News

2020

  • Dr. Audra Sterling Selected for Vilas Associate Appointment

    Congratulations to Audra Sterling, Ph.D., for being selected for an appointment as a Vilas Associate. The Vilas Associates Competition recognizes new and on-going research of the highest quality and significance. Recipients are chosen competitively by the …

  • Dr. Katie Hustad Selected as Incoming Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology

    Congratulations to Katie Hustad, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, for being selected as the new editor-in-chief for American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (AJSLP). She is an ASHA Fellow and has been involved in a variety of leadership activities …

  • 2020 Distinguished Early Career Professionals Awards

    Congratulations to CS&D alumni Cat Kanter and to Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association (WSHA) president Sarah Marshall on being selected as American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)’s 2020 Distinguished Early Career Professionals! The ECP Certificate is …

  • Emeritus Faculty Profile: Lyn Turkstra

    We are thrilled to be profiling emeritus Communication Sciences and Disorders faculty members in October and November! Today, pleased to profile Emeritus Professor Lyn Turkstra. Dr. Turkstra “retired” from UW to start a new graduate …

  • Emeritus Faculty Profile: Ray Kent

    We are thrilled to be profiling emeritus Communication Sciences and Disorders faculty members in October and November! Today, we are incredibly pleased to profile Professor Emeritus Ray Kent. Professor Kent has these words for our …

  • Dr. Michelle Ciucci Receives NIH R01 Grant

    Michelle Ciucci, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, received a $3.2 million NIH R01 grant for her project, “Preclinical trial for dysarthria treatment in Parkinson disease,” beginning this December. Parkinson disease causes significant communication problems that negatively affect quality …

  • Emeritus Faculty Profile: Ted Tweed

    We are thrilled to be profiling emeritus Communication Sciences and Disorders faculty members in October and November! Today we profile Emeritus Clinical Professor Ted Tweed. Following retirement from the department in 1992, Tweed spent a …

  • Emeritus Faculty Profile: Michael Chial

    We are thrilled to be profiling emeritus Communication Sciences and Disorders faculty members in October and November! Today, our spotlight shines on emeritus professor Michael Chial, Ph.D.! Following retirement from UW-Madison in 2006, Professor Chial …

  • Rebecca Willer Selected for the ASHFoundation Graduate Student Scholarship

    Rebecca Willer recently received the $5,000 Graduate Student Scholarship from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation). This program is designed to support full-time students who will be or who are currently enrolled in a graduate program …

  • Jesse Hoffmeister Selected for the ASHFoundation New Century Doctoral Scholarship

    Jesse Hoffmeister, M.S., CCC-SLP, recently received the $10,000 New Century Doctoral Scholarship from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation). This program is designed to support strong doctoral candidates who will pursue a teacher-investigator career in an …

  • Emeritus Faculty Profile: Jamie Murray-Branch

    We are thrilled to be profiling emeritus Communication Sciences and Disorders faculty members in October and November! Today we are highlighting Jamie Murray-Branch, Clinical Faculty Emeritus. To our current clinical students, Jamie says, “Over the …

  • Emeritus Faculty Profile: Gary Weismer

    We are thrilled to be profiling emeritus Communication Sciences and Disorders faculty members in October and November! Today we are profiling emeritus professor Gary Weismer, Ph.D. A fun memory Dr. Weismer cited from his time …

  • The Sound Beneath the Waves

    If you’ve ever seen a graphical representation of a sound, you are probably familiar with what it looks like: hundreds of steep, tightly packed peaks and valleys, all of different heights, moving above and below a common line of symmetry that cuts horizontally through the middle...

  • Emeritus Faculty Profile: Robin Chapman

    We are thrilled to be profiling emeritus Communication Sciences and Disorders faculty members in October and November! First up: Professor Emerita Robin Chapman. Her advice for current clinical students? “Your skills in therapy will be …

  • Courtney Broadfoot Selected for the ASHFoundation New Century Doctoral Scholarship

    Courtney Broadfoot, M.S., CCC-SLP, recently received the $10,000 New Century Doctoral Scholarship from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation). This program is designed to support strong doctoral candidates who will pursue a teacher-investigator career in an …

  • CSD Students Receive ASHA Meritorious Poster Award

    Congratulations to two members of the CCANDL lab for receiving the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) “Meritorious Poster Award.” Elizabeth Evans, a second-year SLP student, won this award for her poster “Cookie Theft Analysis & Development …

  • Welcome New Students!!!

