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Idaho State University, Gallaudet to partner in $2.1 million healthcare interpreting grant

Watch the official news release in American Sign Language. The United States Department of Education, through its Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), has awarded $2.1 million to Elizabeth Schniedewind, ’90 & G-’92, clinical associate professor for sign language interpreting at Idaho State University in Meridian, Idaho. The grant funds will support ISU and Gallaudet University in...

April 22, 2022

Center for Deaf Health Equity attends American Society of Preventive Oncology meeting; wins third place in poster presentation

Center for Deaf Health Equity director Dr. Poorna Kushalnagar and research assistant Emmanuel Perrodin-Njoku attended the American Society of Preventive Oncology annual meeting March 13-15 in Tucson, Arizona. Their hard work and research culminated in a poster that demonstrated Black Deaf people are 3.5 times less likely to report a diagnosis of cancer, which is...

March 25, 2022

Gallaudet students and faculty participate in the 2022 Early Hearing Detection and Intervention conference

Gallaudet students from various departments came together for a virtual student-professional networking event earlier this month – the annual Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) conference. Topics of discussion included navigating early intervention through multicultural lens, benefits of a family-centered intervention, and identifying autism along with hearing loss. It was an opportunity for Gallaudet students...

March 25, 2022

Dr. Gaurav Arora, STAMP colleagues secure NSF S-STEM grant

Dr. Gaurav Arora, associate professor in the School of Science, Technology, Accessibility, Mathematics and Public Health (STAMP), has received an $1.3 million award from the National Science Foundation. This award is for a project titled “Expanding Opportunities for the Success of Deaf and Hard of Hearing STEM majors.” This NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering,...

January 28, 2022

Professor Qi Wang awarded National Science Foundation grant

Videos are a popular medium for online learning, and captions are essential for increasing the accessibility of videos to students for effective learning. Dr. Qi Wang, who teaches in the Department of Business, and professors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Notre Dame, were recently awarded a $133,918 grant from...

October 28, 2021

Dr. Poorna Kushalnagar awarded NIH grant to address cancer health equity in deaf and hard of hearing populations

Poorna Kushalnagar, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Center for Deaf Health Equity, is the contact principal investigator on a new five-year, $4,422,938 collaborative grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund’s Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity initiative for her project titled “Using technology-enhanced approaches to advance cancer...

October 14, 2021

Dr. Caroline Kopek Pezzarossi to lead institutional effectiveness

Dr. Caroline Kobek Pezzarossi, G-’07 & PhD-’08, Professor in the Department of Psychology, has been appointed Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Certification within the Office for Student Success and Academic Quality (SSAQ), effective January 1, 2021. Dr. Kobek Pezzarossi brings to her new role a wealth of knowledge in clinical, research, teaching, and mentoring. Her...

December 4, 2020

Dr. Poorna Kushalnagar to lead research and engagement

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Poorna Kushalnagar, ’93, Professor of Psychology, as Special Assistant to the Provost for Research and Engagement, beginning on November 23, 2020. Dr. Kushalnagar joined Gallaudet University in 2016 and brings over 20 years of experience in deaf-related research to her new position. She currently directs the...

November 25, 2020

Gallaudet University launches global network to promote deaf-led research and innovation in sign language technologies

Gallaudet University has launched a worldwide professional network to promote deaf-led research and innovation for the advancement of emerging technologies with sign language. This new collaborative network, Cultivating Research and Equity in Sign-related Technology (CREST), is funded by the National Science Foundation and will focus on increasing the inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing...

September 11, 2020

Annual Report of Achievements: Scholarly activity highlights needed

Attention, faculty, staff, and graduate students who have completed or updated any research projects or scholarly activity in the past year: It is essential that you report your achievements between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020 for inclusion in Gallaudet’s Annual Report of Achievements (ARA), a mandated report to the United States Department of...

September 11, 2020

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