New Century Scholars Research Grant Recipients

The New Century Scholars Research Grant supports innovative research by individuals who are committed to teacher-investigator careers in the university or college academic environment or in external research institutes or laboratories.

2018

Awarded $25,000 each

Sriram Boothalingam
Sriram Boothalingam
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin–Madison
One Stone, Three Birds: A Concurrent Clinical Test of Cochlear, Middle Ear Muscle Reflex, and Medial Olivocochlear Reflex Function
Support provided by the Wayne and Marilyn Olsen Audiology Research Fund
Elizabeth Erickson DiRenzo
Elizabeth Erickson DiRenzo
Assistant Professor
Stanford University
Development of Model Systems to Investigate the Laryngeal Health Effects of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)
Hua Ou
Hua Ou
Visiting Assistant Professor
Wayne State University
Will Optimized Written Instructions be as Effective as Audiological Service for OTC Hearing Device Users?
Stephanie Ries-Cornou
Stephanie Ries-Cornou
Assistant Professor
San Diego State University
Word Retrieval in Spanish-English Bilinguals After Stroke

2017

Awarded $25,000 each

Eric Bielefeld
Eric Bielefeld
Associate Professor
Ohio State University
Identifying an Interaction Between Kanamycin, Anti-Retroviral Medications, and Noise Exposure on Hearing Loss
Kasia M. Bieszczad
Kasia M. Bieszczad
Assistant Professor
Rutgers University
An Epigenetic Role in the Persistence of Memory for Significant Sounds
Jean K. Gordon
Jean K. Gordon
Associate Professor
University of Iowa
Fluency Forward: Developing a More Reliable and Clinically Useful Assessment of Fluency in Aphasia
 
Raksha M. Mudar
Raksha M. Mudar
Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cognitive and Neural Alterations in Age-Associated Hearing Loss
Lauryn Zipse
Lauryn Zipse
Associate Professor
MGH Institute of Health Professions
A Neurophysiological Examination of Feedback-Based Learning in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

2016

Awarded $25,000 each

Elizabeth Spencer Kelley
Elizabeth Spencer Kelley
Assistant Professor
University of Missouri
Explicit Word Learning of Preschool Children With Specific Language Impairment
Kara C. Schvartz-Leyzac
Kara C. Schvartz-Leyzac
Clinical Instructor/Research Audiologist
University of Michigan
Effects of Aging on Spectro-Temporal Processing in Speech Among Adult Cochlear Implant Recipients

2015

Awarded $25,000 each

Sudha Arunachalam
Sudha Arunachalam
Assistant Professor
Boston University
Verb Processing and Verb Acquisition in Late Talking Toddlers
Jason W. Bohland
Jason W. Bohland
Assistant Professor
Boston University
The Transcriptional Landscape of Genes Implicated in Speech and Language Disorders
Jonathan S. Brumberg
Jonathan S. Brumberg
Assistant Professor
University of Kansas
Evaluating Control of Commercial AAC Devices via Brain-Computer Interface by Individuals With Neuromotor Deficits
Christi W. Miller
Christi W. Miller
Lecturer/Research and Clinical Audiologist
University of Washington
Predicting Hearing Aid Success With Spectro-Temporal Modulation Sensitivity
Support provided by the Wayne and Marilyn Olsen Audiology Research Fund
Jun Wang
Jun Wang
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas
Test of a Real-Time Silent Speech Interface With Individuals After Laryngectomy

2014

Awarded $10,000 each

Kaitlin Lansford
Kaitlin Lansford
Assistant Professor
Florida State University
Use of Crowdsourcing to Assess the Ecological Validity of Perceptual Learning Paradigms in Dysarthria
Chaleece W. Sandberg
Chaleece W. Sandberg
Assistant Professor
Pennsylvania State University
Graph Theoretical Analysis of Resting State and Task-Based Functional Connectivity in Persons with Aphasia and Age-Matched Neurologically Healthy Adult

View New Century Scholars Research Grant recipients before 2014 [PDF].