Communication Sciences and Disorders student Adrienne Cirelli recently volunteered at a program for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia and recently had the opportunity to observe an operetta performed by patients who are part of the Care Program at The Lenox Hill Neighborhood House. Read more.
Professor Linda Carozza recently published the book Communication and Aging: Creative Approaches to Improving the Quality of Life, which provides an overview of alternative approaches used to improve the quality of life of individuals with long-term chronic communication diseases. Through discussion of various methods, this text examines how professionals can inspire and plan programs that allow patients to live successfully with their disorders.
On May 12, 2015 we hosted an annual senior reception (and first-ever alumni reception) for our communication sciences and isorders program.
At the CSD event, Dean Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN, presented awards to our top academic achievers: Stefani Kraker, Jessica Schevchenko, Catherine Mastricovo, and Danielle Browne. Catherine Mastricovo also received an award for Service. We gave an alumni award to Judy Manning who also has been an adjunct at Pace for many years. Her award was presented by another alumna and retired professor Sandra Salisch.
In November, 2014, Jane Bear-Lehman presented at Gerontological Society of America and American Public Health Association scientific meetings:
- “Education in hope: Final results for the impact of ARTCART: SAVING THE LEGACY, An intergenerational, interdisciplinary project on older professional artists.” Scientific Symposium presented by Jeffri, J. (Research Center for Arts and Culture, National Center for Creative Aging); Miller, P. A. (Columbia University); Bear-Lehman, J. (NYU College of Dentistry and Pace University); Kang, S.K. (SUNY—Binghamton); Lawton, P. (Corcoran College of Art + Design); and Rizzo, V. (SUNY-Binghamton) at The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 67th Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington DC, November 5–9, 2014.
- “Education in hope: Final results for the impact of ARTCART: SAVING THE LEGACY, Aspects of empowerment of an older artist population.” Scientific paper presented by Miller, P.A. (Columbia University); and Bear-Lehman, J. (NYU College of Dentistry and Pace University) at The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 67th Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington DC, November 5–9, 2014.
- "Reducing falls risk in community-dwelling older adults: Dental clinics as portals to fall prevention programs." Roundtable presented by Raveis, V. (NYU College of Dentistry); Bear-Lehman, J. (NYU College of Dentistry and Pace University); and Wolff, M. (NYU College of Dentistry) at the 142nd American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans, November 15–19, 2014.
Sethu Karthikeyan and two senior CSD students (Catherine Mastricovo and Valeria Iturralde) presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention 2014 in Orlando in November. They presented their research "Vocal cues to emotion and dominance: Bridging the gap between speech science and social psychology."
Abbey Berg also presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention 2014 in Orlando in November with two graduates from the CSD program Hind Ibrahim and Samantha Sandler. They presented their research Music-Induced Hearing Loss: What Do College Students Know?