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Jackson Roush, a professor and clinically trained audiologist in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, has received the 2019 Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) Impact Award.

The award recognizes outstanding and lasting contributions of a professional, family member, or self advocate within North Carolina’s developmental disability community, toward improving the quality of life for individuals and their families. The division is housed in the Department of Allied Health Sciences.

Joseph Piven, the CIDD’s director, presented the award to Roush in late December. Roush’s most-recent roles with the CIDD include service as principal investigator for the North Carolina Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program and as project director for LEND’s pediatric audiology grant.

Roush was also instrumental in establishing CIDD’s Hearing and Development Clinic which provides interdisciplinary assessments for children who are deaf or hard of hearing with autism or other co-occurring conditions.

Roush, PhD, has worked as an audiologist for more than 35 years. Piven, MD, is also the Thomas E. Castelloe Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology.