Category: People



Primary Care Audiology Team Member Honored for Research

An advanced audiology practitioner received a national award for his research into hearing services in Swansea Bay, UK. His study revealed that audiology services are used the most by patients living in deprived areas. The findings aided in the planning of new clinics to improve access to hearing health services.

Scientist Anthony Hyman Awarded 2023 Breakthrough Prize

Dewpoint Therapeutics, Inc announced that biomolecular scientist Anthony (Tony) Hyman, a co-founder of Dewpoint Therapeutics and Director of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), was awarded the 2023 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for discovering a new mechanism of cellular organization mediated by phase separation of proteins and RNA into membraneless liquid droplets called condensates.

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‘Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down’ Chronicles Aphasia Journey

On January 8, 2011, a gunshot to the head almost permanently silenced former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. But Giffords refused to back down from her mission of public service. Working with speech-language pathologist Fabi Hirsch, PhD, over the past decade, Gabby Giffords has regained her ability to speak and today uses her voice to advocate for gun safety and for the two million Americans living with aphasia.

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In Memoriam: Dr James Byron Snow, Jr, Past NIDCD Director

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), one of the National Institutes of Health, announced, with deep sadness, the passing of former NIDCD director Dr James Byron Snow, Jr, MD, who died on May 28, 2022. Dr Snow made significant contributions to research and clinical practice in otolaryngology (diseases of the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck) and is considered a pioneer in the field.

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