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2018 A.M. and Jo Winchester Distinguished Scholar Announced

November 2, 2017

Deanna K. Meinke, Ph.D., professor of Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences in the School of Human Sciences, has been chosen as the 2018 Winchester Distinguished Scholar by UNC's Faculty Research and Publications Board.

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Deanna Meinke

The award, which recognizes demonstrated continued excellence in scholarly activity at UNC for at least five years, comes with a $2,000 monetary award and the permanent designation of A.M. and Jo Winchester Distinguished Professor.

Meinke has been a member of UNC's faculty since 2004. She is co-director of the Dangerous Decibels program, which provides educator workshops on noise-induced hearing loss, and serves as an expert consultant to the World Health Organization's Make Listening Safe initiative. Additional information about her professional accomplishments is available on her faculty webpage.

A luncheon honoring Meinke, College Scholars and Sponsored Programs awardees will be held during Academic Excellence Week in April.


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