Career Background: Ianthe has been a clinical audiologist for 21 years. She has worked in various areas including, schools for the Deaf, hospital and university settings. She is currently working as the clinical program coordinator of clinical education for the Long Island Audiology Doctoral Consortium Program at Adelphi, Hofstra and St. John’s Universities and is an appointed Adjunct Audiology Professor of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at Hofstra University and St. John's University. Professional Education: Ianthe completed her Doctorate in Science with a concentration in Audiology in 2002 from the School of Health and Medical Sciences at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. Her research focused on binaural processing of older adults with normal hearing. She received her M.A and B.A from St. John's University. In 2007, the department of Speech and Hearing at St. John’s University bestowed upon her the high honor of ‘Distinguished Alumnus Award’. Professional, Religious or Social Organization: In 2016, Ianthe was among 28 professionals nationwide chosen for ASHA's 2016-17 year-long leadership development program for Audiologists. Currently, she serves on the Global Standards Steering Committee, for the Coalition of Global Hearing Health, in which the committee is tasked with developing global guidelines for humanitarian ear and hearing care outreach projects globally. In June 2017, she was appointed to serve on the NYS Office of Professions - Education Department, Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Most recently, Dr. Murad was appointed as an advisory board member for the Starkey Hearing Foundation- “So the World May Hear-Global Hearing Health Initiative." The Foundation fits more than 100,000 hearing aids annually to children and adults through global hearing missions and the daily efforts of its domestic Hear Now program. As a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, the Foundation has pledged to fit more than 1 million hearing aids to people in need this decade. Dr. Murad has participated in several worldwide missions and has treated thousands of hearing impaired children and adults in Nairobi, Kenya 2015; Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 2016; Nagpur, Baramati, Agra, New Delhi & Hyderabad, India 2016; Manila, Philippines 2016; Lusaka, Zambia 2016; Georgetown, Guyana 2016; Matamoros, Mexico 2017; Port of Spain, Trinidad 2017; Morelia & Querétaro, Mexico 2017; Kingston, Jamaica 2017; El Salvador 2017; Tarlac & Manila, Philippines 2017, Antigua, Guatemala 2018, Panama. 2018 and Zambia 2018. Dr. Murad also serves as a board member on the following local and national organizations: NYS Office of Professions - Education Department, Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, the Long Island Speech and Hearing Association and her most recent appointment as the NYS Audiology Advisory Councilor representative for the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Ianthe is also a member of the Links Inc. and a 25 year member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She has held many leadership positions throughout the years on the chapter level, most currently serving as the Vice President of programs for one of the local NY graduate chapters. She has also been an active member of the St. John’s University – Black
Alumni Association since graduating in 1995. A devout Catholic and member of Holy Trinity Church, Ianthe enjoys teaching 4th grade religious education every Sunday. Ianthe’s most cherished accomplishments are her children, Jared, Samuel and Olivia and her college sweetheart and husband, Rachid Murad.
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