Dr. Cara Donohue was awarded the ASHA Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award, which aims to support students and post-docs in the field of communication science and disorders by providing them with research career development opportunities. This award will allow Dr. Donohue to attend the ASHA Research Symposium with her mentor Dr. Plowman. This year’s research symposium is focused on Health and HealthCare Equity in Communication Disorders. Attending the 2021 Research Symposium will provide Drs. Donohue and Plowman with opportunities to discuss health and health care disparities as they relate to dysphagia management, to identify potential factors that contribute to health and health care disparities, and to examine possible clinical and research applications to promote health equity for improved health outcomes for patients with communication and swallowing disorders.