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Carolyn Nguyen receives 2017 graduate student scholarship

Published: Oct 23rd, 2017

Ms. Carolyn Nguyen, currently a first-year graduate student in the MA SLP program, and long-time member of the UAD lab, was selected to receive a 2017 Graduate Student Scholarship through […]

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UAD co-founder Dr. Michelle Troche named ‘Outstanding young alumni’

Published: Oct 2nd, 2017

Dr. Michelle Troche, assistant professor in Biobehavioral Sciences at Teacher’s College, Columbia University, has been named as one of the college’s outstanding young alumni, 2017.  Along with Dr. Hegland, Dr. […]

UAD Student Blog: Fall 2017

Published: Sep 30th, 2017

Graduate students in Dr. Hegland’s Motor Speech Disorders class will once again be providing weekly blog posts for the UAD website.  This task, which counts towards their grade in the […]

FDA Grants Approval for the First Disease-Modifying Drug for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Published: Oct 27th, 2016

In the 1860’s, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) was first identified by Guillaume Benjamin Amand Duchenne, a French neurologist. It wasn’t until over a hundred years later, in 1986, that a […]

Medical SLP grand rounds kick-off: Fall 2016

Published: Sep 8th, 2016

Today Dr. Ianessa Humbert gave the first medical SLP grand rounds talk for the Fall 2016 semester. Dr. Humbert’s talk, entitled “What a swallowologist needs: Educating physicians, nurses, administrators, and other […]

Revisiting the disease behind “The Ice Bucket Challenge”

Published: Sep 7th, 2016

In 2014 it seemed that everyone in the mainstream media was competing in the “Ice Bucket Challenge” to raise awareness for ALS. Maybe you participated, or witnessed celebrities dumping buckets […]

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

Published: Jun 29th, 2016

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 […]

Dr. Karen Hegland spearheads summer grand rounds for medical SLPs

Published: Apr 20th, 2016

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 […]

Graduate student Michelle Valenti receives award at PHHP Research day

Published: Apr 20th, 2016

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 […]

UAD students poised to graduate

Published: Apr 20th, 2016

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, […]