BREATHE T32 postdoc, Dr. Michela Mir, recently attended the annual meeting for the Dysphagia Research Society in San Francisco, California. She shared work from her dissertation and won 1st Place Poster Award for her presentation entitled, “Cough Correlates of Unsafe Swallowing in Atypical Parkinsonism”. The poster highlighted distinct reflex cough impairments that were associated with the presence of liquid in the airway due to dysphagia. With these findings she hopes to advance the development of diagnostic tools and interventions for airway defense across patient populations. Congrats, Dr. Mir!