Navigation Links
Cochlear Americas Announces 2013 Graeme Clark and Anders Tjellstrom Scholarship Winners

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear Americas, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced today the winners of the 11th annual Graeme Clark and the second annual Anders Tjellstrom Scholarships. Named after two pioneers of the hearing implant industry, the 2013 scholarships recognize Cochlear™ Nucleus® Cochlear Implant and Baha® System recipients who are not only academically gifted, but have demonstrated a commitment to leadership and humanity.

"We are proud to honor eight deserving individuals who have shown perseverance, hard work and leadership, while benefiting from Cochlear's technology," said Chris Smith , President of Cochlear Americas. "We congratulate these outstanding scholars and look forward to seeing what the future has in store for them."

Five students were selected as Graeme Clark Scholarship winners and three were selected for the Anders Tjellstrom Scholarship. Each of the eight students will receive $2,000 per year for up to four years at an accredited college or university, for a total of $64,000 in scholarship funds. Since 2002, Cochlear Americas has awarded more than $380,000 in scholarships to 58 college students.

"My cochlear implant has completely changed my life," said scholarship winner Lexi Grafe . "Without this amazing piece of technology I would have never heard a single sound. I would not be able to play sports, listen to music and be the outgoing person I am today. My life would be much more limited and I would not be able to achieve the things I have done."

The winners will be formally recognized during Cochlear Celebration in San Diego on February 17, 2013. Attended by more than 1,200 people, Celebration is a three day event hosted by Cochlear Americas to provide Nucleus and Baha System recipients and their families the opportunity to learn and network with others who have had similar experiences in a fun and relaxing environment.

About the Scholarships

The Graeme Clark Scholarship is named after the inventor and pioneer of the cochlear implant. The Anders Tjellstrom Scholarship is named after the research physician at the Department of Otolaryngology at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Sweden who collaborated with Per-Ingvar Branemark, a pioneer in his field, to treat the first patient with a Baha device.

The 2013 Graeme Clark Scholarship winners include: Lexi Grafe (Rochester, MN), a freshman at the University of Denver; Emily Hewlings (Hatfield, MA), a freshman at Goucher College; Mykella Jones (Mesa, AZ), a freshman at the University of Arizona; Stephanie McCoy (Shrewsbury, MA), a freshman at Georgetown University; and Julia Selezneva (Berkley, CA), a medical student in the UCSF and UC Berkley Joint Medical Program.

The 2013 Anders Tjellstrom Baha Scholarship winners include: Madeline Betterly (Okemos, MI), a freshman at Wayne State University; Sydny Bohuk (Tipton, IN), a freshman at the University of Indiana; and Hannah Shule Katz (Boston, MA), a vocal performance major at Boston University. 

More than 150 applications were received and reviewed by an esteemed panel of judges, which include: Donald Goldberg , Ph.D., CCC-SLP/A. LSLS Cert. AVT, Cleveland Clinic; William Luxford , M.D., House Research Institute; Blake Papsin , MD, MSc, FRCS, FACS, FAAP, The Hospital for Sick Children; J. Thomas Roland, Jr. , MD, NYU; William Shapiro , Au.D., CCC-A, NYU Cochlear Implant Center; and Teresa A. Zwolan , Ph.D., CCC-A, University of Michigan.

For more information about the scholarships, visit

About Cochlear

Cochlear is the world leader in advanced hearing technologies. Since launching the first multichannel cochlear implant system 30 years ago, Cochlear has brought the miracle of sound to more than 250,000 people with hearing loss across the globe. For more information about Cochlear and its products, please visit

SOURCE Cochlear Americas
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Denver Physician Breaks New Ground in Cochlear Implants
2. Study Published in Otology & Neurotology Shows Benefits of Cochlear Implant Sound Processor with Dual-Microphone Technology
3. Cochlear Implants and BAHA Surgery at Columbia Asia Hospitals
4. Cochlear Americas Receives FDA Approval of the Worlds Thinnest, Full Length Electrode for Cochlear Implantation
5. Utah Boy Scout Troop Cycles 314 Miles, Raising Awareness of Cochlear Implants
6. Cochlear™ Americas Adds the Nucleus® Support App to its Mobile Service Offerings
7. Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) Market in the Americas to 2017 - Shift Towards Generics and Biosimilars as South and Central America Emerges as a Key Growth Region
8. Pharmalink Consulting Appoints Chief Operating Officer for the Americas
9. EvaluatePharma Names Debbie Paul CEO, Americas to Lead Growth in Key Region
10. DICOM Grid Selected as a Finalist for the 2012 Red Herring Top 100 Americas Award
11. Qualyst Transporter Solutions, LLC Announces New Alliance with GenoMembrane
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/12/2015)... Paul, Minn. , Oct. 12, 2015 ... it, a need to help integrate these devices into ... leader of ergonomic healthcare mounting and mobility solutions, has ... its lightest cart yet, for a wide array of ... S-Tablet Cart SV10 was developed exclusively for Microsoft Surface ...
(Date:10/12/2015)... , Oct. 12, 2015  Today, Divurgent is honored ... Advisory Services. As a former CIO, Paul brings 15 years ... just understand or sympathize with today,s CIOs, he is one. ... same challenges Paul has faced, and his new role with ... ensuring technology efficiencies across an organization. ...
(Date:10/12/2015)... , Oct. 12, 2015   Royal Philips ... digitization of pathology, today announced a collaboration with ... world leading provider of genomic-based diagnostic tests, to leverage ... up of its molecular diagnostic testing processes.    ... the examination of patient tissue samples and plays a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... October 13, 2015 , ... ActivePDF, a leading provider of ... to batch conversions of CAD drawings, plans, and diagrams to PDF that ... eliminates the complexity requirement of specialized applications to view CAD designs. Converting to ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... October 13, 2015 , ... ... world’s first commercially-available next-generation sequencing laboratory test for bacterial vaginosis- a significant ... Obstetrics in Vancouver, BC, Canada. , In a presentation entitled: "The ...
(Date:10/12/2015)... , ... October 13, 2015 , ... ... its biannual Heroes in Recovery Awards at Foundations Recovery Network’s Moments of Change ... presented the one-of-a-kind awards to Noah Levine and Dean Dauphinais who exemplify the ...
(Date:10/12/2015)... ... ... article published October 6th by the Herald Tribune, a recent study that compared ... 1988 has shown that it really is more difficult to lose weight these days. Specifically, ... 1971 would be on average 10 pounds heavier than their past counterpart. In terms of ...
(Date:10/12/2015)... ... ... Amerec , a leader in the steam and sauna industry, and ... displaying custom sauna and steam room solutions at the ISPA Conference & Expo in ... SpaEquip is recognized for their ability to assist in the design and implementation of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):