August 2014 C. Edward Vann, a speech-language pathologist and director of rehabilitation services at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Va., received the 2014 Martha Mullins-Callender Award from the Communication Disorders Foundation of Virginia. The annual award is presented to a communication sciences and disorders professional who helps ensure ... People
Free
People  |   August 01, 2014
August 2014
Author Notes
Article Information
Professional Issues & Training / ASHA News & Member Stories / People
People   |   August 01, 2014
August 2014
The ASHA Leader, August 2014, Vol. 19, 24-25. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.19082014.24
The ASHA Leader, August 2014, Vol. 19, 24-25. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.19082014.24
Awarded
C. Edward Vann, a speech-language pathologist and director of rehabilitation services at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Va., received the 2014 Martha Mullins-Callender Award from the Communication Disorders Foundation of Virginia. The annual award is presented to a communication sciences and disorders professional who helps ensure that CSD services, professions and professional organizations flourish in the marketplace … Four ASHA members received awards from the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Robert M. Goldfarb, professor and CSD program director at Adelphi University, Garden City, N.Y., received the Honors of the Association; Kim L. Tillery, professor and chair of the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at the State University of New York-Fredonia, received the Distinguished Achievement Award; Wendy Papir-Bernstein, adjunct assistant professor at Lehman College, Bronx, N.Y., received the Distinguished Service Award; Susan J. Brannen, an audiologist in Spencerport, N.Y., received a special citation.
In the news
Mirla G. Raz, an SLP in Scottsdale, Ariz., was featured in a story in The Ranch Review (May 15). Raz talked about her new book, “Preschool Stuttering: What Parents Can Do,” which is based on her experiences working with children and parents over her 40-year career.
Named
Rupal Patel, professor and lab director of the Communication Analysis and Design Laboratory, has been named a full professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Northeastern University in Boston … Two ASHA member audiologists were elected to the National Academies of Practice: Diantha Morse, an audiologist and SLP in Meriden, Conn., was named distinguished practitioner and fellow; Victor Hugo Bray Jr., dean of the Salus University Osborne College of Audiology, was named distinguished public policy fellow. Founded in 1981, NAP is an interdisciplinary, nonprofit organization whose members, representing 14 health care professions, serve as distinguished advisors to health care policy makers in Congress and elsewhere.
Deaths
Kirstin Chiasson, 44, of complications related to breast cancer, on June 4, 2014, in Klamath Falls, Ore. Chiasson was born March 11, 1970, in Stanford, Calif., and grew up in Palo Alto. She earned her PhD in audiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000, and moved to Klamath Falls in 2004 and returned in 2011. She held faculty positions at the University of Wisconsin (Stevens Point) and at the University of Wyoming. She also was an adjunct lecturer for a brief time at Oregon Institute of Technology. Chiasson served on the ASHA Continuing Education Board, the Scientific and Professional Education Board, the Research and Scientific Affairs Committee and most recently the ASHA Nominations and Elections Committee. She is survived by her parents; two brothers; husband Andrew, and their three children, Elizabeth, Andrew and Paul.
Glenda J. Ochsner, 72, on May 29, 2014. Ochsner, who served as 2003 ASHA president, earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at the University of Oklahoma. She began her career in academia at the University of North Texas in 1968 and returned to Oklahoma in 1969 to accept a position in the John W. Keys Speech and Hearing Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, where she taught for the next 25 years. She was named the David Ross Boyd Professor in 1988 and chaired the department from 1987 to 1994. Ochsner then served as dean of health, social sciences and human behavior at Oklahoma City Community College and then returned to OU at the Norman campus, where she taught in the Honors College and the College of Liberal Studies until her death. She also earned a second master’s degree in theatre and museum management in 2005. An ASHA Fellow and Life Member, Ochsner served as vice president for quality service and on the Legislative Council. Survivors include by her mother, Mary Jane Ochsner; life partner, James G. Schmaelzle; and adopted son, Ryan B. Tigner.
0 Comments
Submit a Comment
Submit A Comment
Name
Comment Title
Comment


This feature is available to Subscribers Only
Sign In or Create an Account ×
FROM THIS ISSUE
August 2014
Volume 19, Issue 8