Dr. Kristen Allison awarded funding for pediatric speech research

Dr. Kristen Allison has been awarded her Early Career Research R21 grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).

The grant provides $300,000 in funding for three years for her project “Enhancing Efficacy of Speech Modification Strategies for Pediatric Dysarthria.”

Dr. Allison is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders and the director of the Speech Motor Impairment and Learning (SMILe) Lab.

She says she’s very excited to get started with the research.

According to the NIDCD, the “Early Career Research (ECR) R21 Award supports both basic and clinical research from scientists who are beginning to establish an independent research career… The research must be focused on one or more of the areas within the biomedical and behavioral scientific mission of the NIDCD: hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, or language.”