Angela Dietsch selected for ASHA Early Career Award

Angela Dietsch

Angela Dietsch selected for ASHA Early Career Award

11 Jul 2016     By Kelcey Buck

University of Nebraska-Lincoln assistant professor Angela Dietsch was selected as the recipient of the 2016 Early Career Contributions in Research Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

The award recognizes significant scientific accomplishments by individuals beyond the dissertation and within five years of receiving their doctoral or other terminal degree. As the 2016 recipient, Dietsch will be presented with her award at the ASHA convention scheduled for Nov. 17-19 in Philadelphia.

“It was a tremendous honor to be nominated by my mentors. I am sincerely grateful and humbled to be considered among the previous recipients of this award,” Dietsch said. “I feel so fortunate to have had wonderful opportunities to learn from and collaborate with experts from a range of backgrounds that have supported and contributed to my research. I would not be here without them. This recognition provides tremendous encouragement that I am on the right path, and inspires me to continue seeking answers to critical clinical questions in our field.”

Dietsch teaches classes in voice and swallowing disorders, and is the director of the Sensorimotor Integration for Swallowing and Communication Lab in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders at UNL. Her research focuses on sensory and motor aspects of the brain’s control for speech, voice and swallowing functions.

Dietsch is entering her second year as a faculty member at UNL after spending three years conducting dysphagia research at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as a postdoctoral research fellow. She completed her doctorate in speech-language pathology at the University of Kansas in 2011 after spending more than a decade as a clinical speech-language pathologist.   

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