Articles from March 2022

Kristi Hendrickson awarded NIH R01 grant

Kristi Hendrickson is the Principal Investigator of a new National Institutes of Health grant entitled, "Language outcomes, mechanisms, and trajectories in adults with and without Developmental Language Disorder." Co-Investigators include: Philip Combiths, Stewart McCauley, Bruce Tomblin, and Si On Yoon.

Alyssa Thompson wins inaugural Megan Kearney Memorial Scholarship

Alyssa Thompson, a third-year undergraduate major in Speech and Hearing Science, has been named the inaugural winner of the Megan Kearney Memorial Scholarship. Megan, who graduated from Iowa with a BA in Speech and Hearing Science, was a graduate student at the University of Oregon when she passed away unexpectedly in 2020. Her parents, Matt and Lisa Kearney, established the scholarship in her memory.

Jorgensen, Robles-Muñoz Dare to Discover

Two of CSD's graduate students are making waves — both in their fields of study and in a more literal sense — in the downtown Iowa City area as Dare to Discover scholars. Bianca Robles-Muñoz, now an MA-SLP student, was selected for the 2021 campaign. She graduated with a Speech and Hearing Sciences bachelor of Art's degree with minors in Latino/a/x Studies and American Sign Language. Erik Jorgensen was also selected as a Dare to Discover scholar in 2021. He earned an AuD from Iowa, and he is now pursuing his PhD.

Three students named most promising future pediatric SLP's

Madie Kroehler, Anna Sagan and Meagan Wickham—all second-year Iowa CSD students—were named 2022 Most Promising Pediatric Clinicians by Chicago Speech Therapy. They are recognized by the group as young professionals "who demonstrate leadership, diligence, and dedication to this field" and were recommended for this award by their clinical faculty mentors. So proud!

2022 Summer programs for kids and teens

Could your child benefit from a summer program to build upon speech, language or literacy skills? Make 2022 a summer for your child to shine. Explore our summer program offerings at the Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic at the University of Iowa.