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Diversity Lecture Series

OCTOBER 6, 2021 | 12-1 PM CT VIA ZOOM 
Summer Book Club Discussion on Health Disparities The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World Michael Marmot, author

OCTOBER 20, 2021 | 12-1 PM CT VIA ZOOM
Inaugural Rising Star Awardee Presentation
How Does Input Shape Language and Cognition in Bilingual and Monolingual Children?

Kimberly Crespo, MS, Predoctoral Fellow, and Ph.D. Candidate University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kimberly Crespo is an F31 Predoctoral Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate in Rita Kaushanskaya’s Language Acquisition and Bilingualism Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her B.A. in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences from Kean University in Union, New Jersey.

Rising Star Honorable Mention Awardees Jasenia Hartman and Brandon Merritt will join us for the presentation.

OCTOBER 27, 2021 | 12-1 PM CT VIA ZOOM
2021 Dan Ashmead Lecture
Health Disparities and Health Equity in Speech-Language Pathology: What are We Missing?

Charles Ellis Jr., Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences at the University of Florida
Dr. Ellis is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist who received his Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree from The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, and Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Ellis’ academic concentration focuses on adult neurogenic disorders and he teaches courses related to aphasia and cognitive disorders. His research is designed to understand outcomes associated with adult neurologically-based disorders of communication and factors that contribute to the lack of equity in service provision and outcome disparities that exist among African Americans and other underrepresented minority groups.

Dr. Ellis has authored or co-authored over 130 peer-reviewed journals articles, five book chapters and has over 150 presentations to his credit related to neurological disorders and health disparities, and minority health issues. Dr. Ellis is a former Language Editor for the Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research 2017-2018. Dr. Ellis was awarded the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Recognition for Special Contribution in Multicultural Affairs in 2011. In 2014, he was awarded a Fellowship of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

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