Caitlin Price Chosen for AGEC Junior Faculty Development Fellowship

By News Staff

Price is an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Health Professions Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology and is a licensed clinical audiologist with expertise in adult diagnostics, rehabilitation, and auditory electrophysiology.

She will begin her year-long program in July 2022.The AGEC Junior Faculty Development program objective is to support the career development of professionals who want to specialize in academic and clinical geriatrics. The award includes $25,000 in salary support and supported attendance at one national geriatric conference.

Price has extensive clinical experience with geriatric populations and has initiated patient-driven inquiries on best practices and other clinically applicable research topics related to cognitive aging, auditory perception, and speech-in-noise processing.

In her postdoctoral fellowship, she worked with interdisciplinary teams to evaluate the impact of cognitive impairment on the auditory processing of speech in older adults. Her research aims to assess individual differences that contribute to speech-in-noise deficits and develop effective clinical interventions to foster successful communication across the lifespan.