LITTLE ROCK – Terri J. Hutton, an assistant professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Health Related Professions, has been elected a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
The designation recognizes professional or scientific achievement and is given to an ASHA member who has made an outstanding contribution to the speech, language and hearing professions. The ASHA is the professional, scientific and credentialing association for more than 127,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally. Less than one percent of ASHA members have been designated a fellow of the association.
Hutton joined the UAMS faculty in 1972 as an adjunct professor, before later becoming an instructor and, in 2006, an assistant professor. She also serves as director of the speech and hearing clinic at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR). The Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology is operated jointly by UAMS and UALR.
Hutton also is a member of the Arkansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,538 students and 733 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,600 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $5 billion a year. For more information, visit www.uams.edu.