Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award (RMPTA) Recipients

The Research Symposium aims to bring together clinicians and researchers at ASHA's Annual Convention, in order to discuss current research that has important implications for the study of communication processes and disorders. Each year's symposium focuses on a specific research theme. Research is presented by invited speakers who are experts in their fields. The Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award (RMPTA) is offered in conjunction with this program, in order to provide a research mentoring experience to students who show promise as emerging scientists.

Protégé Mentor Year
Jonet Artis, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Linda Watson, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2017
Katherine Bangert, University of Minnesota Audra Sterling, University of Wisconsin–Madison 2017
Mia Barokova, Boston University Jill de Villiers, Smith College
2017
Andrea Barton-Hulsey, University of Wisconsin–MadisonLizbeth Finestack, University of Minnesota

2017

Dana Battaglia, Adelphi UniversityKarla McGregor, Boys Town National Research Hospital 2017
Jenny Burton, University of CincinnatiDiane Williams, The Pennsylvania State University 2017
Karen Chenausky, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterLisa Goffman, The University of Texas at Dallas
2017
Jenna DeCarlo, The Ohio State UniversityAllison Bean Ellawadi, The Ohio State University 2017
Jacob Feldman, Vanderbilt UniversityTiffany Woynaroski, Vanderbilt University Medical Center 2017
Julie Feuerstein, Kennedy Krieger InstituteRebecca Landa, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 2017
Allison Fitch, Boston UniversityRhiannon Luyster, Emerson College 2017
Julianne Garbarino, University of MarylandNan Bernstein Ratner, University of Maryland 2017
Teresa Girolamo, The University of KansasSara Kover, University of Washington 2017
Bridget Gornichec Wright, Ohio UniversityJoann Benigno, Ohio University 2017
Victoria Henbest, University of South CarolinaAngela Barber, University of Alabama 2017
Jena McDaniel, Vanderbilt UniversityCourtney Venker, Michigan State University 2017 
Kristen Muller, University of KansasNancy Brady, University of Kansas 2017
Sara Nowell, The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillGrace Baranek, University of Southern California 2017
Kathryn Slaboch, Vanderbilt University
Tiffany Woynaroski, Vanderbilt University Medical Center 2017
Pumpki Lei Su, Vanderbilt UniversityPaul Yoder, Vanderbilt University 2017
Thelma Uzonyi, The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillRebecca Landa, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2017
Veronica Vidal Velasco, University of Illinois at Urbana–ChampaignLaura DeThorne, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign 2017
Emily Zane, Emerson 
Ruth Grossman, Emerson College 2017
Greer Bailey, West Virginia University Vishakha Rawool, West Virginia University 2016
Adam Bosen, Boys Town National Research Hospital Monita Chatterjee, Boys Town National Research Hospital 2016
Molly Brown, University of Pittsburgh Sheila Pratt, University of Pittsburgh 2016
Jessie Erikson, University of Arizona James Montgomery, Ohio University 2016
Mary Flaherty, Boys Town National Research Hospital Lori Leibold, Boys Town National Research Hospital 2016
Calli Fodor, University Maryland-College Park Samira Anderson, University Maryland-College Park 2016 
Samantha Gustafson, Vanderbilt University Curtis Billings, National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research 2016
Sarah Kennett, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/University of Arkansas at Little Rock Samuel Atcherson, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/University of Arkansas at Little Rock 2016
David Kessler, Vanderbilt University Elizabeth Walker, University of Iowa 2016
Boji Pak Wing Lam, University of Texas–Austin Craig Champlin, University of Texas–Austin 2016 
Erica Lescht, University of Maryland–College Park Nan Bernstein Ratner, University of Maryland–College Park 2016
Caitlin Masterson, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Julie Honaker, Cleveland Clinic 2016 
