Dr. Paula Leslie, program director and professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, has been awarded the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement. The award was recently presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s annual convention in Philadelphia.
“It is an honor to be recognized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, as well as my colleagues for my contributions to advance the field of speech-language pathology” Dr. Leslie said. “I’m grateful to be able to support outstanding clinical staff and to have been nominated for such a prestigious award.”
The award recognizes significant accomplishments in the advancement of clinical service in audiology and/or speech-language pathology. The ASHFoundation is a charitable organization that promotes a better quality of life for children and adults with communication and swallowing disorders.
Dr. Leslie has applied her expertise in speech-language pathology and dysphagia to develop interprofessional protocols with both speech-language pathology clinical staff and palliative care providers, resulting in enhanced communication and care for patients throughout the UPMC system.