Swathi Kiran Named 2013 ASHA Fellow

in News & Events
August 22nd, 2013

http://www.bu.edu/sargent/files/2009/09/inline-kiran.jpgAphasia Resource Center Research Director Swathi Kiran has been named a Fellow by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The status of Fellow is retained for life and is one of the highest honors ASHA can bestow.

This honor recognizes professional or scientific achievement and is given to a member who has shown outstanding contribution to the professions – contributions that are significant and would be so regarded within and beyond one’s community or state. While thousands of ASHA members fulfill their responsibilities competently and well, only a small percentage have, by virtue of the quality and amount of their contributions, distinguished themselves sufficiently to warrant recognition by election to Fellow in ASHA.

Kiran will receive the award at the 2013 ASHA Convention held in Chicago, Illinois in November 2013.

Kiran’s scholarly interests include bilingual aphasia, aphasia rehabilitation, functional neuroimaging, and language recovery as well as impairments in naming, reading, and writing.

She has previously been honored by ASHA with the Mentor, Advancement of Academic and Research Career Award (AARC) in 2007 and the Advancement of Academic and Research Career Award (AARC) in 2005.