In the Spotlight

University of Massachusetts Department of Communication Disorders faculty Kelly Richardson

Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders Kelly Richardson recently received a three-year, $461,000 early career research award from NIH’s National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders to study two different approaches to treating speech and voice symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease.

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Julia Choi

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Julia Choi recently received a five-year, $616,057 grant from the National Science Foundation’s faculty early career development (CAREER) program to investigate how the brain learns to control walking. She says such research will help to guide new treatments to improve walking function in people with age-related changes or neurological damage.