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The ASHA Leader, November 2017, Vol. 22, 24-25. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.22112017.24
The ASHA Leader, November 2017, Vol. 22, 24-25. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.22112017.24
In the media
SLP Jackie Davis was interviewed by KARK in Little Rock, Arkansas, about performing a fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing on newborns to help them swallow milk … SLP Debra Gleeson of Kalamazoo, Michigan, was featured in a Veterans Affairs blog post on her equine therapy program for veterans with chronic aphasiaJaynee A. Handlesman, 2016 ASHA president and director of pediatric audiology at Michigan Medicine at the University of Michigan, was quoted in a Consumer Reports article on over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids … audiologist Katie Harrington of Londonderry, New Hampshire, was interviewed for the Sentinel & Enterprise newspaper on the OTC hearing aid legislation … an article in the online parenting publication Kinstantly on selective mutism featured comments from Suzanne Hungerford, an SLP at SUNY-Plattsburgh … Stephanie Jordan, an SLP in Fargo, North Dakota, was quoted in an article in The Daily Republic on differentiating picky eaters from problem eatersSheena Oliver, audiologist in Williamstown, New Jersey, and vice president of marketing for Oticon, was interviewed by KVUE in Austin, Texas, about classic rock band Styx streaming a concert directly to hearing aid users … audiologist Richard Panelli of Reno, Nevada, was interviewed by KTVN about his dual passions of audiology and performing hip hopGail Richard, 2017 ASHA president and director of The Autism Center at Eastern Illinois University, was interviewed on the July 22 syndicated radio travel show “Rudy Maxa’s World” on noise levels in restaurantsGail Richard and Stacey Ellison Glasgow, ASHA associate director of school services, wrote “10-Day Countdown to School Readiness” for the National PTA’s magazine Our Children.
Retired
Phyllis Breen retired in August after 35 years at the University of Cincinnati, where she was assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and served as teacher, clinic director and practicum coordinator for all speech-language pathology master’s students. She received a university-wide outstanding faculty award for her contributions to student learning. During her 50 years in the profession, she was a volunteer leader of professional organizations, including the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association, where she was awarded Honors, and ASHA, where she served on the Legislative Council and is an affiliate of SIG 11, Administration and Supervision … John Lowe III retired to Hilliard, Ohio, after working many years in higher education and consulting. He held faculty and administrative positions at Kansas State University, Governors State University (department chair and dean of the College of Health Professions), Delta State University (department chair), and the University of Central Arkansas (department chair). Lowe is a past president of the Illinois Association of Allied Health Professions and the Arkansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and is a Fellow of ASHA and the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association … Eva K. Saffer, senior audiologist at the Oklahoma Hearing Clinic (OHC) is retiring after 40 years. Prior to joining OHC, she was assistant professor for the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center’s John W. Keys Speech and Hearing Center. Saffer, a past president of the Oklahoma Speech-Language and Hearing Association, is also a member of the American Academy of Audiology and the Educational Audiology Association.
Deaths
Richard M. (Dick) Flower, 95, on August 8, 2017, in Carmel, California. Flower, who served as 1985 ASHA president, received his bachelor’s degree at San Jose State College, and his MA and PhD at Northwestern University. Flower, whose career spanned more than five decades, was dually certified. He taught at Western Reserve University in Cleveland from 1953 to 1957, where he was also the coordinator of professional education at the Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center. In 1957 he began a long tenure as professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of California–San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine, where he became vice chairman of the department in l967 and established a doctoral program in speech and hearing sciences. His publication interests ranged broadly to include deafness, early cochlear implants, voice disorders, pediatric language and reading disabilities, and teaching clinical content for medical students. Flower served on several executive boards and committees within ASHA, at the UCSF School of Medicine and for the state of California. An ASHA Fellow, Flower served as 1960–1961 president of and received Honors from the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA). His late wife, Wilda Merritt Flower, was also an ASHA Fellow and past CSHA president. Find a tribute to Flower on The Leader Blog.
Please send news of ASHA members’ awards, new positions, media appearances, honors, retirements and other milestones to leader@asha.org.
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