CLIMB Event talks


The CDS Lecture on Inclusion, Multiculturalism, and Belonging (CLIMB) is hosting Dr. Monita Chatterjee for a two-day visit. The purpose of CLIMB is to provide an opportunity for the CDS department and the broader UB community to learn how to implement changes related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in education, research, and clinical practice. 

Dr. Monita Chatterjee is Senior Scientist and Director of the Auditory Prostheses and Perception Lab at Boys Town National Research Hospital. 

She is also the founder of the BIPOC-CSD network, an affinity spacefor Black, Indigenous, and People of Color inthe broad area of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

She will be delivering two public presentations and meeting with faculty and students.

The talks:

Emotional Prosody Communication with Cochlear Implants

April 4
Farber G26

Cochlear implant patients show deficits in emotional prosody perception compared to typically hearing peers. In this talk, I will describe our work on emotional prosody perception and production by children and adults with cochlear implants. Our findings have implications for factors to take into account when designing interventions targeting this important area of spoken communication.

0.1 ASHA CEU, Intermediate Level

A Grassroots Network for Racially/Ethnically Underrepresented People in CSD

April 5
Farber G26

In the United States, the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) needs greater representation of the patient population it serves -- in clinics, laboratories, and classrooms. In this talk, I will describe my efforts to contribute to greater success and retention of individuals from underrepresented miniority populations through the BIPOC-CSD network.

0.1 ASHA CEU, Intermediate level

Events hosted by the CDS Department’s Coalition for Anti-Racism and Equity (CARE) Committee