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June 21, 2019

Adults 55 years and older are needed for a hearing study of how aging affects speech understanding in noisy backgrounds.

University of Massachusetts Department of Communication Disorders faculty Kelly Richardson
May 29, 2019

The Associated Press cited a research project led by Communication Disorders’ Kelly Richardson in an article about the benefits patients with Parkinson’s disease experience from vocal exercise.

May 23, 2019

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences held its Senior Recognition Ceremony on Friday, May 10, 2019 in the Mullins Center on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus. The SPHHS ceremony recognized its undergraduate Class of 2019, which this year welcomed nearly 700 graduating seniors into its ranks.

May 23, 2019

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences honored a group of nearly two dozen undergraduate and graduate students during the 2019 SPHHS Awards Celebration. Student award recipients were recognized for outstanding achievements in the classroom, in research, and through service to the community.

May 22, 2019

Eight students from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences recently won UMass Amherst Alumni Association scholarship awards for 2019. The awards were distributed based on outstanding academic achievements, leadership, and community service. 

Center for Language, Speech, and Hearing
May 13, 2019

Researchers in the department of communication disorders are seeking 30 volunteers age 8-14 to study the language, speech, voice, and auditory processing abilities of children with Autism and children who do not have Autism. 

May 13, 2019

Researchers in the department of communication disorders are seeking volunteers age 45-64 who have no motor or neurological conditions affecting balance and who learned English as their first language

University of Massachusetts Department of Communication Disorders faculty Jill Hoover
April 23, 2019

The UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) is pleased to announce that Jill Hoover, Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders, is the winner of the 2018-19 College Outstanding Teacher Award. The award is sponsored by the UMass Amherst Provost’s Office and the Center for Teaching & Faculty Development, and given annually to honor individual faculty members for their teaching accomplishments. Hoover will be recognized at Undergraduate Commencement and at the School’s Senior Recognition Ceremony.

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders Sara Mamo
April 11, 2019

Sara Mamo, assistant professor of communication disorders, will give a talk on “Healthy Aging and the Impact of Age-Related Hearing Loss” at the Retired Faculty Association meeting on Wednesday, April 17, at 11 a.m. in the Campus Center 162-167.

March 27, 2019

Kimberley Geissler, Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Policy, and Jacquie Kurland, Associate Professor of Communication Disorders, have been named 2019-20 Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) Scholars. ISSR's mission is to promote excellence in social science research, and the Scholars Program is one of its key strategies for strengthening social science infrastructure at UMass Amherst.

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