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Academic Voice Programs


Applications for 2015 Fellowship programs are now closed.

The Emory Voice Center is a state of the art center within the Emory University Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Each year our experienced Otolaryngology faculty members provide the opportunity for one highly qualified graduate of an accredited Speech-Language Pathology program to complete a 12 month, full time, paid fellowship dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of people with voice, upper airway, and swallowing disorders. The Emory Voice Center is an interprofessional center staffed by specialists in laryngology, speech-language pathology, dysphagia, upper airway, and professional voice. The candidate will participate in the interdisciplinary voice, dysphagia, and upper airway clinics, and work under the mentorship of the Emory Voice Center faculty and professional staff. The candidate will be a member of a care team that functions on the cutting edge of modern otolaryngology and will have the additional benefit of academic and research collaborations with otolaryngology residents.

This clinical fellowship year offers experience and training in:
Advanced flexible and rigid endoscopic laryngeal imaging, FEES and FEEST studies, modified barium swallow studies, acoustic and aerodynamic voice assessment, advanced voice, swallowing and upper airway evaluation and therapy, care of the patient with laryngeal dystonia in interprofessional medical procedure clinics, and clinical research opportunities.

The candidate should have attended an accredited graduate program in speech-language pathology and have completed a master’s level course of study prior to beginning the position. The candidate must have solid experience in the evaluation and treatment of voice and swallowing disorders through graduate student work. The candidate must present a strong academic background and solid recommendations from their graduate training program and supervisors during their clinical practicum. Experience in working with the singing voice and bilingualism is a plus.

All applicants must have graduate transcripts that allow for completion of the required Georgia state temporary licensure (PCE for CFY applicants) or full licensure for applicants with certification. Licensure process takes four to eight weeks and must be completed prior to the start date. Check http: //sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/49

Interested applicants should send the following information to (no email applications please):

Edie R. Hapner, PhD CCC-SLP
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Associate Professor
550 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 4400
Director of Speech Pathology-Emory Voice Center
Atlanta, GA 30308

1. A curriculum vitae or resume
2. An official transcript with documentation of graduation date or expected date of graduation
3. A cover letter documenting their background and interest in voice and swallowing
4. 3 letters of recommendation with at least one from a clinical supervisor or colleague