Krysta Rutledge presents at ASA Meeting

Congratulations to Au.D. student, Krysta Gasser Rutledge, who presented her poster, “Relating click-evoked auditory brainstem response waveforms to hearing loss in the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus),” at the ASA (Acoustical Society of America) Meeting this week. Krysta’s attendance at this meeting was supported by a Student Travel Award Reimbursement (STAR) from the AAAF.

Brittany Wallace receives William F. Austin Scholarship

We’re excited to announce that 4th-year Au.D. student, Brittany Wallace, has been chosen to receive the 2015 William F. Austin Scholarship from Starkey Labs.  The goal of the program is to support strong candidates pursuing clinical, teaching, and research careers in audiology. Up to six $10,000 scholarships are awarded each year.

Cathy Schroy successfully defends PhD dissertation

Congratulations to Cathy Schroy, who successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation on 8/11/2015, “Counseling training for audiology students: Using standardized patients.”  Her committee members were:  William W. Clark, Chair, Dir. of the Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Brian Carpenter, Assoc. Professor of Psychology, Lisa Davidson, Asst. Research Professor of Otolaryngology, Dehra Glueck, Medical Director of […]

Kaitlyn Toner receives Judith Blumsack Scholarship

We are pleased to announce that Au.D. student, Kaitlyn Toner, has been selected to receive the 2015-16 Judith Blumsack Scholarship offered by the American Academy of Audiology Foundation. The award was based on her excellent academic record, outstanding recommendation, and clearly articulated professional aspirations. Congrats, Kaitlyn!

Erin Nelson receives 2015 ASHA SPARC Award

Congratulations to 3rd year Au.D. student, Erin Nelson, who has received ASHA’s 2015 Students Preparing for Academic -Research Careers (SPARC) Award. The goal of the SPARC Award is to foster students’ interest in PhD education and academic research careers, in support of the PhD pipeline in communication sciences and disorders (CSD). The SPARC Award provides […]

Caroline Lartz and Allison Sargent receive MAA Scholarships

Two of our Au.D. students have received MAA (Missouri Academy of Audiology) Scholarships to attend and present at the upcoming Scope of Practice Conference this September. Caroline Lartz will present, “Effects of Early Acoustic Hearing on Phonological Processing in Children with Cochlear Implants,” advisors Rosalie Uchanski and Lisa Davidson. Allison Sargent will present, “Center to […]

Caroline Lartz receives CIAP Student Aid Award

Congratulations to 4th year Au.D. student, Caroline Lartz, who was granted a Student Aid Award for the July 2015 CIAP (Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses). She has been awarded funds to attend the conference and will present her poster titled, “Nonword Repetition by Children with Cochlear Implants: Effects of Early Acoustic Hearing.” Her mentors are […]

Heather Hayes is promoted to Associate Professor

Congratulations to PACS Director of Deaf Education, Heather Hayes, Ph.D., on her promotion to Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Associate Professor of Audiology and Communication Sciences.

Krysta Rutledge publishes paper in Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology

Congratulations to Au.D. student, Krysta Gasser Rutledge, who is first author on the paper, “Short-term Peripheral Auditory Effects of Cranial Irradiation: A Mouse Model,” published in Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology, 2015. http://aor.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/06/17/0003489415591205.full.pdf?ijkey=PvgL7eypuwwAux2&keytype=finite​

Krysta Rutledge receives Madie Landers Scholarship

We are happy to announce that third-year Au.D. student, Krysta Gasser Rutledge, is the recipient of this year’s Madie Landers Scholarship from SWISHA. Congratulations, Krysta!

Farah Dubaybo receives AHA Scholarship

Congratulations to second-year Au.D. student, Farah Dubaybo,who has received a Student Scholarship in Cardiovascular Disease from the American Heart Association. This scholarship is awarded to students researching cardiovascular disease topics within basic, clinical, or population sciences and will support her interdisciplinary Capstone project.

Four PACS students receive Sertoma Scholarships

Congratulations to the following Au.D. students who have received a Sertoma Communication Disorders Scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year: Miranda Camet (1st-year student) Katherine Hylton (1st-year student) Margaret Merten (2nd-year student) Shaylynn Smith (1st-year student) Brittany Wallace (3rd-year student)

PACS Student and Faculty Luncheon

The PACS Student and Faculty Luncheon was held at the Whittemore House to celebrate the end of a successful year. Congratulations to Aimee Gao, who received the Antoinette Frances Dames Award for demonstrating outstanding scholarship in teaching children who are deaf and hard of hearing, and Laura Horowitz who received the Max A. Goldstein Award for […]

Article on MSDE graduate, Aimee Gao

Great article on the WUSTL med website about M.S.D.E. Student, Aimee Gao, and her plans after graduation. https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/aimee-gao/

