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Incoming President Message Winter 2018/19

Incoming President's Message

As I assume the Presidency of ANCDS, I am grateful for the hard work of my predecessor, Julie Wambaugh.  Among her many accomplishments was continuing and expanding the legacy of Richard Peach in ensuring that our finances are in sound condition. 


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In Memoriam: Arnold E. Aronson, PhD

Arnold E. Aronson, Ph.D., an early and strongly supportive member of ANCDS, died on November 1, 2018, at age 90.  He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Speech Pathology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and then became a faculty member there.  In 1962, he joined the Mayo Clinic where he worked until his retirement in 1998.  He was a Professor in the Mayo Medical School and served as the Head of the Section of Speech Pathology in the Department of Neurology from 1979 until 1992. 

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Outgoing President Message Winter 2018/19

Outgoing President's Message

As we begin our new year, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for the opportunity to have served as president of ANCDS.  It has been my honor to work on behalf of our organization and my pleasure to serve along with our many volunteers.


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2018 Student Fellows, Advisors, and Mentors

ANCDS Student Fellow Program

Congratulations and welcome to our newest group of ANCDS student fellows!  Thank you to the mentors who volunteered to support these students at our Annual Meeting and beyond.  And special thanks to the membership committee for organizing a wonderful program.


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2018 Student Fellow Interview: Natalie Covington

2018 Student Fellow Interview

Natalie (2nd from right), with (from left) Fellow Marion Leaman, Dr. Jacqueline Lores-Gore,
and Dr. Brooke Hallowell, at the Fellow-Mentor Breakfast


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2018 Student Fellow Interview: Alyssa Rickels

2018 Student Fellow Interview

Alyssa with her conference mentor, Dr. Carole Roth, at the Fellow-Mentor Breakfast


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2018 Student Fellow Interview: Madeline Wollersheim

2018 Student Fellow Interview

Madeline Wollersheim
Speech Language Pathology, Master's Student at University of Arizona


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2018 Student Fellow Interview: Anya Leyhe

2018 Student Fellow Interview

Anya (right), with her conference mentor, Dr. Jackie Stark, at the Fellow-Mentor Breakfast


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2018 Student Fellow Interview: Megan Schliep

2018 Student Fellow Interview

Megan Schliep, MA, CCC-SLP, MPH
Rehabilitation Sciences, 3rd Year Doctoral Student at MGH Institute of Health Professions


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2018 Fellow Mentor Interview: Ellyn Riley

2018 Fellow Mentor Interview

Dr. Ellyn Riley (center), with her mentee Haley Dresang (left) and fellow Alyssa Rickels at the Fellow-Mentor Breakfast


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President Message Summer 2018

President's Message

Welcome to the summer ANCDS newsletter.  I hope that you've had an enjoyable summer and have been able to take advantage of our podcasts, webinars (live and on-demand), and annual meeting recordings.  As you are planning your fall and winter schedules, be sure to look for upcoming webinars and mark your calendars for the ANCDS Scientific Meeting in Boston on November 14th.


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Member Spotlight: Esther Kim, PhD, CCC-SLP

Member Spotlight: Esther Kim, PhD, CCC-SLP

In each newsletter, we will feature an ANCDS member.  This quarter we're talking with Esther Kim, PhD, CCC-SLP, an Associate Professor and Director of the Aphasia Research Lab at the University of Alberta.  Esther's areas of expertise include cognitive mechanisms underlying language processing in aphasia and healthy aging; developing treatment approaches for aphasia and related neurogenic communication disorders.


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Member Spotlight: Catherine Wiseman-Hakes, PhD

Member Spotlight: Catherine Wiseman-Hakes, PhD

In each newsletter, we will feature an ANCDS member.  This quarter we're talking with Catherine Wiseman-Hakes, PhD, a Clinician Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Toronto.  Catherine's areas of expertise include cognitive rehabilitation neuroscience, basic science to clinical applications, cognitive-communication disorders, the role of sleep in neuroplasticity, cognition and neuro-recovery.  Her clinical and research interests include cognitive-communication disorders in vulnerable populations (youth and adults in the criminal justice system, women survivors of intimate partner violence); and cognitive-communication and return to learn for students with mTBI/concussion and persistent symptoms.


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Member Spotlight: Kelly Knollman-Porter, PhD, CCC-SLP

Member Spotlight: Kelly Knollman-Porter, PhD, CCC-SLP

In each newsletter, we will feature an ANCDS member.  This quarter we're talking with Kelly Knollman-Porter, PhD, CCC-SLP, an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Speech Pathology & Audiology and Director of the Concussion Management Program at Miami University.


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Sarah Wallace: New ANCDS Newsletter Co-Editor

Welcome to the team, Sarah!

We are very fortunate that Sarah Wallace, Ph.D., has joined the ANCDS Communications Committee and is now co-editor of the ANCDS Newsletter.  Many of you know Sarah because she is your colleague, mentor, committee member, or running partner.  Sarah is an Associate Professor and Program Director for the Adult Language and Cognition clinic in the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Wallace also directs the Communication and Cognition Lab at Duquesne.  She has published extensively in the areas of multi modal communication and aphasia along with other publications in the area of neurogenic communication disorders.


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2017 Student Fellow Interview: Ryan Husak

Student Fellow Interview

Ryan S. Husak, MS, CCC-SLP
Doctoral Candidate in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Kentucky


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2017 Student Fellow Interview: Jenni Shafer

Student Fellow Interview

Jenni Shafer, MS
Doctoral student in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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2017 Student Fellow Interview: Kristen Ackley

Student Fellow Interview

Kristen Ackley, B.A., B.S.
Master’s Student at Pennsylvania State University


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President Message Winter 2018

President's Message

Welcome to the first ANCDS newsletter of 2018. It is my privilege to be serving as president this year and I am looking forward to helping advance the important work of our organization. I’d like to extend my gratitude to our Past-President, Richard Peach, for his invaluable efforts on our behalf last year. Thanks to his leadership, our operations have been substantially improved.


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Committee Updates - Winter 2018

Committee Updates

Education and Standards Committee:
One of the major roles of the Education and Standards Committee is to develop and implement the educational program for the Annual Scientific and Business Meeting.  In completing this task for the 2017 meeting in Los Angeles, the committee members (Jennifer Horner, Isabel Hubbard, Diana Petroi, Gail Pashek, JoAnn Silkes and myself) discussed several themes.  When identifying appropriate themes, the committee considered previous meetings topics, survey results from attendees of the 2016 meeting, potential presenters from the California regional area, guidance from the ANCDS Board liaison to the committee (Julie Wambaugh), and the collective knowledge of the committee. 


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