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New Stuttering Lab Builds on Rich Research Tradition

Oct 6, 2016

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Victoria Tumanova’s stuttering research lab in the communications sciences and disorders department resumes a long SU tradition of research on the subject. Tumanova, along with two undergraduate and two graduate students, explores the causes and persistence of stuttering in children and is looking to recruit Syracuse-area preschoolers, with and without stutters, for future studies.

“It’s great to see Dr. Tumanova rebuild a strong stuttering research program. In the ’80s and ’90s SU was one of the top stuttering research programs in the country,” says department chair, Karen Doherty. She explains that a former SU professor, Edward Conture, and an alumna, Patricia Zebrowski, mentored Tumanova prior to her accepting an assistant professorship at SU in 2013 and kicking off research in 2014. “Thus, it comes full circle for Dr. Tumanova to be the person to rebuild the stuttering lab,” Doherty says.

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