American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award (RMPTA) Recipients

The Research Symposium aims to bring together clinicians and researchers at ASHA's Annual Convention, in order to discuss current research that has important implications for the study of communication processes and disorders. Each year's symposium focuses on a specific research theme. Research is presented by invited speakers who are experts in their fields. The Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award (RMPTA) is offered in conjunction with this program, in order to provide a research mentoring experience to students who show promise as emerging scientists.

Protégé Mentor Year
Sophie Ambrose, Boys Town National Research Hospital Emily Tobey, The University of Texas at Dallas 2011
Supraja Anand, University of Florida Rahul Shrivastav, Michigan State University 2012
Jissel Anaya, University of Texas at Austin Elizabeth D. Peña, The University of Texas 2014
Sean Anderson, University of Maryland Nan Bernstein Ratner, University of Maryland 2013
Reethee Antony, City University of New York Brett Martin, City University of New York 2011
Saunja Carlson, Idaho State University Paul Yoder, Vanderbilt University 2014
Jessica Carrizo, University of Utah Janna Oetting, Louisiana State University 2014
Tracy Centanni, MGH Institute of Health Professions Tiffany Hogan, MGH Institute of Health Professions 2014
Geoffrey Coalson, University of Texas at Austin Courtney T. Byrd, The University of Texas at Austin 2012
Karen Chenausky, Boston University Helen B. Tager-Flusberg, Boston University 2014
Maria Dietrich, University of Kentucky Joseph Stemple, University of Kentucky 2010
Nicole Etter, University of Kentucky Richard Andreatta, University of Kentucky 2010
Gerasimos Fergadiotis, Portland State University Heather Harris Wright, East Carolina University 2012
Denise Finneran, University of South Carolina Janna Oetting, Louisiana State University 2012
Christy Fleck, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Melinda Corwin, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 2013
Stephanie Grasso, The University of Texas at Austin Elizabeth D. Peña, The University of Texas at Austin 2014
O'neil Guthrie, Loma Linda VA Hospital Sandra Gordon-Salant, University of Maryland 2013
Eileen Haebig, University of Wisconsin-Madison Laurence Leonard, Purdue University 2014
Laura Hahn, University of Kansas Nancy Brady, University of Kansas 2013
Jessica Hall, University of Iowa Janna Oetting, Louisiana State University 2012
Stacy Harnish, University of Florida Jeff Kleim, University of Florida 2009
Daphne Hartzheim, Utah State University Ron Gillam, Utah State University 2014
Johanna Hassink, Purdue University Laurence B. Leonard, Purdue University 2012
Etan Haziza, Seton Hall University Nina Capone-Singleton, Seton Hall University 2013
Alison Hendricks, Pennsylvania State University Krystal L. Werfel, University of South Carolina 2014
Tiffany Hogan, University of Arizona Julie Washington, University of Wisconsin–Madison 2007
Sabrina Horvath, Boston University Sudha Arunachalam, Boston University 2014
Angela Huang, University of Washington Beate Peter, University of Washington 2013
Daniel Hudock, East Carolina University Joseph Kalinowski, East Carolina University 2008
Deanna Hughes, San Diego State University Julia Evans, San Diego State University 2007
William Hula, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Patrick J. Doyle, VA Pittsburgh HealthCare System 2012
Simone Huls, University of Kansas Mabel Rice, University of Kansas 2014
Ianessa Humbert, Johns Hopkins University Nadine Connor, University of Wisconsin–Madison 2008
Katherine Hutcheson, University of Texas Jan Lewin, University of Texas 2007
Caitlin Imgrund, The University of Kansas Diane Frome Loeb, The University of Kansas 2014
Maria Ivanova, Ohio University Malcolm McNeil, University of Pittsburgh 2007
Jayne Jaskolski, Midwestern University Maura Moyle, Marquette University 2013
Charles Jeans, MGH Institute of Health Professions Margaret Kjelgaard, MGH Institute of Health Professions 2014
