Awards and News

Spring 2017

Dr. Tamiko Azuma and Karen Gallagher gave a presentation at the International Communication Disorders Conference (ICCDC) at Chapman University, Orange, CA.

  • Azuma, T., & Gallagher, K. (2017). Self-Report of Cognitive and Anxiety Symptoms in Military Veterans and Non-Veterans with and without Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Presentation at the International Communication Disorders Conference. Orange, CA. January 2017.

Fall 2016

Karen Gallagher was named a 2016 Pat Tillman Scholar, a national honor!  Karen was also featured in an ASU Now article (Click to read her featured story on ASU Now and on KTAR).

PROJECT HONEYBEE

Tamiko Azuma and Karen Gallagher were awarded a $25,385 HoneyBee Grant from the ASU Center for Sustainable Health for a project entitled “Assessing the feasibility and effectiveness of using a wearable health tracking device to identify Military Veterans at risk for service-conditions.” In this project, the activity and sleep patterns of veterans will be tracked using a wearable health monitoring device (similar to a Fitbit). We are examining the relationship between activity, sleep, anxiety, stress, and memory symptoms.

Spring 2016

Karen Gallagher gave a presentation at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference in Charlottesville, VA. Karen was also selected for a highly competitive fellowship to attend the NIDCD-funded Research Symposium in Clinical Aphasiology.

  • Gallagher, K. & Azuma, T. (2016). Analysis of Story Recall in Military Veterans with and without mTBI: Preliminary Results. Presentation at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference. Charlottesville, VA. May 2016.

Tamiko Azuma gave an invited presentation at the ASU Origins of Pattern Processing Workshop.

  • Azuma, T. (2016). ASU Origins of Pattern Processing Workshop. “Thought Interrupted: Higher Order Cognition and the Damaged Brain.” Tempe, Arizona. March 2016

Fall 2015

photo Research presentations at the 2015 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention:

  • Gallagher, K., Azuma, T., & Ingram, K. (2015). Military Veteran Students With mTBI: Does Symptom Self-Report Predict Their Academic Success? Poster presented at the Annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention. Denver, Colorado. November 2015.

  • Gallagher, K., Azuma, T., & Ingram, K. (2015). Military Culture & Clinical Challenges: The Assessment of Military Veterans With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Presentation at the Annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention. Denver, Colorado. November 2015.

April 2015

Karen Gallagher and Steve Borden met with the Honorable Ashton B. Carter, U.S. Secretary of Defense.

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November 2014

A conference poster based on preliminary data from the VCAS project entitled, “Memory Performance in Military Veteran & Non-Veteran College Students: Preliminary Results” was designated as a Meritorious Poster Submission at the 2014 American Speech-Language Hearing Association conference in Orlando, Florida.

July 2014

The project was awarded two grants: One from the Arizona Department of Veteran Services and one from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation. The funds from these grants will be used to support the Veteran Cognition and Academic Success research project.