18th ANNUAL EARLY HEARING DETECTION & INTERVENTION MEETING
March 3-5, 2019 • Chicago, IL
THE ANTONIA BRANCIA MAXON AWARD FOR EHDI EXCELLENCE
Nominations are invited for the Antonia Brancia Maxon Award for EHDI Excellence to be presented at the 2019 National EHDI Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. This award honors the life and work of Dr. Antonia Brancia Maxon to promote effective Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs for all newborns, infants, and young children. Dr. Maxon was a pioneer in EHDI programs, beginning with her leadership in the Rhode Island Hearing Assessment Project in the late 1980's. She was one of the first to recognize the feasibility and value of universal newborn hearing screening and was a tireless advocate for connecting screening programs with timely and appropriate diagnosis and early intervention.
Her extensive contributions to creating excellent EHDI programs were abruptly ended by a tragic automobile accident in May of 2007. In memory of her contributions, an Award for EHDI Excellence is presented each year at the National EHDI Meeting to honor an individual who has made outstanding contributions to achieving excellence in EHDI programs nationally or in a particular state or region.
Nominations for the Antonia Brancia Maxon Award for EHDI Excellence should be emailed to Karl White at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to:
National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management
Utah State University
2615 Old Main Hill
Logan, Utah 84322-2615
Attention: Antonia Brancia Maxon Award for EHDI Excellence
- The outstanding accomplishment(s) that contributed to improvement of EHDI programs.
- How the accomplishment(s) demonstrate(s) significant creativity or initiative.
- The specific ways in which the nominee has contributed to EHDI excellence.
Presentation of the 2019 Antonia Brancia Maxon Award for EHDI Excellence will be made on Monday March 4, 2019 at the National EHDI Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. More about the National EHDI Meeting, including past nominees and recipients can be found below.
Congratulations to Robert Cicco, winner of the 2018 Antonio Brancia Maxon Award for EHDI Excellence!
- Robert Cicco
- Lenore Holte
- Judith Marlowe
- Jessica Messersmith
- Heather Morrow-Almeida
- South Dakota EHDI Collaborative
- Stephanie Olson and Karen Putz
- Anna Wagner
- Yusnita Weirather and Nancy Rushmer
- 2017 Awards
- 2016 Awards
- 2015 Awards
- 2014 Awards
- 2013 Awards
- 2012 Awards
- 2011 Awards
- 2010 Awards
- 2009 Awards
- 2008 Awards
EHDI Family Leadership Award
Congratulations to Melissa Tumblin, winner of the 2018 EHDI Family Leadership Award!
2017 was the inaugural year for the EHDI Family Leadership Award. During the last several decades it has become increasingly clear that EHDI only exists to improve the well-being of babies and families. Symbiotically, engaged families are central to the success of EHDI programs and more specifically to the success of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
This award honors a parent or family member of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing for providing exemplary leadership in their state EHDI system and whose leadership has led to improved outcomes. The recipient was selected by NCHAM's Family Advisory Committee.
2018 Website of the Year
Congratulations to Guam EHDI program for winning the 2018 Website of the Year Award!
2018 Poster Awards
Congratulations to the following 2018 Poster Award winners!
Program Evaluation and Quality Improvement: P-1 A Quality Improvement Project to Ensure Timely Cytomegalovirus Testing and Follow Up for Babies that Do Not Pass Newborn Hearing Screening at Mayo Clinic – Joscelyn Martin, Charles Huskins, Lisa Schimmenti, Gayla L. Poling, Lee Belf
Adult DHH Mentor/Role Model/Guide Information, Support and Improvement: P-26 Infusing Deaf Adults in FCEI Programs: Survey Results and Best Practices – Elaine Gale, Michele Berke, Beth Benedict, Stephanie Olson, Karen Putz, Christine Yoshinaga-Itano
Audiological Services: P-53 Using Visual Activity Schedules and Video Models to Facilitate Audiological Testing for Children with Autism – Samantha Brumbach, Ashley Malley, Haley McTee, Elizabeth Pancoast, Tammy Fredrickson, Amy Thrasher, Sandra Gabbard, Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, Angela Bonino
Early Intervention: P-43 Rhode Island EHDI Program Ensuring that Families are Supported and Engaged by Improving the Follow-Up Process, After a Diagnosis of Hearing Loss – Liza Then, Betty Vohr, Leslie Bobrowski, Elsbeth Brown, Sara Franklin, Richard Lupino
EHDI Program Enhancement: P-27 JICH Recommendations for Otoacoustic Emission and Automated Auditory Brainstem Response Testing 10 Years Later – Samantha Raymond, Ginger Mullin
EHDI Workforce Issues, Policy, Advocacy and Legislative Issues: P-5 Ask 'Audrey O'Gram' - A Pediatric Audiology Outreach Initiative for EHDI Stakeholders – Nancy Schneider, Brittany Johnson
Program Evaluation and Quality Improvement: P-40 QI: Involving the Primary Care Provider in Improving Rescreen Rates – Jude Williams, Shelia Sutton, Marcia Fort
Program Evaluation and Quality Improvement: P-76 Striving to Meet or Beat JCIH Benchmarks in a Large Pediatric Audiology Practice: Barriers and Next Steps – Rebecca Awad, Johanna Oropeza, Kristin Uhler
Language Acquisition & Development: P-35 Outcomes of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing at Carle Auditory Oral School – Uma Soman, Danielle Chalfant
Family Perspective, Engagement and Support: P-46 Social Support Service Preferences of Parents and Caregivers of Children who are D/deaf or Hard of Hearing – Torri Ann Woodruff, Claire Bernstein, Kathleen Cienkowski
Follow-up, tracking and Data Management: P-19 Findings from Washington State EHDDI Program's Electronic Linkage with Part C Services – Julie Walker, Karin Neidt, Marcie Rider, Debra Lochner Doyle
Top 3 Student Poster: P-80 Screening, Diagnosis, and Management of Hearing Loss in Children with Significant Cognitive Disabilities – Megan Bartoshuk, Stephanie Berry, Ashley McMillen, Crystal Smaldone
Top 3 Student Poster: P-83 Do the Characteristics of Children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing with Additional Disabilities Differ by Race/Ethnicity or Other Demographic Factors? – Aijiana Zanders, Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, Sandra Gabbard, Kendra Huskey, Angela Bonino
Top 3 Student Poster: P-88 Native American Hearing Education and Training Initiative – Chloe Pfeifer, Mary Franke