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Awards

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2016 Award Photographs (not available)
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HONORS of the ASSOCIATION

This award recognizes extraordinary contributions to the VA. It recognizes a sustained effort of rare quality.

Recipients:

 

2017 Judy Schafer, Ph.D.

2016 David Chandler, Ph.D.
2015 Gene Bratt, Ph.D. & Charles Martinez, Au.D.
2014 Colleen Noe, Ph.D.
2013 Kyle Dennis, Ph.D.
2012 Lucille Beck, Ph.D.
2011 Richard Wilson, Ph.D.
2010 Margaret Peak, Ph.D
2009 Robert Dunlop, Ph.D.
2008 Janet Shanks, Ph.D.
2006 Rick Bollinger, Ph.D.
2005 Douglas Noffsinger, Ph.D.
2003 G. Donald Causey, Ph.D.

1LT. FRANK B. WALKUP IV DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

This award proudly honors Tennessee native and UT Knoxville graduate 1LT Frank B. Walkup IV, a US Army Ranger, 25th Infantry Division, A CO, 2-35 INF, who was killed in action in Rashaad, Iraq on June 16, 2007. 1LT Walkup was the son of Mitzi A. Walkup who serves our veterans as the Lead Audiologist & Cochlear Implant Coordinator on the Alvin C. York Campus of the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and her husband Frank B. Walkup III. This award is presented to AVAA members in recognition of special contributions made to AVAA or to VA Audiology through VA-related activities. It can recognize one outstanding contribution or contributions over time.

Recipients:

2017 Nancy Duran, Au.D.

2016 Scott Forbes, Au.D.
2015 Maureen Wargo, Au.D.
2014 Jennifer Nalley, Au.D.
2013 Charles Martinez, Au.D.
2012 Rachel McArdle, Ph.D.
2011 Darlene Moenter-Rodriguez, Ph.D.
2010 Colleen Noe, Ph.D.
2009 Nancy Cambron, M.S..
2008 Gene Bratt, Ph.D.

Previous Recipients: (award previously named the AVAA Distinguished Service Award)

2007 Stephen Gonzenbach, Ed.D.
2006 Kyle Dennis, Ph.D.
2003 David L. Miller, Ph.D.

RESEARCH OR EDUCATION AWARD

Given in recognition to persons who have made special contributions to VA Audiology in education or research, or who have brought recognition to VA Audiology through these venues.

Recipients:

2017 Colleen Sneed and Cindy Ochipa (Education)

2016 Curtis Billings & Marjorie Leek
2015 Not Awarded
2014 Owen Murnane, Ph.D. (Research)
2013 Sheila Pratt, Ph.D.
2012 Sherri Smith, Ph.D.,Au.D. (Research)
2011 James Henry, Ph.D. (Research)
2011 Gail Takahashi, PhD. (Education)
2008 Faith Akin, Ph.D. (Research)
2007 Stephen Fausti, Ph.D. (Research)
2006 Harvey Abrams, Ph.D. (Research)
2006 Paula Meyers, Ph.D. (Education)
2003 Richard H. Wilson, Ph.D. (Research)

CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD

This award is given in recognition to AVAA members or other members of the VA community for special contributions to Veterans. This award can recognize one outstanding contribution or contributions over time.

Recipients:

2017 Not Awarded
2016 Oscar Armero
2015 Nancy King
2014 Tracey Papaleo, Au.D.
2013 Gail Hixon
2012 Jacqueline Walton
2011 Janet Sells, Au.D.
2010 Cathy Greener (VA ASPS National Office)
2010 Mary Ann Blumenthal (DALC)
2009 Stephen Gonzenbach, Ed.D.
2007 Jointly presented to Denver Acquisition & Logistics Center (DALC) and Hines Office of Information – Field Office (Hines OIFO)
2006 Denver Distribution Center Hurricane Response Team


INNOVATION AND SYSTEM REDESIGN

This award is given in recognition to an individual or group that contributes an innovation or system redesign effort for the improvement of Audiology services to Veterans.

Recipients:

2017 Multi-Site Winners, Innovations in Telehealth Services 

VA Pacific Islands VA HCS – Rindy Ito, Thandiwe Nelson-Brooks, Meliza Cruz, Gene Kama
San Francisco VA HCS – Andrea Bourne, Anna Black, Elaine Der
VA Eastern Colorado HCS – Craig Sandman, Steven Huart, Tristan Lien, Diane Brady, Douglas Van Essen
Sheridan VAMC – Holly Hammerstrom, Whitney Schneider, Margaret Livingston, Sharon Fischer
VA Salt Lake City HCS – Joe Arnold, Slade Simmons, Jill Henningfeld
VA Montana HCS – Jared Browning, Charlene Christiaens
VISN 19 Telehealth Lead – Susan Blaney
VISN 21 Telehealth Lead – Sandy Murphy

2016 Darrin Worthington, Au.D.
2015 Erica Dombrowsky, Au.D.
2014 Bay Pines VAMC Audiology Section
2013 Chad Gladden, Au.D.

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