Sunday, December 18, 2016

Student Highlight! - Beth Young

Our fantastic student Beth Young sucessfully proposed her thesis titled "Discourse Changes Following Severe TBI: A Longitudinal Study"

Here is a pic after the big day! Congrats Beth! Looking forward to completing the project! 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

My favorite time of the academic year - Sheep brain dissection!!!

How do you get the chance to observe 100 or more "aha" moments in a single class session? Dissect brains!!!!





Friday, November 4, 2016

Lab family featured in Stroke Connection magazine

One of our lab families features in Stroke Connection magazine! Read the article, it is fantastic!

http://strokeconnection.strokeassociation.org/Fall-2016/Caring-for-a-Survivor-with-Aphasia/

We've known this beautiful family since 2006, and they have been such an inspiration!
 The lovely Harris family!
 With Reed right after my daughter was born :-)
A holiday celebration! 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Student Highlight! - Trisha Tanaka

Our fantastic student Trisha Tanaka sucessfully proposed her thesis titled "Estimating the impact of assessment and treatment fidelity on aphasia treatment outcomes."

Here are some pics of the big day. Look at Trisha working the whiteboard to expand on one of her answers to a committee member! 


Congrats Trisha! Looking forward to completing the project!

 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Student Highlight! - Beth Young

Our wonderful lab member, Elizabeth (Beth) Young, was accepted into the UNM LEND program as a trainee.

LEND stands for Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND).
The principal goal of the program is to prepare soon-to-be clinicians who will be working with children with developmental disabilities to advocate for themselves, their clients, and the broad community of children with disabilities and their families. Leadership is emphasized in the program for this reason.

Beth started this fall, and she intends to focus on early-acquired neurological impact, such as TBI and prenatal drug exposure.

This page summarizes the program curriculum nicely: https://www.cdd.unm.edu/nmlend/Curriculum/Overview.html

Saturday, April 9, 2016

McNair Scholar

Gabriela Quevedo was recently inducted as a McNair Scholar! Congratulations Gabriela!
 

She will be working in the lab on a project focused on discourse in aphasia in French and Spanish speakers. Exciting!






Poster winner, UNM Neuroscience Day

Our doctoral student, Sarah Grace Dalton, recently won the poster competition for Neuroscience Day, quite an honor!
Her poster presentation was judged, by a panel comprised of UNM School of Medicine affiliates and Albuquerque community members, on the basis of effectiveness in communicating to a non-expert audience.
Sarah Grace will soon be going on a trip to the Alan Alda Center of Communicating Science at Stony Brook University for a summer boot camp.