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SISC in the News

  • Ross Westemeyer, a doctoral student in the SISC lab, is the first author of a presentation on motor learning approaches to the management of motor speech disorders, which is part of the Medical SLP Track at the Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Annual Convention (September 2020).
  • The SISC team recently published groundbreaking new findings regarding genetic influences on sensory and motor aspects of swallowing and presented the findings at the international Dysphagia Research Society Annual Meeting held virtually in Spring 2020.
  • In 2019, SISC lab team members presented at two community outreach events, two regional professional seminars, and two national/international conferences. 
  • 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.