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Clinical Services at Rush Dr. Gail B. Kempster
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Gail B. Kempster, PhD, is associate professor of communicative disorders and sciences at Rush University in Chicago, Illinois. She has a conjoint appointment as associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and Bronchoesophagology at Rush University Medical Center, also in Chicago.

Dr. Kempster has a certificate of clinical competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology and is licensed in speech-language pathology by the State of Illinois.

Training:
BA, Valparaiso University
MS, Purdue University
PhD, Northwestern University

Clinical Areas of Interest:

  • Voice disorders
  • Motor speech disorders
  • Head and neck cancer rehabilitation
  • Dysphagia

Research Areas of Interest:

  • Normal and disordered phonation, especially perceptual and acoustic analyses of voice

Recent Publications:

  • Kempster, G. B. (in press). Recent advances in conservation laryngectomy procedures. In P.D. Doyle & R. L. Keith (Eds.), Contemporary considerations in the treatment and rehabilitation of head and neck cancer. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.
  • Charous, S. J., Kempster, G., Manders, E. & Ristanovic, R. (2001). Effect of vagal nerve stimulation on voice. Laryngoscope, 111, 2028-2031.
  • Robbins, J., Levine, R., Masser, A., Rosenbek, J., & Kempster, G. (1993). Swallowing after unilateral stroke of the cerebral cortex. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 74, 1295-1300.
  • Kreiman, J., Gerratt, B., Kempster, G., Erman, A., & Berke, G. (1993). Perceptual evaluation of voice quality: review, tutorial, and a new model. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 36, 21-40. Received the Editor¿s Award for the article of highest merit published in 1993.
  • Robbins, J. Hamilton, J., Lof, G. & Kempster, G. (1992). Oropharyngeal swallowing in normal adults of different ages. Gastroenterology, 103, 823-829.

Association Memberships:
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Member: Special Interest Division 3: Voice and Voice Disorders
Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association
National Racquet Stringers Association

Awards and Recognition:
Site Visitor for the Council on Academic Accreditation (ASHA)
Former Associate Editor for Speech: Journal of Speech and Hearing Research
Coauthor of  Editor¿s Award article; Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 1993
Young American Medal for Service, 1967; one of two such awards presented by President Richard Nixon in a White House ceremony, June 1969.


 

Speech, Language, Hearing
and Swallowing Care
at Rush

The Section of Communicative Disorders at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is a center of excellence for the evaluation and management of individuals with communication and swallowing problems.

The Section offers comprehensive clinical services for all ages (newborns through geriatric) in the areas of audiology and speech-language pathology.

For more information about the speech, language, hearing and swallowing care at Rush visit the Communicative Disorders home page.

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Contact Name
Communicative Disorders at Rush
Contact Phone
(312) 942-5332
Contact E-mail
contact_rush@rush.edu



Location
Orthopedic Building
1611 W. Harrison St., Suite 530
Chicago, IL 60612



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