When Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, PhD, CCC-SLP, received Honors of the Association from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) this year, she became the only faculty member at the University of Utah to receive the designation.
That’s because among the Association’s thousands of members, only a handful get this distinction each year. The Honors of the Association go to individuals whose contributions have been of such excellence that they have enhanced or altered the course of the profession.
“I was so surprised, it’s really lovely,” Barkmeier-Kraemer said. “I got a message from ASHA’s president saying, ‘please call me, I need to talk to you today.’ When she gave me the news, I nearly fell off my chair.”
Barkmeier-Kraemer is a professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, adjunct faculty to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), and Clinic Director for the Voice Disorders Center at the University of Utah. She’s also the Director of the Voice, Airway, Swallowing Translational (VAST) Research Lab.