Dr. Rachel M. Theodore, director of the UConn Laboratory for Spoken Language Processing, has been awarded an NIH LRP award from the NICHD. From the NIH, “the NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are a set of programs established by Congress and designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. The escalating costs of advanced education and training in medicine and clinical specialties are forcing some scientists to abandon their research careers for higher-paying private industry or private practice careers. Since tomorrow’s medical breakthroughs will be made by investigators starting in their research careers today, the LRPs represent an important investment by NIH in the future of health discovery and the wellbeing of the Nation.”
The title of her grant is “Accommodation of phonetic variability in individuals with speech and language disorders.” Congratulations, Dr. Theodore!