July 2016 Vicki Deal-Williams, ASHA chief staff officer for multicultural affairs, received the 2016 M. Eugene Wiggins Leadership Award from the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing at its annual convention, where Martine Elie, speech-language pathologist and clinic director at the Howard University Speech and Hearing Clinic, also received the ... People
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The ASHA Leader, July 2016, Vol. 21, 22-23. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.21072016.22
The ASHA Leader, July 2016, Vol. 21, 22-23. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.21072016.22
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Vicki Deal-Williams, ASHA chief staff officer for multicultural affairs, received the 2016 M. Eugene Wiggins Leadership Award from the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing at its annual convention, where Martine Elie, speech-language pathologist and clinic director at the Howard University Speech and Hearing Clinic, also received the association’s Scholar-Mentor Award. Elie also was recognized that month at the International School for Autism gala in Kissimmee, Florida, for her international work and commitment to people with autism in Haiti … Hedieh Hashemi Hosseinabad, a speech-language pathology PhD student at the University of Cincinnati, and SLP Kazlin N. Mason, clinical researcher at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in the Center for Craniofacial Disorders and a PhD student in the Speech Imaging and Visualization Laboratory at East Carolina University, were awarded scholarships from the Cleft Palate Foundation. Mason received the David P. Kuehn Speech Scholarship and Hashemi Hosseinabad received the Karlind T. Moller Cleft-Craniofacial Scholarship … Jerald Moon, professor in the University of Iowa’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, received the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) and the Cleft Palate Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to ACPA, including past service as editor of the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal and as a member of the Executive Council and a number of committees.
In the news
Lisa Bedore, professor and director of the speech-language pathology program at the University of Texas at Austin, and Sonja Pruitt-Lord, associate professor of speech, language, and hearing sciences at San Diego State University, were featured in a Feb. 24 Huffington Post article about childhood speech disorders and the importance of parents talking to their children … Angela Dietsch, professor of swallowing disorders at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Teresa Springer, SLP and dysphagia program leader at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, were featured in an April 9 Lincoln Journal-Star article about dysphagia patients at the hospitalNeil DiSarno, ASHA chief staff officer for audiology, explained the importance of hearing health care in a March 29 AARP article, “4 Reasons to Treat Your Hearing Loss.
Deaths
Gisele Oliveira, 45, on March 31, 2016, in São Paulo, Brazil. Oliveira received her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in human communication disorders from the Federal University of São Paulo and her postdoctoral fellowship from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was a professor and co-partner with Mara Behlau of the Graduate Specialization Program at the Center for Voice Studies in São Paulo. After meeting her husband, Gaetano Fava (also an SLP), at the Voice Foundation Symposium in Philadelphia, she moved to the United States and became an assistant professor in the master’s program in speech-language pathology at Touro College in Brooklyn, New York. Oliveira published more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 10 book chapters and books. She also presented extensively in North and South America, Europe and Asia at conferences and meetings including the Voice Foundation Annual Symposium, the World Hearing Voices Congress and the World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP). She was an editorial board member of the Journal of Voice, as well as of two Brazilian indexed scientific speech journals, CoDAS and RSBFA. Oliveira was a member of the IALP voice committee, representing both Brazil and the United States. Her main interests were clinical and professional voice, the impact of self-assessment on communication outcomes, coping with voice disorders, and multicultural aspects of communication, teaching and teamwork.
John K. Niparko, 61, on April 25, 2016, in Los Angeles. Niparko was an internationally renowned otoneurologic surgeon who pioneered innovative cochlear implant (CI) procedures for children and adults. He founded the Johns Hopkins Listening Center 25 years ago, building it into one of the top CI programs in the country, and had been professor and chair of the Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery in the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles since February 2013. He also served as interim director of Johns Hopkins’ Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery from 2009 to 2012, as well as professor and chief of the Division of Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery and medical director of the Division of Audiology. Niparko received his bachelor’s and medical degrees from the University of Michigan, later becoming a faculty member. His breakthrough research through the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders’ Childhood Development and Cochlear Implantation grant provided the foundation for understanding the role of CIs in childhood development.
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