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This symposium brings together researchers and practitioners from the greater Cincinnati community to discuss innovative approaches to difficult research questions in the areas of speech, voice and swallowing. With a focus on advanced instrumentation and technology, the symposium aims to cultivate multidisciplinary collaborations across the areas of speech-language pathology, laryngology, engineering, and speech/voice science.


December 7, 2023

4-6:00 PM, Talks

6-7:00 PM, Reception and Poster Presentations

Health Sciences Building, rm G01

3225 Eden Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45267

*Virtual attendance will be available via Zoom


Amna Mira, M.S., University of Cincinnati

"Using High-Speed Flexible Endoscopy to Characterize Laryngeal Behaviors During Swallowing in Healthy Adults"


Caroline Spencer, Ph.D., Indiana University

"Functional Connectivity in Treatment for Residual Speech Sound Disorder"

Ohad Cohen, M.D., University of Cincinnati

"Medialization Thyroplasty- It is not just about Closing the Gap"

Sudip Vhaduri, Ph.D., Purdue University

"Are We Yet There? Utilizing Personal Devices and AI to Improve Healthcare and Empower People"

ASHA CEUs will be available for speech-language pathologists (CEU Flyer)

This symposium is supported by the Center for Clinical & Translational Science and Training (CCTST) at the University of Cincinnati.

Interested in attending?

Please RSVP through our Eventbrite link below!



Victoria McKenna, Ph.D., CCC-SLPCollege of Allied Health Sciences

Rebecca Howell, M.D., College of Medicine

Greg Dion, M.D., College of Medicine

Previous Members

Sid Khosla, M.D.College of Medicine


Savannah Shanley, B.S.

Brittany Fletcher, M.S., CCC-SLP

Amna Mira, M.S.

Mary Wilkens

Emily Gelhausen


SUMMER 2023 

  • Serious Games and Speech: Gamifying Biofeedback for Improved Motor LearningSarah Dugan, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

  • The Bridge2AI-Voice project: Unlocking the power of Voice as a Biomarker through collaborative research  Yael Bensoussan, M.D., MSc, FRCSC

  • An exploratory study using Whole Genome Sequencing of human tracheal microbiome and its impact on tracheal stenosis — Cheick Sissoko, MSc

  • Advancing diagnosis and treatment: Clinical Insights from Laryngeal High-Speed Laryngoscopy — Rita Patel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP


WINTER 2022 

  • Technology in dysphagia therapies: Biofeedback tools now and on the horizon — Brittany Krekeler, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

  • Shared and separate neuromuscular underpinning of motor speech and swallowing development in childhood  Rachel Hahn Arkenberg, M.S., CCC-SLP, CLC

  • Development of a smartphone application to track subjective and acoustic outcomes in chronic voice disorders — Aaron Friedman, M.D.



  • Voice and cough functions in individuals who use e-cigarettes — Jacqueline Meriwether, B.S., & Andres Llico, Ph.D.

  • Direct vs. indirect comparison of the synthetic glottal flow waveform Jacob Michaud, B.S.

  • Targeted therapeutic delivery to address laryngotracheal fibrosis using mucoadhesive patches Greg Dion, M.D.

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