CPF’s 2017 Professional Award Winners

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The Cleft Palate Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its 2017 Professional Awards.

David P. Kuehn Speech Scholarship for Students Enrolled in a Communication Sciences and Disorders Program or Related Field

2017 Recipient: Marziye Eshghi
This award helps current masters or doctoral students in relevant programs attend the ACPA Annual Meeting. It provides a one-year student membership in ACPA, $500 for travel expenses to the Annual Meeting, and full meeting registration.

Donna Pruzansky Memorial Fund Grant for Nurses

2017 Recipients: Kendra-Ann Nugent, RN and Melissa Raines, APNP
This award is for nurses who devote at least 50% of their work time to cleft-craniofacial care and who wish to increase their knowledge of the field. The DPMF Grant provides a one-year membership in APCA, $500 for travel expenses to the Annual Meeting, and basic meeting registration.

Mary J. Hauk Memorial Scholarship for Dental Residents

2017 Recipient: Drew Colantino, DMD
This award is designed to help student dental professionals attend the ACPA Annual Meeting. It provides a one-year student membership in ACPA, $500 for travel expenses to the Annual Meeting, and basic meeting registration.

James F. Mulick Orthodontic Scholarship

2017 Recipient: Cassandra Campbell, DDS
This award helps orthodontic residents attend the ACPA Annual Meeting. It provides a one-year student membership in ACPA, $500 for travel expenses to the ACPA Annual Meeting, and basic meeting registration. 

Karlind T. Moller Cleft/Craniofacial Scholarship for Speech Pathology/Audiology Students

2017 Recipient: Kristin Childs
This award helps current undergraduate or graduate students in accredited SLP/Audiology programs fund research or projects involving patients with cleft-craniofacial anomalies. It provides a one-year student membership in ACPA and $500 for research or project expenses. We thank our many excellent applicants for their submissions and congratulate this year’s CPF award winners. Award recipients will be acknowledged during the 2017 ACPA Annual Meeting.