    Welcome to our new Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) and Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology (M.S. SLP) students! Welcome to this fantastic group, and welcome to ALL students who are joining us this fall. We are so …

  • CSD Students Receive 2020-21 Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association Scholarships and Research Grants

    Congratulations to these CSD students who were recently awarded 2020-21 scholarships and research grants through the Wisconsin Speech and Hearing Association (WSHA): Vicki Lord Larson and James R. Larson Research Grant – $2,000 Alexander Foote, …

  • Lauren O’Neil Selected for the American Academy of Audiology Foundation Jerry Northern Scholarship in Pediatric Audiology

    Third year Au.D. student Lauren O’Neil recently received the $10,000 Jerry Northern Scholarship in Pediatric Audiology from the American Academy of Audiology Foundation. This prestigious scholarship is awarded to audiology graduate students with a special …

  • Dysphagia Care Across the Continuum: A Multidisciplinary Dysphagia Research Society Taskforce Report of Service‑Delivery During the COVID‑19 Global Pandemic

    The Dysphagia Research Society task force recently published a paper concerning the impact of COVID-19 on the care of patients with swallowing disorders (dysphagia). UW-Madison faculty contributed to this paper – Nadine Connor (CSD faculty; …

  • Maddie Olson Selected for the 2020 Judith Blumsack Scholarship

    Congratulations to fourth year Au.D. Maddie Olson for being selected as the 2020 American Academy of Audiology Judith Blumsack Scholarship recipient. Maddie is currently in her fourth year externship at the Hines VA Hospital in …

  • Pharyngeal Swallowing Pressures in Patients with Radiation-Associated Dysphagia

    Nicole Schaen-Heacock, M.S. recently published an article on early research in pharyngeal swallowing pressures in patients with radiation-associated dysphagia. The purpose of this preliminary study was to describe pharyngeal swallowing pressures in patients with radiation-associated …

  • We will miss you Stacy Cohen!!!

    At the end of the 2019-2020 academic year Stacy departed the department after 15 years of wonderful service. Please join us in thanking Stacy for her many years of amazing work, coordinating the SLP masters …

  • CSD Walks to End Alzheimer’s Disease

    Join us on Sunday, October 4, 2020, for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Madison! Donate or Register to Walk Online Members of the Cognitive-Communication in Aging and Neurogenic Disorders Lab have organized a …

  • In Memoriam: Terry Wiley, Ph.D.

    Professor Terry Wiley served on the faculty of the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Wisconsin-Madison for 31 years, including 4 years as the Department Chairperson. Dr. Wiley also served as clinical professor …

  • Chair’s Message Regarding Black Lives Matter

    Dear CSD community, The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN is a horrific display of racism in our country, only the latest part of a long history of racial oppression and ruthless display by …

  • Congratulations Michelle Quinn. We’ll Miss You!!!

    Please join us in congratulating our esteemed colleague and treasured clinical professor Michelle Quinn, CCC-SLP on her retirement! Michelle has been a devoted member of our department since 1991. She has mentored countless clinicians and …

  • Helping Children Thrive by Combating Language Impairments

    Audra Sterling, Ph.D., recently had the work of Research in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Lab (RIDDL) featured in the Wisconsin State Journal. The article showcases their work  focused on assessing and treating language development in children with …

  • Parkinson’s Research Helps Student Build Skills, Understand Disease

    Natalie Pahapill, a member of the Ciucci Laboratory, was recently featured in an article from the Wisconsin State Journal showcasing her research work focused on Parkinson’s disease. Her work involves brain and behavior relationships and uses …

  • UWSHC Offering Expanding Expressions Toolkit (EET) Services

    This summer, the UWSHC will be offering expressive language teletherapy using the Expanding Expressions Toolkit (EET). If your child would benefit from supports related to defining, describing, and expressing themselves verbally or in writing, contact …

  • Congratulations Graduates!

    Congratulations to the UW-Madison doctor of audiology, master’s in speech-language pathology, and undergraduate graduates! It was great to celebrate  your accomplishments in our virtual graduation ceremonies this weekend. You will go on to do great things!

