In Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Dr. Pat Stelmachowicz

Dr. Pat Stelmachowicz, was known for her leadership, vision, and scholarship in audiology research.

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IN MEMORIAM | Patricia B. Kricos, PhD

Patricia (Pat) B. Kricos, PhD, 71, Sarasota, Florida, passed away on July 5, 2019.  Pat was a nationally and internationally respected scholar and educational leader, who was loved by all who knew her, particularly her colleagues and students.

She served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Audiology from 2007 to 2012 and was its president from 2010 to 2011. She also served as editor of the Journal of the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology from 1993 to 1998 and the president of the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology from 2008 to 2009.

Topic(s): In Memoriam

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IN MEMORIAM | Geary A. McCandless, PhD (1930–2017)

Audiology lost an illustrious leader with the passing of Geary A. McCandless, PhD, on January 4, 2017. A prolific contributor, Dr. McCandless published more than 90 articles and 40 book chapters, and presented hundreds of invited lectures. Dr. McCandless was interested and knowledgeable in a broad variety of topics related to hearing, auditory neurosciences, and beyond. He was an outdoor enthusiast and adventurer, knowledgeable and skilled in a wide range of topics from archeology to aviation and painting beautiful southwestern landscapes in oils.  

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today March/April 2017

In Memoriam: Terrance Lee Wiley

By Richard Wilson and Robert Margolis

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In Memoriam: Neil DiSarno, PhD

Neil DiSarno, PhD, was passionate about hearing and balance care and he was especially passionate about supporting the people who provide this care.

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ACAE CORNER | A Career Devoted to Audiology Education: Remembering Pat Kricos

The first ACAE Corner article was published in the November/December 2011 issue of Audiology Today. As some of you may recall, the American Academy of Audiology Annual Conference that year was held in Chicago, with Richard Roberts serving as program chair.  

The inaugural ACAE Corner column, titled simply “On Accreditation,” was written by Gerald Church, then a professor in, and the director of, the doctor of audiology program at Central Michigan University.  

Topic(s): Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), In Memoriam, Audiology Today, Mentorship

In Memoriam: A Tribute to Robyn Cox, Researcher, Educator, and My Dear Friend

Robyn Cox, a well-known and respected member of the international audiology world, passed away on October 10, 2019, at her home in Memphis, Tennessee.

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In Memoriam: Patricia B. Kricos, PhD

Patricia (Pat) B. Kricos, PhD, 71, from Sarasota, Florida, passed away on July 5, 2019. Pat was a nationally and internationally respected scholar and educational leader, who was loved by all who knew her, particularly her colleagues and students. She served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Audiology from 2007–2012 and was its president from 2010–2011.

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In Memoriam: Jennifer (Dempsey) Wallberg, AuD

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Academy Fellow Jennifer Wallberg, AuD.  She passed away peacefully at The Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain on Saturday, May 18, 2019, after a short but brave struggle against pancreatic cancer.

A founding member of the Connecticut Academy of Audiology,  Dr. Wallberg  owned two private practices and effectively balanced her work life between the two offices, continuing her commitment to her patients’ well-being. 

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In Memoriam: Frederick N. Martin, PhD

Lillie Hage Jamail Centennial Professor Emeritus in Communication Sciences and Disorders University of Texas at Austin

July 24, 1931–November 8, 2018

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