On November 14, 2003, retired School of Dentistry faculty member, Don Warren, received The Honors of the Association from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The Honors of the Association recognizes distinguished contribution to the field of speech, language, and hearing and is the highest honor the Association can give.
Warren received this award in recognition of contributions deemed of such excellence that they have altered the course of the professions. He and the five other 2003 awardees are individuals who are well known throughout the nation and the world and are recognized for a lifetime of innovative clinical practice, insightful and rigorous research, creative administration, effective legislative activity, outstanding teaching or other distinguished professional contributions.
Warren was central in founding the UNC Craniofacial Center and served as director from 1963 – 2000. The UNC Craniofacial Center has served thousands of patients and provided instruction for hundreds of speech-language pathologists, dentists, and surgeons.