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CYNTHIA L. BARTLETT

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BARTLETT, Cynthia L. Passed away on July 13, 2016 in Greenwood, Indiana after a long illness. She was born in Bloomington, Indiana on February 28, 1945, she was the daughter of Robert D. and Hilda (Herbster) Bartlett. Cindy graduated from University High School in Bloomington and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University where she also earned a Master of Arts in speech- language pathology, specializing in aphasia. She was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. Cindy began her career at Rochester (NY) General Hospital with a focus on stroke rehabilitation. She earned her doctorate form the University of Pittsburg in 1982 and then worked as an assistant scientist at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. She joined the faculty of Emerson College in Boston in 1985. In her 26 years at Emerson, Dr. Bartlett served as Graduate Program Director for 18 years, and she also served twice as Department Chair for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She also taught courses in aphasia, neuroanatomy, and motor disorders at Emerson, retiring in 2011 with the honor of Professor Emerita. As a recognized leader in her field, she served as a delegate of the American Speech and Hearing Association to the Sino-American Conference on Brain Injury in Beijing,China. She also represented her field at a conference in Russia. Dr. Bartlett served as an inspiration to hundreds of her students throughout her career as she helped train a generation of students who have touched thousands of lives in their clinical work. Dr. Bartlett is survived by two sisters of Greenwood, IN: Sally Gerber and Susan Kensill (Mike); also five nieces, Hannah Gerber, Emma Gerber, Lucy Rohl (Scott), Elizabeth Gerber, and Megan Bowerman (Matt), one nephew Justin Kensill (Trinka), and an aunt, Susan Bartlett of Bloomington. A Memorial visitation will be held Monday, July 18, 2016 from 4:00PM until 8:00PM at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 South Old State Road 37. Online condolences, memories and photos may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com.

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Published in The Boston Globe on July 14, 2016
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