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SISC in the News

  • The SISC team recently published groundbreaking new findings regarding genetic influences on sensory and motor aspects of swallowing and will present the findings at the international Dysphagia Research Society Annual Meeting in March 2020.
  • The SISC lab and colleagues recently presented at several professional seminars including the Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Annual Convention (October 2019), the Iowa Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Annual Convention (October 2019), the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario (April 2019), and the International Forum on Active Learning Classrooms in Minneapolis, MN (August 2019).
  • Team members from the SISC lab presented at two community outreach research events in April 2019 through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and the Nebraska State Museum's Science Café.
  • The SISC lab was featured in a series titled Food as Medicine in Nebraska Today. View the full story HERE.
  • Swallowing disorders can have devastating effects on quality of life in addition to health-related consequences. Work from the SISC team was featured in an international popular science magazine and in the local newspaper
  • The SISC lab provides opportunities for undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students to engage in research activities. Some receive support through graduate assistantships or the Undergraduate Creative Activity and Research (UCARE) program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Others complete research experiences as part of their coursework, and some even volunteer their time to be part of this work. Findings have been presented at the university's Research Fair each spring and summer, as well as regional and national conferences.