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Speech-language researcher awarded top honors
Date:12/6/2012

Dr. Christine Dollaghan, a professor in UT Dallas' Callier Center for Communication Disorders, received the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (ASHA) top award during this fall's national convention.

Dollaghan was selected for Honors of the Association, which recognizes members who have made distinguished contributions to the field of communication sciences and disorders. Recipients have earned the respect of colleagues around the world for long careers of innovative and insightful research, impressive clinical practice, outstanding teaching or for other significant accomplishments.

"The many ways in which (Dollaghan) has enhanced and altered the course of our professions is, in review, astounding," said Dr. Christopher Moore, scientific program manager for the Rehabilitation Research and Development Office of Research Development in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Moore nominated her for the honors.

"A consistent presence in the greater scientific and professional communities, Chris has dedicated an unbelievable amount of time to formulating and influencing the scientific directions of our discipline," Moore wrote in his nomination letter to the ASHA committee. "She has driven the development of key documents and policies, and has provided the scientific background for some of our most important policy decisions in the last 20 years."

Dollaghan's Handbook of Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders is widely used by researchers, clinicians, faculty and students.

Dollaghan conducts research and teaches in The University of Texas at Dallas' School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (BBS). She has played a leading role in shaping evidence-based practice in communication disorders, chairing ASHA's Research and Scientific Affairs Committee and the Advisory Committee on Evidence-based Practice.

In evidence-based practice, similar to evidence-based medicine, specific criteria are consi
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Contact: Emily Martinez
emily.martinez@utdallas.edu
214-905-3049
University of Texas at Dallas
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