This fellowship is retained for life and is one of the highest honors bestowed by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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Maria Grigos, associate professor and chair of NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, has been selected as a 2020 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) fellow.

"It is an honor to be elected an ASHA Fellow and to join a distinguished group of past recipients who have made such important contributions to our discipline,” said Grigos. “I am grateful to engage in work that I am incredibly passionate about, that can also move the profession forward and inspire the next generation of researchers."

The status of this fellowship is retained for life and is one of the highest honors the organization bestows. It recognizes professional or scientific achievement and is given to a member who has shown outstanding contribution to the professions-contributions that are significant and would be so regarded within and beyond one's community or state.

ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 198,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment, including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems, including swallowing disorders. More information about ASHA is available at

ASHA’s full list of 2020 award recipients are included here:

Read a Q&A with Grigos about her recognition here:

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