Rockville, MD-January 28, 2010- The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) recently awarded $378,000 to 39 individuals in support of groundbreaking research investigations, research travel stipends, doctoral and master’s education, and clinical developments large portion of which was specifically designated to talented audiologists and hearing scientists.
These awards provide significant funding to ensure excellence in training and to support innovative new research. Annually, these awards help to advance and advocate for the future of audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech, language, and hearing science in an effort to provide the best possible treatments for more than 49 million children and adults with communication disorders.
“Our funding programs demonstrate the strong commitment that the ASHFoundation and our generous donors have to building the profession of audiology and to providing financial resources to the many deserving and aspiring audiologists and hearing scientists,” ASHFoundation President Nancy Creaghead says.
The following audiologists and hearing scientists were among those honored as part of the ASHFoundation celebration of giving in 2009. You can learn more about them and all other 2009 award recipients by visiting the ASHFoundation Web site at www.ashfoundation.org.
Clinical Research Grant
Monika Kordus - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
New Century Scholars Research Grants
Kathleen McNerney - University of Buffalo
Lisa Potts - Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Student Research Grant in Audiology
Yungfang Zheng - Montclair State University
Research Travel Stipend
Curtis J. Billings - Portland VA Medical Center
New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarships
Andrea Hillock - Vanderbilt University
Skyler Jennings - Purdue University
AuD and PhD Scholarships
Garrett Cardon - University of Colorado at Boulder
Minyu (Julia) Cheng - Rush University
Kristin E. Musser - Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Jonathon Whitton - University of Louisville
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation is a charitable organization that promotes a better quality of life for children and adults with communication disorders. Its mission is to advance knowledge about the causes and treatment of hearing, speech, and language problems. The ASHFoundation also raises funds from individuals, corporations, and organizations to support research, graduate education, and special projects that foster discovery and innovation in the field of communication sciences.
The ASHFoundation is affiliated with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 135,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems including swallowing disorders.