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Faculty and students present dysarthric speech research at Boston Symposium

Mili Kuruvilla-Dugdale portrait

Oct. 6, 2021

At the Boston University Speech Motor Control Symposium, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences PhD student Katie Threlkeld, faculty member Dr. Mili Kuruvilla-Dugdale, and Mojgan Golzy of the Department of Health Management and Informatics, were awarded with the third place Best Poster Award for their poster titled, “Can listener training improve the reliability of auditory-perceptual judgments of dysarthric speech?”.

Dr. Kuruvilla-Dugdale shares, “This study was possible due to the sheer determination of student researchers and study participants during the global pandemic. This project forced us to think outside the box and implement data collection and analysis procedures that were novel while strictly adhering to CDC and MU health and safety guidelines. It was a one-of-a-kind research experience for everyone involved!”

The prize of $250 will be donated to the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Travel Fund by the team which provides assistance to students wishing to travel to conventions and present research.