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Mili Kuruvilla-Dugdale receives Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year Award

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Professor recognized for mentoring undergraduate researchers Mili Kuruvilla-Dugdale, assistant professor of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences, received the 2020 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year Award from the Office of Undergraduate Research. This is the 15th year the awards have been given. Dr. Kuruvilla-Dugdale runs the Neurogenic Communication Disorders Laboratory studying the loss of communicative skills in patients with ALS and Parkinson’s Disease. Her creative approach to her work brings together techniques from speech science, computer science and neuroimaging. She has mentored 45 undergraduates, including a McNair Scholar, three honors thesis students, and a Discovery Fellow. Her students write: "When we began working in Dr. Kuruvilla’s lab, we had no idea how much it would shape our education as aspiring speech-language pathologists. Getting involved in research can seem daunting and inaccessible to students, but Dr. Kuruvilla bridged that gap by reaching out personally and encouraging us to participate." A...

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