CAHS Scholarly Showcase 2023

This is the program for the 2023 CAHS Scholarly Showcase 

Schedule of Events

Location: Health Sciences Building | University of Cincinnati 

Date: Thursday, April 13th 

The agenda for the CAHS Scholarly Showcase is as follows: 

  • 12:00-12:30: Opening Remarks | G01
  • 12:30-1:30: Distinguished Alumni Awards | G01
  • 1:30- 2:30: Poster & Podium presentations Session A | G20 & Atrium
  • 2:30- 3:30: Distinguished Lectureship:  A Random Walk in the Translational Science of Speech | Suzanne Boyce, PhD | G01
  • 3:30- 4:30: Poster & Podium presentations Session B | G20 & Atrium

2023 Distinguished Alumni

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Carol Leslie 2023

Carol Leslie began her career as a Speech Language Pathologist in 1970 after graduating with her Masters in Speech Pathology from the University of Iowa. Beginning at St. Christopher Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA, she then moved to the Cincinnati Speech and Hearing Center (now known as Hearing Speech and Deaf Center of Greater Cincinnati) where she served as Speech-Language Patholog's department coordinator and executive director. Carol joined the University of Cincinnati community as an adjunct part-time instructor in 1979 and graduated with her Ph.D. in Speech Pathology in 1980. Carol has made an impact in her field by serving in numerous roles in professional organizations such as President of the Southwest Ohio Speech, Language and Hearing Association, President of the Ohio Speech Language and Hearing Association, Vice President for Planning of the American Speech Language Hearing Association, and Program Chair for the national convention of the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Through her leadership and dedication to her profession, Carol has earned countless recognitions and honors. These include being recognized in 1978 for outstanding contributions to ASHA Congressional Action Contact Network, Honors in 1979 from the Southwest Ohio Speech, Language and Hearing Association, recognition in 1989 as one of twenty-five prominent alumni from the CSD Department at UC, and fellow for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 1981 and fellow for the Ohio Speech Language and Hearing Association in 1978 and 1982. Additionally, Carol has served on the Board of St. Rita School for the Deaf and participated in related organizations such as the Orton Dyslexia Society. 

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Lisa Kluchurosky

Lisa currently works at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio as a Service Line Administrator in Sports Medicine where she has developed and expanded the department to be a national leader in pediatric sports medicine as well as one of the most comprehensive Sports Concussion Programs in the country and the largest in central Ohio. Lisa graduated with her bachelor’s degree in 1987 from the University of Cincinnati before beginning her career in Athletic Training. Lisa went on to receive her Master of Education degree in Exercise Science in 1995 from Ashland University. Throughout her career, Lisa has led a variety of conference presentations and participated in multiple professional organizations as a member and in leadership capacities such as the Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association, the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association, and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Due to her leadership, dedication, and excellence in her work, Lisa has received a number of awards and honors. Some of these include Athletic Trainer of the Year by the Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association in 2004, the Presidential Excellence Award by the Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association in 2007, the Athletic Training Service Award by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in 2014, and the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in 2017. In addition to her work, Lisa has participated in many different leadership trainings such as Effective Leadership Series in 2003, Journey to Leadership Excellence in 2016, and Emotionally Intelligent Leader in 2017. She became a certified Leadership and Executive Coach through the Center for Executive Coaching in 2022 and is part of the 2023 Cohort for Leadership New Albany.

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David Maxwell 2023

David Maxwell is a graduate of the UC Master of Science in Respiratory Therapy Program where he also received a graduate certificate in Health Care Administration. With over 30 years of experience in the medical field, David currently works as the Network Executive Director of Respiratory Services for Kettering Health Network. David began there in 2010 as an Education Coordinator, progressed to Manger of Respiratory Services in 2013, Director of Respiratory Services in 2015 to his now current role in 2021. David earned his credential as a Certified Respiratory Therapist in 1992 and his credential as a Registered Respiratory Therapy in 1995. David currently holds his Ohio Respiratory Care Professional License and his Florida Registered Respiratory Therapist License. He was also an Ohio Licensed Nursing Home Administrator from 2000 to 2010. Additionally, David shows his dedication to his field through his active participation in professional organizations. He is a member of the American College of Health Executives, the Lambda Beta Society, and the American Association of Respiratory Care. 

