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Dysphagia

Dysphagia following cardiac surgery: Risk factors and paths forward

After a major health procedure like cardiac surgery, a patient’s main focus should be one thing: recovery. However, new research published in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery highlighted previously underrecognized threats to postoperative success: Dysphagia, or swallowing impairment, characterized airway invasion of ingested material into the lungs…

Alicia Vose Awarded Sumiko Okada Fellowship

Former T32 trainee and current rehabilitation science postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Alicia Vose, was awarded the prestigious Sumiko Okada International Fellowship from the Dysphagia Research Society for her work “The Role of Anticipatory Postural Adjustments in Swallowing Airway Protection Accuracy.” This research grant honors Sumiko Okada,…