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Dr. Emily Plowman & Dr. Catriona Steele Awarded R01 by NIA

Dr. Emily Plowman and her collaborator at the Dr. Catriona Steele at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute were awarded a 4.2 Million dollar 5-year R01 grant from the National Institute’s of Aging for their proposal “Establishing Reference Values and Clinical Decision Making Points for Quantitative Videofluoroscopic Measures of Swallowing”. This represents…

Dr. Candice Adams-Mitchell designs new UF study abroad program in Zambia

Dr. Candice Adams-Mitchell completed the UF Study Abroad Leadership Program (SALP). SALP is a semester-long program that provides a cohort of 5-10 UF faculty with the training, tools, and funding to develop new and innovative faculty-led study abroad programs. As part of this program, she designed a course for students…

Dr. Sharon DiFino to participate in UF Virtual Exchange Training Program

Dr. Sharon DiFino was accepted into the Fall 2022Virtual Exchange Training Program being offeredSeptember 19th to October 28th, 2022. This is a 5week, online course during which participants becomefamiliar with virtual exchange (VE) and the variousmodels for leveraging technologies to bring studentsfrom different cultures…

Dr. Susan Nittrouer to receive ASHA Honors

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Susan N. Nittrouerfor receiving Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Honors of theAssociation recognizes members for theirdistinguished contributions to the discipline ofcommunication sciences and disorders and is thehighest honor ASHA bestows. Dr. Nittrouer will be formally…

Dr. Emily Plowman named ASHA Fellow

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Emily Plowman forbeing elected a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Fellowship isone of the highest forms of recognition given byASHA of an individual’s accomplishments and is publicdeclaration of their outstanding professionalachievements. Dr. Plowman will be…

Dr. Sterling Sheffield interviewed for This Week in Hearing

Dr. Sterling Sheffield was interviewed for This Week in Hearing YouTube video channel by Brian Taylor on his research in over-the-counter hearing aids. Dr. Sheffield provided valuable insights on how both hearing care professionals and consumers should approach an evolving hearing care market that includes OTC devices and described his…

Dr. Cara Donohue invited to present research at conference in France

Dr. Cara Donohue presented preliminary case series data from an ongoing research study investigating the safety, feasibility, and impact of preoperative respiratory strength training on swallowing and health-related outcomes in cardiac surgical patients at the JIVD ERCA Conference in Lyon, France.

Sterling Sheffield and student members from the Speech Perception Lab attended the American Auditory Society meeting

Dr. Sterling Sheffield and six graduate and undergraduate students from the Speech Perception Lab presented three posters and one podium presentation at the 2022 American Auditory Society Scientific and Technology Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ.  The research topics included training effects for cochlear implant simulations, sound quality of over-the-counter amplification products, and speech perception…