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Optimizing Care Across the Gender Spectrum, a one-day workshop on Saturday, April 6, provides tools for speech-language pathologists and educators.  
Pre-CSD Club and Public Health Club are hosting a March 4 screening of the documentary "Who Am I To Stop It." The documentary is tied to National Brain Injury Awareness month.
Dr. Kerry Mandulak
Dr. Kerry Mandulak, faculty member in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, has been selected as a participant in the 2019 CAPCSD Leadership Academy.
Transgender individual smiling on camera
In Pacific University's Transgender Voice Program, available through the Pacific Psychology & Comprehensive Health Clinics in Portland and Hillsboro, speech-language pathology students help transgender women learn to modulate their voices to sound more traditionally feminine. “I don’t have to pass, but I want to have the option,” said client Lana “Blue” Zeitler.
Alex Marchbanks smiling
Alex (Bing) Marchbanks '14, SLP '18 found her passion for speech-language pathology at Pacific. A scholarship funded by donors helped turn her dreams to reality as she completes her master's degree this spring.
Audiology and Communication Sciences & Disorders programs receive $80,000 gift from the Eugene Hearing & Speech Center, to be split evenly between the two programs.
An endowed faculty grant allowed Pacific University Associate Professor Rik Lemoncello to launch the project of his dreams: a bakery that helps people with traumatic brain injuries return to work and fun. Sarah Bellum's Bakery & Workshop opened in Summer 2017, offering hands-on experience for students in Pacific's speech-language pathology program.
Student smiling working with an Aphasia patient
“The No. 1 thing that is lost in aphasia is words,” said Annabelle Watts SLP ’17. “I really hope participants who come here realize there is this gigantic world of communication and that here are all these other ways to facilitate that and have fun and re-engage with life and with their partner.”
The School of Communication Sciences & Disorders launches an online series of post-baccalaureate courses to help students prepare to apply for the master of science in speech-language pathology program. Space is available in the Fall 2015 courses. Email csd@pacificu.edu for application information.