Personnel


   Steven M. Barlow, PhD


   Corwin Moore Professor
   Department of Special Education & Communication Disorders
   Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior
   Professor (courtesy) Dept. of Biological Systems Engineering
   Director, Communication Neuroscience Laboratories
   Higuchi Bioscience & ASHA Fellow

  • KECK AWARD 1985
  • ZEMLIN AWARD Speech Science 2003
  • ASHA FELLOW 2009
  • Higuchi Bioscience - Dolph Simons Biomedical Award 2009
  • Founder: Neonatal Feeding Club, American Pediatric Society, Pediatric Academic Society. Sanctioned 2011
  • KU Leading Light Research Award 2012 in recognition of consecutive $1M+ extramural grant awards over multiple grant cycles (10 years)
  • Louise Byrd Graduate Research Teaching Award 2012 in recognition for outstanding graduate research mentoring and education, presented by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little.



   Austin Oder Rosner, ABD.
   Biosketch Curriculum Vitae
   ABD. Human Sciences-Communication Disorders, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
   Ph.D. Student, Developmental Speech Physiology, University of Kansas
   B.A., Speech-Langauge-Hearing: Sciences & Disorders, 2009, University of Kansas
   B.A. minor, Linguistics, 2009, University of Kansas


Research Interests:  Development of oromotor coordination, sensorimotor integration in healthy and disordered full term and preterm infants, role of sensory influence on neuroprotection and brain maturation.

Austin is a doctoral candidate in Human Sciences with an emphasis in Communication Disorders and Neuroscience.  Her doctoral research focuses on the hemodynamic changes in cortical sensorimotor systems following hand and orofacial motor tasks and pulsed cutaneous stimulation. 

Hometown: Chanute, KS


   Rebecca, Custead, RN
   Biosketch Curriculum Vitae
   Ph.D. Student, Barkley Doctoral Fellow, Department of SECD & Center for Brain Biology and      Behavior, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
   Ph.D. Student, Communication Neuroscience, University of Kansas
   M.A. Speech-Language-Hearing, Sciences and Disorders, University of Kansas
   B.S. Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago

Currently an ABD graduate researcher investigating the effects of cerebral injury and progressive neurological disease on communication and executive function. Special interests include acute and post-acute rehabilitative intervention, with focus on the theoretical framework of adaptive physiological change associated with brain plasticity.

Worked as a registered nurse in adult ICU/CCU, trauma, cardiothoracic step-down, stroke, BURN and ER at medical facilities in Illinois, Missouri and Kansas

Research Experience:
EEG, fMRI, FDA Stroke Trial

Current CNL Projects: 
Encoding saltatory tactile velocity in the human orofacial somatosensory system using fMRI(Neuroscience 2015, Nanosymposium)

Somatosensory and motor function in individuals with cerebral stroke following patterned pneumocutaneous stimulation (FDA Trial; UNMC, Epic Medical Concepts & Innovations, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital)

Plasticity of sensorimotor cortex in adult cerebrovascular stroke (UNL, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital)

Hometown: Chicago, IL


   Hyuntaek Oh, MS
   Curriculum Vitae    Biosketch
   Ph.D. Student, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
   Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering Graduate Program, University of Kansas
   M.S. Bioengineering Graduate Program, 2012, University of Kansas
   B.S. Physics/ Biomedical Engineering, 2005, Yonsei University, South Korea

  

Research Interests: Medical image analysis, Brain electrophysiology, Machine learning, Data analysis

Hyuntaek is a graduate student in Biological Systems Engineering with an emphasis in Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, and Software Engineer at Communication NeuroScience Labs with a background in Medical image analysis, Brain electrophysiology, Digital image processing and Data analysis. His doctoral research focuses on mapping the relation between saltatory somatosensory stimulation of the hand and face and activation of primary and secondary cortices in neurotypical adults, and results of his study are expected to lead to the development of innovative neurotherapeutics in adult stroke.

