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UF study shows benefits of multitasking on exercise

Published: Jun 3rd, 2015

Dr. Christopher Spankovich

When it comes to hearing, diet may trump noise exposure

Published: May 28th, 2015


Melissa Hall, Au.D., recognized at the University of Florida’s Outstanding Young Alumni Awards

Published: Apr 22nd, 2015


Assistant professor Karen Hegland, Ph.D., Receives NIH Funding

Published: Apr 22nd, 2015

Assistant professor Karen Hegland, Ph.D., director of the Upper Airway Dysfunction Laboratory (, has recently received funding from the National Institutes of Health to study airway protective deficits in people […]

Cathy Zenko, M.S., CCC-SLP, adjunct lecturer with SLHS in the April issue of the ASHA Leader

Published: Apr 9th, 2015

Cathy Zenko, M.S., CCC-SLP, adjunct lecturer with SLHS shares her tips for teaching writing composition to students with autism spectrum disorder.


Sara S. Plager, CCC-SLP, in collaboration with Jennifer Miller, MD, determine an association of developmental apraxia of speech (DAS) in children with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS)

Published: Jan 1st, 2015

Speech Language Pathology Chief of Service, Sara S. Plager, has collaborated with Jennifer Miller, MD (College of Medicine) pediatric endocrinologist who specializes in children with PWS, for approximately the past […]


Dr. Michelle Troche Interviewed for U.S. News & World Report Health News Story

Published: Sep 4th, 2014

Dr. Colleen LePrell

Dr. Colleen Le Prell Presented Keynote Lecture at the Midwest Auditory Research Conference

Published: Sep 3rd, 2014

Colleen Le Prell, an associate professor in the department of Speech, Language, and Hearing sciences, presented a keynote lecture, titled “Development of therapeutics that protect the inner ear” at the […]


UF faculty, students bring home top awards from international swallowing research meeting

Published: Mar 26th, 2014


Dr. Michelle Troche named PHHP Teacher of the Year

Published: May 8th, 2013

Dr. Michelle Troche was selected as the 2012-2013 University of Florida, College of Public Health and Health Professions, Teacher of the Year for demonstrated excellence, innovation, and effectiveness in teaching.