CAA Site Visit Dec. 2-3, 2013 marked the 2 day site visit at Jacksonville University (JU) for the new Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) visited the JU Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders to conduct a Level II candidacy site visit, as part of the accreditation application for the new Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program.
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News keeps coming to you about JU CSD and its growth!
Dr. Judy Wingate represented the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at a luncheon on Saturday, February 8, with high school guidance counselors participating in the Sunshine State Tour’s visit to Jacksonville University. The luncheon was held in the Alumni House with presentations given by students. These counselors were from the United States and Canada and from a number of international schools in Europe and the Middle East. JU President Tim Cost speaking on new facilities, upgrades and other exciting developments at JU, accompanied by Student Association President Will Baxley.
January, 2014Dr. Judy Wingate receives a A Very Special Thank You for her Volunteer Leadership Role with ASHA SIG 3 and her contributions to the upcoming March 2014 issue of SIG3 Perspectives: Dr. Sharon DiFino, faculty member of CSD organizes a panel discussion involving JU students and presents at theFlorida Conference of Historians. Dr. DiFino's panel is entitled:
"One Hundred Years of Health Care: From Europe to America"
Stuttering Treatments in Europe: A Case Study of Henry Freund, Co-Founder of
the Stuttering Foundation of America
Sharon M. DiFino, Jacksonville University firstname.lastname@example.org
One Hundred Years of Dentistry: How Women Redefined Dentistry: From
Therapeutic to Preventive Oral Health
Lanette Merkt, Jacksonville University email@example.com
An Overview of Hearing Devices and Technology over the Last 100 Years
Caitlin O’Neill, Jackson
The Lung Block: Epicenter of Crisis in Progressive-Era New York City 24
Adrienne D. deNoyelles, University of Florida firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair and Discussant Sharon M. DiFino, Jacksonville University
Also in the news: Dr. Christine Sapienza has been invited to speak at the 22nd Annual Dysphagia Research Society, Nashville TN this March. The DRS conference is designed for clinicians, researchers and physicians who take care of patients with swallow disorders. Sapienza is on the 2014 faculty list of presenters and will be a panelist March 5, 2013 discussing well used treatments for swallowing including the expiratory muscle strength training program she developed. Sapienza represents Jacksonville University, College of Health Sciences and Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital at this international conference gathering of specialists.
Dr. Sapienza speaks to Jacksonville Rotary
“Our College of Health Sciences is experiencing explosive growth,” JU President Tim Cost said.
Future health care education expansion at the private university by 2016 includes a master’s degree program in health information management, a master’s in health executive leadership and a master’s in occupational therapy.
“We are rocking and rolling at JU,” said Sapienza.
She said speech pathology is “one of the most important arms of rehabilitation” and there are opportunities in the field from pediatrics to geriatrics.
Sapienza said the need for qualified speech pathologists is expected to continue to grow. JU’s expansion of its health care curriculum is a response to the projected increased need for qualified professionals.
“There is a shortage of speech pathologists in the country, in the region and in this county,” she said.
In the news: September 28, 2013: Dr. Christine Sapienza and Sharon Dr. DiFino, JU speech pathology faculty and guests of JU President Tim Cost attend FinFest 2013 on the River in support of the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center's annual fundraiser. This tropical-themed, casually-festive event was a special evening held at the Timuquana Country Club - all for a wonderful cause: to benefit the children, adults and seniors in Northeast Florida who are in need of speech, language and/or hearing needs. Go Dolphins for supporting such a wonderful event and recognizing the tremendous efforts of Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center.
Pictured on the far left: Jasmine Bragg, Jacksonville resident, Dr. Sharon DiFino and Dr. Christine Sapienza
Pictured: Katherine Purcell, College Health Sciences, grants specialist and guest Brian Croom
In the news: Check out Major Madness, October, 2013 at JU. http://waveweekly.ju.edu/?p=11570
In the news: Dr. Sapienza brings NIH grant to Jacksonville University. See here!