Nominations Sought for the 2010 Callier Prize

Honor Will Recognize Contributions in Speech-Language Pathology

Sept. 30, 2009

The Callier Center for Communication Disorders at UT Dallas is accepting nominations for the 2010 Callier Prize in Communication Disorders.

The biennial award recognizes individuals whose leadership has promoted scientific advances and significant developments in the diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders.

The award, which rotates among the fields of audiology and speech-language pathology, includes a $10,000 prize. Nominees for the 2010 Callier Prize should come from the areas of speech and language.

“The Callier Center was delighted to bestow the first Callier Prize to Dr. Hugh J. McDermott, a leading researcher and designer of cochlear implants systems and digital hearing aids,” said Dr. Thomas Campbell, executive director. “We eagerly anticipate receiving nominations from around the world for outstanding researchers and clinicians in the speech and language communities.”

The 2010 Callier Prize Committee, which is chaired by Dr. Anne van Kleeck, is made up of researchers and practitioners in the fields of speech and language:

  • Peter F. Assmann, Ph.D., UT Dallas.
  • Christine Dollaghan, Ph.D., UT Dallas.
  • Paul Fletcher, Ph.D. University College Cork.
  • Audrey L. Holland, Ph.D., University of Arizona.
  • William F. Katz, Ph.D., UT Dallas.
  • Raymond D Kent, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Jon F. Miller, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The winner will be announced in March and will receive the award at a special one-day conference sponsored by the Foundation for the Callier Center at its Dallas location in spring 2011.

The Callier Center, with locations in Dallas and on the UT Dallas campus in Richardson, is one of the nation’s pre-eminent 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 2008, U.S. News & World Report ranked UT Dallas’ audiology program fourth in the nation and its speech-language-pathology program 12th, resulting in both programs being ranked in the top 5 percent nationally in their respective disciplines.

Media Contact: Debra Brown, UT Dallas, (214) 905-3049, [email protected]
or the Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, [email protected]

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Callier Prize

The Callier Center presented the first Callier Prize to Dr. Hugh J. McDermott, a leading researcher and designer of cochlear implants systems and digital hearing aids.



To nominate an individual, send a written statement, not to exceed two pages, summarizing the nominee's contributions to the areas of speech and language, along with a curriculum vitae, to Dr. van Kleeck at [email protected]. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 4, 2010.

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