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Pamela McKie

Pam McKie is the Chief Program Officer for Best Point Education and Behavioral Health.  Her years of experience and breadth of knowledge in corporate and nonprofit sectors aid her in leading over 30+ programs serving over 18,000 children, families, and individuals across multiple counties.  As a member of the executive team since 2017, Pam has led program growth, innovation, grant/donor cultivation and financial stability up to and through a pandemic and a sizable merger. Pam has demonstrated success in developing, remodeling, and restructuring programs/services to address evolving needs and conditions facing children and families.  Pam stays abreast of emerging technologies, treatments, and trends to guide the work of her teams and to ensure the greatest outcomes are achieved for those served.  If advocacy or lobbying are needed, Pam raises her hand.  Pam brings a passion for helping people and making the world a brighter place to the forefront of the agency's collective conscience. Prior to her work at Best Point (formerly The Children’s Home and St. Aloysius), Pam held senior leadership roles at Assurex Health (now Myriad Genetics) in Mason, Ohio. She has served on many boards and was a member of Leadership Cincinnati Class 44.  Pam currently serves as committee chair and board member for the American Association of Suicidology and serves on the University of Cincinnati, College of Allied Health Sciences, School of Social Work Alumni Board.   Pam received her undergraduate degree from the Ohio State University and holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Cincinnati.  Pam’s three decades of experience have helped her lead initiatives and innovations that combat mental illness, youth suicide, addiction, and other illnesses.  

