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Morris honored as Distinguished Alumnus in speech pathology and audiology

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Dr. Hughlett L. Morris, professor emeritus in the University of Iowa department of speech pathology and audiology, is the recipient of the department's 1997 Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Morris earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at the UI. A practicing speech pathologist since 1952, he served on the UI faculty from 1958 to 1993. Morris' primary area of specialization involved research and treatment of cleft lip and palate.

In addition to serving as director of the Speech and Hearing Clinic in the UI department of otolaryngology from 1965-1993, Morris also was the director of the UI Cleft Palate Research Program. He led a large, multidisciplinary team with support from the National Institute of Dental Research for more than 35 years. Morris also served as chair of speech pathology and audiology at the UI from 1976-1980.

Morris received the award prior to a lecture he delivered to students, faculty and staff in the department on March 27.