September 2016 Daniele Cerone-Griffin, speech-language pathologist in the Special School District of St. Louis (Missouri) County, received a 2016 Young Alumni Merit Award from Southeast Missouri State University … Jennifer Campion Friberg, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders at Illinois State University, received the school’s Dr. John Chizmar and Dr. ... People
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The ASHA Leader, September 2016, Vol. 21, 20-22. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.21092016.20
The ASHA Leader, September 2016, Vol. 21, 20-22. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.21092016.20
Awarded
Daniele Cerone-Griffin, speech-language pathologist in the Special School District of St. Louis (Missouri) County, received a 2016 Young Alumni Merit Award from Southeast Missouri State University … Jennifer Campion Friberg, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders at Illinois State University, received the school’s Dr. John Chizmar and Dr. Anthony Ostrosky Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award for excellence in service and scholarship related to teaching and learning … Doug Hicks, ASHA Board of Ethics member and adjunct professor in communication sciences at Case Western Reserve University, received the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Vanderbilt Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences … Lisa A. Scott, SLP and director of clinical education at the L.L. Schendel Speech and Hearing Clinic in the School of Communication Science and Disorders at Florida State University (FSU), received FSU’s 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award, the school’s top award for teaching … David A. Shapiro, an SLP specializing in fluency disorders and the Robert Lee Madison Distinguished Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Carolina University, received the University of North Carolina Board of Governors’ 2016 Oliver Max Gardner Award, the board’s highest honor for faculty in its 17-campus system. The award recognizes faculty who have “made the greatest contribution to the welfare of the human race” … Catriona M. Steele, senior scientist and director of the Swallowing Rehabilitation Research Laboratory at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute–University Health Network and professor of speech-language pathology at the University of Toronto’s Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Speech-Language and Audiology Canada in recognition of her contributions to speech-language pathology.
In the news
Kristen Casto, audiology consultant to the Army’s surgeon general, was featured in a June 3 NPR story about the Army’s Tactical Communication and Protective System hearing devices, which leave softer noises intact while also protecting users from loud noises … Robert Fifer, ASHA vice president for audiology practice and audiologist in the University of Miami Health System, was quoted in a June 2 Associated Press story about a National Academy of Sciences report on accessibility and affordability in adult hearing health care. Fifer was also quoted in a June 6 Wall Street Journal article about an over-the-phone hearing test; audiologist Sandra Gordon-Salant, professor and director of the University of Maryland doctoral program in clinical audiology, was also featured in the story … Lori Savage Grayson, founder and director of Children’s Communication Center, Inc., in Tallahassee, Florida, was featured in a May 5 article on AdvanceWeb.com about how health care professionals celebrated April’s Autism Awareness Month … 2016 ASHA President Jaynee A. Handelsman, who also serves as director of pediatric audiology at the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery in the University of Michigan Health System, wrote a June 15 op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer urging parents to find time to unplug during the summer in the name of communication health … Karen McFeeters Leary, SLP at the University of Vermont Medical Center, was featured in a June 4 article in the Burlington Free Press about the choir she started for singers who have aphasiaNelson Roy, professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Utah, was featured in a June 23 story about teachers and voice disorders on the National Education Association’s news site, NEA Today.
On the move
Devin McCaslin, associate professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University, has been promoted to director of the department’s Division of Vestibular Sciences.
Named
Jennifer Campion Friberg, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders at Illinois State University, has been named to the Cross Endowed Chair in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at Illinois State University.
Retired
Gene Bratt has retired from his positions as chief of the Audiology and Speech Pathology Service at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and associate professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University. Bratt received his doctorate in audiology from Vanderbilt in 1980, and has since worked as a clinical audiologist at the VA in Nashville. He has been a faculty member at Vanderbilt for more than 35 years, focusing his teaching interests on clinical audiology and pathologies of the auditory system. He was a funded investigator for most of his tenure with the VA, with research interests in the selection and fitting of hearing aids. He has published his findings and those of his research group in professional journals and has been an invited speaker internationally. In 2014, he received the first annual Gene Bratt Excellence in Teaching Award from the department.
Deaths
Noel D. Matkin, 84, on July 4, 2016, in Tucson, Arizona. Matkin earned his bachelor’s degree in logopedics from Wichita State University and his master’s and doctoral degrees in audiology from Northwestern University. Between his undergraduate and graduate degrees, Matkin fulfilled an ROTC obligation, serving at Yokota Air Force Base in Japan for three years. During that time, he and his wife, Arlene, developed a speech-and-hearing services program that included a classroom for American preschool children on base who had special needs. This development earned the pair a commendation for outstanding community service from the commander of the Fifth Air Force Wing. After graduate school, he joined the faculty of the University of Connecticut as an associate professor, later returning to Northwestern as a professor and the director of its children’s hearing clinics. He served four years as the director of the language and learning center at Boys Town National Research Hospital, and in 1979 joined the faculty at the University of Arizona, where he would become professor emeritus in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. Matkin authored many research articles and book chapters and co-edited and contributed to books. His research interests included a family-centered focus on identification, assessment and habilitation of young children who are deaf or hard of hearing, and he traveled extensively to lecture in Europe, Africa, Asia, Canada and Mexico. An ASHA Fellow and Honors recipient, Matkin served as trustee and president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation. He received a number of honors from other organizations as well, including the Clinical Educator Award from the American Academy of Audiology and the Frederick S. Berg Award from the Educational Audiology Association. The Third International Congress on Childhood Deafness was dedicated to Matkin, who presented the conference’s keynote address. At Arizona, Matkin received the Margaret M. Briehl and Dennis T. Ray Five Star Faculty Award, whose winners are chosen exclusively by students. Retiring after a 40-year career, Matkin continued to teach pediatric audiology and work with families of children with hearing loss.
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