May 2016 Ronna Fisher, audiologist and co-founder of the Illinois-based Hearing Health Center, received the Audiology Service Award from the Illinois Department of Human Services in recognition of her lifetime contributions to the field of audiology … Celia R. Hooper, dean of the School of Health and Human Sciences at the ... People
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The ASHA Leader, May 2016, Vol. 21, 20-21. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.21052016.20
The ASHA Leader, May 2016, Vol. 21, 20-21. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.21052016.20
Awarded
Ronna Fisher, audiologist and co-founder of the Illinois-based Hearing Health Center, received the Audiology Service Award from the Illinois Department of Human Services in recognition of her lifetime contributions to the field of audiology … Celia R. Hooper, dean of the School of Health and Human Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, was recently honored as Member of the Year by the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions … Cynthia Puranik, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders in the College of Education and Human Development at Georgia State University, recently received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from President Barack Obama. The award is the highest honor given by the U.S. government for science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Puranik’s research focuses on understanding early writing development.
In the news
Allison Biever, an audiologist at the Rocky Mountain Ear Center in Englewood, Colorado, was featured in a Jan. 6 segment on Denver’s CBS4 News in which she set up a patient with the latest cochlear implant technology … Speech-language pathologist and audiologist Pnina Bravmann, founder and program director of Strivright/Auditory Oral School of New York, was recognized in February as “New Yorker of the Week” by NY1 News for her work with children with hearing loss, as well as with their families … SLP Jessica Carter, clinical faculty member in the Communication Disorders Program at the University of Texas at Dallas and project director of a collaboration between the Dallas Independent School District and the university, was featured in a Feb. 18 news segment on CBS Dallas/Fort Worth about how the two groups work together to help children bridge the “vocabulary gap” … Rupal Patel, SLP and chief executive of VocaliD, which builds custom voices for people with speech impairments who use augmentative and alternative communication devices, was featured in a Feb. 15 Wall Street Journal news story and video about her company, including its work in creating a new voice for a 16-year-old boy with cerebral palsy … Vivian Sisskin, SLP and clinical professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University of Maryland, was featured in a March 2 story on NPR’s All Things Considered about Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen. Sisskin has worked with Wen on her stuttering and public speaking … SLP Rachel Wynn spoke to the Orange County Register for a Feb. 28 story about unnecessary treatments and Medicare fraud in skilled nursing facilities.
Retired
Gail Barnard has retired after a decades-long career as an SLP. She earned her bachelor’s degree in 1975 from University of Oregon and her master’s degree in 1977 from the University of Minnesota. She then worked within many different areas of speech-language pathology—from neonatal to end-of-life—while specializing in neurogenic disorders and voice/public speaking. She developed protocols and programs at local and major hospital systems and clinics, including modified barium swallow protocols and a nasobarium fluoroscopy protocol. Barnard spent most of career working in private practice, contracting with HMOs, hospitals, rehabilitation units, skilled nursing facilities, early childhood programs and private corporations.
Deaths
MarshaLynn L. Isenhoff-Dentel, 45, on Jan. 6, 2015, in Montgomery Village, Maryland. Isenhoff-Dentel earned a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Eastern Michigan University. Moving around the country with her husband, a first lieutenant in the military, she worked as an SLP in many settings, including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and public schools. She most recently worked at a school for teenagers who have emotional impairment and who are at risk for developing behavioral problems.
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