Preparation is already underway by the board to host the 2nd Annual Callier Cares Luncheon which will include a special presentation of the next Callier Prize. The prestigious award, launched in 2009 by the Foundation for the Callier Center, is presented every other year to recognize the recipient’s leadership in fostering scientific advances and significant developments in the diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders.
The award will be presented for the third time on April 26, 2013 at the Callier Cares Luncheon to Dr. Harvey Dillon of the National Acoustic Laboratories in Australia.
Dr. J. Bruce Tomblin, who received the Callier Prize in 2011, is a pioneer in the fields of speech and language disorders. As the Spriesterbach Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa, Dr. Tomblin’s selection for the Callier Prize was based on his research which has led to remarkable advances in the epidemiology, etiology, assessment and treatment of children’s language disorders.