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Sheridan Martin Named one of Gainesville’s Heroes in Healthcare

Published: Sep 3rd, 2015

Please join us in congratulating PHHP audiologist Dr. Sheridan Martin, who has been named one of Gainesville’s Heroes in Healthcare! She is truly deserving of this honor! Heroes in Healthcare: […]


SLP Clinicians Create Protocol to Improve Surgical Outcomes for Esophageal Cancer

Published: Aug 28th, 2015

The incidence of pneumonia and tracheal aspiration following esophagectomy is high. However, with the implementation of a routine prospective formal swallowing evaluation, SLP clinicians at UF Health were able to […]


Dr. Emily Plowman Featured on the American Speech and Hearing Association Clinical Education Library

Published: Aug 28th, 2015

Dr. Emily K. Plowman published an article entitled “Is there a role for exercise in the management of bulbar dysfunction in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?” in the August issue of the […]


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