The Department of Psychological Sciences represents the combined strengths of the fields of psychology and communication sciences. Approved by Case Western Reserve University’s Board of Trustees and effective January 1, 2011, this distinctive new department was formed by merging the Department of Psychology’s and the Department of Communication Science’s faculty, staff, research, and undergraduate and graduate training programs.
Brandi Jett (COSI BA) was selected to participate in ASHA’s PROmoting the next GENeration of Researchers (PROGENY) program at the 2016 ASHA Convention. PROGENY is intended to recognize and encourage promising undergraduate researchers like Brandi.
Nardine Taleb (COSI BA), in collaboration with Kristina Bowdrie (COSI BA) and Brandi Jett (COSI BA) were awarded a Meritorious Poster Submission award. The Meritorious Poster Submission recognition is for proposals judged by the Convention Program Committee to show extraordinary, exceptional, and innovative work. Each Topic Committee had the option of recommending one or two top-rated posters for this special distinction. ASHA received 1901 total poster submissions in 2016, and only 48 were selected for meritorious recognition. The Meritorious Poster Submissions are noted in the Convention Program Book with a ribbon icon and identified in the Poster Hall with a ribbon displayed on the poster board sign. A certificate recognizing the poster submission as being Meritorious will be provided by ASHA.
Meet Blair Gorenberg (COSI IGS), NSSLHA Northeastern Regional Councilor and IGS student in the Communication Sciences MA program.
Alyssa Coreno (COSI MA/PHD) has been selected to receive a Student Research Travel Award to attend the ASHA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, November 17-19, 2016. She was selected for this award because she is the first author on Repetitive Brain Trauma in Athletes & Implications for Current SLP Practice, which was the highest-rated, student-authored paper in its Convention topic area. The purpose of the SRTA is to highlight the research activities of students and encourage careers in science and research.
The COSI 1st year graduate students hosted a spinning fundraiser to raise money for the FACEtime summer camp, which is a clinic geared for those aged 9 to 16 who stutter and want to communicate more fluently and confidently. They were able to raise $1015, almost half of their goal! Many thanks to all those who participated and/or donated.