July 1, 2013 Association

ASHFoundation: ASHFoundation Awards Research Travel Grants

ASHFoundation Awards Research Travel Grants

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation recently honored six of its 2011 and 2012 research grant recipients with travel stipends to participate in ASHA's 2013 Lessons for Success conference, which is co-sponsored by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. The conference aims to enhance knowledge and skills in research grant preparation. The six recipients were:

  • Rebecca Bartlett, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 2011 New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship.
  • Laura Gingrich, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2012 Clinical Research Grant.
  • Allison Gladfelter, Purdue University, 2012 New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship.
  • Antje Sabine Mefferd, Wichita State University, 2012 New Investigators Research Grant.
  • Daryush Mehta, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2012 Speech Science Research Grant.
  • Yi Shen, University of California, Irvine, 2012 New Investigators Research Grant.

Convention Raffle Ends Aug. 1

Ticket sales for the ASHFoundation's "Chicago Convention VIP Raffle" end Aug. 1. The winner will receive a VIP package—valued at more than $2,500—for the 2013 ASHA Convention that includes:

  • Convention registration.
  • One-bedroom suite for three nights in an exclusive ASHA convention hotel.
  • Dinner for two.
  • Two tickets to the Foundation's fundraising event.
  • Two tickets to the Foundation's Founders Breakfast.

Proceeds from the raffle support the ASHFoundation's student scholarship and research grant programs. Tickets are $10 each or three for $25, and are available from the ASHFoundation, 301-296-8704.

ASHFoundation Convention Events

The ASHFoundation invites convention-goers to its 2013 special events.

Classic Chicago FUNdraiser

Here's your chance to see what has made Chicago's Second City famous for more than 50 years and to support the ASHFoundation too! "Improv All-Stars" is an evening of unequaled improvisational comedy. Second City has produced some of the world's most well-known comedians and inspired hit shows such as "Saturday Night Live," "SCTV," and "Whose Line Is It, Anyway?" Save Thursday, Nov. 14, for this interactive, hilarious and thoroughly original show. Details will appear in an upcoming ASHA Leader.

Founders Breakfast

The Fairmount Chicago Hotel, Millenium Park, will open its magical doors to guests attending the ASHFoundation's annual Founders Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 15. The hotel's contemporary elegance and Chicago's downtown energy blend seamlessly with this occasion's vibe, as the ASHFoundation will disburse nearly half a million dollars in scholarly funding. Founder-level donors and special guests will receive more information in invitations sent closer to the event.

For more information or to become a Founder-level donor ($100 or higher), call 301-296-8704 or visit the ASHFoundation website.

Tell Your ASHF Story

ASHFoundation board members want to know how ASHFoundation funding helped your research/career success, or why you invest in the ASHFoundation. To schedule a 30-minute interview with an ASHFoundation trustee during the convention, e-mail bryan@asha.org or call 301-296-8704.


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