November 1, 2011 News

Mentoring Pairs Receive Travel Awards

Five emerging scientists and a mentor of their choosing have received travel awards to attend ASHA's 21st annual Research Symposium, which will be held at the 2011 ASHA Convention in San Diego.

The Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award (RMPTA) program is designed to foster the professional development of students and early-stage scientists through their participation in the Research Symposium and associated mentoring activities. The symposium and travel awards are co-sponsored by ASHA and the National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorder through a conference grant awarded to ASHA.

The Nov. 19 symposium, "Neurological Bases of Auditory and Speech Perception," is open to all convention participants and requires no pre-registration. Presentations include neuroimaging and language disorders; cortical organization of feedback control and predictive coding; cognitive-neuroscience of normal and abnormal hearing in children; and the biological impact of music and auditory training.

The following protégé-mentor pairs are the recipients of the 2011 RMPTA:

  • Sophie Ambrose, Boys Town National Research Hospital—Emily Tobey, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Reethee Antony, City University of New York—Brett Martin, City University of New York
  • Stephanie Nagle, Towson University—Dana Boatman, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Rene Utianski, Arizona State University—Julie Liss, Arizona State University
  • Krystal Werfel, Vanderbilt University—Mary Pat Moeller, Boys Town National Research Hospital

For more information on the symposium, visit Research Symposium at ASHA Convention; for more information on the awards, visit ASHA's student Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award


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