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News Release

Date: 11/7/2006

ATSU-ASHS audiology chair receives ADA award

Tabitha Parent-Buck given prestigious Joel Wernick Award

MESA, Ariz. – During the Academy of Dispensing Audiologists Annual Convention this past week, Tabitha Parent-Buck, Au.D., the chair of the audiology department at ATSU’s Arizona School of Health Sciences in Mesa, was selected as this year's recipient of the Joel Wernick Award.

The Joel Wernick Award is presented annually in recognition of an outstanding educational contribution within the fields of audiology or hearing science.  First presented in 1989, the Wernick Award is the Academy of Dispensing Audiologists most prestigious professional recognition.

Joel Wernick, Ph.D. ,was an active supporter of the Academy from its inception in 1977 until his death in 1988. His life is a shining example of audiology excellence combined with a rich personal and professional life, peppered with good humor.


A.T. Still University is the leading institution at the forefront of multidisciplinary healthcare education founded on the principles of whole person care. It boasts the nation’s newest – and Arizona’s first – dental school, the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health,and the world’s first osteopathic medical school, the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. The University also provides osteopathic medical education through its newest school, the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. In addition, it offers online health management training programs through its School of Health Management and trains healthcare professionals in several allied health fields through the Arizona School of Health Sciences in Mesa, Arizona.