Ph.D student to present paper at national ASHA convention

Cindy Lund-Hrdi

Cindy Lund-Hrdi, a graduate student in the  NIU Ph.D in Health Sciences program was recently awarded a student Research Travel Award (SRTA) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to attend the ASHA Convention in Los Angeles this November.  She was selected to receive the award based upon her submission as first author on Cue-Based Feeding in Preterm Infants: A Nursing Perspective, which was the highest-rated, student-authored paper in the convention topic area of Interprofessional Education and Practice. The paper is a qualitative study looking at nursing perspectives on cue-based feeding of preterm infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).  The paper was co-authored by her professor Danai Fannin.

Lund-Hridi is a speech-language pathologist, who made the transition to academia three years ago after almost 20 years of clinical experience working with infants and children with feeding and swallowing problems across a variety of settings, including: NICU, inpatient hospitals, outpatient hospitals, rehab, clinic, and private practice. She has completed extensive continuing education and training in the area of pediatric feeding and swallowing.