PACS 2015 Student Research Colloquium

The Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences (PACS) will hold its annual Student Research Colloquium May 7th, 8:30 – 2:00 and May 8th, 8:30 – 3:00.  The Colloquium will be held in the Farrell Learning and Teacher Center, Kathy E. Holden Auditorium.  The Colloquium provides students in the PACS graduate programs in audiology and deaf education an […]

Krysta Gasser Rutledge receives AAAF Student Investigator Grant

Congratulations to 3rd-year Au.D. student, Krysta Gasser Rutledge, who was awarded an AAAF Student Investigator Research Grant for the 2015-16 academic year.  The title of her grant is “Hearing Loss in a Novel Polygenic Mouse Model of Type II Diabetes Mellitus.”  Her mentor is Michael Ann Gratton, Ph.D., CCC-A, Professor & Director of Research, Department […]

Announcing the recipients of the 2015-16 Scholars in PACS

We’re happy to announce the recipients of the 2015-16 Scholars in PACS:  The Carl D. and Shirley J. Bohl Scholarships were awarded to Cathryn Collopy (first-year Au.D.), Haley Bruce (second-year Au.D.), and Katherine Hylton (first-year Au.D.);  the Ira J. Hirsh Scholarship was awarded to Soo Jang (first-year Au.D.).  Congrats to all!

Alison Kiolbasa wins AAA Student Research Award

Congrats to 3rd-year Au.D. student, Alison Kiolbasa, for winning the AAA student research award at the AudiologyNOW! conference being held March 25-28 in San Antonio, TX. Great job, Alison!

Five posters presented at PACS/Oto student poster session

Congratulations to the students who presented their posters at the practice session held on 2/13/2015 sponsored by PACS and the Department of Otolaryngology. Knowledge, Attitudes, Behaviors and Noise Exposure of Baristas Alyssa Pursley (T35 Recipient at NCRAR) Mentor: Gabrielle Saunders, Ph.D. – National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research in Portland, Oregon Relationships between click-evoked auditory […]

Michelle (McLain) Sanchez to give podium presentation at AAS

Fourth-year Au.D. student, Michelle (McLain) Sanchez, has been accepted to give a podium presentation at the 2015 Scientific and Technology Meeting of the American Auditory Society in March. The title of her presentation is, “Comparison of Frequency Modulated (FM) and Wireless Accessory (WA) Remote Microphone Technology.” Congrats Michelle!

Alison Kiolbasa to present at AudiologyNow! Student Research Forum

Congratulations to 3rd year Au.D. student, Alison Kiolbasa, who was accepted to present at the AudiologyNow! Student Research Forum at the annual conference in March 2015. Alison is going to present her research conducted under the NIH T35 Short-Term Research Training Program, titled “Auditory Training in Noise with Cochlear Implant Recipients.”

Pediatric Audiology Specialization now offered within PACS

We are excited to announce that we are now offering a Pediatric Audiology Specialization within the PACS Audiology Program, thanks to a five-year grant by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.   The purpose of the grant is to educate Au.D. scholars to meet the specialized needs of children (birth-21 years) who […]

Scholars in PACS attend WUSM Donor Recognition Dinner

This past Saturday, WUSM recognized the scholarship donors by hosting a dinner at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. In attendance were PACS Director, Dr. William Clark, long-time donor and colleague, Dr. Jerome R. Cox, Jr., as well as the “Scholars in PACS” recipients for 2014-15. The PACS’ Scholars are all 2nd year Au.D. students and […]

Funding available for PhD students via NLCSD Consortium

PACS is pleased to announce that we have once again received funding for the Ph.D. Program as a member of the National Leadership Consortium in Sensory Disabilities (NLCSD). A grant has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, to increase the number of highly skilled Ph.D. students who will […]

Alyssa Pursley receives two NHCA awards

Congratulations to Alyssa Pursley (3rd year Au.D. student) who was awarded both the NHCA Travel Award to attend the meeting in February 2015, as well as the NHCA Student Research Award, which provides travel funds to present at an upcoming meeting. What a great accomplishment!

PACS Walk4Hearing team receives fundraising award

Congrats to the PACS Walk4Hearing Team for being recognized as an “Outstanding Fundraiser for the 2014 St. Louis Walk.” Awesome job!                                                                     […]

NIH-T35 Training Program for Clinical Audiologists

We are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the T35 Research Training Program for Clinical Audiologists.    These traineeships are provided through funding from the National Institutes of Health/NIDCD and will take place during a three-month period in the summer of 2015.   The deadline for applications is January 15, 2015.   More information can […]

NLCSD Consortium will provide funding for PhD students

PACS is proud to be a consortium member in the recently-funded National Leadership Consortium in Sensory Disabilities. This program, funded by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs, will provide significant financial and professional support to new doctoral (Ph.D.) students in the fields of deafness, visual impairment, and deaf-blindness. Congratulations to NLCSD #2!

