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readingSpeech-Language Pathology staff members present in-services and educational programs at a variety of state and national conferences as well as for community groups. Staff is also available to participate in medical grand rounds and medical student and resident lecture programs. Educational topics include

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Clinical Research

Speech-Language Pathologists at the University of Michigan Health System are involved in a variety of research projects designed to improve understanding of communication and swallowing disorders and their treatment. Current projects include:

Lynn Driver
Communication outcome in very low birth-weight infants status/post tracheostomy
Communication outcome in children pre and post- laryngotracheal reconstruction

Marc Haxer/
Teresa Lyden

Swallowing outcome in patients undergoing radiation therapy with gemcitabine in unresectable head/neck cancer
Dana Hanifan Acoustic Analysis as a Biomarker of Huntington’s Disease
Karen Kluin

fMRI Language project, Epilepsy surgery language outcome
Deep brain stimulator placement for essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease: speech and swallowing outcomes
Speech and swallowing outcome in Spinocerebellar ataxia

Karen Kurcz NICU Wearable Brain Computer
Sarah Russell Oral Care Project with Hospital Dentistry
Margaret Tiner Prosthesis-Guided Speech Rehabilitation of T1T2Cancers of the Tongue