February 2018 Alison Briggs Finkelstein, a speech-language pathologist at Salus University in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, received the 2017 Outstanding Clinical Preceptor Award from Salus University in recognition of her commitment to excellence in clinical education and professional practice at the university’s Speech Language Institute … SLPs Steven R. Cox and Irene ... People
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The ASHA Leader, February 2018, Vol. 23, 26-27. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.23022018.26
The ASHA Leader, February 2018, Vol. 23, 26-27. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.23022018.26
Awarded
Alison Briggs Finkelstein, a speech-language pathologist at Salus University in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, received the 2017 Outstanding Clinical Preceptor Award from Salus University in recognition of her commitment to excellence in clinical education and professional practice at the university’s Speech Language Institute … SLPs Steven R. Cox and Irene F. Kling were recognized by the Center for Health Innovation at Adelphi University in the Health Care Delivery Systems category at The Health Innovation Awards for their work in the university’s Transgender Voice Program … Anne Forrest Tallent, audiologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, received the 2017 Judith S. Gravel Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Vanderbilt Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences … audiologist Rene Gifford of the Vanderbilt School of Medicine received the Vanderbilt University Chancellor’s Award for Research for her cochlear implant design study, which demonstrated that implant recipients with low-frequency hearing preservation have access to inter-aural time difference cues … Linda Hood, audiologist at Vanderbilt School of Medicine, received the American Auditory Society’s 2017 Wayne Staab Award, which recognizes extraordinary contributions through service to the society … audiologist Marilyn M. Hinrichs of Dallas was recognized in the Hearing Care Practitioner category of Oticon’s 2017 Focus on People awards … Gary Jacobson, audiologist at Vanderbilt School of Medicine, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Balance Society … Colleen O’Hollaren, an SLP at North Plains Elementary School in Portland, Oregon, was selected as radio station K103’s Educator of the Week … Arlene A. Pietranton, ASHA chief executive officer, has been named 2018 Association Executive of the Year by Association TRENDS, a national source of association news and information. The award honors exemplary leadership and the embodiment of professionalism, creativity and commitment within the association community. Pietranton is the third association executive to be honored by both Association TRENDS and by CEO Update, which named her Professional Society CEO of the Year in 2015 … SLP Ellen Reuler from Portland, Oregon, received an award for distinguished service to the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
In the Media
Bethany Berry, an SLP at McDowell Wellness Center in Danville, Kentucky, was quoted in an article in The Advocate-Messenger about her work with a teen who had sustained multiple concussions.
Named
SLP Lynn M. Fox of the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill was elected 2018 vice president-elect of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association … SLP Kerry Mandulak of Pacific University in Portland, Oregon, was appointed chair of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) Advisory Committee of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) … audiologist Richard Roberts has joined the Vanderbilt Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences as assistant professor and vice chair of clinical operations. He was previously director of vestibular services at Alabama Hearing & Balance Associates, Inc.
Published
SLP Danielle Nichols wrote a children’s book, “If Feelings Take Over,” for students who have difficulty with pragmatic language and emotional regulation.
Deaths
Rick L. Bollinger, 73, on Oct. 10, 2017, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Bollinger earned a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from San Francisco State University, and a PhD in speech-language pathology from the University of Washington. Bollinger was an assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation at the University of Washington School of Medicine and then associate professor in the Speech and Hearing Program at the University of Central Florida. Bollinger established one of the earliest practices in speech-language pathology in Florida before joining the Miami Veterans Administration Medical Center (VA), where he served as chief of audiology and speech-language pathology. At the Miami VA, he also administered and supervised programs in recreational therapy, the Returning Veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq Program, and the methadone clinic. His active clinical service was in adult communication disorders and his research and publications focused on voice disorders and Alzheimer’s/dementia. An ASHA Fellow, Bollinger was active in the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, serving as vice president and president.
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