Opening of the Fixel Center

Upper Airway Dysfunction Lab at the opening of the new Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases

The UAD Lab celebrated the opening of the new Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases by providing a demonstration of the electroencephalogram (EEG) portion of our R01 study which investigates the […]

Amy Fullerton IMRT

Amy Fullerton Successfully Defends Doctoral Dissertation

Congratulations to PhD student Amy Fullerton for successfully defending her doctoral dissertation titled “Airway Sensation following Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer” under the direction of her mentor […]

PF talk

Dr. Hegland among experts in Parkinson Foundation Webinar

The Parkinson’s Foundation, in collaboration with in collaboration with the American Congress of Rehabilitation (ACRM), recently developed a professional course entitled “Let’s Talk About Parkinson’s: How Can Speech and Language Pathologists […]

Read More


Dr. Karen Hegland, along with PhD students Amy Fullerton and Jayoung Kim, recently attended ASHA’s annual conference in Los Angeles, California.  Dr. Hegland, along with UF alum Julie Hicks, and […]

Prev Next

UAD Mission Statement

Lab Pic 2018

The Laboratory for the study of Upper Airway Dysfunction (UAD) is committed to improving clinical outcomes and quality of life in patients with dysphagia and dystussia through research, clinical care, and education.

Contact us

The UAD is physically located in the Dental Tower on the Health Science Center Campus.

The data analysis lab is in DG-143

The data collection lab is in D2-63

Lab Tel: (352) 273-7809


SLHS News Feed

Charles Ellis Jr., Ph.D., Appointed as Chair of SLHS

We are pleased to announce that Charles Ellis, Jr., Ph.D., CCC-SLP has been appointed Chair of the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, and will be joining our faculty in July 2021....

UAD student blog

Combatting Vocal Fatigue in a Virtual World

Combatting Vocal Fatigue in a Virtual World

By: Melanie Aleman, Shauna Mackey & Tara Segalewitz The COVID-19 pandemic has made remote work and virtual learning the new norm for millions of people worldwide. Social gatherings, meetings, classrooms […]

Transgender Voice Therapy

Transgender Voice Therapy

By: Macarena Gonzalez, Louie Gross, and Amy Meltzer Speech language pathologists (SLPs) play a vital role in helping transgender individuals achieve voicing congruent with their gender identity. Clinicians can work […]

telehealth provider

Telehealth solutions for patients with voice disorders

By: Ally Helsel, Meredith Schoppe, & Jennifer Goldsmith It seems that the word ‘unprecedented’ has become the buzzword of 2020; it has dominated news cycles and has touched every aspect […]


Special Considerations in Evaluating Professional Singers

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) who specialize in the area of voice disorders have routine evaluations for the typical voice patient; however, when working with professional singers, there are a multitude of […]