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Clark County Business Briefing

The Columbian
Published: January 24, 2021, 5:00am

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Jon Major was recently appointed to scientist-in-charge at the United States Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory. Serving in the position for the next five years, Major plans to lead the observatory in research, monitoring and public outreach. He joined the observatory in 1982 as a hydrological field assistant, having received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton, a master’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and a doctorate degree from the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Washington. “I want to ensure that the Cascades volcanoes are sustainably monitored in a manner that is commensurate with the hazards they pose to society,” Major said in a news release.

Leah Spergel Cohen of Camas was awarded the professional designation of board-certified clinical specialist in pediatric physical therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties of the American Physical Therapy Association. The certification recognizes physical therapists who “have demonstrated advanced clinical knowledge and skills in the area of pediatric physical therapist practice,” according to a news release. Spergel Cohen helped found the Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Clinic and NICU Graduate Assessment Program at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, which helps identify children who are at risk for developmental delays.

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