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Student Research Award Winners 2011-2012
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2011-2012 Student Research Award Winners:

Krisztina Bucsi Johnson
East Tennessee State University
Research Project entitled: "Hearing Loss in the Dental Office:The Effects of High Speed Dental Drills on Dentists' Hearing"

I guess that you could say that I am a nontraditional student. I grew up in Bekescsaba, Hungary - a small town in the far southwestern part of the country. After graduating from high school in Hungary, I worked as a professional tailor there for 4 years. I came to the U.S. in 1998 after meeting my future husband, a visiting American English teacher, I earned my B.S. degree in Microbiology in 2008 from East Tennessee State University (ETSU). I am currently a graduate student in ETSU's Au.D. program, where my primary research interest is investigating the effects-both medical and financial-of occupational noise. I am particularly interested in understanding the effects of high speed dental drills on dentists' hearing and the importance of hearing protection in the dental office.


Kari Elizabeth Morganstein
University of Florida
Research Project entitled: "Micronutrient Intervention to Reduce Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Measurement of Temporary Threshold Changes Induced by Use of a Digital Audio Player"

Kari Morgenstein is a 3rd year Doctor of Audiology student at the University of Florida. She is currently president of the National Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) and Community Service Co-Chair for the University of Florida's SAA Chapter. Kari worked with Dr. Robert Withnell in his Auditory Physiology Lab as an undergraduate student at Indiana University. Currently, Kari is a Research Assistant for Dr. Colleen Le Prell and works on various projects looking at the effects of significant noise exposure and hearing loss.



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