New Award to Recognize Excellence in the Field of Communication Disorders

Sept. 04, 2007

The Callier Center for Communication Disorders at The University of Texas at Dallas has established the annual Callier Prize in Communications Disorders. Nominations are now being accepted.

Accompanied by $10,000 in cash, the award will recognize individuals for their leadership in fostering scientific advances in the diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders.

To nominate an individual for the award, send the nominee’s name and a written statement summarizing their contributions to the science of audiology to Dr. Ross J. Roeser at roeser@utdallas.edu or go to the website at www.callier.utdallas.edu/callierprize.html; a special selection committee will review nominations for the award and recommend the recipients.

A finalist will be chosen by March 2008.  They will be recognized during a conference planned and hosted by the Foundation for the Callier Center in spring 2009.

Established in 1963, the Callier Center, which is part of the University’s School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, is one of the nation’s preeminent educational, research and treatment centers focusing on hearing, speech and language disorders. The prize will rotate among recipients chosen from the fields of hearing, speech and language­, with the first winner coming from the field of audiology.

About the Callier Center

The Callier Center, with locations in Dallas and on the UT Dallas campus in Richardson is one of the nation’s preeminent educational, research and treatment centers focusing on communication and communication disorders.  The center is part of the University’s School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.  In 2007, U.S. News & World Report ranked UT Dallas’ audiology program fifth in the nation and its speech-language-pathology program 17th.

About UT Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 14,500 students.  The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores.  The University offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs.  For additional information about UT Dallas, please visit the University’s website at www.utdallas.edu.


Contact Information: Eloyce Newman, UT Dallas, (214) 905-3049, eloyce@utdallas.edu

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