Gabrielle Merchant, University of Massachusetts, Amherst  Karen Helfer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst  2016 
Kristen Mills, The University of Tennessee  Krystal Werfel, University of South Carolina  2016 
Shae Morgan, University of Utah  Sarah Hargus Ferguson, University of Utah  2016 
Rachael Owen, University of Iowa  Richard Tyler, University of Iowa  2016 
Sophie Schwartz, Boston University  Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, Boston University  2016
Jacob Sommers, Louisiana Tech University  Melinda Bryan, Louisiana Tech University  2016 
Nicholas Stanley, University of South Alabama  Tara Davis, University of South Alabama  2016 
Renee Symonds, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Elyse Sussman, Albert Einstein College of Medicine  2016  
Yi-Hsin Tai, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign  Fatima Husain, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign  2016 
Kristi Ward, Northwestern University  Tina Grieco-Calub, Northwestern University 2016 
Claire Cordella, Harvard University Jordan Green, MGH Institute of Health Professions 2015
Julia Dalmasso, Western Michigan University Nancy Helm-Estabrooks, Western Carolina University 2015
Suma Devanga, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Melissa Duff, University of Iowa 2015
Natalie Douglas, Central Michigan University Michelle Bourgeois, University of South Florida 2015
Fatimah Hani Hassan, Ohio University Brooke Hallowell, Ohio University 2015
Melissa Johnson, University of Rochester Davida Fromm, Carnegie Mellon University 2015
Alyssa Lanzi, Duquesne University Sarah Wallace, Duquesne University 2015
Megan MacPherson, Florida State University Alejandro Brice, University of South Florida 2015
Nancy Nelson, Indiana University Davida Fromm, Carnegie Mellon University 2015
Carolyn Novaleski, Vanderbilt University Cara Stepp, Boston University 2015
Aaron Roman, University of Pittsburgh Shelia Pratt, University of Pittsburgh 2015
Tim Schoof, Northwestern University Pamela Souza, Northwestern University 2015
Martha Sherrill, University of Illinois Julie Hengst, University of Illinois 2015
Lauren Tabor, University of Florida Bonnie Martin-Harris, Medical University of South Carolina 2015
Jissel Anaya, University of Texas at Austin Elizabeth D. Peña, The University of Texas 2014
Saunja Carlson, Idaho State University Paul Yoder, Vanderbilt University 2014
Jessica Carrizo, University of Utah Janna Oetting, Louisiana State University 2014
Tracy Centanni, MGH Institute of Health Professions Tiffany Hogan, MGH Institute of Health Professions 2014
Karen Chenausky, Boston University Helen B. Tager-Flusberg, Boston University 2014
Stephanie Grasso, The University of Texas at Austin Elizabeth D. Peña, The University of Texas at Austin 2014
Eileen Haebig, University of Wisconsin-Madison Laurence Leonard, Purdue University 2014
Daphne Hartzheim, Utah State University Ron Gillam, Utah State University 2014
Alison Hendricks, Pennsylvania State University Krystal L. Werfel, University of South Carolina 2014
Sabrina Horvath, Boston University Sudha Arunachalam, Boston University 2014
Simone Huls, University of Kansas Mabel Rice, University of Kansas 2014
Caitlin Imgrund, The University of Kansas Diane Frome Loeb, The University of Kansas 2014
Charles Jeans, MGH Institute of Health Professions Margaret Kjelgaard, MGH Institute of Health Professions 2014
Hope Lancaster, Vanderbilt University Stephen Camarata, Vanderbilt University 2014
Ma de Lourdes Martinez Nieto, Arizona State University Adelaida Restrepo, Arizona State University 2014
Bita Payesteh, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Lizbeth Finestack, University of Minnesota 2014
Emily Quinn, Vanderbilt University Ann Kaiser, Vanderbilt University 2014
Andrew Riviere, Louisiana State University Sean Redmond, University of Utah 2014
Uma Soman, Vanderbilt University Karen Iler Kirk, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2014
Rebekah Wada, Utah State University Sandra Gillam, University of Utah 2014
Zara Waldman, The Graduate Center at the City University of New York (CUNY) Richard G. Schwartz, The Graduate Center at the City University of New York (CUNY) 2014

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