James Madison University has awarded the 2012 Roger Ruth Memorial Fund Student Research Awards to Andrea Liuzzo, a JMU graduate student. The Doctor of Audiology student was honored at a special ceremony at the Ruth Symposium in October.
Liuzzo’s research will focus on establishing reliable behavioral measures of hearing in mice in order to understand the functional significance of Eph/ephrine receptors and ligands. Eph/ephrine receptors are known to be crucial to the anatomical development of the auditory system.
The Roger Ruth Memorial Student Research Awards were created in memory of Dr. Roger Ruth (1950 – 2009) for his tireless efforts to promote student research as an integral part graduate education in Audiology. The awards are designated for use in support of multiple annual audiology student research projects conducted at JMU.
James Madison University established the Roger Ruth Memorial Fund in 2009. The fund is supported by individual donors as well as an on-going financial commitment from Oticon, Inc.
Oticon, Inc is proud to contribute to numerous scholarships, research awards and grants. Oticon is the oldest hearing aid manufacturer in the world. Oticon was founded in 1904 by Hans Demant. Oticon's goal is to help people with hearing loss fulfill their potential while living the life they choose, with the hearing they have.