June 2015 Robert M. Augustine was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Illinois State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, his alma mater. Augustine also recently stepped down as the graduate school dean at Eastern Illinois University to join the Council of Graduate Schools as senior vice president, where he’ll ... People
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The ASHA Leader, July 2015, Vol. 20, 20-21. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.20072015.20
The ASHA Leader, July 2015, Vol. 20, 20-21. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.20072015.20
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Robert M. Augustine was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Illinois State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, his alma mater. Augustine also recently stepped down as the graduate school dean at Eastern Illinois University to join the Council of Graduate Schools as senior vice president, where he’ll start later this year … Three ASHA staff members were recently named Distinguished Fellows of their respective professional academies by the National Academies of Practice (NAP). Neil DiSarno, chief staff officer for audiology, was inducted into the Audiology Academy and Lemmietta McNeilly, chief staff officer for speech-language pathology, and Loretta Nunez, director of academic affairs and research education, were inducted into the Speech and Language Pathology Academy. The NAP is an interdisciplinary body of practitioners that advises the government on issues of national health care. Distinguished Fellows must have an exemplary career of at least 10 years and be committed to interprofessional practice and accessible, affordable health care for all.
Awarded
Judith A. Creuz, clinic coordinator and professor of communication sciences and disorders at Pennsylvania State University, received the 2015 Salus University Alumni Association’s Special Recognition Award. The honor, awarded only when merited, highlights Creuz’s contributions to her alma mater and the profession of audiology … Brenna Hughes, team lead for speech-language pathology at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, California, was honored with a Community Heroes Award by the College of Health and Human Services at California State University–Fresno for organizing a concussion consortium to discuss brain injury issues among young athletes in her community … Jeanine Jesberg, speech-language pathologist and founder of the Chicago-based Project Little Spark, received a grant from The Pollination Project to pursue her program, which provides opportunities for U.S. children, including those with special needs, to give educational and therapeutic materials, as well as support, to their global peers … Laurence B. Leonard, the Rachel E. Stark Distinguished Professor of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences and director of the Child Language Laboratory at Purdue University, received the biennial Callier Prize in Communication Disorders for his work on specific language impairment. The prize recognizes global leadership in scientific advances and notable developments in the diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders.
On the move
Jennifer Basch and Nika Williams-Arbelo have opened the doors to a new Pikesville, Maryland, location of Connec-to-Talk, their Connecticut-based private behavioral, speech and occupational therapy practice, focusing on early intervention services for children with autism and other developmental disabilities … Emily Plowman has joined the University of Florida (UF) faculty as associate professor in the physical therapy, neurology, and speech, language and hearing sciences departments. Plowman also now directs UF’s Neuromotor Speech and Swallowing Restoration Laboratory and clinical research at the Center for Respiratory Research and Rehabilitation. UF has also hired Ianessa Humbert as associate professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and chief of the Swallowing Neurophysiology Lab … Elizabeth A. Ying has rejoined the Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC) as co-director of the Shelley and Steven Einhorn Audiology and Communication Centers, moving from the Ear Institute at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary at Mount Sinai Health Systems, where she was director of hearing habilitation. Ying had worked for CHC earlier in her career as a member of its clinical staff.
Deaths
Jane Goodman, 91, on April 23, 2015, in Evanston, Illinois. Goodman earned her bachelor’s degree in speech pathology from St. Xavier University in 1968, later attending Northwestern University for her master’s (1970) and PhD (1979). She had a long career working in Evanston schools as a speech-language pathologist, later opening a private practice where she specialized in helping non-native English users improve their spoken language. A Life Member of ASHA, she worked with clients until she was 89.
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