January 2017 Matina Balou, speech-language pathologist and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the New York University Langone Medical Center, received the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from Edinboro University at its annual Speech-Language Pathology Alumni Conference in October. Balou was recognized for her work pre- ... People
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January 2017
The ASHA Leader, January 2017, Vol. 22, 24-25. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.22012017.24
The ASHA Leader, January 2017, Vol. 22, 24-25. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.22012017.24
Awarded
Matina Balou, speech-language pathologist and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the New York University Langone Medical Center, received the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from Edinboro University at its annual Speech-Language Pathology Alumni Conference in October. Balou was recognized for her work pre- and post-operatively with the recipient of a full facial transplant. She helped him regain his ability to swallow, speak and animate facial features.
In the media
Becky Khayum, SLP and co-founder of MemoryCare Corporation, was featured in an Oct. 21 Chicago Tribune article about using telepractice to treat people with primary progressive aphasiaGlen Tellis, professor and chair of the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Misericordia University; Cari Tellis, associate professor in the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Misericordia; and Cara Imbalzano, D’manda Price and Danielle Spagnuolo, students in the department’s master’s program, were featured in a Sept. 28 article in the Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) about their research on fluency and brain functionAaron Ziegler, a speech-language pathology instructor at Oregon Health and Science University, was featured in an Oct. 24 Wall Street Journal article about how voices age. The story highlights a specific treatment method Ziegler created for strengthening aging voices. SLP Aaron Johnson, assistant professor at the New York University Voice Center, was also featured in the article for his research on strength and quality of voice.
Retired
Betty H. Bunce retired July 31, 2016, from the University of Kansas (KU) with emeritus status after 39 years of service, 28 of them as a clinical professor in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, her master’s degree from Temple University and her PhD from KU. She worked as a teacher, a research assistant in the Bureau of Child Research (now the Schiefelbusch Life Span Institute), a school SLP and a clinical professor in KU’s Schiefelbusch Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. As a clinical professor at KU, she directed the Language Acquisition Preschool and taught coursework in preschool language disorders, reading disorders and multicultural issues. Bunce also taught courses in language arts, reading and reading disorders at Washburn University. She has written two books on language-focused curriculum, and also has presented regionally, nationally and internationally, primarily on language and literacy. Bunce was the Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s nominee for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation’s Frank R. Kleffner Lifetime Clinical Career Award in 1997, and she received a teaching excellence award in 2001 from KU speech-language pathology graduate students. KU’s Department of Speech-Language-Hearing, in conjunction with the Schiefelbusch Clinic, established the Betty H. Bunce Multicultural Annual Lecture Series with the inaugural lecture on Oct. 6, 2016 … Geraldine Gibbia retired as the co-founder and executive director of the Phoenix Center, an educational community for students with special needs in Nutley, New Jersey, in June 2016 after 25 years of leadership at the center. Gibbia received her PhD in speech and hearing science from the City University of New York, and has 40 years of experience working with speech, language and social skills development of children and adults with autism spectrum disorder and those with multiple disabilities. Gibbia remains active in the field, working on special projects for the Phoenix Center and serving as a member of the school’s Board of Directors … Dawn Gleason retired on Dec. 31, 2016, as president and CEO of Columbus Speech & Hearing Center (CSHC), which provides outpatient speech, hearing and vocational services in central Ohio. Gleason received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Denison University, her master’s degree in audiology from Ohio State University and her AuD from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. She joined CSHC as an audiologist in 1989, later spending more than 14 years as director of audiology and hearing aid services before being named president and CEO in 2003. Gleason is a past president of the Ohio Council of Speech and Hearing Administrators and the Ohio Academy of Audiology. She was also a member of the Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and the Ohio Speech and Hearing Governmental Affairs Coalition.
Deaths
Joanne Brown, 74, on Sept. 30, 2016. Brown received her bachelor’s degree in speech therapy from Washington State University in 1964 and her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from George Washington University in 1981. Brown spent her career as an SLP in the Joseph Willard Health Center of the Fairfax County (Virginia) Health Department, specializing in childhood speech disorders. She retired from the department in 2002 after 21 years.
Linda Lloye Jordan, 76, on Nov. 24, 2016, in Iowa City, Iowa. Jordan received her bachelor’s degree and doctorate from the University of Iowa. For her entire professional career, Jordan worked as an adjunct professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Iowa and as a clinician in the Department of Neurology at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. An ASHA Fellow, she received Honors of the Iowa Speech-Language-Hearing Association and also served as its president.
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