Training Grant Awarded to Project Pal

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In September 2023, Drs. Ilsa Schwarz, Erinn Finke, and Jillian McCarthy from UT Health Science Center College of Health Professions’ Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, along with colleagues in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University, received a five-year, $2,399,454 doctoral-level training grant from the Office of Special Education Programming for their project: “Preparing Academic Leaders in Speech-Language Pathology to Teach, Conduct Research, and Engage in Professional Service to Improve Outcomes for Children with High Need Communication Disorders” (Project PAL).

Project PAL will train six doctoral-level speech-language pathology leaders across the two UT Health Science Center campuses; specifically, three scholars at UT Health Science Center and three scholars at Vanderbilt University.