PACS receives US Dept. of Education grant for Pediatric Audiology

We are pleased to announce that PACS has received a five-year grant for $1.1 million from the U.S. Department of Education. The major objective of this five-year project is to create a Pediatric Audiology Specialization within our existing Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program, addressing a professional shortage and enhancing services for children who are deaf […]

Anita Calwas and Alyssa Pursley receive Austin Scholarship

We are thrilled to announce that two of our Au.D. students have received the William F. Austin Scholarship from the Starkey Foundation! Fourth-year Au.D. student, Anita Calwas, and third-year Au.D. student, Alyssa Pursley, have been selected to receive this prestigious award out of a total of 6 awards made each year. We are so proud […]

Alyssa Pursley receives 2nd scholarship!

Third-year AuD student, Alyssa Pursley, has been awarded yet another scholarship – the Roger Ruth Memorial Scholarship from the AAA Foundation. This scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates outstanding clinical skills and who shows promise in terms of clinical research and service to the professional community and/or the community at large. Congratulations Alyssa!

Alyssa Pursley receives MAA Scholarship

Congratulations to 3rd year Au.D. student, Alyssa Pursley, who was awarded an MAA Student Scholarship. Alyssa will receive a $500 award and will present her research project titled “Knowledge, Attitudes, Behaviors and Noise Exposure of Baristas” at the annual state academy meeting on September 12, 2014.

Cochlear implant comparison for parents

Earlier this month, PACS alumna Melissa Stewart, MSDE, presented a poster on the “Cochlear Implant Comparison for Parents” study she conducted during her time as a student.  The project, supervised by Amy Birath, Au.D., was designed to help parents compare the most recent cochlear implant options side-by-side.  To learn more, visit http://www.cochlearimplantcomparison.com.

Just published- book chapter by Hayes, Treiman and Geers

A book chapter titled, “Spelling in Deaf Children with Cochlear Implants: Implications for Instruction,” by Heather Hayes, Rebecca Treiman, and Ann E. Geers was recently published in the book, Writing Development in Children with Hearing Loss, Dyslexia, or Oral Language Problems. This book is available for pre-order online at: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199827282.do

Sarah Garbo receives Sertoma Scholarship

The third Au.D. student to receive a Sertoma Scholarship is Sarah Garbo, who is entering her fourth year.  We are so proud of our amazing students!  Congratulations!

Rachael Queen awarded Alpaca Audiology Scholarship

Congrats to Rachael Queen who is the 2014 recipient of the Alpaca Audiology Student Scholarship!  http://alpacaaudiology.com/scholarship/. Alpaca Audiology awards one $10,000.00 scholarship to a student who is currently enrolled in an accredited doctoral level audiology program in the United States. The student has to fulfill specific criteria to win the award. Great job, Rachael!

PACS Recognition Ceremony 2014

Congratulations to the 2014 Au.D. and M.S.D.E. graduates!   Visit the PACS Facebook page to see pictures of the PACS Recognition Ceremony. https://www.facebook.com/pacs.wustl.edu  

Audiology students present at AudiologyNOW!

Congratulations to 4th year AuD student, Laura Street, who was selected to present at the 2014 AudiologyNOW! Student Research Forum at the conference held March 26-29.  Laura’s talk was titled, “Proliferation Patterns in Zebrafish Neuromasts Following Cisplatin Toxicity.”  Also, 4th year AuD student, Erin Hawkins, presented a poster titled, “Comparison of Hearing Levels of College […]

Jenna Voss defends PhD dissertation

Congratulations to Jenna Voss who successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation titled, “Effect of Retrieval Practice on Applied Knowledge: Evidence from a Professional Training Program.” Her committee included: William Clark, Ph.D. (Chair), Professor, Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences at Washington University School of Medicine, with joint appointments in Otolaryngology and Education Heather Hayes, Ph.D., Assistant […]

PACS Student Research Colloquium 2014

The Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences (PACS) will hold its annual PACS Student Research Colloquium May 8th and May 9th, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  The Colloquium will be held in the Farrell Learning and Teacher Center, Kathy E. Holden Auditorium.  The Colloquium provides students in the PACS graduate programs in audiology and deaf […]

Summer research training opportunity for AuD students

Attention AuD students!  We are now accepting applications for our 3-month summer research training program. Students gain research experience in basic, applied, and clinical sciences related to hearing and balance. A stipend is included. This research training opportunity is funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIDCD). Visit our website for more details, https://pacs.wustl.edu/programs/doctor-of-audiology/research-training-opportunities/.

Megan Carter chosen to give presentation at AAS

4th-year AuD student, Megan Carter, has been chosen to give a podium presentation at the AAS meeting in March 2014. Her research topic is titled, “Behavioral and Physiologic Responses in Children with Unilateral Hearing Loss.” The American Audiology Society Meeting will be held from March 6-8, 2014 at the Chaparral Suites in Scottsdale, Arizona. Congratulations, […]