Dear ANCDS Members,

The ANCDS Membership Committee is seeking volunteer mentors for our 2020 Student Fellowship Award winners. ANCDS offers this fellowship opportunity for currently enrolled, full-time speech-language pathology Master's and doctoral level students or those specializing in clinical neurologically-based communication disorders and sciences. This year, the ANCDS Membership Committee awarded 14 applicants with fellowships.

Fellowship awardees receive complimentary conference registration and ANCDS membership for one calendar year. As a result, many of the selected students will be first time conference attendees. This year, the ANCDS Annual Scientific Meeting will be virtual, which gives our student fellowship winners and their mentors more flexibility in working together. Since the Annual Scientific Meeting is spread out over several different days in October and November, you will have the opportunity to schedule meeting times that work for you to talk about your research experiences and interests, as well as the student's research interests, and to answer their questions. We are also looking to schedule a virtual social event and Q&A session, which you are welcome to attend with your mentee.

Please let us know as soon as possible via email at [email protected] if you are interested in participating in this experience and serving as a mentor.

Thank you!

Miriam Carroll-Alfano, PhD, CCC-SLP
Chair, ANCDS Membership Committee