Skip to main content

Coronavirus Update

Latest update as of March 20, 2020

No additional information. Please refer to the general information regarding the School of Health Professions that is accessible via KU School of Health Professions website. Do email us at tjohnson7@kumc.edu if you have any questions.


In coordination with leadership of the University of Kansas Medical Center, the KU School of Health Professions continues to monitor the trend of COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus.

The school has implemented actions intended to reduce the risk of disease transmission in the interest of protecting the health of visitors, patients, students, and employees.


The Department of Hearing and Speech prepared a department-specific plan and provided that to the Office of the Dean for review. Upon approval, these plans were communicated to faculty, staff, and students.

Students in the audiology clinical doctorate program:

  • Starting March 16, all AUD classes will be held online via BlackBoard learning management.
  • All clinical activities for students at KU Medical Center will be cancelled March 16 to March 27. Decisions regarding activities following March 27 will be announced when available.
  • Students performing clinical activities at external sites should continue their participation in accordance with that site's procedures and schedule. Students that feel sick should not participate in clinical activities and shall communicate with the site supervisor.
  • Faculty member Lauren Mann will be in communication with all external clinical sites and will contact students with additional information as it becomes available.

Students in the speech-language pathology master's degree program:

  • KU Medical Center instructors teaching first eight-week classes and ongoing 16-week classes (Jackson and Mujica) will contact students re: extended timelines for completing assignments due the week of March 16-20. All instructors will provide information to students about their specific courses.
  • Second eight-week classes and continuing 16-week classes will be held online via BlackBoard learning management starting the week of March 23-27.
  • All clinical activities for students at KU Medical Center and KU Lawrence campus will be cancelled March 16 to March 27. Decisions regarding activities following March 27 will be announced when available.
  • Students in a current field study placement may continue to participate in accordance with that placement's procedures and schedule. Students that feel sick should not participate in clinical activities and shall communicate with the site supervisor.

Students in research doctorate programs and speech-language pathology doctorate program:

  • Classes based on the KU Lawrence campus are cancelled for the week March 16 to March 20. Starting March 23, these courses will be delivered online via BlackBlard learning management.
  • Classes based on the KU Medical Center campus will be held online for the week March 16 to March 27 via BlackBlard learning management.
  • Research and capstone projects will be discussed between mentor and student to make arrangements as appropriate.

The department's main office remains open at this time. However, most faculty and staff are working remotely from home as recommended during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

  • For questions from prospective students regarding the M.A. SLP or Ph.D. degree programs: contact Brittney Tyler-Milholland.
  • For questions from prospective students regarding the Au.D. or SLP.D. degree programs: contact Angela Carrasco.
  • For questions from current students related to M.A. SLP clinic enrollment at KU Medical Center (field study or practicum): contact Debby Daniels or Lindsey Heidrick.
  • For questions from current students related to Au.D. clinic enrollment: contact Lauren Mann.
  • For questions about scheduling patients in the KU Medical Center Speech Clinic: contact Laura Melo.
  • For questions about scheduling patients in the KU HealthPartners Hearing Clinic: contact Maria Moreno.
  • For current student questions related to academic courses: contact the instructor of record.
  • For all other inquiries: contact Tiffany Johnson.

All departmental plans are in addition to information provided by the executive vice chancellor including those distributed via several university broadcast email messages.

The health and safety of KU students and employees is the top priority for the School of Health Professions.

Please send any questions or concerns to the school at healthprofessions@kumc.edu.

Last modified: Mar 21, 2020

Learn about faculty research, student success stories, and other aspects of what makes KU a great place to study in the program's podcast series on YouTube.


Updates and Activities

Audiology student performing hearing screening on police officer
KU audiology students offered free hearing tests and custom ear pieces to police officers. Watch video

The latest “Best Graduate Schools” release from U.S. News & World Report again ranked KU audiology and speech-language pathology programs among the best in the country.

The Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders successfully completed its most recent accreditation review in March 2016. The program was found to be in compliance with all standards.


Watch videos of our activities, students, faculty, and staff on the program's YouTube playlist.
YouTube logo with small thumbnail from video

Find us on Facebook
Network with us on LinkedIn

ID=x35213