We are pleased to announce that the recipient of the Faculty of Medicine Prize for Research in a School for Health Professions for 2012 is Dr. Aparna Nadig. This award is aimed at full-time faculty members in the Schools of the Faculty of Medicine (Communication Sciences and Disorders, Nursing, Physical and Occupational Therapy) to recognize individuals with outstanding scholarly potential and demonstrated research excellence in the early stages of their career. The awardee is chosen if pursuing an independent research program with a strong record of scholarly output, competitive funding, contributions to student training, and growing evidence of the impact of the investigator’s work on the research field, the profession, and on society. As part of the upcoming June Town Hall Meeting, Dr. Nadig will give a short presentation as the recipient of this award.

The research in Dr. Aparna Nadig’s lab focuses on pragmatic development, social communication, and language and communication in individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Leading edge technologies are used to understand how we use multiple sources of information (visual, prosodic, from previous discourse, about our conversational partner) to arrive at a speaker’s intended meaning, and how we do this in real time, and what characteristics underlie this ability.


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May 17, 2013