Who is Dr. Cheri Florance?
She is a CEO, Brain Scientist, Mother, Doctor, Professor, Author, National Institutes Of Health Researcher, Educational Problem Solver, Corporate Consultant, Board Prep Trainer, National Advisor, Expert Witness, Keynote Speaker, Clinical Director, Executive Coach, Hospital-Based Therapist, Brain Builder
Dr. Cheri Florance has a dual doctorate in speech/hearing science and psychology from The Ohio State University. In 1978, she earned the coveted career development award from the National Institute of Health on Brain Engineering, the world's premier medical research institute on the brain. She has had over 30 years of clinical experience and did 12 years of research for U.S. governmental agencies, including the U.S. Office of Education, the U.S. Bureau of Education for the Handicapped, and the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Dr. Florance was one of the youngest researchers to be named Fellow by The American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, an award given to fewer than 1% of its members. She has also received the Distinguished Service to Mankind Award from Muskingum College.
Dr. Florance has been interviewed by USA Today, The Today Show, Oprah Winfrey, Hour Magazine, P.M. Magazine, CBS News, and numerous newspapers and magazines. Her work has been honored by the Mayor of Columbus, the Governor of Ohio, and President of the United States.
She has been invited to present workshops more than 1000 times at hospitals, universities, and national meetings. She has set up programs in psychology, speech-language pathology, the neurology of communication, and Maverick Mind training, in school districts internationally. Dr. Florance was selected by the American-Pakistan Foundation to serve as a U.S. Ambassador on a contingent of noted scientists and experts in different fields who met with the leaders of Pakistan to develop relations between our countries.
Dr. Florance has served on numerous national panels and committees, and was an editor of The Journal of Speech and Hearing Research. Her office has been selected many times by test developers and corporations as a field site for new tests and equipment.
In the late 70's, she helped design computers that could speak and biofeedback devices to boost thinking and communication in the Silicon Valley. These corporations hired Dr. Florance to create multimedia presentations and keynote addresses in the high tech corporate world.
In August, 1993, Dr. Florance designed the Brain Re-Engineering program for three struggling medical students. The success of these student physicians was remarkable and led to a collaboration with John M. Stang, M.D., Powelson Professor Of Medicine and Associate Dean, Ohio State University College Of Medicine. She developed the Brain Cliniche Medical Student Risk Factor Analysis and The Vocational Work Simulator for OSU. She is now a consultant for the at-risk medical student throughout the USA.
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