Geralyn Schulz – LSVT Global – Grants Coordinator

Dr. Schulz is the Grant Coordinator for LSVT Global; she oversees all aspects of the LSVT Small Student Grant program for graduate students in Speech Pathology, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy from preparing submission guidelines, soliciting submissions, through soliciting reviewers and the awarding of grants. She also is involved in an LSVT research project investigating the speech intelligibility of individuals with Parkinson’s disease in noise following voice or articulation treatment. Dr. Schulz received her PhD from the University of MD in 1994. She worked at the National Institutes of Health as a research speech pathologist for 13 years, taught at the University of FL for 5 years and then returned to the DC area to chair the department of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences at the George Washington University (2000-2007). She was Associate Dean for Research at GW (2007-2014) where among other duties she administered several yearly internal grant competitions, and is now back in her home department where she has resumed teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate level. Her research has concentrated on the neurophysiology of the speech, voice and language problems in Parkinson’s Disease and the effect of various surgical interventions for PD voice, speech, & language.

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Dr. Carol Boliek, LSVT Global Pediatric Expert

Professor Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine University of Alberta Dr. Boliek is a full professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute at the University of Alberta. She completed her PhD in Psychology with an emphasis in Developmental Neuropsychology from the University of Northern Colorado.  She did a postdoctoral fellowship in developmental neuropsychology at Southern Illinois University and a second postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric speech motor control at the University of Arizona.  Dr. Boliek became a research scientist at the University of Arizona focusing on speech physiology in typically developing infants and young children as well as children with cerebral palsy. Dr. Boliek joined the staff at the University of Alberta in 2002.  Her research program involves both basic speech physiology studies across the lifespan and applied studies involving treatment–dependent neuroplasticity following LSVT LOUD with children who have motor speech disorders and cerebral palsy.

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