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VOLUME 21, NUMBER 39
DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA
Under New Director
Growth Sparks Speech and Hearing Center
By Margaret Howell
Whether it's the buoyancy of the man behind the
year-old Center for Speech and Hearing Disorders
or the excitement he has given his combined staff
of speech pathologists and audiologists or a little
bit of both, the center has come into its own since
Dr. LuVerne Kunze came to direct it in July of
Kunze is a man who came South not only
because of the potential he saw in a combined
program for speech and hearing disorders, but
also because he's a history buff. ( The South and
the East are where it all happened." he says,
Now Kunze is making a little history of his own.
and the pride is showing.
He came to the medical center, he'll tell you, "to
create and develop a unified speech and hearing
clinical program." Now, he says, the program is off
the ground. "We've come through the first stage of
restructuring the program to make it unified,
including all the administrative processes."
Before July of last year, Duke's audiology and
speech pathology departments were separate.
Audiology was headquartered in ENT (ear, nose
and throat) and speech pathology in plastic
The year has been filled with the ' day-to-day
Orofacial Anomalies Symposium
Being Held Here Today and Sat.
operations " of combining the two specialties into
one department. And, as far as Kunze is
concerned, it's all being done with one priority in
mind —"better patient service."
"Patient service is our principle purpose,” he
says. "It is now and I expect is always to be.”
Proving his point. Kunze says he still sees patients.
"I wouldn't give that up for anything. "
The restructuring, as he calls it, has opened the
center to patients who need extensive clinical
services and counselling. Staffed by specialists
knowledgeable in advanced procedures and
equipment, the center serves people of all ages,
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A harelip, a contorted face or even a
missing nose needn't be permanently
That's the good news 11 specialists
will be bringing to the podium today
and tomorrow at the Sixth Annual Duke
Symposium on Orofacial Anomalies
(malformations of the face and oral
More than 150 people are expected
to attend the two days of lectures
which began at 9:30 this morning in the
Hospital Amphitheater. The public is
After it began, this year s symposium
was named for the man who created it.
Dr Raymond Massengill. Jr. associate
professor of medical speech
'It's appalling to think of the number
of people who are not aware that
something can be done for patients
with facial deformities,” said Dr.
The symposium is held every year,
he said, to tell physicians, dentists,
speech pathologists, social workers
and vocation rehabilitation counselors
how patients born with malformations
can be given nearly normal
These malformations, such as
harelips and cleft palates, occur when
bones or muscles fail to fuse together
before birth. Dr. Massengill explained.
The result can be a gap in the lip or in
the roof of the mouth.
Dr. Kenneth Pickrell. a professor of
plastic and oral surgery, will discuss
this afternoon how a cleft lip can be
repaired with only a barely visible scar
An artificial device developed at
Duke that bridges the gap in a cleft
palate will be described by Dr. Galen
W. Quinn, also a professor of plastic
and oral surgery.
Dr. Massengill will report on a
technique to detect a cleft palate
hidden under normal tissue.
Dr Nicholas Georgiarie. professor of
plastic and oral surgery, will focus on
the latest in prostheses and surgery for
the orofacially handicapped.
The symposium's guest speaker. Dr.
Robert Gorlin, will describe the
characteristics of orofacial anomalies.
Dr. Gorlin is chairman of the Division of
Oral Pathology at the University of
Minnesota School of Dentistry.
Other specialists presenting reports
are: Dr. Boyce Cole, assistant
professor of otolaryngology; Dr.
Edward Clifford, associate professor of
child psychiatry; Dr. John Griffith,
associate professor of pediatrics and
neurology; Dr. William R. Hudson,
professor of otolaryngology; Dr.
Douglas Rice, a Durham pediatrician;
and Dr. Baxter Sapp, a local dentist.
The university's new telephone
system, originally scheduled to go into
operation on Oct. 26. has been
delayed, and a new switch-over date.
Jan. 4, has been established
According to W.K. Howard. Duke's
chief engineer and director of special
utilities, illnesses.and attrition of key
personnel working on the system,
unexpected problems with electronic
equipment, the inability of outside
agencies to furnish tested trunkage on
schedule and delays in the delivery of
other equipment have all combined to
force the postponement.
Howard said the additional time will
allow his people to verify all telephone
circuits and switching facilities and
install the delayed equipment as it
arrives at the TelCom
The new computerized and
electronically controlled system will
end the necessity for dialing '9" to
reach an outside line and will more
than double Duke's current telephone
capacity. It will require seven digit
dialing on the campus and at the
In most cases. Howard said, offices,
labs and dormitories will keep their
present four digits and merely prefix
those four numbers with the Duke
Some numbers will be changed,
however, and the new telephone
directory which includes the changes
will be distributed on schedule next
week throughout the university.
AUDIOMETRY T£ST/A/G—Asone of the three staff audiologists. Linda Sipe uses
one of many audiometric devices at the center in working with patients to
determine the type and extent of possible hearing impairments. The center's
director. Dr. LuVerne Kunze. right, oversees the testing. (Photo by Margaret
Anlyan Presides For Health Center Group
Dr. William G. Anlyan is the new
national president of the Association
for Academic Health Centers (AAHC).
Anlyan. vice president for health
affairs, was installed as the
organization's fourth president at its
annual meeting last week in West Palm
The AAHC membership is made up
of persons at the vice president or
chancellor level who have senior
administrative responsibilities for
academic health centers.