26 results for author: SSC Team

ALS Association

Established in 1985, The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front.  By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. As the preeminent ALS organization, The Association leads the way in research, care services, public education, and public policy — giving help and hope to those ...

DtH Podcast Ep. 2 – Asked And Answered

"Asked and Answered" is a discussion among clinicians regarding their impressions of the 2016 Annual Dysphagia Research Society Meeting held in Tucson AZ from February 25-27. Topics of discussion include oral care for individuals with dysphagia, how soon PO trials can be tested after intubation, whether DRS is a useful meeting for swallowing clinicians, how a clinician can step out of his/her comfort zone, and whether the SLP has a role in managing esophageal disorders.

University of Florida

As one of the nation’s most forward-thinking institutions, UF’s tradition of innovation has produced a wide range of breakthroughs and new technologies. But it also created more — a community that brings research and business together to inspire people to think bigger.

American Speech Language Hearing Foundation

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 182,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.

American Heart Association

The AHA is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, they now have more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. The AHA funds innovative research, fights for stronger public health policies, and provides critical tools and information to save and improve lives.

VA Office of Rural Health

Through collaborations with other VA program offices, Federal partners, state partners, and rural communities, the VHA Office of Rural Health works to optimize the use of available and emerging technologies, establish new access points to care, and employ strategies to increase health care options for all rural Veterans.

NEALS Consortium Meeting in the Books!

On October 23, 2014, a total of five presentations were given from the NSSR Lab at the Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS) annual meeting at the beautiful Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Florida. NSSR research students and clinicians Stephanie Watts, Lauren Tabor, Raele Robison, Michelle Rosado, and Dr. Plowman each gave scientific research poster presentations. Dr. Plowman was also asked to provide a platform presentation to share updates in the ongoing randomized clinical trial investigating the impact of expiratory muscle strength training on bulbar dysfunction in PALS. NSSR NEALS Presentations: 1. Plowman E.K., Tabor L.C., Rosado M.K., ...

Plowman Publishes Online Article with Dysphagia Café

Dr. Plowman's thoughts on best practices for feeding tube placement in people with ALS (PALS) were recently featured in an online article published in the popular online center ‘Dysphagia Café'.

NSSR Doc Student Stephanie Watts Passes her Comps!

Third year NSSR doctoral Student Stephanie Randall Watts passed her Doctoral Competency Examination and officially became a Doctoral Candidate this month. Watts research is focused on understanding the relationship between cough, airway protection and swallowing function. The lab celebrated her success with a surprise party during our weekly journal club where the good news was reveled to one surprised and happy doctoral student. Congratulations Steph!


The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), conducts and supports research in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language.