The mission of this foundation is to raise awareness and create action to discover effective treatments, and ultimately a cure for ALS. A Life Story Foundation was founded by Kevin Swan, a patient of Dr. Plowmans, who was diagnosed with ALS at age 30 and who has dedicated his life to increasing awareness of this devastating disorder.
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Joy Gaziano was presented with the 2014 American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders Award for her research investigating factors affecting return to oral intake in head and neck cancer patients post-endoscopic lumen restoration. Joy was presented with this award at the national Dysphagia Research Society meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. This marks consecutive back-to-back years that someone from NSSR has been the recipient of this prestigious national award.
Way to go Joy!
A total of six presentations were given from the NSSR Lab at the recent Dysphagia Research Society (DRS) meeting in Nashville Tennessee. Scientific Research presentations were given by lab members Lauren Tabor, Joy Gaziano, Stephanie Randall Watts, Amanda Domer and Dr. Plowman. Dr. Plowman was also an invited panelist on the Neurodegenerative Panel for treatment of Swallowing Disorders where she provided updates in treatments for individuals with ALS. Further, Amanda Domer's presentation on the impact of aspirated water and gel vs. starch based thickeners in an animal lung ...
Dr. Emily Plowmans’ research in the use of exercise to maintain oral motor function in people with ALS was recently featured in an article published in Dysphagia Café.
The article addresses tough questions often asked by practitioners in the field of ALS.
Read the entire article, Dysphagia Management in ALS: Tackling the Paradigm Shift directly on Dysphagia Cafe's website.
Plowman gave three presentations on:
Applying principles of plasticity to treatment of swallowing disorders
Expiratory Muscle Strength Training and
Treatment Strategies for individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
Other speakers included in Dr's Pere Clave (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Catriona Steele (University of Toronto), Ianessa Humbert (Hopkins University), and Reza Shaker (Medical College of Wisconsin).
The 12th Annual Northeast ALS (NEALS) consortium meeting took place at the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater, Florida. A total of five research presentations from the NSSR Lab were given by doctoral students, research therapists and Dr. Plowman.
Plowman, E.K, Domer, A, , Watts, S, Gaziano, J, Tabor, L.S, D, Richter, J, Gooch, C, Vu, T. The Impact of Exercise on Bulbar Function in Individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. 12th Annual North East ALS Consortium Meeting, October 3, 2013, Clearwater, Florida.
Plowman, E.K, Domer, A, ...
Royal College of Surgeons, London, UK
Two research presentations from the NSSR Lab were given at the Cutting edge Laryngology conference held at the Royal College of Surgeons in London. Doctoral student Amanda Domer won best platform scientific presentation for her research on the effects of aspirated thickened water in a lung injury model.
Doctoral Student Amanda Domer being presented with the David Howard Prize for the Best Oral Presentation by Dr’s Guri Sandhu and Martin Birchall.
NSSR doctoral Students Amanda Domer and Stephanie Watts were selected to present their research at the Statewide Graduate Research Day in Tampa, Florida. This event featured subject division winners from each university in the state of Florida, therefore showcased the top graduate students in Florida. At this event, Stephanie Watts was awarded Second Place for her research investigating cough and airway protection in individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Awesome job Steph!
Plowman Lab doctoral students Amanda Domer and Stephanie Watts received research honors at the University of South Florida Graduate Research Symposium. Two awards are given in each subject category and Domer and Watts took home the two awards for the Humanities Division. They will now have the opportunity to present their work at the Statewide Graduate Research day next month where they will present their work with other division winners from other universitites across the state.
Awards were presented by by USF President Judy Genshaft and Provost Ralph Wilcox.
Joy Gaziano, Emily Plowman and Stephanie Watts all gave research presentations at the 21 st Dysphagia Research Society meeting in Seattle Washington. Dr. Plowman and Gaziano were invited speakers on specialist panels were they spoke about the utility of stem cells for treatment of the damaged tongue and esophageal screening by speech-language pathologists respectively. Watts and Plowman gave scientific research presentations on current work being performed in the lab. The lab received numerous honors and awards at this years meeting. Plowman ...