Congratulations to Dr. Melissa Baralt

Dr. Melissa Baralt and her team were chosen as a winner for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Word Gap Challenge. Their intervention, Háblame Bebé, is a phone app to teach and empower low-income Hispanic parents about reducing the Word Gap and promoting bilingualism. They will receive Phase 2 funding ($25,000) to implement what they learned in the pilot study into their app's beta version, and conduct a larger-scale study with a control group. Their next goal: compete for and win Phase 3 funding.

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