ECERC Researcher Receives the Honors of the American Speech, Language, Hearing Association

Ron Gillam

Ronald B. Gillam, PhD, who holds the Raymond and Eloise Lillywhite Endowed Chair in Speech-Language Pathology at Utah State University, has been awarded the Honors of the Association by the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association. The Honors of the Association, which is the highest honor the Association bestows, recognizes those individuals whose contributions have been of such excellence that they have enhanced or altered the course of the professions. Honors recipients are well-known throughout the nation and world for a lifetime of insightful and rigorous research, outstanding teaching, or other distinguished professional contributions. As noted by Dr. Christine Dollaghan, Professor of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Texas at Dallas, "Dr. Gillam's contributions have spanned the full breadth of the professions, ranging from elegant theoretical advances to rigorous clinical evidence to leadership in ASHA's scientific community. In each of these arenas his work has altered the course of the professions, steering our science and our practice into new and immensely beneficial paths." Added Dr. Susan Ellis Weismer of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, "He has taken the additional time and effort to make certain that his research findings are conveyed to practitioners. His is one of the best examples I know of a 'bridge' between research and clinical practice." Dr. Gillam was recognized for his accomplishments at the ASHA annual convention in Philadelphia in November.