Previous Recipients of the Distinguished Scholar Awards

Recipients for 2020

Dr Jessica Richardson, University of New Mexico

“The Award has had an impact in a few ways for me. First it was a validation of my work and a confidence builder.  Second, winning it provided me an opportunity to talk about my work in an Aphasia Access podcast.  Third, as a direct result of the Award I was introduced to CATs (Collaboration of Aphasia Triallists) of which I’m now a working member.  I love working directly with an international group of established researchers with a singular focus of moving our field forward.”  Dr Jennifer Mozeiko, University of Connecticut

“Going through the award process has given me valuable opportunities to connect and learn from a number of renowned aphasia researchers who I deeply respect.  I have only positive things to say about this program and am grateful for the opportunity to apply.”  Dr Will Evans, University of Pittsburgh

“I think a particular strength of the Award is that applicants are encouraged to discuss how they have engaged with students.  I believe the best way to get clinicians to understand the value of a life participation approach is to reach them while they are still students.  So, an Award which encourages applicants to find ways to provide students with a firm foundation in LPAA can help spread the message which will in turn improve outcomes for clients.  On a practical level, I found the monetary aspect of the Award very helpful.  I was able to use the money to purchase more video cameras and memory cards, which helped to build up my lab infrastructure.  So, in sum, I am better able to do research because of the TTA.”  Dr Brent Archer, Bowling Green State University