Emerging Leader Alumni Award
2019: Jarrad Van Stan, PhD '16, CCC-SLP
Jarrad Van Stan, PhD '16, CCC-SLP, was in the first class of graduates of the MGH Institute’s PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences program. Dr. Van Stan, who is a speech-language pathologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation, is seen as a national leader in voice disorders based on his significant contributions in the development of classification systems (taxonomies) for classifying rehabilitation treatments and the application of motor learning theory and principles to the design of new voice therapy approaches. He also is an instructor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and an adjunct assistant professor at the MGH Institute.
Dr. Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, a professor in the Division of Otolaryngology, adjunct faculty to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and clinic director for the Voice Disorders Center at the University of Utah, wrote in her nomination letter: “Jarrad’s work has already impacted my teaching, clinical, and research orientation toward voice disorders and treatment.”