Friday, July 8, 2016
On Friday July 8th, Drs. Nicole Marrone and Tom Muller partnered with the Arizona Council on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing on highlighting the problem of access to hearing aids by low-income Arizona residents. They presented to the Governor's Advisory Council on Aging the following facts:
Over 1.1 million people in Arizona who have hearing loss: 739,035 are 60 years old or older; hundreds of thousands are between the age of 20 and 60; thousands are under the age of 20. For low-income adults with hearing loss, accessing hearing aids can be very challenging
Untreated hearing loss is correlated wi... Read More
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
SLHS was saddened to learn that Noel Matkin, PhD, CCC-A, passed away July 4, 2016. He was a scientist, a teacher, a mentor, and a leader. Dr. Matkin drove the field of pediatric audiology to new heights. He gave wholeheartedly to Tucson and its citizens, was such a wonderful friend to many, and will be sorely missed.
Dr. Matkin earned his BS in Speech Pathology from Wichita State University in 1954. He went on to earn his MA and PhD in Audiology in 1959 and 1965 respectively from Northwestern University. Dr. Matkin came to the University of Arizona in 1979 as Professor and Director of Children... Read More
Friday, April 8, 2016
James Dean, AuD, CCC-SLP, a member of our teaching faculty, was recently appointed to the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Clinical Scholars Program. The Clinical Scholars program is a three-year fellowship for clinically active health care providers that aims to provide clinicians with the opportunity to build and develop the unique skills they need to lead communities toward a Culture of Health. Dr. Dean represents not only Audiology but the Southwest with his appointment, and will be working with professionals and scholars from around the United States.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
SLHS is proud to have four fellows in the ArizonaLEND Leadership Training Program. Danielle Beebe, Jinna Borgstrom, Madelaine Heath and Rui Motoyoshi have completed close to 300 hours of engaged learning in leadership, life course theory, and interprofessional work during the 2015-2016 academic year. Funding for this graduate level training program is provided by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB).
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
SLHS strives to provide a well rounded clinical experience for every graduate student. Sometimes that experience takes you out of the country! During Summer 2015, 2nd year MS student Madelaine Heath completed a six-week clinical placement at la Fundación Tierra Nueva in Quito, Ecuador, working with children with autism and cerebral palsy. She attended classes, and particpated in health care provision in a busy hospital setting.
2nd year MS student Laura Burger used her bilingual and bi-cultural skills while completing an 8 week clinical placement with preschool and school-age children in Puer... Read More