Swathi Kiran

swathiKIRAN CV 2013_abridged

Education:

2001                Ph.D.   Northwestern University           (Speech Language Pathology)  

1998                M.A     Northwestern University           (Speech Language Pathology)

1995                B. Sc.   All India Institute of Speech & Hearing (Speech Path /Audiology)

 

APPOINTMENTS

  • 2014-Present    Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
  • 2009-present    Research Director, Aphasia Resource Center, Boston University
  • 2009 -2013    Associate Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Boston University
  • 2009- present    Massachusetts General Hospital, Assistant in Neuroscience/Neurology
  • 2009-2011          Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Texas at Austin
  • 2009-present    Member, Program in Neuroscience, Boston University
  • 2003-2008       Member, Institute for Neuroscience, University of Texas at Austin
  • 2008                   Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Texas at Austin
  • 2002-2008      Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Texas at Austin
  • 2001- 2002     Clinical Fellow, Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Austin
  • 2001                  Clinical Fellow, Advanced Therapy and Rehabilitation, Bloomingdale, IL.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2011- Present         Member, Organizing Committee, NIDCD R13 DC006295: Research Symposium in Clinical Aphasiology

2011-Present         Editor, AJSLP Clinical Aphasiology Conference Special Issue

2010- Present       Public outreach officer, Academy of Aphasia

2010-2011             Associate Editor: Language, Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research

2011-2016             Standing Member, NIH/NIDCD CDRC review panel

2010- 2011           Reviewer, American Heart Association, Brain and Clinical Sciences Division

2009-2011           Committee Member, Research & Scientific Affairs, American Speech Language and Hearing Association

2009-2011           Faculty Mentor,  Annual ‘Lessons for Success: Developing the Emerging Scientist.’ ASHA

 

GRANTS

Externally funded
Research
2011-2013    NIDCD/NIH K18 Mentored Clinical Development Grant. Application of Multimodal Imaging Techniques to Examine Language Recovery in Post Stroke   Aphasia ($253,478) PI: Swathi Kiran

2009-2014    NIDCD, R21/R33. 1R21DC010461-01.Theoretically based treatment for sentence comprehension deficits in aphasia ($2,684,365), PI: Swathi Kiran, Gloria Waters, David Caplan

2008-2011    ASHA foundation Clinical Research Grant. “Effect of a semantic based naming treatment on crosslinguistic generalization in bilingual patients with aphasia.” $50,000. PI: Swathi Kiran

2009-2011    NIDCD R21. “Computational and Behavioral Evidence for Bilingual Aphasia Rehabilitation.” ($275,000). PIs: Swathi Kiran, Risto Miikkulainen

2007-2008    ASHA Office of Multicultural Affairs. Projects on multicultural activities The validation of a language use questionnaire across bilingual clinical populations. $11,720. PIs: Swathi Kiran, Elizabeth Pena, Lisa Bedore.

2003-2006    NIDCD R03 DC 6359-01. “Semantic complexity and treatment for lexical access” ($216,000) PI: Swathi Kiran

2003-2004    New Century Research Scholars Grant, ASHA foundation 2003-2004 “Effect of semantic complexity on treatment of lexical access” ($10,000)

2002-2003    ASHA foundation New Investigator Award, “Effect of semantic treatment on crosslinguistic generalization in bilingual aphasia” ($5000)

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