October 2017 Elise Davis-McFarland, an SLP in Charleston, South Carolina, and 2017 ASHA president-elect, received the Eugene Wiggins Leadership Award at the April 2017 convention of the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing … SLP Ann Glaser received the 2017 Dr. Margaret M. Roberts Leadership Award from the Ohio Board ... People
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The ASHA Leader, October 2017, Vol. 22, 18-20. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.22102017.18
The ASHA Leader, October 2017, Vol. 22, 18-20. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.22102017.18
Awarded
Elise Davis-McFarland, an SLP in Charleston, South Carolina, and 2017 ASHA president-elect, received the Eugene Wiggins Leadership Award at the April 2017 convention of the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing … SLP Ann Glaser received the 2017 Dr. Margaret M. Roberts Leadership Award from the Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. The annual award recognizes a licensed audiologist or SLP for significant contributions and leadership that have benefited and promoted consumer protection in the field of communication sciences and disorders.
In the media
Audiologist Eric Fallon was recently quoted in an NPR article on how the military is working on ways to protect service members’ hearing … SLP Elizabeth Schwartz was interviewed by the Huffington Post blog on her work in accent reduction at her practice Better Speech Now in Astoria, New York … Pamela Wiley, president and founder of LA Speech and Language Therapy Center, was featured on CBSLA/KCAL9 on July 12 for the opening of the center’s new Workforce Learning Lab. The lab, created in partnership with UPS, simulates a UPS store and provides job training for young adults with autism spectrum disorder.
Named
Paul Rao, rehabilitation consultant and 2011 ASHA president, was named chairman of the board of directors of TranZed Alliance, a nonprofit organization serving children and families in Maryland and Washington, D.C. Rao, who joined the board in 2014 and served as its 2016–2017 vice chair, retired in 2014 after 28 years as vice president of inpatient operations and compliance at Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C.
On the move
After nine years of chairing the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York, SLP Catherine Sheridan Rasmussen was appointed associate dean of compliance and clinical affairs in the university’s School of Health and Human Services and director of its York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute.
Published
Anita Di Blasi, an SLP in Columbus, Ohio, published “America, Cats and Guns,” a book on how to get started as a traveling therapist … SLP Deborah Lonergan published “Where’s Louie?,” a book on spatial concepts for children ages 3–7 that teaches prepositions and how to answer “where” questions … Melanie Potock, pediatric SLP and feeding specialist in Longmont, Colorado, published her fourth book on children’s feeding issues: “Adventures in Veggieland: Help Your Kids Learn to Love Vegetables With 101 Easy Activities and Recipes.”
Retired
Jaclyn B. Spitzer retired as professor emerita in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery at Columbia University. She continues as a professor of communication sciences and disorders at Montclair State University.
Deaths
S. Allen Counter, on July 12 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Counter was a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and the inaugural director of the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations. He studied biology and sensory physiology at Tennessee State University, receiving his doctorate in electrophysiology from Case Western University and his medical degree from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Counter joined the Harvard faculty in 1970, serving as a postdoctoral fellow and assistant neurophysiologist at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. His research focused on nerve, muscle and auditory physiology as well as diagnosis of brain injury. In 1970, the U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare named Counter to the National Institute of Mental Health’s National Advisory Mental Health Council.
Richard Baker French, 93, on July 12, in Norfolk, Virginia. After serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII, he earned his BS and MEd degrees from Boston University School of Education. He was a speech-language pathologist, state supervisor of programs for the handicapped for the Delaware State Department of Public Instruction, and supervisor of special education for the Colonial School District in New Castle, Delaware. He moved to Norfolk after his 1980 retirement.
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