RICHARDSON, Texas (Nov. 4, 2004) — Dr. James Jerger, distinguished scholar in residence in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), received the prestigious Aram Glorig Award for his scientific and clinical contributions in the field of audiology from the International Society of Audiology at the group’s 27th biennial conference held Sept. 26–30 in Phoenix.
The award has particular relevance for UTD because Dr. Glorig, now deceased and after whom the award is named, designed and supervised the construction of UTD’s Callier Center for Communication Disorders, located near downtown Dallas, and served as its first director.
Jerger, who joined UTD in 1997, specializes in auditory processing disorders in both children and the elderly, particularly focusing on the effects of aging on auditory function.
The author or co-author of more than 300 publications, Jerger founded UTD’s Texas Auditory Processing Disorder Laboratory, which is dedicated to the research of brain mechanisms that are fundamental to auditory processing disorders. He teaches audiology students and directs doctoral studies in the applied cognition and neuroscience program of UTD’s School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences and has served as editor of the journal American Academy of Audiology since its inception in 1989. Jerger received his Ph.D. in audiology from Northwestern University.
The International Society of Audiology (ISA) was founded in the early 1950’s as a worldwide scholarly and professional organization for individuals interested in furthering understanding of hearing and hearing loss. Its scientific publication, International Journal of Audiology, is edited by Dr. Ross Roeser, who is the director of the Callier Center. The ISA meets every two years.
About the Callier Center
Established in 1962, the Callier Center for Communication Disorders is nationally recognized for advances in the treatment and prevention of hearing, speech and language disorders that affect individuals of all ages, from infants to seniors. The center is located on Inwood Road in Dallas, adjacent to such major medical facilities as The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, St. Paul University Hospital and Parkland Memorial Hospital. The center educates future clinicians and researchers, offers state-of-the-art clinical and educational services and conducts innovative research. In 2003, UTD opened a 23,500-square-foot satellite facility of the Callier Center on the university’s campus in Richardson. The new facility offers many of the same services as the original Callier Center to residents of North Dallas and Collin County with speech, language or hearing problems.
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls more than 14,000 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s web site at www.utdallas.edu.