Student Projects

Automatic Semantic Priming in Alzheimer's Disease ~ with Mary Otto 

We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis on automatic semantic priming in individuals with Alzheimer's disease. Mary and I presented our work at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference and at the ASHA convention in 2018.

with Mary Otto at AAIC 2018

Mary Otto presenting at ASHA 2018

Primary Progressive Apraxia of Speech ~ with Mary Wille 

Mary was awarded an Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates fellowship and learned how to conduct a systematic review. She examined diagnostic procedures in individuals with primary progressive apraxia of speech. She presented her work at the the Iowa-Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention and the Fall Undergraduate Research Festival at the University of Iowa in fall 2019.

Mary Wille presenting at ISHA 2019

Primary Progressive Apraxia of Speech ~ with Mary Wille & Abby Simon

After completing data entry with me for several semesters, Mary and Abby decided to complete a project with more independence. They learned how to locate and read the literature on a topic they were unfamiliar with - primary progressive apraxia of speech - and analyze clinical notes on a client in the University of Iowa clinic. They presented their case study work at the ASHA convention (where they were thrilled to meet Dr. Duffy), the Iowa-Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention, and the Fall Undergraduate Research Festival at the University of Iowa in fall 2019.

Abby Simon (left) and Mary Wille (right) presenting at FURF 2019

Meeting Dr. Duffy at ASHA 2019

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