Dr. James Peck to retire December 31, 2007

After twenty-six years of service at the University Medical Center, Jackson, Dr. James Peck plans to retire, effective December 31.  In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Peck served as Associate Director of Communicative Disorders in University Hospital from 1986 until 1999.  He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1993 and granted tenure in 1998.  Currently Dr.Peck is working on a book on pseudohyperacusis.  Dr. Peck obtained his bachelor and master degrees from the University of Connecticut and his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in 1972.  He taught at St. Louis University and at Louisiana State University and worked at the Boys Town National Hospital before joining UMMC in 1981. Dr. Peck held many offices and committee assignments for the Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  MSHA honoreded him in 1985 with an  Outstanding Clinical Achievement Award and the Honors of the Association in 1991.  He served on ASHA’s Legislative Council from 1993 to1995.  He also was an editorial consultant for American Family Physician, 1995-1999 and for the Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders as well as being the audiology associate editor for Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, 1983-1986. He delivered 36 state and national presentations and has 22 state and national publications and book reviews, and a book chapter on audiology in an otolaryngology text. Dr. Peck served as Associate Director of Communicative Disorders at the University of Mississippi Medical Center from 1986 until 1999.  He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1993 and granted tenure in 1998.  He has been designated professor emeritus.

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