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Last updated 11/25/2013
President Obama Launches the "BRAIN" Initiative
The President announces a new research effort to improve our understanding of the human brain and to ultimately develop new ways to prevent, treat, and cure brain disorders.
Opportunity for Academic Programs Participation in a Pilot Study on Interprofessional Education
ASHA is seeking academic programs to participate in a pilot study of a preceptor/student assessment tool on interprofessional education. The pilot study is being conducted by the Interprofessional Professionalism Collaborative using a newly-developed 26 item Interprofessional Professionalism Assessment tool. The goal is to obtain 100 completed preceptor/student assessments nationwide for each participating healthcare profession (100 each for audiology and speech-language pathology). Participating programs are requested to identify a minimum of 10 preceptor/student pairs for participation between October 2012 and October 2013. For more information, contact Loretta Nunez, Director of Academic Affairs and Research Education at LNunez@asha.org.
Boys Town National Research Hospital Research Training Opportunities
Boys Town National Research Hospital offers NIDCD-funded postdoctoral research training opportunities and short-term predoctoral research training opportunities for AuD students. AuD predoctoral training opportunities are also available at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and the Portland VA National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR).
Bring in the Best
Bring in the Best was developed to encourage young students to pursue careers in speech-language pathology and audiology, and utilizes science fairs as a way to re-instill in youngsters the excitement of science and its potential for rewarding careers in speech and hearing science. Learn how to locate, interact, and become a partner in local science fairs.