CAHS Scholarly Showcase Presentations Session A

Podium Presentations Session A
Title Time Presenters Program
Pediatric Simulation Learning for Clinical Doctorate of Audiology Students Session A1: 1:30 PM -2:30 PM Grace Laszkiewicz, Emma Kokaska Audiology
MRI Contributions to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Session A2: 1:30 PM -2:30 PM Kayli Moore Advanced Medical Imaging Technology
Survey of Physical Therapists' Views and Referral Processes on Objective Vestibular Testing Session A3: 1:30 PM -2:30 PM Rachael Mahr Audiology
Poster Session A
Poster #  Poster Title  Presenters Program
A1  The Impact of PET/CT in the Diagnosis, Staging, and Treatment of Prostate Cancer Avery Vosper Advanced Medical Imaging Technology
A2 Diagnosing and Monitoring Multiple Sclerosis using MRI Francisco Hernandez Advanced Medical Imaging Technology
A3 Increasing the Safety of Brain Tumor Surgery Using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Savanna Hernandez Advanced Medical Imaging Technology
A4 The Contribution of Molecular Imaging to the Understanding and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder Ely Eley Advanced Medical Imaging Technology
A5 The Impact and Prevention of Artifacts in 123I-loflupane SPECT Imaging, Involving Parkinsonian Syndromes Anisha Silva Advanced Medical Imaging Technology
A6 The Role of Medical Imaging in Breast Cancer Olivia Sawchak Advanced Medical Imaging Technology
A7 Virtual Autopsies: The Role of Medical Imaging Sophia Zaso Advanced Medical Imaging Technology
A8 Load Monitoring and Injury Risk in American Football Ryan Piper, Antoni Matabosch Athletic Training
A9 Can an absent or abnormal Acoustic Reflex pattern be used as a biomarker in diagnosing Vestibular Migraine: a retrospective study Jennifer Chappetto Audiology
A10 Effects of Calibration on Distortion Product Otacoustic Emissions Outputs of Young Dalmations  Gabrielle Shore Audiology
A11 Impact of Incorporating Communication Partners into a Group Aural Rehabilitation Program Sarah Doyle Audiology 
A12 Mobile technologies for delivering hering care through community health workers Grace Corry Audiology
A13 Newborn Hearing Screens: Are They Sensitive Enough To Detect A Slight Hearing Loss At Birth? Myah Steffen Audiology
A14 Pediatric Carboplatin Ototoxicity- A Pilot Study Natalie Brenner Audiology
A15 Providing Healthcare in Mexico as an Interdisciplinary Team: Audiology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, and Physical Therapy in Partnership with Fundacion Palace Clarissa Ortiz Villabona, Josephine Fernandez, Kristen Dalrymple, Alizabeth Quillen, Claire Middlekamp, Jenna Calvelage, Rebekah Lazos, Yoshua Agosto Montalvo, Lindsey Mcmullen Audiology
A16 The Effects of Electrode Montage on 4kHz Ocular Vestibular-Evoked Myogenic Potential Response Rates  Peyton Mackey Audiology
A17 Investigating Brain Activation During Language Tasks in Chronic Aphasia Patients Using Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) Emily Comstock Speech Language Pathology (SLP)
A18 A Diagnosis of Exclusion: Chronic Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) and the Unusual Progression to Refractory ITP Mary Glossop, Lauren Kuhn, Megan Witt, Amadea Zapotosky Medical Laboratory Sciences
A19 Blastomycosis Affecting Canines in the Ohio River Valley Cole Northern, Jordan Tomei, Krista Tunstall Medical Laboratory Sciences
A20 Progression of Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia to Acute Myeloid Leukemia Kylie Estep, Lindsay Macey, Kyleigh Schweitzer, Kyle Raab Medical Laboratory Sciences
A21 The Diagnosis of Congenital Agranulocytosis and the Morphological and Diagnostic Differences Between Blood Cell Neoplasms Katelyn Lesniak, Aniya Covington, Julia Henig, Emma Smuzok Medical Laboratory Sciences
A22 The Association Between Food Purchases and Dietary Intake on Indicators of Dietary Quallity Allison Bokenkotter Nutrition Sciences
A23 The Impact of a Nutrition Education Program on Ultra-Processed Food Consumption Among Adults Lauren Gonzales Nutrition Sciences
A24 Evaluating Mental Health and Associated Intervention(s) Among Occupational Therapy Graduate Students   Morgan King, Maya  Eller, Emily Harnen, Emma Schmitt Occupational Therapy
A25 Quality of Life and Job Satisfaction for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities after Completing Project SEARCH Sophia Hamilton, Carlee  Archibald, Jenna  Lustenberger, Grace Cain Occupational Therapy
A26 The Impact of Infertility on Roles, Relationships, and Occupations and The Presence of Existing Supports  Sarah Gentry, Molly Heiser, Suprina Adhikari, Landyn Deckert Occupational Therapy
A27 Volunteers' Experiences of Occupational-Performance Coaching to Promote Social Inclusion for Children with Disabilities in a Faith-based Setting Kiersten Owens, Samuel Kaiser, Lindsay Thornton Occupational Therapy
A28 Barriers to Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Adults     Key words: Substance Use Disorders, Needs Questionnaire, Barriers to Treatment, Social Barriers, Mental Health, Structural Barriers, Co-occurring Disorders, Stigma Anna Giordullo, Laura McLaughlin, Ellen Knott, Ciara Merriweather Social Work (MSW)
A29 Case Management & The Role It Plays During Active Recovery Myron  Mcgee, McKenzie  Miller, Timothy  Easterling Social Work (MSW)
A30 Evaluating School-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports; A Case Study of Aiken New Tech High School Mikaela Gregory, Brittani Murphy, Kara Mate, Skyler Vanmeter Social Work (MSW)
A31 Supporting Foster Parents of Children with Mental Illness Chloé Hemingway , Halsey Krupp , Grace Ottley , Lauren Jeffereys Social Work (MSW)
A32 The effect of cognitive behavioral therapy education on the knowledge of counselors working with clients in the Medication Assisted Program (MAP) McKenzie Lanigan, Banke Adesanya , Melissa Schroder Social Work (MSW)
A33 The effectiveness of the StarBound Curriculum intervention on empowerment, self esteem, and leadership in middle-school aged students Katherine Taylor, Megan Schuster, Sydney Craddock, Megan Leamon Social Work (MSW)
A34 Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) Surgery And Dysphagia Rabiya Sheikh Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)
A35 Aphasia: What Now? Anna Schneider,  Holly Enginger Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)
A36 Augmentative and Alternative Communication: A Comparison of Language Systems and Hardware Across the Lifespan Caitlin Coode, Lindsey Harlow Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)
A37 Constructing an Efficient and Culturally Responsive Pediatric Screening Tool for Head Start Bethany Doering, Madalyn McConnell, Naomi Jackson, Claire Beran Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)
A38 Examining Educational Practitioners' Perspectives on Creating Communication Opportunities for Students with Complex Communication Needs Holly Schwarber Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)
A39 Secondary Data Analysis of NCAEP Review Regarding Expressive Language Outcomes in Autistic Preschoolers Kirsten von der Embse, Leah Hill Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)
A40 Transitioning from Low Tech to High Tech AAC Lyndsey Glaser, Cameron Gibson Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)
A41 Treatment Side Effects in Head and Neck Cancer Patients. Samantha Carney, Madison Ross, Erin McHugh Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)
A42 Testing the Validity of the Adapted Food Literacy Assessment Tool (FLitT) for College Students Jamie Nowak Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)

