Members Making News May 2018 People
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Members Making News
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People   |   May 01, 2018
Members Making News
The ASHA Leader, May 2018, Vol. 23, 20-21. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.23052018.20
The ASHA Leader, May 2018, Vol. 23, 20-21. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.23052018.20
Deanna Meinke, audiologist and associate professor at the University of Northern Colorado, received the Outstanding Hearing Conservationist Award at the annual National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) conference in Orlando, Florida, in February. The award recognizes exemplary work and contributions in the field of hearing conservation.
In the media
Pediatric audiologist Jane Madell partnered with Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky on a new documentary, “The Listening Project.” The film features interviews with 12 young adults born deaf and diagnosed late—because they were born before newborn hearing screening guidelines were implemented nationwide—and highlights the impact of cochlear implants and other audiological interventions on children with hearing loss… audiologist Frank Musiek, professor in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona, and audiologist Aurora Weaver, professor in the Department of Communication Disorders at Auburn University, were quoted in a Wall Street Journal article on how the right ear processes language faster than the left ear.
SLP Bernard Rousseau, associate vice chair for research, chancellor faculty fellow, and associate professor of otolaryngology, hearing and speech sciences and of mechanical engineering at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been named professor and chairman of the Department of Communication Science and Disorders in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. After nearly 14 years on the VUMC faculty, Rousseau will begin his new position in the fall.
Renee Levinson retired from her position as associate director of ASHA continuing education (CE) in March. An audiologist, Levinson joined the ASHA staff in 1998, working for audiology practices. She moved to CE in 2001, leading a new learning experience initiative, “Learn & Earn.” She later led ASHA CE’s marketing efforts to encourage audiologists and SLPs to earn ASHA CEUs and to participate in the ASHA CE Registry. Levinson received an MA in audiology from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to working at ASHA, Levinson was the director of Auditory Verbal International and was a clinical audiologist at Gallaudet University, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Ralph Ohde, 73, on Jan. 8, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee. Ohde was professor emeritus in the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center’s Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences. He received his BA in 1966 from Carthage College and his master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Virginia. After working for several years as an SLP, he received his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1978. He pursued post-doctoral studies at MIT and came to Vanderbilt in 1981. Ohde published widely in the field of articulation and speech perception, focusing his research on how young children perceive and produce speech sounds differently from adults. During his more than 30 years at Vanderbilt, Ohde taught graduate courses in articulation disorders, phonology, phonetics, speech acoustics, speech perception, and anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanisms. He received many teaching awards, was the associate editor of speech production for the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), and a fellow of ASHA and ASA.
Clyde R. Willis, 80, on Jan. 22, 2018, in Tega Cay, South Carolina. Willis attended the State University of New York at Geneseo, where he received his BS in speech pathology and audiology in 1959. He received his MA and PhD from Indiana University in 1961 and 1965, respectively. Willis began his career at Oklahoma State University as an instructor and then became a professor at Western Michigan University, where he taught from 1965 to 1984. In 1984, he was named dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Bowling Green State University and served in that position until his retirement in 2002. An ASHA Fellow, Willis is widely credited with helping to create the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) and helping to include speech-language pathology in the field of allied health. He was the editor of the cumulative index of ASHA journals from 1962 to 1972.
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