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Alumni Profile

Carlos Benitez-Barrera, Ph.D. ’20

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Callier Center for Communication Disorders, University of Texas

“My Ph.D. at Vanderbilt was a crucial experience in my career as a researcher. Every single experience I had shaped my career and the research that I currently develop. All the classes I took, the relationship with my mentor, all the students I mentored, my teaching experiences, conference presentations, and obviously all the research projects I developed (including my dissertation) defined who I am today as a researcher and academic.”

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M. Dawn Nelson, Ph.D. ’94

Professor, Central Michigan University Division of Audiology

“While at Vanderbilt, I was trained to help identify and solve problems within audiology. I was mentored to focus my thoughts and to develop areas of expertise. I was also exposed to international leaders in the field as well as state-of-the-art clinical practice which I found to be inspiring. Ultimately, I was introduced to and given an opportunity to work with world-class investigators in an environment that would further develop my research skills.”

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