October 2018 Rachael Parkin, an SLP with the Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Board of Developmental Disabilities and previously an SLP at the Cleveland Clinic, was a winner of the Cleveland Clinic’s 2018 Health Sciences Educator Award. SLPs Adrienne Hancock, associate professor at George Washington University (GW); Linda L. Siegfriedt, director of ... People
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The ASHA Leader, October 2018, Vol. 23, 22-23. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.23102018.22
The ASHA Leader, October 2018, Vol. 23, 22-23. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.23102018.22
Awarded
Rachael Parkin, an SLP with the Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Board of Developmental Disabilities and previously an SLP at the Cleveland Clinic, was a winner of the Cleveland Clinic’s 2018 Health Sciences Educator Award.
In the media
SLPs Adrienne Hancock, associate professor at George Washington University (GW); Linda L. Siegfriedt, director of GW’s Clinical Transgender Voice Program and Voice Disorders Clinic; and Josie Zanfordino, co-founder of the Transgender Voice and Communication Clinic at Ithaca College in New York, were quoted in a Washington Post story on helping transgender patients find their voices … Gail Richard, 2017 ASHA president, was interviewed by The Portland Press Herald about noise levels in restaurantsMary Spremulli, an SLP in private practice in Port Charlotte and Punda Gorda, Florida, was interviewed by Charlotte County Florida Weekly about using augmented feedback in treatment.
Named
As of Sept. 1, 2018, SLP Bharath Chandrasekaran is professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. He was previously associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and director of the Sound Brain Lab at The University of Texas at Austin.
Published
Margaryta Kuzmin, an SLP in the New York City Department of Education in District 75 (Special Education), published “Baby Zoo,” a children’s book.
Retired
SLP Judy McLain retired from her position as clinical supervisor at Southeast Missouri State University, where she had previously served as an adjunct faculty member. Prior to that, McLain worked for public school districts in southeast Missouri, including the Cape Girardeau Public Schools, where she was district departmental chair for speech-language pathology. She earned her bachelor’s in speech-language pathology and master’s in education with a major in speech-language pathology from Southeast Missouri State University … audiologist Joseph Pillion retired from his position of director of audiology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in May 2018. Pillion worked at the institute for 34 years. He received his bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and master’s and doctorate from the Ohio State University.
Deaths
Myra Becker, 94, on July 10, 2018, in Elgin, Illinois. Becker received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Iowa and was a speech-language pathologist in Elgin-area schools. She also donated much of her time to the YWCA Elgin board, serving for a time as board president, and advocated for its child care and Teen Reach programs. She was involved in community organizations advocating for issues such as women’s empowerment, mental health, voters’ rights, fair housing legislation and education.
Marion Carrell Hammett, 74, on June 11, 2018, of cancer. She was a 1977 graduate of the University of Tennessee, where she was an instructor from 1988 to 1991. She also provided school services as a speech-language pathologist, and eventually became coordinator of speech-language services for Anderson County (Tennessee) Schools. She was a clinical professor at the University of Memphis from 1993 until her retirement in 2010. During her career, Hammett assisted the Tennessee State Department of Education with policy development and procedure manuals and served in many leadership positions for the Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists (TAASLP). At ASHA, she served as a legislative councilor and on several committees, chairing the ASHA-PAC Board. An ASHA Fellow, Hammett also received TAASLP Honors, a Meritorious Service Award from the City of Memphis, and the Sallie Starr Hillard Mentoring Award from the University of Memphis.
Claire Penn, 66, on July 21, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Penn was professor emeritus at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, where she worked for 44 years. She first enrolled as a logopaedics (speech and hearing therapy) student in 1969. Penn held the endowed chair of speech pathology and audiology and was director of the Health Communication Research Unit in the university’s School of Human and Community Development. She was the first A-rated scientist in the Humanities Faculty at Witwatersrand. A member of ASHA and the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, she served on the editorial board of a number of international journals and regularly delivered invited keynote addresses. Penn published more than 100 papers in local and international peer-reviewed scientific journals, 25 chapters, and four books (including an extensive multi-volume “Dictionary of Southern African Signs for Communicating With the Deaf”). Penn received several career awards, including the Order of Mapungubwe (Silver) from the South African government for her “excellent contribution to the field of speech and language pathology, especially in the area of linguistics, sign language, child language, aphasia and head injury and producing ground-breaking research in understanding the complexities of human communication.” She received the 2008 Shoprite/Checkers SABC2 Woman of the Year Award in the Science & Technology category, and the University of the Witwatersrand’s Department of Science and Technology Distinguished Woman Scientist award (Academic Excellence in Social Sciences or Humanities) in 2010.
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