News and Updates
Last updated 4/3/2013
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.
AIM Commission Releases Report on Disparities in Postsecondary Learning Material for Students with Disabilities
The Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities released a report providing Congress with vital recommendations for improving the ability of postsecondary students with disabilities to obtain accessible instructional materials in a timely and cost-effective manner.
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).
NIH Introduces A Database of Images In Biomedical Literature
More than 2.5 million images and figures from medical and life sciences journals are now available through Images, a new resource for finding images in biomedical literature. The database was developed and will be maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health.
New Interprofessional Professionalism Collaborative Website
The Interprofessional Professionalism Collaborative (IPC) has compiled key resources and research from the different professions, identified and defined terms associated with professionalism applicable to all involved doctoring professions, and identified a series of steps and initiatives that could lead to the collaborative development of a mechanism to measure interprofessional professionalism.
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.