UT Dallas Students Awarded NIH Travel
Scholarships to International Conference

April 11, 2007

Four doctoral students in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas — Kristi Buckley, Jessica Sullivan, Linsey Wagner and Nicole Wiessner — were awarded National Institutes of Health (NIH) travel scholarships to present their research in cochlear implants at the 11th International Conference on Cochlear Implants in Children, scheduled for April 11-14 in North Carolina. 

The conference will address a range of pediatric cochlear implant topics, including clinical outcomes, impact of age at implantation, cultural issues, longitudinal effects, bilateral implantation and brain plasticity, among others. 

The students are working under the direction of Dr. Emily Tobey, a professor and the Nelle C. Johnston Chair at UT Dallas’ Callier Advanced Hearing Research Center.
               
“The conference is one of the premier venues in the United States for information regarding pediatric cochlear implant findings, and it is an important accomplishment for our students to be honored with NIH travel funds,” said Tobey, who also is chair of the executive committee of the Dallas Cochlear Implant Program, a joint venture between UT Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.  “Our students will have the unique opportunity to interact with professionals from the international community who are engaged in cochlear implantation and its impact on young children.”

The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill is hosting the conference. 


Contact Jenni Huffenberger, UT Dallas, (972) 883-4431, jennib@utdallas.edu

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