  • Undergraduate Students Receive Research Awards for 2020-2021

    Congratulations to the following undergraduate students receiving research awards for 2020-2021: Student Name: Taijing Chen Mentor: Ben Parrell Title of project: Modeling speech motor learning under auditory perturbations Award: 2019 Hilldale Undergraduate Research Fellowship Student …

  • UWSHC Offering Seeing Stars Program for Orthographic Processing in Reading & Spelling

    This summer, the UWSHC will be offering Lindamood Bell’s Seeing Stars program virtually under the supervision of a trained clinical supervisor. If you or your child struggles with sight words, sounding out words, and/or spelling, …

  • Virtual AuD Capstone Day

    The third year graduate students in our Doctor of Audiology (AuD) consortium program presented their Capstone research projects virtually today. They were incredibly resilient in making the switch to a virtual platform and we are …

  • UWSHC Offering Visualizing & Verbalizing Treatment for Reading Comprehension

    This summer, the UWSHC will be offering Lindamood Bell’s Visualizing and Verbalizing program virtually under the supervision of trained clinical supervisors. If you or your child struggles with reading comprehension please contact us for more …

  • Seidel & Schraeder Publish 4th Edition of A Guide to School Services in Speech-Language Pathology

    Clinical Professor, Courtney Seidel and Emeritus Distinguished Faculty, Trici Schraeder, are excited to share the NEW and REVAMPED edition of A Guide to School Services in Speech-Language Pathology. A Guide to School Services in Speech-Language …

  • We Miss You!!!

    We miss you! Here’s a message from the CS&D faculty and staff for our community.

  • Jessica Boesflug Presents Case Study for ECHO AAC

    The Waisman Center is offering free online trainings to support professionals in the area of augmentative and assistive communication (AAC). On Wednesday, this ECHO AAC session featured Jessica Boespflug, a 2nd year graduate student. Jessica …

  • UWSHC Continues Mansfield Hall Collaboration with Online Teletherapy

    Despite the changes in our world, the UWSHC continues to collaborate with Mansfield Hall, a support program for college students with disabilities. The UWSHC team is composed of both graduate and undergraduate clinicians who employ …

  • CSD Students Receive Department Scholarship Awards

    Congratulations to all of the recipients of theses awards! Bernard Kwiatkowski Memorial Scholarship – Rebecca Willer Frank V. Powell Award and Lewis Family Award – Anne E. Hinker Go Big Red Award – Anna Woos …

  • CSD PhD Students Receive NIH F31 Fellowships

    Congratulations to five of our CSD PhD students for being recipients of NIH F31 pre-doctoral fellowships! Sean Anderson, B.S. Title: Mechanisms that underlie poorer binaural outcomes in patients with asymmetrical hearing and bilateral cochlear implants …

  • Michelle Ciucci Selected for UW Exceptional Service Award

    Congratulations to Michelle Ciucci, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, for being selected for a 2020 UW Exceptional Service Award. In addition to her high level of research and teaching activities, Michelle’s work on program review and accreditation, as …

  • Faculty and Students Move to Online Instruction

    This week, UWSHC clinical professors met with our speech-language and audiology graduate students remotely via WebEx. This amazing and resilient group of students is continuing their clinical education virtually.

  • Emily Lorang Selected for the 2020 CAPCSD Ph.D. Scholarship

    Congratulations to Emily Lorang, M.S., CCC-SLP, for being selected for the 2020 CAPCSD Ph.D. Scholarship. The Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) scholarship program is for students pursuing a research doctoral …

  • Chair’s Message Regarding COVID-19

    Dear CSD community, I hope you are all doing well. These are extraordinary times and we are all pulling together to keep sane, safe and healthy. We are currently on spring break. Our leadership at …

  • First Year MS-SLP Student Elizabeth Evans Wins Best Poster Award

    Elizabeth Evans, first-year graduate student in Communication Sciences and Disorders, won the Best Graduate Student Poster Award at the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Research Day. Held at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, there …

  • Rebecca Willer Receives WSHA 2020 Student Leadership Award

    The Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association (WSHA) has awarded Rebecca Willer the 2020 Student Leadership Award. Rebecca is a Graduate Student Clinician at University of Wisconsin – Madison. The WSHA Student Leadership Award recognizes …

  • Clinical Faculty Receive Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association Awards

    Two of our audiologists received awards at the Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association (WSHA) annual conference last week! Dr. Amy Kroll received the Outstanding Service Award, and Dr. Amy Hartman received the Student Mentor …

  • Alyson Eith and Abygail Marx Complete the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Leadership Development Program

    Congratulations to UWSHC clinical professor Alyson Eith and academic instructor Abygail Marx recently completed the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Leadership Development Program (LDP). The LDP is a year-long program for ASHA members who are interested in …

  • UWSHC Offers PROMPT Training for Clinicians

    Thursday, 6/4/2020 to Saturday, 6/6/2020 9:00am-4:30pm Register online for this 3 day intensive workshop focuses on teaching the technique of PROMPT. The training is hands-on tactile-kinesthetic input and emphasizes the need to integrate this into …

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