Distinguished Lectureship

Suzanne Boyce

Suzanne Boyce

Lectureship Title:  A Random Walk in the Translational Science of Speech

Presenter: Suzanne Boyce, PhD 

Suzanne Boyce is a Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department and Adjunct Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Cincinnati.  She received A.B. and Ph.D. degrees in Linguistics and is a licensed speech pathologist.  She did postdocs in Engineering at M.I.T. and Boston University, and in Speech-Language Pathology at Emerson College.  She came to UC in 1997 and was present for the formation of the Collage of Allied Health Sciences.  Her teaching mostly centers on getting students to understand the science of how people produce speech and how they perceive it.  

Dr. Boyce has been continuously funded by NIH and NSF since 1995.  Research topics include: (1) developing computer animations for teaching speech science, (2) modeling how speech sounds—that is, vowels and consonants--are made in the vocal tract, (3) using speech to track sleep deprivation, (4) using ultrasound to teach better speech production in children, (5) measuring articulatory precision, and (6) deriving patterns of articulatory movement from acoustics.  A major focus has been children who can’t say “RRR” as in “wabbit” for “rabbit”.   Most recently, she has teamed with colleagues from DAAP, BME, Otolaryngology and RENS to develop technology for using ultrasound to gamify feedback in speech therapy and swallowing.