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea


   Chelsey Krug

   M.S. Student, Speech-Language Pathology, 2015 - present, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
   B.S. Speech-Language Pathology, 2014, University of Nebraska - Lincoln




Chelsey is beginning her first year as a graduate student in speech-language pathology at UNL. Her research interests include neuroprotection and neuroplasticity involving cerebrovascular stroke and traumatic brain injury patients. She looks forward to exploring her clinical interests in the areas of aphasia, traumatic brain injury, and stroke. In her free time, Chelsey enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Hometown: Benkelman, NE



   Brianna Jallo

   M.S. Student, Speech-Language Pathology, 2015 - present, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
   B.S. Speech-Language Pathology, 2015, University of North Dakota



Brianna is a first-year student at the University of Nebraska. While working towards her masters in Speech-Language Pathology, she looks forward to finding new clinical and research interests. Her current clinical interests including working with children with cleft lip/palate and adults with aphasia. Brianna's previous experience in research includes examining the lexical and phonological influences on picture naming in adults. During her free time, Brianna enjoys crocheting and visiting family in North and South Dakota.

Hometown: Elkhorn, NE



   Claire Miner

   M.S. Student, Speech-Language Pathology, 2015 - present, University of Nebraska - Lincolne
   B.S. Speech-Language Pathology, 2015, University of Nebraska - Lincoln



Claire is currently a first year graduate student in speech-language pathology at the University of Nebraska. Her clinical areas of interest include early intervention, language disorders, and literacy. Her research interests include infant communication and behavior development. When Claire is not studying, she enjoys spending time outdoors and discovering new music.

Hometown: Seward, NE



   Grace Wilder

   M.S. Student, Speech-Language Pathology, 2015 - present, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
   B.S. Speech-Language Pathology, 2015, University of Nebraska - Lincoln



Grace is a first year SLP graduate student at UNL. Her clinical areas of interest include early intervention and children with developmental disorders. Research interests include supporting neurological development of infants in the NICU. Grace likes to write, read, and travel in her free time. She spent three weeks backpacking in Italy this summer and can't wait to go back.

Hometown: Council Bluffs, IA



   Kayla Kivett

   M.S. Student, Speech-Language Pathology, 2015 - present, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
   B.S. Speech-Language Pathology, 2014, University of Nebraska - Omaha



Kayla is currently second year graduate student in speech-language pathology at the University of Nebraska. Her clinical areas of interest include adults with aphasia and cognitive communication impairments, supporting literacy and providing bilingual language support. Research interests include treatment effects on neuroplasticity in adult cerebrovascular stroke patients. Kayla enjoys playing tennis and traveling in her free time.

Hometown: Gretna, NE



   Kaisha Hilgenkamp

   M.S. Student, Speech-Language Pathology, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
   B.S. Biology, University of Nebraska - Lincoln



Kaisha received her B.S. in biology from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL) and worked for UNL's Food Allergy Research & Resource Program following graduation. She returned to school to pursue her Master's in speech-language pathology and is currently a second-year graduate student at UNL. Kaisha's research interests include treatment effects on neuroplasticity in adult cerebrovascular stroke patients, and she plans to pursue a career in skilled nursing following graduate. Kaisha and her husband enjoy traveling, going to concerts, and cheering on the Huskers & Chicago Cubs.

Hometown: Arlington, NE



   Ivy Diehl


   B.S. Student, Speech-Language Pathology, 2012 - present, University of Nebraska - Lincoln




Ivy is currently an undergraduate student in speech-language pathology at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Her current clinical areas of interest include cognitive communication impairments and fluency disorders. Ivy provides in-home therapy to a child with Autism Spectrum Disorders and regularly works with Autism Speaks. Her free time is spent participating in many campus organizations, including her sorority. 



   Jennie Nawrocki

   B.S. Student, Speech-Language Pathology, 2012 - present, University of Nebraska - Lincoln




Jennie is currently a year-four, undergraduate student studying speech-language pathology at the University of Nebraska. She is excited to work alongside the faculty and staff of the Barkley Center this school year, and is planning on beginning a graduate program in the fall of 2016. She is currently interested in learning more about melodic therapy and how it coincides with speech and language impairments. In her free time, Jennie enjoys being with family, traveling, and staying active within her community.

Hometown: Elkhorn, NE