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The ASHA Leader, May 2017, Vol. 22, 20-22. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.22052017.20
The ASHA Leader, May 2017, Vol. 22, 20-22. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.22052017.20
Appointed
Dee Adams Nikjeh was recently appointed co-chair of the Healthcare Professionals Advisory Committee Review Board of the American Medical Association’s Relative Value Update Committee after serving two years as the alternate co-chair. The group helps determine values for procedure codes for use by nonphysician health care professionals. Nikjeh, a speech-language pathologist, co-chairs ASHA’s Health Care Economics Committee.
Awarded
Maya Reynolds Clark, associate professor and director of the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at Armstrong State University (Savannah, Georgia), recently received the school’s 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Outstanding Faculty Award … Barbara Bennett Shadden, professor emerita at the University of Arkansas, received the 2016 Honors of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS). The award is the organization’s highest honor, recognizing members who have made outstanding contributions to research, teaching, treatment and/or service in the area of neurologic communication disorders … Gloriajean Wallace, professor emerita at the University of Cincinnati, received the 2016 Special Recognition Award from ANCDS. The award recognizes members who have demonstrated leadership and outstanding contributions to the organization.
In the media
Melissa Eich, a school-based SLP in Charlottesville, Virginia, was featured in a Feb. 25 “Americans at Work” photo essay in The Atlantic. Her husband, a freelance photographer, documented her experiences at work and at home … Anesha Frazer, an SLP based in Atlanta, was featured on a recent episode of the Lifetime reality show “Little Women: Atlanta,” providing treatment for two of the cast members … Sandy Hirsch, a Seattle-based SLP, and Kathe Perez, a Denver-based SLP, were featured in a Jan. 17 article on Vice.com about how SLPs can work with transgender people to help them better match their voice to their identity. Perez co-developed a transgender voice-training app called Eva (for “Exceptional Voice App”) … Roberta Kornfield, an SLP based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Diane Paul, ASHA director of clinical issues in speech-language pathology, were featured in a Feb. 2 article in U.S. News and World Report about stuttering … Amy Maplethorpe, a clinical fellow at Raymond Ellis Elementary School in Round Lake Beach, Illinois, was featured in a Feb. 9 ABC News story about her use of tennis balls and other materials to modify chairs for students with autism spectrum disorder who have sensory issues … Marlene Schoenberg, an SLP in St. Paul, Minnesota, specializing in accent modification, was featured in a Dec. 15 Star Tribune article about actors from Minnesota who work to reduce their accents to help win more roles … Roy F. Sullivan, an audiologist in Garden City, New York, wrote a letter to the editor published on Jan. 19 in the Wall Street Journal in response to an op-ed by Temma Ehrenfeld that advocated for over-the-counter hearing devices. Sullivan explained that “a hearing aid is one-third product and two-thirds process” … Lynda Katz Wilner, an Owings Mills, Maryland–based SLP and founder and director of Successfully Speaking, was highlighted in a Baltimore Business Journal Q&A on Dec. 29, 2016. She discusses her role as a corporate communication specialist and SLP.
On the move
Julie Martinez Verhoff, director of audiology at The River School and Chattering Children (a nonprofit clinic) in Washington, D.C., will be the director of pediatric audiology at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, Florida, beginning June 6.
Deaths
Shari Etzel, 45, on Jan. 20, 2017, in Bad Axe, Michigan. Etzel earned her master’s degree from Michigan State University in 1994 and began her career at Huron Intermediate School District in Bad Axe. She worked for the district for 22 years in a variety of roles and programs, serving populations ranging from preschool to adults. Etzel was a leader in the speech department, supervising clinical fellowships, mentoring many new SLPs, and participating in many multidisciplinary teams. She planned summer speech camps, maximizing opportunities for students to develop communication skills.
Joyce Coffey Heller, 86, on Jan. 14, 2017, in Delray Beach, Florida, of complications of a stroke. Heller earned her bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in 1952, her master’s degree from Brooklyn College in 1954 and her PhD from New York University in 1968. As an audiologist, SLP and clinical psychologist with a specialty in craniofacial birth defects and a subspecialty in pediatric and adult cleft-palate disorders, Heller was affiliated with Kean University, Fairleigh Dickinson University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Montefiore Medical Center. For many years, Heller also shared a private practice, Speech-Language Associates, with Audrey Schulman. An ASHA Fellow, Heller was active in the association and in the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association, chairing several committees. She also represented New Jersey on ASHA’s Legislative Council in the late 1970s.
Michael Starrson Masanori Hoshiko, 95, on Dec. 26, 2016, in Longmont, Colorado. Hoshiko attended YMCA College and Sir George William University in Montreal before receiving a scholarship through the American Friends Service Committee after World War II to study at Heidelberg College in Ohio, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1948. He went on to receive his master’s in experimental psychology from Bowling Green State University in 1949. Hoshiko worked as a psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto Medical School from 1952 to 1955. He then returned to the United States, earning his PhD in speech-language pathology, hearing and speech sciences from Purdue University in 1957. Hoshiko joined the audiology and speech-language pathology faculty at Southern Illinois University (SIU), where he helped develop the new department into a significant teaching and research laboratory through grants from the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society and the Illinois state mental health department, among others. He helped develop many instruments, often incorporating use of radio and sound wave frequencies, including the spectrograph, electromyograph, respirometer, radio telemetry, biomedical electronics and voiceprint identification in clinical and research applications. He was a founder of the Biophysics Engineering Program at SIU, taught voiceprint identification to law enforcement and government agents in the U.S. and abroad, and was an expert witness in criminal cases. Hoshiko was responsible for many other innovations at SIU: He introduced the university’s first telephone teletypewriter communication and its first biofeedback course and therapy program. He retired as professor emeritus and director of the Clinical Center for Speech and Hearing in 1991.
Lennette Johnson Ivy, 63, on Oct. 21, 2016. Ivy earned her bachelor’s from Mississippi Valley State University in 1975, her master’s from the University of Mississippi (UM) in 1987 and her PhD from the University of Memphis in 2004, all in speech-language pathology. Ivy worked in the Mississippi public schools and, after receiving her master’s degree, joined the faculty in the UM Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. After receiving her PhD, she became an assistant professor, later rising to associate professor and department chair. She retired in 2016, as professor emerita and chair emerita, capping 49 years of service. During her tenure at UM, she received external funding to establish preschool and pre-K classroom programs for children with speech, language and hearing challenges. She made professional presentations at more than 26 conferences and co-authored six peer-reviewed journal articles and two book chapters. Ivy was an active member of the Mississippi Valley State University National Alumni Association, the Lafayette County Literacy Council and the Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association, from which she received the Honors of the Association in 2014.
Steve Rosenbaum, 88, on Jan. 27, 2017, in Jericho, New York. Rosenbaum received his bachelor’s degree in 1949 from Brooklyn College, his master’s degree in 1957 from the University of Maryland, and his doctorate in 1976 from Teachers College, Columbia University. Rosenbaum served as director of the Hearing and Speech Center at Long Island Jewish Medical Center since its inception in 1965 for more than 30 years. While there, he helped create the Preschool Hearing Council (Long Island Hearing Screening Program), which screened preschool children’s hearing in cooperation with regional universities and the Nassau County Department of Health. He was also a professor at Hofstra University. An ASHA Fellow, Rosenbaum served as president of the Long Island Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NYSSLHA), and he received NYSSLHA’s Distinguished Service Award in 1991.
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