Upper Airway Dysfunction Lab Presents Ground-breaking Research at National Conference

Published: March 23rd, 2015

Category: national presentations, University and Department news

Dr. Karen Hegland, director of the Upper Airway Dysfunction lab, along with PhD candidate Alex Brandimore, co-authored 3 abstracts that were presented at this year’s meeting of the Dysphagia Research Society in Chicago, IL. One of these abstracts, presented by former UAD co-director Dr. Michelle Troche, was selected as one of the top platform presentations at the conference.


Platform Oral Presentation:

Troche, M.S., Brandimore, A.E., Okun, M.S., Davenport, P.W. & Hegland K.W. Airway protective mechanisms and deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease.


Poster Presentations:

Brandimore, A.E., Troche, M.S. & Hegland, K.W. The influence on lung volume and urge-to-cough on reflex cough effectiveness


Hegland, K.W., Singletary, F., Troche, M.S., Yuzefovich, A.K, & Davenport, P.W. The effect of expiratory muscle strength training on cough and swallow in stroke patients.


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