u.a.d. mission

The Laboratory for the study of Upper Airway Dysfunction (UAD) is committed to improving clinical outcomes and quality of life in patients with speech, swallow and/or cough disorders through research, clinical care, and education.

UAD statement on Diversity, equity, and inclusion

The Upper Airway Dysfunction Laboratory at the University of Florida is committed to creating a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive environment for students, lab members, research participants and their caregivers, from all backgrounds.  This commitment is firmly grounded in our mission to cultivate intellectual rigor and curiosity among our students and lab members to prepare them to contribute to, and thrive in a globally diverse, complex, and interconnected world. 

UAD Student blog

Phonotraumatic behaviors and voice disorders

By: Angela Duan, Clare Larochelle, and Valeria Canizares When patients come to a speech-language pathologist (SLP) complaining of a “hoarse…

Vocal Function Exercises

By: Jeni Leeps, Caitlin Montgomery, and Jennifer Rose Gonzalez What are Vocal Function Exercises? Vocal Function Exercises (VFE) are…

Voice and the COVID-19 Pandemic

By: Amanda Bostwick, Paige Nelson, and Sydney Simon It is now over a year since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus…

Vocal Nodules: What some singers have, but no one…

By: Alexis Tolentino, Grace Vernon, and Lindsey Watkins Many of your favorite celebrity singers, all the way from MTV to broadway, have one thing…

UAD News and events

UAD students present at Dysphagia Research…

UAD Doctoral students Michela Mir, M.S., CCC-SLP, and May Smith-Sherry, M.A., CCC-SLP each presented original research at this year’s annual meeting…

SLHS news and events

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