December 2014 Brian B. Shulman, dean of the School of Health and Medical Sciences and professor of speech-language pathology at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, was named a Fellow of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions. Shulman was recognized for his contributions to ASAHP and his ... People
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December 2014
The ASHA Leader, December 2014, Vol. 19, 20. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.19122014.20
The ASHA Leader, December 2014, Vol. 19, 20. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.19122014.20
Awarded
Brian B. Shulman, dean of the School of Health and Medical Sciences and professor of speech-language pathology at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, was named a Fellow of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions. Shulman was recognized for his contributions to ASAHP and his efforts to promote excellence in teaching, research, service and leadership in allied health. He also was elected to the ASAHP Board of Directors for a three-year term.
In the News
Fabiane Hirsch Kruse, a speech-language pathologist in Tucson, Arizona, was featured in a USA Today story about Gabby Giffords’ struggle to recover from a gunshot wound. Kruse provides Giffords with treatment services three times a week, focusing on conversation, speech practice and homework Giffords completes using a language app.
Deaths
Leija Karrina Viitanen McReynolds, 91, on Aug. 31, 2014, in San Francisco. McReynolds earned her master’s degree at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and her doctorate from Stanford University. McReynolds conducted extensive research in communication sciences and disorders. She published the three-volume textbook “Speech, Language, and Hearing” with co-authors Norman J. Lass, Jerry L. Northern and David E. Yoder. An ASHA Life Member and Fellow, she also received ASHA Honors.
Elizabeth Moodie Prather, 84, of kidney failure, on Sept. 17, 2014, in Phoenix. Prather received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska, and her master’s and doctoral degrees in speech pathology from the University of Iowa. She was a research associate at the University of Iowa and then a professor of speech and hearing science, specializing in child language development, at the University of Washington and later at Arizona State University. She retired as emeritus professor from ASU in 1991 and was active in the Emeritus College. An ASHA Fellow, she received the Honors of both the Washington and Arizona state speech-language-hearing associations. She wrote many scientific articles, was a popular guest lecturer at other universities and professional organizations, and was co-author of the Sequenced Inventory of Language Development, a nationally recognized test for preschoolers. She later helped translate the test into Yupik for native people in Alaska, where she was a consultant for several years. Survivors include her husband, Bill; two children, Ann Foster and Tom Prather; and her brother, Robert “Dick” Moodie.
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