Fanting Kung selected as a recipient of the 2017 Students Preparing for Academic-Research Careers (SPARC) Award
Fanting Kung, an undergraduate research assistant in the Aging and Neurocognition Lab, has been selected as a recipient of the 2017 Students Preparing for Academic-Research Careers (SPARC) Award.
The SPARC Award Program is part of ASHA’s strategic objective to enhance the generation, and eventual implementation of, clinical research. The goal of SPARC is to foster students’ interest in the pursuit of PhD education and careers in academia in order to fill faculty/researcher vacancies in communication sciences and disorders (CSD). As a SPARC Award recipient, Ms. Kung will receive a $1,000 stipend to support activities proposed in her research mentoring and teaching plan. She will be required to submit both an interim and a final report. Ms. Kung's primary mentor, Dr. Raksha Mudar, will assist her in these efforts.
According to ASHA, a primary goal of the SPARC Award is to further facilitate Ms. Kung's progress toward a PhD degree and faculty-researcher career. Join us in congratulating Ms. Kung's success as one of only 14 SPARC awardees this year!