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2019 Award Recipients

GOLD MEDALIST

The Gold Medal is to be awarded in recognition of unusually distinguished service and/or contributions to the Dysphagia Research Society over a sustained period of time.

Jeffrey Palmer, MD



DODDS-DONNER LECTURE

Dodds-Donner Lecture occurs yearly at the Dysphagia Research Society Annual Meeting in honor

of Drs. Martin W. Donner and Wylie J. Dodds.

Joel Richter, MD - The Patient with Dysphagia: In the Future, Who Will Take Ownership?

 

 

SCIENTIFIC ABSTRACT ORAL PRESENTATION WINNERS

The annual meeting includes scientific paper sessions throughout the course of the meeting.  Typically the DRS provides first, second and third place award certificates for best overall oral presentations

FIRST PLACE

Emily Plowman, PhD, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Internal Validation of the Physiologic Risk Index for Swallowing Impairment (PRISM)

SECOND PLACE

Lauren Madhoun, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Relationships Between Maternal Stress Indices and Feeding and Growth in Infants with and without Cleft Lip and/or Palate

THIRD PLACE

Heather Pyke, Nazareth College, Rochester, New York

Parents' Experiences of Feeding, Swallowing, and Nutrition in Children Receiving Palliative Care

 

 

SCIENTIFIC ABSTRACT POSTER WINNERS

The annual meeting includes scientific poster presentations.  Typically the DRS provides first, second and third place award certificates for best overall poster presentations

FIRST PLACE

Madeline Raatz, BS, University of Queensland, Brisbane

Developing System Requirements for Pediatric Feeding Assessments via Telepractice

SECOND PLACE

Laura Pitts, PhD, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Navigated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to Evoke Lingual Pressure in Stroke Survivors and Controls

THIRD PLACE

Ting-fen Lin, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Eating-Related Difficulties in Individuals with COPD

 

 

DRS NEW INVESTIGATOR AWARDS

The Dysphagia Research Society (DRS) New Investigator Awards are given to two eligible participants. Applicants may reside in any country and represent any profession. Each participant must have submitted a scientific abstract and been accepted for an oral presentation as part of the DRS Annual Meeting. Once the participants receive notification that their presentations have been accepted, they will be notified by the review committee to submit: a) a two-page, double-spaced summary including data, and b) a CV. Two papers will be selected for oral presentation during the New Investigators’ Forum

FIRST PLACE

Mstayka Schar, Flinders Medical Centre - Australia

Association Between Disordered Swallowing and Duration of Oral Endotrachael Intubation in Critically Ill Patients: A High-Resolution Pharyngeal Manometry Study

SECOND PLACE

Rachel Mulheren, PhD, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

The Effect of Attention on Swallowing in Healthy Individuals: An Exploratory Study

 


AB-SSD DISTINGUISHED RESEARCH AWARD IN DYSPHAGIA

The AB-SSD Distinguished Research Award in Dysphagia is given to a speech-language pathologist who presents a scientific paper at the Dysphagia Research Society Annual Meeting for topics related to swallowing function and disorders.

James Curtis, Teachers College, Columbia University

Effects of Verbal Cueing and Bolus Holding on Respiratory Swallow Coordination in Parkinson's Disease.

 

 

CSDRG LOGEMANN TRAVEL AWARD

Dr. Jerilyn "Jeri" Logemann was a pioneer in research related to dysphagia. In 1996 she founded the Communication Sciences and Disorders Clinical Trials Research Group (CSDRG). The goal of CSDRG is to advance the scientifically-based assessment and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders. This award honors her career and memory by seeking applications from students who are conducting research to further the evidence-base of the profession.

Danielle Stone, University of Sydney and Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia

Mechanisms of Perceived Swallow Change Post Whiplash: Potential for a Muscle Tension

 

 

HEAD AND NECK CANCER ALLIANCE AWARDS

This award is open to all disciplines and is specifically targeted for swallowing research in patients with head and neck cancer. An award will be presented to BOTH an oral presenter and a poster presenter.

