The Alfred K. Kawana Award for Lifetime Achievement in Publications

This award, named in memory of Alfred K. Kawana, former director of ASHA publications, recognizes a sustained history of exemplary publications by a scholar whose journal contributions span at least 10 years and are meritorious in their educational, scientific, or clinical value. Learn more about this and other ASHA Journals awards on ASHAWire.

2019 Kawana Awardee: Robert E. Hillman, PhD, CCC-SLP

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard Medical School, & MGH Institute of Health Professions

Robert Hillman is Co-Director and Research Director of the Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH Voice Center), Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Rehabilitation Sciences at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Dr. Hillman is a specialist in voice and voice disorders. His extensive publishing history includes over 35 contributions to the ASHA journals.

Dr. Hillman has received ASHA Honors (2011) and is an ASHA Fellow. He and his colleagues have been recognized with an ASHA Journals Editor’s Award (1996).

About the ASHA Journals Awards

It is our hope that these awards infuse a strong spirit of friendly competition, increase collaborative research among peers, and encourage a consistent if not increased level of engagement in research by ASHA members and by CSD professionals. The award-winning articles demonstrate the importance of CSD professionals not only performing research and conducting scholarly studies but also writing about, reporting on, publicizing, and sharing that research with colleagues and the CSD community.

Editor’s Awards

An Editor’s Award is given for AJAAJSLPLSHSSJSLHR (Hearing section), JSLHR (Language section), and JSLHR (Speech section) to the article that the editor-in-chief and editors feel meets the highest quality standards in research design, presentation, and impact for a given year.

2019 Editor’s Award Recipients (for articles published in 2018)

American Journal of Audiology (Editor-in-Chief: Sumit Dhar)

Predictive Factors for Vestibular Loss in Children With Hearing Loss
Kristen L. Janky, Megan L. A. Thomas, Robin R. High, Kendra K. Schmid, & Oluwaseye Ayoola Ogun

American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (Editor-in-Chief: Julie

Children’s Consonant Acquisition in 27 Languages: A Cross-Linguistic Review
Sharynne McLeod & Kathryn Crowe

Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research–Speech Section
(Editor-in-Chief: Bharath Chandrasekaran)

Acoustic Predictors of Pediatric Dysarthria in Cerebral Palsy
Kristen M. Allison & Katherine C. Hustad

Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research–Language Section (Editor-in-Chief:
Sean Redmond)

Well-Being and Resilience in Children With Speech and Language Disorders
Rena Lyons & Sue Roulstone

Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research–Hearing Section
(Editor-in-Chief: Frederick Gallun)

Spontaneous Otoacoustic Emissions Reveal an Efficient Auditory Efferent Network
Viorica Marian, Tuan Q. Lam, Sayuri Hayakawa, & Sumitrajit Dhar

Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools (Editor-in-Chief: Holly

The impact of dialect density on the growth of language and reading in African American Children
Julie A. Washington, Lee Branum-Martin, Congying Sun, & Ryan Lee-James

Thank you to all the editors-in-chief and editors for their selection of these articles of great merit for 2018.