Recent News


May. 2017
Julia Cai successfully defended her Master's thesis titled, "The neurobiology of audiovisual integration: A voxel-based lesion symptom mapping study." Julia graduated with a Master's of Science in Communication Disorders and will be starting her clinical fellowship year this summer.

Chloe Houlihan successfully defended her Honor's thesis titled, "A functional and structural MRI investigation of the neural signatures of dyslexia in adults." Chloe graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Biomedical Engineering with Honors from Barrett, the Honors College. She will have one more year to finish her Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering.

Nicole Blumenstein successfully defended her Honor's thesis titled, "The effect of scale and familiarity on the perception of music dissonance." Nicole graduated with a Bachelor of Music Performance with a Voice Concentration with Honors from Barrett, the Honors College. Nicole will be attending University of Illinois College of Medicine in the fall of 2017.

Congratulations, ladies! We are extremely proud of your accomplishments!

Dec. 2016
Lisa Johnson graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Science, Cum Laude. Congrats, Lisa!

Arianna LaCroix successfully defended her First-Year Project to the Speech and Hearing Department. Her project was titled, "An fMRI investigation of syntactic and prosodic interactions." Great job!

Nov. 2016
Megan Fitzhugh successfully passed her qualifying exams/proposed her dissertation and has advanced to candidacy.

Julia Cai and Arianna LaCroix gave a talk at the annual ASHA Convention in Philadelphia titled: The relationship between functional reorganization, language, and cognition post-stroke

Aug. 2016
Arianna LaCroix and Megan Fitzhugh traveled to London, England to present their research at the 8th annual meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language.
Megan presented a poster titled: An investigation of the relationship between the cognitive resources engaged by syntactic and acoustic complexity
Arianna presented a poster titled: Shared and distinct cognitive resources for syntax and prosody: a sentence comprehension study

May 2016
Soren Mickelsen graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Science, minor in Anthropology, and with honors from Barrett, the College. Congrats, Soren!
Soren also presented and defended his ASU Barrett Honors Thesis titled: The Neurobiology of Sentence Comprehension: a Functional MRI Study of American Sign Language Acquisition

   
Lisa Johnson presented her ASU ARES (Advanced Research Experience Seminar) Project titled: The Neural and Behavioral Correlates of Second Proficiency: an fMRI Study of ASL Students

Arianna LaCroix was awarded the Marilyn Miller Quintana Moline Scholarship from the Speech and Hearing Department and the Graduate Research Program Support Grant from GPSA
  
Julia Cai was awarded the Zilveti Family Fellowship in Honor of Halina J. Zilveti from the Speech and Hearing Department

Megan Fitzhugh was awarded the JumpStart Research Grant from GPSA

2015
Megan Fitzhugh was awarded several scholarships and award over the year, including
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Scholarship (Phoenix Chapter)
Graduate and Professional Student Association Travel Award
School of Life Science Travel Award
Julia Cai was awarded two scholarships over the year:
Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences Fellowship
James Case Speech and Hearing Scholarship


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