Recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers were announced earlier this month. Dr. Suzanne Adlof, an associate professor in the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (COMD), was one of two individuals from the state of South Carolina and the only University of South Carolina researcher to be included in the list.
The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers was established in 1996 to acknowledge individual contributions to the advancements of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and community service. The highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers, this award is given to those who have demonstrated and show exceptional promise for leadership, public education, and community outreach in science and technology.
Dr. Adlof’s research, which she conducts in the South Carolina Research on Language and Literacy (SCROLL) Lab, focuses on understanding language and reading impairment. She also works to develop effective interventions to improve literacy outcomes. Dr. Adlof’s efforts have resulted in massive data collection from thousands of participants in order to answer questions about the underlying characteristics of language and reading impairment and how to improve long-term academic outcomes.
Since joining the Arnold School’s COMD department in 2011, Dr. Adlof has garnered over $5.7 million in external research funds as a Principal InvestigatorFriday Letter Submission, Publish on August 09