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School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Hooding Ceremony Awards

The following awards were presented at our most recent Hooding Ceremonies for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, held Monday, May 9, 2016, as part of the MGH Institute's Commencement celebration.

For awards presented to Faculty and Clinical Supervisors, please see the Commencement Honors for Faculty and Clinical Educators page.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Julie Atwood Award for Excellence

Kippins

 

Ashley Flora Kippins '16 and Professor Emerita Julie Atwood

Ashley Flora Kippins '16 is the 2016 recipient of Julie Atwood Award for Excellence from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

The award is named after the former director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Speech-Language Pathology Department, and professor emerita at MGH Institute of Health Professions, who helped create the school’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. It is given annually to a graduating student who possesses a strong base of academic knowledge, applies theory to delivering clinical service in an exemplary manner, demonstrates the highest values and ethics, applies research findings to clinical practice, and displays the potential for professional excellence and leadership.

Kenneth N. Stevens Student Research Award

Borders

 

Chair Gregory Lof, James Borders '16, and SHRS Dean Leslie Portney.

James Borders '16 is the 2016 recipient of the Kenneth N. Stevens Student Research Award from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

The award, named after the long-time MGH Institute of Health Professions faculty member and internationally known researcher, honors a graduating student who has demonstrated superior performance in conducting research that produces new knowledge about normal or disordered human communication.

Student Award for Innovation

Hong

 

Chair Gregory Lof, Lucia Hong '16, and SHRS Dean Leslie Portney.

Lucia Hong '16 is the 2016 recipient the Student Award for Innovation from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

The award recognizes a graduating student annually who has shown leadership in working on a community outreach academic or clinical project to help improve service delivery relevant to diversity issues with creativity and innovation.

Physical Therapy

Marjorie K. Ionta Award for Clinical Excellence: Professional

Shannon Elliot Moore '16 (not pictured) is the 2016 professional degree recipient of the graduate school’s Marjorie K. Ionta Award for Clinical Excellence for a professional degree from the Department of Physical Therapy.

The award, named in honor of the chief physical therapist in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital from 1958 to 1981, and who was a founding member of the MGH Institute faculty, goes to students who have demonstrated growth and a consistent, excellent performance coupled with outstanding humanistic qualities.

 Marjorie K. Ionta Award for Clinical Excellence:
Post-Professional

Menghsiu Wu ’16 (not pictured) is the 2016 post-professional degree recipient of the Marjorie K. Ionta Award for Clinical Excellence from the Department of Physical Therapy.

The award, named in honor of the chief physical therapist in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital from 1958 to 1981, and who was a founding member of the MGH Institute faculty, goes to students who have demonstrated growth and a consistent, excellent performance coupled with outstanding humanistic qualities.

 Adams Fellow Award: Professional

Parr

 

Chair Pamela Levangie, Christina Marie Parr '16, and SHRS Dean Leslie Portney.

Christina Marie Parr ’16 is the 2016 professional degree recipient of Adams Fellow Award from the Department of Physical Therapy.

The award was created by Barbara Adams, a long-time supporter of the MGH Institute of Health Profession’s physical therapy department. It is given annually to students who show evidence of leadership abilities, service to the profession, and the potential to make a significant contribution as a clinical scholar.

 Adams Fellow Award: Post-Professional

Makinde

 

Chair Pamela Levangie, Olufisayo O. Makinde '16, and Associate Professor Tracy Brudvig.

Olufisayo O. Makinde '16 is the 2016 post-professional degree recipient of Adams Fellow Award from the Department of Physical Therapy.

The award was created by Barbara Adams, a long-time supporter of the MGH Institute’s PT department. It is given annually to students who show evidence of leadership abilities, service to the profession, and the potential to make a significant contribution as a clinical scholar.

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