Sunday, January 24, 2021

CSD has learned the sad news that Pat Stelmachowicz passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021. 

Pat graduated from the University of Iowa in 1980 with her Ph.D. in Hearing Science. She had a long and distinguished career and was widely recognized as an expert in pediatric audiology. She retired from Boys Town National Research Hospital in 2014 after serving for decades as Director of Audiology & Vestibular Services. She was Iowa's 2013 Distinguished Alumnus in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Pat will be missed. She was a valued mentor, colleague and friend. Please keep Pat and her family in your thoughts during this difficult time.

A fund to support doctoral students in hearing science has been established in Pat’s honor. Checks may be made out to “The University of Iowa Center for Advancement” and sent to:

Attn:  Kate Metcalf
Executive Director of Development, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The University of Iowa Center for Advancement
One West Park Road
Iowa City, IA 52242

Please write in the memo line: "Pat Stelmachowicz Graduate Research Fund.”  

Alternatively, donations to the fund may be made on the Iowa Center for Advancement website.

Her full obituary is on-line at