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Dr. Hegland Receives Master Certificate for Excellence in Human Subject Research and Protections

Dr. Hegland Receives Master Certificate for Excellence in Human Subject Research and Protections

Published: June 4th, 2014

Dr. Karen Hegland recently received a Master Certificate for Excellence in Human Subject Research and Protections through the Academy of Research Excellence, CTSI.  This advanced 10-week program is designed for […]

UAD Students Participate in PHHP Research Day

Published: April 22nd, 2014

UAD graduate students Alex Brandimore and Helena Laciuga, and undergraduate honors student Chelsea Smith participated in the College of Public Health and Health Professions 27th annual research day.  Research day […]

UAD Co-Directors Support Stride for Silence

Published: April 22nd, 2014

Drs. Troche and Hegland proudly represented the UAD as they joined in the Stride for Silence, an annual 5K walk/run hosted by UF’s NSSLHA .  This year’s stride took place on March […]

The UAD Receives Top Honors at Annual Meeting of the International Dysphagia Research Society

Published: March 19th, 2014

The Upper Airway Dysfunction Lab had a prominent presence at the Annual Meeting of the International Dysphagia Research Society in Nashville, TN March 6-8, 2014. Collectively, the UAD had one […]

Dr. Karen Hegland Receives Dean’s Citation Paper Award

Published: March 13th, 2014

Dr. Karen Hegland, lead author of the paper entitled Volitional Control of Reflex Cough, was selected as the Dean’s Citation Paper Award winner for the Department of Speech Language and […]

The UAD welcomes visiting student from Brazil

Published: September 20th, 2013

The UAD welcomes, Juliana Godoy, a PhD student from the University of São Paulo in Bauru, Brazil. She will be working in the lab through the end of January, learning about airway protective mechanisms in older adults.

UAD celebrates graduates

Published: April 29th, 2013

The UAD congratulates several undergraduate students who are graduating and who have done great work in the UAD lab.  We are confident that they will do yet greater things for the […]

Dr. Michelle Troche named PHHP Teacher of the Year

Published: April 29th, 2013

Dr. Michelle Troche was selected as the 2012-2013 University of Florida, College of Public Health and Health Professions, Teacher of the Year for demonstrated excellence, innovation, and effectiveness in teaching.   

UAD students present at PHHP Research Day

Published: April 29th, 2013

Several of the UAD graduate students presented their work at the University of Florida, College of Public Health and Health Professions Annual Research Day.   Special congratulations to Helena Laciuga […]

Drs. Troche, Hegland, and Pitts at ASHA

UAD presentations at ASHA

Published: November 20th, 2012

The UAD was well-represented at ASHA. Co-Directors Drs. Troche and Hegland gave a well-attended seminar entitled “Airway Protection for the SLP: Cough and Swallow,” and Dr. Hegland, along with a panel of experts, gave a 3-hour invited short course entitled ” Respiratory Function: Assessment & Treatment in Disease.”