CAHS Scholarly Showcase Presentations Session B

Podium Presentations Session B
Title Time Presenters Program
Reducing Claustrophobic Events in MRI Session B1: 3:30 PM -4:30 PM Ethan Howell Advanced Medical Imaging Technology
Testing the Validity of the Adapted Food Literacy Assessment Tool (FLitT) for College Students Session B2: 3:30 PM -4:30 PM Jamie Nowak Nutrition & Dietetics
Medical Imaging Advancements of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Session B3: 3:30 PM -4:30 PM Zebedee Bolling Advanced Medical Imaging Technology
Poster Session B
Poster #  Poster Title  Presenters Program
B1  Alzheimer's Disease and PET Imaging Alana Sharpless Advanced Medical Imaging Technology
B2 Imaging Leukemia using FDG PET/CT Alexis Hall Advanced Medical Imaging Technology
B3 Improved Detection and Treatment of Prostate Cancer using PSMA PET/CT Hend Halabi Advanced Medical Imaging Technology
B4 Reducing Artifact in Nuclear Cardiac Stress Tests Aubrey Schmitt Advanced Medical Imaging Technology
B6 Nuclear Medicine Imaging of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Kayla Rawlings Advanced Medical Imaging Technology
B7 Medical imaging of gastroesophageal reflux in the pediatric population Andrew Cooper Advanced Medical Imaging Technology
B8 Are Athletic Trainers confident in guiding and providing care to adaptive athletes? Anne Haley, Taryn Johnson Athletic Training
B9 Aging Effects on the Auditory Neural Responses at the Pre-Attentive and Attentive Stages Madison Knodell, Jaide Van Pelt Audiology
B10 Cerumen Management Protocol in Local Nursing Home Victoria Bell Audiology
B11 Compliance with a Home-based Hearing Monitoring Protocol Morgan Magowan, Reilly Harrington Audiology 
B12 Assessment of Walrus Hearing Using Brainstem Auditory Evoked Responses (BEAR) Testing Olivia Grimley Audiology
B13 Education of Caregivers on Hearing Health for Geriatric Patients Sydney Lecher Audiology
B14 Effects of Age on Cognitive Function in Cochlear Implant Users Assessed with a Computerized Cognitive Test (BrainCheck) Matthew Barbara Audiology
B15 Hearing Loss and High Blood Pressure: A Correlational Sample Population Study Clarissa Ortiz Villabona Audiology
B16 What Is the Low-Frequency Range (Hz) of Hearing in African Elephants (Loxodonta africana)? Liz Urban Audiology
B17 Effect of Aging on Cognitive Function in Individuals with Normal Hearing Elizabeth Kroger Audiology 
B18 A Case of Chemotherapy-Induced Anemia in a Patient with a Complex Medical History Jeremy Agosto Montalvo, Rose Kemper, Jessica Engstrom, Morgann Wright Medical Laboratory Sciences
B19 Mesothelioma_The Hidden Dangers of Asbestos Gabrielle Lu, Jacie Bowen, Francis Rodriguez Medical Laboratory Sciences
B20 The Sweetness of Mexico Lindsey McMullen, Abbie Enloe, Yoshua Agosto Montalvo Medical Laboratory Sciences
B21 Can Restore Function (Cancer-Related Fatigue) Sydney Hetman, Libby Jacobs, Amel Fahmy Occupational Therapy
B22 Content Analysis of Occupational Performance Goals of Stroke Survivors in the Healthy Goals Study Jessica Williams , Malerie Mysza, Lucas Sherman, Jessica Williams, Malerie Mysza Occupational Therapy
B23 Evaluating the Sensitivity of Measurements of Grip Strength Endurance Jennifer Whitacre, Jenna Maxwell, Brandi Turner Occupational Therapy
B24 Healthy GOALS Olivia Kramer, Michelle Dixon Occupational Therapy
B25 Caregiver Satisfaction from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Cortical Visual Impairment Clinic Emily Heinzelman, Lauren Buse, Michaela Lewis Occupational Therapy
B26 Role Participation & Role Value of Middle-aged Adults: Understanding the Impact of the Caregiver Role Ericka Conkliin, Allison Lowe, Anna Ehlers Occupational Therapy
B27 Effectiveness of Research Methods to Recruit Individuals with Suicidal Ideations Natalie Warning Socual Work (MSW)
B28 Measuring the Impact of a Competency-Based Training on the Basic Knowledge, Attitudinal Awareness, and Clinical Competency of Helping Professionals Supporting LGBT Clients Erin Michel, Shauna Durbin, Heater (Grace) Maglalang, Lizzy Gootee Social Work (MSW)
B29 Common Disorders and Classroom Management Strategies Bethany Fowler, Brynn McNeice, Grace Bower, Abby Robinson, Erykah Hall Social Work (MSW)
B30 Distributing Psychoeducational Resources to College Students with Substance Use Disorders and Concerns Jessika Bass, Zorah Snavely, Bella Ashbrock, Gabriel Atkins, Kayva Kandarpa Social Work (MSW)
B31 The role of gender/gender identity in mental health service utilization and help seeking behaviors in veteran college students Katherine Taylor Social Work (MSW)
B32 Mindfulness Garden Landscapes at Gamble Montessori Elementary Anne Haubner Social Work (MSW)
B33 Interdisciplinary Framework Approach to Smoking Cessation in Outpatient Addiction Treatment (IFASCOAT) Brian Mills Social Work (MSW)
B34 Acoustic and laryngoscopic investigation into laryngeal tension in patients with unilateral vocal fold paralysis Haley Doerr Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)
B35 Ethnographic Interviewing for parents in the Arlitt Center Emma Schriever , Paige Bailey, Brianna Ferdinando , Ellie Powers Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)
B36 Functional Rehabilitation Resources for Adults Emily Hetrick Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)
B37 Increasing Accessibility of Culturally Representative Picture Book Materials for Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists Elizabeth Mackley Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)
B38 Message Banking with pALS: Prioritization of Words and Phrases Kelly Dunlap,  Natalie Weber Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)
B39 AAC in Acute Care Settings: A Scoping Literature Review. Madison Couch, Macy Miller, Sarah Rinehart, Madison Couch Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)
B40 TELL: Teaching Engagement and Lifelong Language; Developing a Speech and Language Therapy Program for Adults with Down Syndrome Lauren Humpert, Hope Wulliger Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)
B41 The Difference Between Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders and Why it Matters Grace Dorr, Nicole Lamarre Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)
Headshot of Erin Rumpke

Erin Rumpke

CAHS Scholarly Showcase Chair 2023