August 18 commencement

News and Events

Dr. Naomi Eichorn and Vicki Haddix were celebrated as first-time Principal Investigators at the University's 2019 Research Celebration. (posted March 2, 2019)

Dr. Deborah Moncrieff was awarded $107,198 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in collaboration with University of Colorado-Denver, for her project "TACIT Teletherapy." (posted March 1, 2019)

Dr. Gavin Bidelman receives a 5-year, $1.9 million R01 Grant from the NIH-NIDCD. The award will support ongoing ACNL neuroimaging studies characterizing the neural bases of auditory categorization, learning, and speech perception. (posted June 7, 2018)

Dr. Lisa Lucks Mendel and SPAL License Intellectual Property to Auditec. Inc. (posted April 24, 2018)

University Honors Dr. Kim Oller with Lifetime Achievement Award at Research Celebration. (posted March 2, 2018)

Dr. Eugene Buder is part of a team working to develop mPerf mobile sensor technology for workplace assessment. (posted August 2, 2017)

Dr. Lisa Lucks Mendel, Jordan Alyse Coffelt, Monique Pousson, Kati Lane, and Melanie Carter received the award for "Excellence in Pediatrics" at AudiologyNOW 2017 for their poster entitled "Introducing the SPPIT: Spanish Pediatric Picture Identification Test". (posted April 12, 2017)

3rd-year AuD students Hannah Beth Scott and Erin Gowen for received the James and Susan Jerger Award for Excellence in Student Research at AudiologyNOW 2017 for their poster entitled "How Does the Speech Intelligibility Index Compare to Speech Perception Performance in the Verifit?". (posted April 12, 2017)

A new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience by Dr. Gavin Bidelman and collaborators at the Rotman Research Institute-Toronto suggests that the way the brain processes speech could serve as a predictor of early dementia before obvious communication problems appear. (posted March 30, 2017)

Dr. Gavin Bidelman was a recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Early Career Research Award. (posted August 19, 2016)

Dr. Kim Oller and Dr. Eugene Buder have been awarded a 5-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for a study on early vocal development and predictions of autism. (posted November 19, 2015)

Dr. Shaum Bhagat received a grant from the Turtle Beach Corporation for a study of HyperSound® Hearing Solutions technology. (posted October 21, 2015)

Darlene Winters was featured on LocalMemphis' "Local Hero" segment on July 30! Darlene currently runs the Language Learning Lab, a program for young adults with Down Syndrome, at the Memphis Speech and Hearing Center on Wednesday mornings. (posted August 16, 2015)
Watch the interview: Local Memphis (starts at 7:40)

Ph.D. student Chris Constantino will be hosting for StutterTalk from the International Fluency Association's World Congress in Portugal, July 6-8 this summer. Here is a link to a podcast Chris did recently that talks about disability rights and stuttering treatment and his research on passing as fluent. (Posted June 5, 2015)
Listen to Podcast

Drs. Linda Jarmulowicz and Lisa Lucks Mendel appeared on TV - Local Memphis (ABC 24) on Monday, May 25, 2015  and WREG News Channel 3 on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 during their respective "Live at 9" morning shows. They talked about "Better Hearing and Speech Month" (May) and educated viewers about early detection and intervention of speech/hearing issues.
Watch the interviews: Local Memphis Live | WREG Live at 9

New study led by Dr. Gavin Bidelman shows that musical training late prevents loss of listening skills later in life.
Read more: Washington Post and National Post