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Sharon Shanks Graham

Sharon Shanks Graham, American health services administrator. Certified clinical competence audiology. Recipient Dicarlo award Arkansas Speech and Hearing Association, 1986.


  • Graham, Sharon Shanks was born on November 18, 1946 in Little Rock. Daughter of John Willis and Wilda (Barnes) Shanks.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Southern Methodist University, 1967. Master of Science, Southern Methodist University, 1969.


    • Research analyst for speech and hearing services United States Department Education, Department of Health, Dallas, 1969-1971. Instructor department special education University Arkansas, Little Rock, 1971-1974. Diagnostic audiologist Bailey-Pappas Clinic, 1971-1974.

      Rehabilitative audiologist ENT Clinic, 1975-1978. Research associate Ear and Nose-Throat Clinic, 1978-1982, director research and development, 1982-1991, clinic administrator, since 1992. Consultant Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock, since 1989.

      Area consultant Arkansas Comprehensive Health Planning Council, 1983-1984. Adjunct clinical professor University Arkansas, Little Rock, since 1978. Consultant, board directors Governor's Council of Hearing Loss, Little Rock, 1980-1984.

    Major achievements

    • Certified clinical competence audiology.


    • Author: (teaching monographs), Surgical Treatment of Vertigo: A Critical Review,1986, Hearing Aid Dispensing Within a Medical Setting, 90. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Board directors Sertoma Foundation, Little Rock, 1981-1982, Superspeech Foundation, Little Rock, 1980-1984. Vice president board directors Arkansas Board Hearing Aid Dispensers, 1972-1974, president board directors, 1974-1976. Member American Society Medical Audiology (president 1978-1982, Honors award 1982), American Speech/Language and Hearing Association (licensed, Outstanding Clinical Achievement award 1987), Centurions: Deafness Research Foundation, American Academy Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (associate, National Honors award 1988), A.G. Bell Association for the Deaf, American Academy Audiology, Phi Beta Kappa.


    • Married Thomas Nathan Graham, May 24, 1969.
    • father: John Willis Shanks
    • mother: Wilda (Barnes) Shanks
    • spouse: Thomas Nathan Graham
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    Born November 18, 1946
    (age 71)