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The Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association (WSHA) notified Susan Thibeault, PhD, CCC-SLP, that she and the UW Voice and Swallow Clinics will receive the 2016 WSHA Outstanding Service Award. The awards committee noted the group’s “unique and altruistic contributions not only to the field of Communicative Disorders but to hundreds of individual Speech Language Pathologists throughout the country.” In January 2014 the group launched the Voice and Swallow Clinics Lecture Series, which offers free, online continuing education credits to professionals throughout the world. Dr. Thibeault will accept the award at the WSHA annual meeting on February 5, at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Congratulations to Dr. Thibeault and the outstanding Speech Language Pathologists working in the Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Additional thanks goes out to IT for recording the lectures and maintaining the online CEU website, and the Publications Office for continued graphic design support.

Service

As part of the integration of UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority and UW Medical Foundation, UW Health established six integrated health system leadership teams in which physician leaders partner with administrative leaders to provide oversight and direction for key strategic areas. We are pleased to announce Emily Winslow, MD, will serve as Medical Director for Patient Relations. Other medical director positions focus on quality, patient safety, population health, clinical analytics and reporting, and patient relations. Thank you, Dr. Winslow, for taking on this important role in our evolving organization.

Philanthropy

The Surgical Oncology Fund received a $3,000 grateful patient gift to be used toward melanoma cancer research.

The Transplant Research Fund received an $8,000 grateful patient gift from a pre-liver transplant patient and her husband, with funds earmarked for research involving alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.

In the News

The Spooner Advocate, a weekly newspaper that covers the communities in northwest Wisconsin’s Washburn County, ran an article about Jacquelynn Arbuckle, MD, and her appointment as the director of the UWSMPH Native American Center for Health Professions. Dr. Arbuckle, clinical associate professor of surgery, is a native of Spooner and grew up on the St. Croix reservation. The NACHP includes the schools of medicine, physical therapy, physician assistants, social work, and pharmacy. The center’s goal is to improve the health and wellness of American Indian people.

New leader for Native American Center for Health Professions has local ties was published on the Spooner Advocate website on January 3, 2016.

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