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New Lab Member Onboarding

Everything you need to know before you start your work with the GAB Lab. 

Welcome to the GAB Lab! We are so excited to have you join our team of researchers. Before you get started, there are a few steps you'll need to complete to make your lab membership official. 

First, you'll need to complete your CITI training. This is an online certification necessary to work in research/clinical settings, which usually takes about two hours to complete. Our Research Associate, Juhi Singh, will gladly walk you through this and will need a copy of your certificate when you finish. You will not be able to participate in lab research until you complete this. 



Second, we'd love to get you onto the GAB Lab's personnel page.

Here's what we'll need from you:

  1. A photo of you

  2. Your name (as you'd like it to appear on the site) and pronouns

  3. Your department, year and major

  4. Your primary projects within the lab (it's okay if you don't know this yet!)

  5. Your preferred email address to add to the site as your contact (if you'd like)

In addition to that, here's some info about what general tasks/expectations look like for lab members:


The GAB Lab's projects have a lot of moving pieces, and many of them are time sensitive. This means that we need to be able to rely on each other for timely and precise communication. When you receive an email from any GAB Lab or BRAIN Lab personel, please read it and respond if requested within at most 3 days. 


Our projects need contribution at all levels, from design to IRB applications to data analysis to write-ups. But one of the most critical (and fun!) things we do is the actual work of data collection. We hope you'll be proactive about making sure you have some availability to proctor studies and oversee participants - this is where we need your help the most!


During the academic year, the Lab will have biweekly meetings where we share project updates, discuss ideas for future lab projects, and have the occasional professional development workshop. If you're unable to attend a meeting, it's important that you let us know beforehand and email Dr. Fahey (PI) or McKenna Flannigan (RA) with detailed updates we can share on your behalf. These updates should include details of any progress made on your projects since the last meeting. 

For any questions you may have related to your onboarding, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Research Associate McKenna. Thank you for joining the lab and for your interest in language sciences!

Resources for Lab Members

New Member Req's

New lab members need to complete CITI training and send their personal info to be added onto the lab webpage. Add'l info available here.

Social Media

Here is information about running the social media pages for lab members. Contact Dr. Fahey for the site passwords.

GPower Manual

Here is a manual for using GPower.

Here is a tutorial for using GPower.

IRB Submission

All new projects must undergo evaluation by the Institutional Review Board. Contact Dr. Fahey for protocol examples from previous projects.

Phone Contact Script

Here is a script for contacting potential participants for our studies.                                                   

Resources for Researchers of Aphasia and Bilingualism

Aphasia Assessment Resources

In English:


Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination (BDAE). Goodglass et al. (2001)

Multilingual Aphasia Examination - English (MAE-E). Benton et al. (1994)

Psycholinguistic Assessment of Language Processing in Aphasia (PALPA). Kay et al. (1992)


In Spanish:


Evaluación de la Afasia y Trastornos Relacionados, 3a ed. (EATR). Goodglass et al. (2005)

Multilingual Aphasia Examination - Spanish (MAE-S). Rey et al. (1991)

Evaluación del Procesamiento Lingüistica en la Afasia (EPLA). Valle and Cuentos (1995)

In Multiple Languages:

The Bilingual Aphasia Test (BAT). Paradis (1987, 2010)

The Aachen Aphasia Test. Huber et al. (1984)

Bilingual Aphasia Resources

The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine 

Professionally curated list of Bilingual Aphasia Resources available through this link. 

Article by Scimeca et al. 


Discusses care strategies for bilingual Hispanic patients with aphasia. 


Scimeca M, Abdollahi F, Peñaloza C, Kiran S. Clinical perspectives and strategies for confronting disparities in social determinants of health for Hispanic bilinguals with aphasia. J Commun Disord. 2022 Jul-Aug;98:106231. doi: 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2022.106231. Epub 2022 Jun 3. PMID: 35688011; PMCID: PMC9228944.

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