CSD graduate students earn prestigious awards


SUMMARY: Six CSD graduate students received recognition for their superior academic performance.

By: CSD Department

Leanne Browning

Leanne Browning (3rd year Au.D.) won second place in the three-minute thesis (3MT) completion at James Madison University. Her research titled “Audiologist’s Preferences in Programming Cochlear Implants: A Preliminary Report” under the co-mentorship of Dr. Yingjiu Nie and Dr. Ayasakanta Rout earned high praise for its broad clinical appeal. Ms. Browning will represent James Madison University at the annual meeting of the Council of Southern Graduate Schools 3MT competition in Arkansas. In addition to her success at the 3MT competition, Leanne’s research has also been selected as a featured presentation at the American Cochlear Implant Alliance (ACAI) conference in Washington, DC.

Paris Atabek

Paris Atabek (2nd year Au.D.) was awarded the American Academy of Audiology Student Research Grant for her research “Effects of age and middle ear resonance on the frequency tuning of the cVEMP and oVEMP”. Her research is under the mentorship of Dr. Erin Piker.

Harley Wheeler

Harley Wheeler (2nd year Au.D.) recently received notification of his selection into one of the prestigious NIH sponsored T-35 training program. Harley, currently a second year Au.D. student, will be working with researchers at Boys Town National research Hospital this summer in the area of Cochlear Implants.

Logan Faust

Logan Faust (3rd year Au.D.) currently in her third year Au.D. program, received the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Graduate Student Scholarship.

Kami Kubler

Kami Kubler (2nd year M.S. in SLP)  also received the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Graduate Student Scholarship. Overall, JMU students received two out of the 20 coveted scholarships this year.

Danika Pfeiffer

Danika Pfeiffer (Ph.D. candidate) also won the third prize at the James Madison University three-minute thesis (3MT) competition. Her presentation under the mentorship of Dr. Stacey Pavelko was on “Interprofessional Collaboration Targeting Language and Emergent Literacy”.

Published: Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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