Patricia A. Mercaitis, retired Associate Professor of Communication Disorders, died September 7.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences welcomes eight new full-time tenure-track faculty members into its ranks this academic year. New faculty hires for Fall 2018 include Chi Hyun Lee, Andrew Lover, and Youssef Oulhote in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology; Megan Gross in the Department of Communication Disorders; Airin D. Martinez, Luis Valdez, and John Zeber in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy; and Gwenael Layec in the Department of Kinesiology.
Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders Sara Mamo recently received a five-year, $745,000 grant from the NIH’s National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to study age-related hearing loss in people with mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Individuals are needed for a study of speech perception in aging being conducted by researchers in the Aging and Speech Perception Lab in the department of communication disorders.
Adults 55 years and older are needed for a hearing study of how aging affects speech understanding in noisy backgrounds.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences has awarded seventeen Dean’s PhD Summer Fellowships for summer 2018. The $7000 awards will provide support for PhD students in excellent standing to pursue their research and complete their dissertations during the summer months.
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.
Individuals are needed for a study of speech perception being conducted by researchers from the department of communication disorders.
Associate Professor of Communication Disorders Nathaniel Whitmal was among the inaugural cohort receiving Campus Climate Improvement Grants this spring from the university's Office of Equity and Inclusion.
Ten School of Public Health and Health Sciences students recently won UMass Alumni Association Awards for 2018. Awards were distributed based on outstanding academic achievements, leadership, and community service.
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