Kia Johnson, James Madison University Christy Ludlow, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke 2008
Katandria Love Johnson, University of Texas, Dallas Sonja Pruitt-Lord, San Diego State University 2013
Ashwini Joshi, University of Kentucky Joseph Stemple, University of Kentucky 2008
Jacob Kean, Roudebush VAMC and Indiana University School of Medicine Kenneth Ottenbacher, University of Texas Medical Branch 2012
Jessica Klusek, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Molly Losh, Northwestern University 2012
Casey Keck, University of Cincinnati Lyn Turkstra, University of Wisconsin–Madison 2013
Randi Killeen, Idaho State University D. Kimbrough Oller, University of Memphis 2013
Avi Korappati, Vanderbilt University Krystal Leigh Werfel, Vanderbilt University 2013
Miriam Krause, Bowling Green State University Melissa Duff, University of Iowa 2013
Jake Kurczek, University of Iowa Melissa Duff, University of Iowa 2010
Hope Lancaster, Vanderbilt University Stephen Camarata, Vanderbilt University 2014
Yu-An Lien, Boston University Cara E. Stepp, Boston University 2013
Shanju Lin, University of Iowa Karla McGregor, University of Iowa 2013
Yi-Chi Lo, University of Wisconsin–Madison Cynthia Fowler, University of Wisconsin–Madison 2009
Jenya Luzzini, MGH Institute of Health Professions Tiffany Hogan, MGH Institute of Health Professions 2013
Jillian McCarthy, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Katherine Hustad, University of Wisconsin–Madison 2010
Peter Meulenbroek, University of Wisconsin–Madison Malcolm McNeil, University of Pittsburgh; Carolyn Baylor, University of Washington 2009; 2012
Kathryn Mueller, University of Iowa J. Bruce Tomblin, University of Iowa 2007
Stephanie Nagle, Towson University Dana Boatman, John Hopkins School of Medicine 2011
Brandi Newkirk, Louisiana State University Melenie Schuele, Vanderbilt University 2007
Ma de Lourdes Martinez Nieto, Arizona State University Adelaida Restrepo, Arizona State University 2014
Claudia Ostojic, Southern Connecticut State University Deborah Weiss, Southern Connecticut State University 2008
Bita Payesteh, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Lizbeth Finestack, University of Minnesota 2014
Amy Philofsky, University of Colorado Deborah Fidler, Colorado State University 2007
Emma Power, University of Sydney Leanne Togher, University of Sydney 2013
Emily Quinn, Vanderbilt University Ann Kaiser, Vanderbilt University 2014
Michelle Quinn, University of Iowa J. Bruce Tomblin, University of Iowa 2009
Andrew Riviere, Louisiana State University Sean Redmond, University of Utah 2014
Alison Scheer-Cohan, San Diego State University Julia Evans, San Diego State University 2007
Laurie Slovarp, University of Montana Julie Liss, Arizona State University 2013
Allison Smith, University of Cincinnati Laura Justice, Ohio State University 2007
Uma Soman, Vanderbilt University Karen Iler Kirk, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2014
Michelle St. Clair, University of Cambridge Mabel Rice, University of Kansas 2013
Lisa Thomas, University of Kentucky Joseph Stemple, University of Kentucky 2007
Rene Utianski, Arizona State University Julie Liss, Arizona State University 2011
Natalie Vanderveen, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Melissa Duff, University of Iowa 2012
Jennell Vick, University of Washington Christopher Moore, University of Washington 2007
Rebekah Wada, Utah State University Sandra Gillam, University of Utah 2014
Zara Waldman, The Graduate Center at the City University of New York (CUNY) Richard G. Schwartz, The Graduate Center at the City University of New York (CUNY) 2014
Jun Wang, University of Nebraska Brad Story, University of Arizona 2009
Krystal Werfel, Vanderbilt University Mary Pat Moelle, Boys Town National Research Hospital 2011
Uzma Wilson, Missouri State University Letitia White, Missouri State University 2013
Yana Yunusova, University of Toronto Jordan Green, University of Nebraska–Lincoln 2007
Samantha Zickefoose, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Karen Hux, University of Nebraska–Lincoln 2010

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