CSD Alumni Spotlight
B.S. in Communication Disorders, May 2016
Currently in her second year of graduate school at the University of Cincinnati, French was provileged to interview and receive a stipend externship at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center.
"I am from a military family, so this externship has been a unique opportunity and a special honor," said French.
French spent the semester primarily in the acute care setting and has cultivated a
genuine interest in dysphagia and modified barium swallow studies. She also had the
opportunity to assist in quality improvement research at the University of Cincinnati’s
/r/ Clinic. This clinic uses ultrasound to provide visual biofeedback for individuals
with persistent /r/ articulation difficulties. They will be presenting their findings
at the University of Cincinnati PRaISE research conference next spring.
In addition, I am excited to be a part of a pilot course called Interprofessional Teamwork and Learning Communication along with students from Rehabilitation Sciences, Social Work and Nutritional Sciences. The goal of the pilot course is to encourage inter-professional communication for disciplines in the College of Allied Health Sciences and to provide feedback so the course can be available to all students within the college in the future. As I complete my final requirements, I remain grateful for the exceptional foundation provided to me through the WKU CSD program. While I am a Bearcat now, I will always be a Topper at heart!