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Dr. Karen Hegland and Ms. Julie Hicks speak at 2016 Parkinson’s Symposium

In May of 2016, UAD directory Dr. Karen Hegland along with clinical collaborator Ms. Julie Hicks (MA, CCC-SLP) were invited to talk at the annual UF Center for Movement Disorders […]

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Dr. Karen Hegland spearheads summer grand rounds for medical SLPs

Dr. Hegland’s goal is to facilitate communication between researchers, clinicians, and students, with the hope of establishing new collaborations that will advance patient care and research. This summer, UAD director […]

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Graduate student Michelle Valenti receives award at PHHP Research day

UAD graduate student Michelle Valenti was selected as one of the top abstract presenters at PHHP’s research day. Her project, entitled  “Oropharyngeal swallowing in Parkinson’s disease: A retrospective comparison on […]

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UAD students poised to graduate

It’s that time of year – the bittersweet time when exceptional students move on to the next season of their lives, and we celebrate their accomplishments and graduation.  This year, […]

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SLHS undergraduates learn the brain

Students enrolled in Dr. Hegland’s Neural Bases of Communication class (SPA 4104) practiced drawing surface neuroanatomy by using swim caps. The idea was presented on a poster entitled Innovative Teaching Activities […]

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Real-life APPlications for speech disorders

As we have continued to delve further into a century marked by progressive technology, devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops and the apps that come with them have become […]

Multiple Sclerosis: Effects of Vitamin D, Sun Exposure, and Latitude

Multiple Sclerosis: Effects of Vitamin D, Sun Exposure, and Latitude

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a progressive chronic inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system and is one of the most common causes of non-traumatic disability among young and middle-aged adults. […]

What is Different about Diane Rehm’s Voice?

What is Different about Diane Rehm’s Voice?

“The Diane Rehm Show,” which has been on the air for 36 years, has made Diane Rehm a well-known radio presence. Rehm’s ability to conduct interesting, insightful interviews made her […]