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ANCDS Board Certification Interview with Rene Utianski

Name: Rene L. Utianski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS
University(s) attended: The George Washington University (BA), Arizona State University (MS, Ph.D.)
Workplace: Mayo Clinic- Rochester, MN
Area(s) of clinical or research interest: Functional neurological disorders and progressive apraxia of speech


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Member Spotlight: Annette N. Askren, CScD, CCC-SLP

Name: Annette N. Askren, CScD, CCC-SLP
Earned Degree(s)/University: Doctor of Clinical Science from the University of Pittsburgh; Master of Arts from San Diego State University 
Workplace: VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, West Virginia University 
Area(s) of research, teaching, and/or clinical interest: ALS, Clinical education, Bioethics 
1. Why did you join the communication committee? 
When I am seeking membership and educational opportunities from an organization, I frequently ask myself, “Will this provide practice-changing information?” ANCDS always delivers. I wanted to be a part of this invaluable organization. ANCDS promotes the very best, in both the discovery and application of best practices, much of which has changed my practice for the better. 
 
2. Who is one of your professional mentors? What have you learned from that person? 
Dr. Carole Roth, our 2022 President, was my first mentor as supervisor of my clinical internship at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego. While she taught me a lot about speech-language pathology, she taught, and modeled, more about what it means to provide a standard of excellence for her patients. She drove me to seek the very best training opportunities, and I owe much of my career path to her. I am lucky to now call Dr. Roth a dear colleague and friend. 
 
3. What are you looking forward to as newsletter co-editor?
I look forward to the opportunity to ensure readers feel they can easily stay abreast of the remarkable contributions our members are making to our field. Such features have sparked many of my independent reads and expanded my learning.  
 
4. What do you do for fun?
My favorite place is outside, and we have lots to choose from in Washington state. I enjoy rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, and paddleboarding — especially doing so alongside my adventure buddies. I enjoy including my hound dog, Bailey, too. 

Student Feature: LaToya Roberts

Name: LaToya Roberts
Earned Degree(s)/University: Bachelor of Science Speech-Language Pathology Delta State University
Master of Science Communication Science and Disorders Southern University A & M College
Current University/Degree Pursuing: University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Applied Language & Speech Science
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Cannito
Area(s) of research, teaching, and/or clinical interest: Motor Speech Disorders, Voice, Neuroscience
Role at ANCDS: Student Representative Communications Committee





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Fellow Spotlight: Nicole Campbell

Name: Nicole Campbell
Earned Degree(s): B.A. in Biology from UC Berkeley; M.S. in Medical Speech from the Language Pathology from the University of Washington
Program of study/Year in program: Class of 2021/current Clinical Fellow at VA Puget Sound
Mentor/Advisor: Most influential professor: Dr. Kristie Spencer
Most influential clinical supervisor: Leslie Kot
ANCDS Fellowship Mentor: Dr. Mary Purdy
Area(s) of research, teaching, and/or clinical interests: Clinical interests: Compensatory supports for cognition, multimodal communication, communication partner training, dx and tx of dysarthria(s)





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How Do You Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich?

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ANCDS Board Certification Interview with Emily Cook

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2021 Student Fellowship Winners

  

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New Member Feature: Ignatius Nip

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Fellow Interview with Kristen Nunn

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2021 Honors of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences

The Honors of the ANCDS is the highest award bestowed by the academy. It is awarded to those who have displayed excellence in clinical assessment and treatment, research, mentorship, teaching, and service to the community and to the ANCDS. This year, the ANCDS is honoring an individual who, for 44 years, has made significant contributions to individuals who have neurologic communication disorders.

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A Research Incubator for Multi-Stakeholder Research Teams in Neurologic Communication Disorders

Written By: Jacqueline Hinckley, Ph.D., BC-ANCDS

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Greetings from the Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity & Inclusion

In 2020, ANCDS released a statement in support of Black Lives and made a commitment to diversity following the death of George Floyd and rising issues of racial injustices voiced by persons within and outside of the field of speech-language pathology. In this statement, we reaffirmed our commitment to fairness and equity within the organization and pledged to establish a committee to focus on diversity and inclusion. The ANCDS Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity & Inclusion has been formed and is ready for action!

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Lemons Are Smelling Like Garbage: Reflection from an Early Career SLP in Health Care During COVID-19

The first time I treated someone with known COVID-19, a patient in the ICU, I distinctly remember thinking, It’s here, right now. It’s here in this room with us. Another entity: The patient, myself, the speech-language pathologist who was orienting me as a new hospital employee, and the Newly Described Thing. Despite a definite diagnosis, despite knowing that diagnosis before entering the room, there was nonetheless a slow moment of reconciliation for me, where I had read about the Thing, I had heard about it, but to be in a room with it was wholly other. There was a feeling of matter for me then, of the voluminousthat is, this invisible Thing was crowding inand inevitably that matter, that feeling of the voluminous, they ached and continue to ache with multiple meanings.

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Implementation Support Practitioners: Unpacking the “How”

         

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