Forty for 40: Jarrad Van Stan, PhD ’16, CCC-SLP

May 23, 2017
Forty for 40

This past April proved to be a great month for Jarrad Van Stan.

Dr. Van Stan was awarded a three-year, $171,000 Early Career research grant co-funded by two centers at the National Institutes of Health that will focus on refining and testing a voice therapy taxonomy.

A researcher in the Massachusetts General Hospital’s world-renowned Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation, he works with the IHP’s Director of Research Programs, Robert Hillman, who enticed him to join the first cohort of students in the school’s PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences program. “Once I saw Dr. Hillman was involved, I knew I had to go to the Institute,” said Van Stan, who was among the first two graduates of the program.

Van Stan also is a co-investigator with Dr. Hillman on a five-year, $11,305,665 Clinical Research Center Grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.