doctoral degree. Dr. Zuk's award will be formally presented at the 2021 ASHA Convention in Washington, D.C. this November.
Sargent College's announcement with more information can be found here.
We have been fortunate to host two visiting PhD students from the University of Houston this past summer: Juliana Ronderos, rising 5th year student, dedicated her summer to brain-behavior analyses to investigate relationships between white matter brain structure and language/reading abilities among bilingual children using a large-scale NIH open source dataset. Michelle Hernandez, rising 2nd year student, spent her summer contributing to retrospective analysis of speech prosody among children with autism spectrum disorder in collaboration with Dr. Helen Tager-Flusberg, Dr. John Gabrieli, and Dr. Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel.
We are filled with gratitude for the investment of their time and efforts, and we missing the vibrant energy and enthusiasm these two brought to our lab environment! Wishing them both the best of luck with their return to Houston, and looking forward to their next visit to Boston as we continue to collaborate in the meantime.
It has been remarkable to build our community and research program exclusively in a remote capacity throughout the Fall and Spring semester. After months and months of Zoom lab meetings...
What a joy and gift to finally gain the opportunity to hold our first lab meeting in person!
Very thankful to have such a vibrant and dedicated team as we embark on our first summer of the Communication and Neurodevelopment Lab. Excited to see what we discover and accomplish together!
We are beyond thrilled to share a glimpse at our newly renovated lab space! After months of lab design and construction (in every aspect!), it is exciting to officially start settling into the newly established Communication and Neurodevelopment Lab here at Boston University. It is exhilarating to envision the innovation, discovery, connection, and collaboration that will take place in this space!