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April 21, 2011

Two from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine have received professional honors.

Dr. Gayle E. Woodson, Portrait of Dr. Gayle Woodson professor and division chair of otolaryngology head and neck surgery, has received a Presidential Citation from the American Laryngological Association at its annual meeting in April in Chicago.  Woodson was given the award for her contribution to the association and the medical community.  

Woodson joined SIU in 2003 and was named division chair in 2005.  She completed a fellowship in laryngology at the Institute of Laryngology and Otology in London (1982), her residency in otolaryngology at Baylor College of Medicine (1981) and her general surgery residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital (1978).  She received her medical degree from Baylor (1975) and her bachelor’s from Rice University (1972).  Woodson is a past president of the American Laryngological Society and has served on the American Board of Otolaryngology. 

Kathleen C. M. Campbell, Ph.D., Portrait of Kathlenn Campbell, Ph.D. professor of otolaryngology head and neck surgery and director of the division’s audiology research, received the Honors of the Academy at the Illinois Academy of Audiology (ILAA) meeting in January in Chicago.  The honor was given because she facilitated a change of audiology reimbursement payments to hearing impaired children in Illinois and helped initiate universal hearing screening across the state as well as for her research on ototoxicity and otoprotective agents. 

Campbell joined the SIU faculty in 1989, setting up the School’s audiology program before becoming a full-time researcher.  She earned her doctoral degree at the University of Iowa (1989), her master’s at the University of South Dakota (1977) and her bachelor’s at South Dakota State University (1973).