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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
Crystle Alonzo, University of Montana Shelley Gray, Arizona State University 2019
Lauren Baron, University of South Carolina Tammie Spaulding, University of Connecticut 2019
Sara Benham, The University of Texas at Dallas Elena Plante, The University of Arizona 2019
Natalia Camacho, The University of Texas at Dallas Raul Rojas, The University of Texas at Dallas 2019
Jason Chow, Virginia Commonwealth University C. Melanie Schuele, Vanderbilt University 2019
Tiana Cowan, The Pennsylvania State University Carol Miller, The Pennsylvania State University 2019
Alicia Escobedo, San Diego State University/UC San Diego Stephanie De Anda, University of Oregon 2019
Alison Hessling, Vanderbilt University Lizbeth Finestack, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 2019
Sabrina Horvath, Purdue University Arielle Borovsky, Purdue University 2019
Kimberly Jenkins, The University of Texas at Dallas Raúl Rojas, The University of Texas at Dallas 2019
Hannah Krimm, University of Georgia Tiffany Hogan, MGH Institute of Health Professions 2019
Caroline Larson, University of Wisconsin–Madison Klara Marton, City University of New York 2019
Ian Morton, Vanderbilt University Krystal Werfel, University of South Carolina 2019
Katrina Nicholas, California State University, East Bay Mary Alt, The University of Arizona 2019
Natalie Pak, Vanderbilt University Ann Kaiser, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University 2019
Gabriella Reynolds, University of South Carolina Krystal Werfel, University of South Carolina 2019
Claire Selin, University of Kansas C. Melanie Schuele, Vanderbilt University 2019
Sean Stalley, University of South Alabama Matthew Rispoli, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign 2019
Deena Blackett, The Ohio State University Leora Cherney, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Northwestern University 2018
Gabriel Cler, Boston University Ludo Max, University of Washington 2018
Natalie Covington, Vanderbilt University Melissa Duff, Vanderbilt University Medical Center 2018
Kevin Cunningham, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Katarina Haley, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2018
Natalie S. Dailey, University of Arizona Jyutika Mehta, Texas Women’s University 2018
Sarah Diehl, Vanderbilt University Michael de Riesthal, Vanderbilt University Medical Center 2018
Dominick DiMercurio, Pennsylvania State University Chaleece Sandberg, Pennsylvania State University 2018
E. Susan Duncan, Louisiana State University Steven L. Small, University of California, Irvine 2018
Paul Fillmore, Baylor University Jamie Reilly, Temple University 2018
Allison Flanigan, University of Cincinnati Aimee Dietz, University of Cincinnati 2018
Jenna Griffin, University of Montana Catherine Off, University of Montana 2018
Gerald Imaezue, The Graduate Center, CUNY Loraine Obler, The Graduate Center, CUNY 2018
Jocelyn Jenks, University of Northern Iowa Edna Babbitt, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab 2018
Juhi Kidwai, University of Kansas Jonathan Brumberg, University of Kansas 2018
Taryn Malcolm, The Graduate Center, CUNY Loraine Obler, The Graduate Center, CUNY 2018
Chitrali Mamlekar, University of Cincinnati Aimee Dietz, University of Cincinnati 2018
Yina Quique Buitrago, University of Pittsburg William Evans, University of Pittsburg and VA Pittsburg Healthcare System 2018
Alyssa Sachs, University of Arizona Pelagie Beeson, University of Arizona 2018
Mary Salazar, University of Missouri Sarah Wallace, Duquesne University 2018
Megan Schliep, MGH Institute of Health Professions Sofia Vallila Rohter, MGH Institute of Health Professions 2018
Amanda Simmons, University of Tennessee Health Science Center Sarah Wallace, Duquesne University 2018
Kaila Stipancic, MGH Institute of Health Professions Jordan Green, MGH Institute of Health Professions 2018
Suresh Kiran, Manipal Academy of Higher Education Gopee Krishnan, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2018
Amanda Wadams, University of Connecticut Nadine Martin, Temple University 2018
Jingyun Yao, California State University, East Bay Pradeep Ramanathan, California State University, East Bay 2018
Jonet Artis, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  Linda Watson, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  2017
Katherine Bangert, University of Minnesota  Audra Sterling, University of Wisconsin–Madison  2017
Mia Barokova, Boston University  Jill de Villiers, Smith College
2017
Andrea Barton-Hulsey, University of Wisconsin–Madison Lizbeth Finestack, University of Minnesota

