Michael Walsh Dickey Selected to Serve on Language and Communication Study Section

By: Madison Brunner

Dickey_headshotMichael Walsh Dickey, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, has been selected to serve as a member of the Language and Communication Study Section, Center for Scientific Review.

Members are selected on the basis of their quality of research accomplishments and publications in scientific journals, as well as other significant activities, achievements and honors. Study sections review grant applications submitted to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), make recommendations on these applications to the appropriate NIH national advisory council, and survey the status of research in their fields of science.

Dr. Dickey earned his Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Northwestern University. His research focuses on language comprehension and production in adults, the neural bases of these abilities, and their impairments in aphasia. As a research health scientist in the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, he also conducts clinical trials focused on the treatment of adult neurogenic language disorders.

Dr. Dickey started serving as a member of the study section in July and will serve through June of 2020.