Sima Gerber and former Queens College M.A. students in Speech-Language Pathology (Jessica Connelly, Jessica Curran, & Elissa Olivera) have published a series of 4 books for parents of young children – To the ones who love me – outlining developments in cognitive, social-emotional, motor, and language in the first year of life. The books are dedicated to the memory of our beloved mentor, teacher, and friend, Dr. Joel Stark.

Elizabeth Ijalba obtained a QC course development grant to develop a new course entitled: "Cultural Humility in School and Clinical Settings: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Cultural Humility." 

Daniel Kaufman’s ongoing collaborative work in mapping and documenting the languages of New York City has culminated in the release of the Digital Map of the Languages of New York City, which can now be seen at: www.languagemap.nyc

Two recent press articles co-authored by Daniel Kaufman explore the effects of COVID-19 on New York City’s most multilingual communities:

Daniel Kaufman will present a talk with Nikolaus Himmelmann entitled:  The prosodic typology of Western Austronesian languages, at the 15th International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics. Olomouc, Czech Republic, June 28-July 2, 2021

Marcella Mandracchia has won the Presidents Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Arts and Humanities.

Gita Martohardjono was awarded $818,000 by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) for the continuation of a digital tool serving immigrant children, now in its 7th year.

Yael Neumann is an invited speaker for the Brain Injury and Assistance Symposium to be held in Brooklyn, NY, June 2021.  Her talk is entitled: "Supported Communication for People with Aphasia". 

Yael Neumann participated in a Faculty Fellowship training to advance the use and implementation of Open Educational Resources (OER) for CSD classes. 

Elizabeth Viccaro received a Community Grants Award (June, 2021) from the Parkinson’s Foundation, a national organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s.  In addition, she was awarded a grant (April, 2021) for the second time from the Parkinson Voice Project that included free training for two additional speech-language pathologists and all of our graduate students. These grant awards will provide the foundation to help expand our current program by providing accessible, effective speech therapy and support for the local, underserved Parkinson’s population. 

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