2017

Dana Battaglia, Adelphi University Karla McGregor, Boys Town National Research Hospital  2017
Jenny Burton, University of Cincinnati Diane Williams, The Pennsylvania State University  2017
Karen Chenausky, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Lisa Goffman, The University of Texas at Dallas
2017
Jenna DeCarlo, The Ohio State University Allison Bean Ellawadi, The Ohio State University  2017
Jacob Feldman, Vanderbilt University Tiffany Woynaroski, Vanderbilt University Medical Center  2017
Julie Feuerstein, Kennedy Krieger Institute Rebecca Landa, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine  2017
Allison Fitch, Boston University Rhiannon Luyster, Emerson College  2017
Julianne Garbarino, University of Maryland Nan Bernstein Ratner, University of Maryland  2017
Teresa Girolamo, The University of Kansas Sara Kover, University of Washington  2017
Bridget Gornichec Wright, Ohio University Joann Benigno, Ohio University  2017
Victoria Henbest, University of South Carolina Angela Barber, University of Alabama  2017
Jena McDaniel, Vanderbilt University Courtney Venker, Michigan State University  2017 
Kristen Muller, University of Kansas Nancy Brady, University of Kansas  2017
Sara Nowell, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Grace Baranek, University of Southern California  2017
Kathryn Slaboch, Vanderbilt University
Tiffany Woynaroski, Vanderbilt University Medical Center  2017
Pumpki Lei Su, Vanderbilt University Paul Yoder, Vanderbilt University  2017
Thelma Uzonyi, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Rebecca Landa, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2017
Veronica Vidal Velasco, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign Laura DeThorne, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign  2017
Emily Zane, Emerson 
Ruth Grossman, Emerson College  2017
Greer Bailey, West Virginia University Vishakha Rawool, West Virginia University 2016
Adam Bosen, Boys Town National Research Hospital Monita Chatterjee, Boys Town National Research Hospital 2016
Molly Brown, University of Pittsburgh Sheila Pratt, University of Pittsburgh 2016
Jessie Erikson, University of Arizona James Montgomery, Ohio University 2016
Mary Flaherty, Boys Town National Research Hospital Lori Leibold, Boys Town National Research Hospital 2016
Calli Fodor, University Maryland-College Park Samira Anderson, University Maryland-College Park 2016 
Samantha Gustafson, Vanderbilt University Curtis Billings, National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research 2016
Sarah Kennett, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/University of Arkansas at Little Rock Samuel Atcherson, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/University of Arkansas at Little Rock 2016
David Kessler, Vanderbilt University Elizabeth Walker, University of Iowa 2016
Boji Pak Wing Lam, University of Texas–Austin Craig Champlin, University of Texas–Austin 2016 
Erica Lescht, University of Maryland–College Park Nan Bernstein Ratner, University of Maryland–College Park 2016
Caitlin Masterson, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Julie Honaker, Cleveland Clinic 2016 
Gabrielle Merchant, University of Massachusetts, Amherst  Karen Helfer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst  2016 
Kristen Mills, The University of Tennessee  Krystal Werfel, University of South Carolina  2016 
Shae Morgan, University of Utah  Sarah Hargus Ferguson, University of Utah  2016 
Rachael Owen, University of Iowa  Richard Tyler, University of Iowa  2016 
Sophie Schwartz, Boston University  Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, Boston University  2016
Jacob Sommers, Louisiana Tech University  Melinda Bryan, Louisiana Tech University  2016 
Nicholas Stanley, University of South Alabama  Tara Davis, University of South Alabama  2016 
Renee Symonds, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Elyse Sussman, Albert Einstein College of Medicine  2016  
Yi-Hsin Tai, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign  Fatima Husain, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign  2016 
Kristi Ward, Northwestern University  Tina Grieco-Calub, Northwestern University 2016 
Claire Cordella, Harvard University Jordan Green, MGH Institute of Health Professions 2015
Julia Dalmasso, Western Michigan University Nancy Helm-Estabrooks, Western Carolina University 2015
Suma Devanga, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Melissa Duff, University of Iowa 2015
Natalie Douglas, Central Michigan University Michelle Bourgeois, University of South Florida 2015
Fatimah Hani Hassan, Ohio University Brooke Hallowell, Ohio University 2015
Melissa Johnson, University of Rochester Davida Fromm, Carnegie Mellon University 2015
Alyssa Lanzi, Duquesne University Sarah Wallace, Duquesne University 2015
Megan MacPherson, Florida State University Alejandro Brice, University of South Florida 2015
Nancy Nelson, Indiana University Davida Fromm, Carnegie Mellon University 2015
Carolyn Novaleski, Vanderbilt University Cara Stepp, Boston University 2015
Aaron Roman, University of Pittsburgh Shelia Pratt, University of Pittsburgh 2015
Tim Schoof, Northwestern University Pamela Souza, Northwestern University 2015
Martha Sherrill, University of Illinois Julie Hengst, University of Illinois 2015
Lauren Tabor, University of Florida Bonnie Martin-Harris, Medical University of South Carolina 2015

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