Oral Presentations

Jared Cullen, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin

Sensate Versus Asensate Flap Reconstruction of the Oral Cavity with Objective Measurements of Tongue Strength and Function in a Rat Model

Poster Presentations

Carly Barbon, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto, Ontario

Changes in Swallow Safety and Efficiency After Radiation in Patients with Oropharyngeal Carcinoma

 

 

NATIONAL FOUNDATION OF SWALLOWING DISORDERS AWARD

The National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders (NFOSD) Award is open to all disciplines and is specifically targeted to revolutionary translational research with the greatest likelihood of directly benefiting the patient/caregiver.

Barbara Messing, Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Center, Johns Hopkins Voice Center, Baltimore, MD Hyposalivation and Xerostomia Post Head and Neck Cancer: Changes and Impact on Eating Over Time

 

 

SPRINGER PUBLISHING TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS

The Springer Publishing Travel Scholarship is designed to provide support  junior, international and out of field presenters to attend the upcoming DRS Annual Meeting and Post-Graduate Course. One travel scholarship will be awarded per category 

International Award:

Leisa Turkington, University of Queensland, Australia

  Carbonated Liquids: An Investigation of Taste Intensity, Palatability, Effervescence and Sip Volumes of Stimuli used in Videofluoroscopy 

Clinician Award:

Erica Herzberg, Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health, New York

Physiological Compensation for Advanced Bolus Location at Swallow Onset in Healthy Seniors

Under-Represented in Discipline Award:

Emily Ramirez, Boston University School of Public Health, Dracut, Massachusets

DHI Responses Not Associated with PAS score from MBS

Student Award:

James Curtis, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York

Effects of Verbal Cueing and Bolus Holding on Respiratory Swallow Coordination in Parkinson's Disease

 

STEVEN B. LEDER AWARD

The Steven B. Leder Award was created by the Dysphagia Research Society (DRS) to highlight clinically relevant research. This award honors Steve Leder, a prolific evidence-based clinical researcher, a dedicated clinician, and past-president of the DRS. This award is made possible through contributions to the DRS Research and Education Fund.

Barbara Messing,  Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Center, Johns Hopkins Voice Center, Baltimore, Maryland

 Establishing a Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Clinical Pathway: An Implementation Evaluation and Audit of Dysphagia-Related Services and Outcomes

 


CLARENCE T. SASAKI M.D. AWARD

Clarence T. Sasaki MD, The Charles W. Ohse Professor of Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine, has had a long-standing interest and experience in physiological research of the larynx serving as Director of The Yale Larynx Laboratory since 1973. The Sasaki award is given to an M.D. or M.D. candidate who presents a scientific paper or poster at the Dysphagia Research Society Annual Meeting on topics related to swallow function and disorders.

Shaina Lynch, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Swallowing Against Laryngeal Restriction (SALR) Exercise Technique Significantly Increases the Duration of UES Opening in both Healthy Elderly and Dysphagic Patients

 



JUSTINE J. SHEPPARD DYSPHAGIA in IDD AWARD
Dr. Justine Joan Sheppard was an internationally renowned clinician, academic, and clinical researcher who devoted her life to working with and for individuals with intellectual and developmental disability and cerebral palsy.  This award honors her career and memory by seeking applications from investigators (at all levels) who are conducting research to further advance our understanding of dysphagia in individuals with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) across the age span

Nobukaza Tanaka, Division of Oral and Facial Disorders, Osaka University Dental Hospital, Japan

Relationships Between Swallowing Frequency and Swallowing Function in Cerebral Palsy Patients with Severe Intellectual and Physical Disabilities

 

 

SUMIKO OKADA FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS

The Sumiko Okada International Fellowship Fund is a research grant honoring Sumiko Okada, a Japanese speech pathologist, who contributed to the field of dysphagia with her publications and yearly presentations and posters at DRS Annual Meetings.

Marie Jardine, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Sonja Molfenter, PhD, New York University, New York

  

 

SPONSOR-A-STUDENT RECIPIENTS

The Sponsor-A-Student Program allows the members of the public, DRS members and the DRS Community to make donations to support student scholarships to attend the DRS Annual Meeting.

James Curtis, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York

Jessica Forbes, Howard University, Maryland

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