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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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UAD Mission Statement

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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.

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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


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SLHS Clean Sweep of Awards at the 2020 Dysphagia Research Society Meeting

Justine (Allen) Dallal York, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S won first 1st Place Scientific Presentation for her work “Utility of the 3 Ounce Water Swallow Test to Detect Aspiration in...

UAD student blog

Teasing Apart Childhood Apraxia of Speech

“I’m not sure” can be a typical feeling when speech-language pathologists (SLPs) consider childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) as a potential diagnosis for many reasons. There is not as much […]

Rhythmic Rehabilitation: The relationship between music and dysarthria management

By Ariana Rose and Brittany Schmidt The act of singing, often trivialized as a recreational activity, is beginning to show potential in the therapy realm. While music therapy has been […]

Articulatory Kinematic Approaches to Treat Apraxia of Speech

By: Addie Ruckman and Madison Travers Apraxia of Speech (AOS) is a motor speech disorder that reflects a disturbance in the planning or programming level of speech production. Although AOS […]

Stephen Hawking and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

His speech control and intelligibility also diminished, and only those who were well acquainted with him were able to understand him. In 1985, he had to have a tracheotomy and, […]