CONTACT: BECKY SOGLIN
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-6660; fax (319) 384-4638
Release: Nov. 15, 2001
Journalists invited to apply for University of Iowa fellowship
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- More than 30 million Americans are unable to speak or
hear effectively. However, advances in medical treatments and technologies
can help prevent, compensate for or even reverse the communication challenges
these individuals face.
Health and medical journalists in print, broadcast and electronic media
who want to learn about the latest on research and treatment from leading
experts in speech, hearing, voice and language are invited to apply by Dec.
3 for participation in a two-day fellowship that will be held March 24-26,
2002 at the University of Iowa.
The UI Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology and the UI Department
of OtolaryngologyHead and Neck Surgery, which are each consistently
ranked among the top two programs in their fields, will sponsor the event.
The UI is also home to the federallyfunded Iowa Cochlear Implant Research
Center and the Child Language Research Center.
The UI will provide meals, three nights' lodging and all necessary supplies.
Journalists need only pay for transportation to Iowa City.
Topics offered as part of "Making Sense of Speech, Voice and Hearing"
will include cochlear implants for children and adults, genetic testing and
screening for hearing loss in newborns, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), treating
voice and speech disorders, stuttering, computer simulation of the human voice,
Opportunities to meet patients and laboratory visits, such as one to an
anechoic chamber (where sound doesn't travel in the usual ways), also will
For more information about the fellowship and an application, visit the
UI Web site: http://news.uiowa.edu/fellowship.
This fellowship program is offered by the UI in conjunction with the 2001-02
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Media Fellowships.
Journalists also may contact Becky Soglin, UI Health Science Relations,
at (319) 335-6660 or firstname.lastname@example.org,
or Mary Geraghty Kenyon, UI News Services, at (319) 384-0011 or email@example.com.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between
the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient
care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit
UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.