July 1, 2013 Association

People: July 2013

Awarded

Leslie Gonzalez Rothi, the Bob Paul Family Professor of Neurology, associate chair of the Department of Neurology, and interim chair of the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Florida, received the 2013 UF College of Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes individuals who have had an extraordinary academic career of leadership, compassionate care, teaching, research and discovery; and whose dedication and success have brought great honor and recognition to the College of Medicine and to the University of Florida.

In the news

Edie Hapner, director of speech-language pathology at the Emory Voice Center at Emory University, Jayne Latz, a speech-language pathologist and president of Corporate Speech Solutions in New York City, and Brian Petty, an SLP at the Emory Voice Center in Atlanta, were quoted in a Wall Street Journal story (April 23, 2013) about how the quality of one's voice can affect others' perceptions ... Elizabeth Straka, an SLP in Colorado Springs, Colo., was featured in a Colorado Springs Gazette story (May 8, 2013) about her app-development company, SLP TechTools, which produces apps designed for children with speech difficulties.

On the move

Alexander R. Burnham, an SLP from Nashua, N.H., has been promoted to director of rehabilitation services for The Boston Home, a Dorchester, Mass., residence and center for care of adults with advanced multiple sclerosis and other progressive neurological diseases. Burnham has worked at The Boston Home since 2009, first through a partnership with Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital and then on staff.

Deaths

Kathleen Harrington, 64, on March 19, 2013, in Las Vegas. Harrington attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and later attended Truman State University (now Northeast Missouri State University), graduating with a master's degree in speech-language pathology. She dedicated her career and personal life to sharing what she learned in the field of autism. Harrington was an international speaker, author, and a mentor and friend to parents and professionals. She spent 10 years with the Clark County School District (Las Vegas) as a speech-language professional, then opened a private practice, Good Speech, Inc. Harrington is survived by her mother, Mary Kepler; her siblings, Cindy Leitner and David Kepler; her husband, Tim; children, Doug and Katie Harrington Stricklin; and a granddaughter.

Richard W. Matthes, 67, on Jan. 20, 2012, having survived major illness for more than a decade. After earning a bachelor's degree in English at Rutgers College and a master's degree in speech-language pathology at Montclair State University, Matthes went on to obtain a master's in audiology followed by a doctorate in education at Teachers College, Columbia University. An ASHA Fellow, Matthes served as a clinical audiologist, section chief and service chief in the Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology services at the Brooklyn, N.Y., VA Medical Center. He also served as chief of Audiology and Speech Pathology Services at the VA Medical Center in East Orange, N.J. Matthes joined the faculty of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Long Island University, Brooklyn, in 1996 and received tenure in 2004. Survivors include his wife, Elisa Fuchs Matthes; and his children Sarah, Erich, John, Richard and James Matthes.


  

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