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April 9, 2018

Graduate students in the Department of Communication Disorders and the UMass Amherst Stroke Support Group will host its annual event to raise community awareness for stroke and aphasia on Sunday, April 15, 2018 in the Student Union Ballroom.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor of Communication Disorders Karen Helfer
March 19, 2018

Professor and Chair of Communication Disorders Karen Helfer is among the record eight UMass Amherst faculty members and administrators who have been chosen to attend the 2018-19 Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) institutes, a leadership development program for women, according to John McCarthy, interim provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs.

March 14, 2018

Students in the Department of Communication Disorders will host a fundraiser at Hubie's Tavern in Turner Falls on March 22nd to benefit Parkinson’s Disease research. The restaurant will donate 20% of all food sales for the entire day to the department's Parkinson’s Unity Walk team.

February 26, 2018

Researchers in the Department of Communication Disorders seek English-speaking children to participate in research studies on language development through the Sounds2Syntax Laboratory, directed by Assistant Professor Jill Hoover.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences
January 29, 2018

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences welcomes two new full-time tenure track faculty members for the 2018 spring semester. Raphael Arku and Jennifer Mack join the faculty as assistant professors.

December 7, 2017

The Department of Communication Disorders partnered with the College of Nursing for an interprofessional education (IPE) event held on Friday, December 1st, in the nursing simulation lab in Springfield Center. The clinical focus for the day was on Parkinson’s Disease (PD).

December 6, 2017

Researchers in the Department of Communication Disorders seek individuals between 13-20 years of age both with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for a study examining speech, voice, and listening skills.

September 28, 2017

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) honored alumnus Howard Shane with the SPHHS Award for Significant Contributions to the field of public health and the health sciences, and alumnus Efosa Guobadia with its inaugural SPHHS Distinguished Young Alumni Award, at its 8th annual Fall Celebration held September 23rd at the Fine Arts Center.

2017 UMass Amherst SPHHS Alumni Award Recipients Howard Shane and Efosa Guobadia
August 28, 2017

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) is pleased to announce that Communication Disorders alumnus Dr. Howard Shane '69 MA '72 will receive the 2017 Award for Significant Contributions to the fields of public health and health sciences. Kinesiology alumnus Efosa Guobadia ’07 will be recognized as the inaugural recipient of the School's Distinguished Young Alumni Award.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor of Communication Disorders Karen Helfer
August 15, 2017

Middle-aged adults often show up in hearing clinics complaining that they have trouble hearing, but standard tests show their hearing ability, known to scientists as pure-tone threshold, is only slightly impaired, says Professor of Communication Disorders Karen Helfer. Typically, they leave with no confirmation of their sense that they are hearing less well. Her new five-year, $2 million NIH grant will help to explore this disconnect and to investigate the idea that what middle-aged adults may be noticing is not hearing loss but an early age-related change in listening effort.

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