Rene L. Utianski, Ph.D.

Departments

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

The research interests of Rene L. Utianski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP include neurogenic motor speech disorders (the dysarthrias and apraxia of speech), degenerative language disorders (aphasia), and functional speech disturbances. The primary focus of her research has been on defining the distinguishing clinical and acoustic characteristics of these neurologic disorders, establishing their neurologic and electrophysiologic correlates, and refining their differential diagnosis.

  • Neurologic speech and language disorders
  • Degenerative speech and language disorders
  • Functional speech disorders
  1. 2015
    Research Fellowship - ElectrophysiologyMovement Disorder Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory, Department of Neurology
  2. 2014
    PhD - Speech and Hearing ScienceArizona State University
  3. 2010
    MS - Communication Sciences and DisordersArizona State University
  4. 2008
    BA - Psychology and Speech and Hearing ScienceThe George Washington University

Certifications

  1. 2016
    Speech-Language PathologyAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Awards and honors

  1. 2018
    Award for Continuing Education (ACE)American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  2. 2013
    Outstanding Graduate StudentArizona State University, College of Health Solutions
  3. 2013
    Dissertation FellowshipArizona State University, Graduate College
  4. 2012
    Leadership Scholarship AwardThe Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  5. 2012
    P.E.O. ScholarPhilanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.)
  6. 2012
    New Century Doctoral Scholar AwardAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation
  7. 2010
    Marilyn Quintana Moline FellowshipArizona State Senate
  8. 2008
    Student Clinical Award, Speech and Hearing ClinicArizona State University
  9. 2007
    J.W. Hillis Leadership AwardThe George Washington University

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - present
    President ElectMinnesota Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  2. 2019 - present
    Affiliate MemberNational Aphasia Association
  3. 2019 - present
    Founding MemberFunctional Neurological Disorder Society
  4. 2019 - present
    MemberInternational Society for Frontotemporal Dementias
  5. 2019 - present
    MemberProfessional Affairs Committee, Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences
  6. 2019 - present
    MemberAd Hoc Committee on Implementation Science, Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences
  7. 2018 - present
    MemberAcademy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences
  8. 2018 - present
    FacultyPROmoting the next GENeration of Researchers (PROGENY), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  9. 2018 - present
    Co-ChairMembership Committee, Minnesota Speech and Hearing Association
  10. 2017 - present
    Member International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART)
  11. 2017 - 2018
    MemberAdvisory Council, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  12. 2017 - 2018
    MentorStudent to Empowered Professional (STEP) Mentoring Program, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  13. 2016 - present
    MemberMembership Committee, Minnesota Speech and Hearing Association
  14. 2015 - present
    MemberMinnesota Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  15. 2015 - present
    MemberSpecial Interest Group 19 Speech Science, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  16. 2015 - present
    Volunteer MentorMentoring Program, Minnesota Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  17. 2014 - present
    MemberInternational Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
  18. 2012 - present
    MemberAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  19. 2012 - 2015
    MemberDivison 5: Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  20. 2012 - 2013
    MemberCouncil for Clinical Certification (CFCC-SLP), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  21. 2012 - present
    MemberDivision 2: Neurophysiology and Neurologic Speech and Language disorders, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  22. 2011 - 2012
    PresidentNational Student Speech Language Hearing Association
  23. 2010 - 2011
    RepresentativeThe Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  24. 2010 - 2011
    Vice PresidentNational Student Speech Language Hearing Association

Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.