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University of Kansas School of Health Professions Department of Hearing and Speech newsletter

Fall/Winter 2013

Audiology students complete Medical Missions trip to Guatemala

The lives of people from one of the world’s poorest countries were touched by a team of medical professionals from the Kansas City area on a recent Medical Missions Foundation trip to Guatemala.
Audiologist Teresa Kennalley, who made her third trip to Guatemala last summer, served as the audiology team leader. The audiology and ENT teams worked together and saw between 30 and 35 patients a day. Many of the patients, who ranged in age from 1 to 100, had waited months to be treated by the mission team.
Audiology professionals from KU Medical Center saw 173 patients and fit 142 hearing aids. (MORE)

Catts retires, Storkel named new chair/co-director

Holly StorkelThere was a changing of the guard last summer in the Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders as Hugh Catts retired from the university and associate professor Holly Storkel stepped up to fill his role.

Catts, who served as chair of the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing:  Sciences & Disorders since 2004, had worked for the University of Kansas since 1987. Catts has joined the staff at Florida State University where he is the program chair.

Storkel, who came to KU in 2001, began serving with John Ferraro as co-director of the Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders in August.


Fey receives Stata Norton Teaching Award

Marc Fey, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech, received the 2013 Stata Norton Distinguished Teaching Award on May 18 at the School of Health Professions Student Recognition Ceremony.

Fey has served as the director of the Children's Language Laboratory at KU Medical Center for more than 20 years. His primary areas of research include early speech and language intervention, the prediction and prevention of early written language problems and the development of children's narrative abilities. (MORE)

Kansas Speech and Hearing Conference

Chelsea Franzluebbers represents NSSLHA at KSHA.



Students, faculty show well at KSHA conference

Sarah Vogt receives student scholarship

Waggoner helps make KSHA stronger

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Searl's article published

SearlAn article written by associate professor Jeff Searl was published in the Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research.

Brady's work recognized

Nancy C. BradyNancy Brady's work was published in the Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research.

New grant aids CCS research

Study look at neighborhood density on word learning

$1.5M grant aids SLI
clinical research

Johnson's research published

Barlow's group posts
7 new works

U.S. News & World Report ranks KU programs

Study finds prenatal HIV meds
not linked to language delays

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Amash, Reynolds awarded Scottish Rite scholarships

Gillispie receives OSEP grant

Matt Gillispie has been awarded a five-year grant from the Office of Special Education Programs to fund Native American scholars. (MORE)




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