Dr. James Curtis, Director of the AIR Lab, presents as an invited speaker on the topic of “Respiratory-Swallow Coordination in People with Parkinson’s Disease” at the NYU CSD Colloquium.

On October 24th, Communicative Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Program at NYU hosted it’s second colloquium of the seasons, with Dr. James Curtis (Director of the AIR Lab) as the keynote invited speaker. Dr. Curtis presented researcher on the interaction between breathing and swallowing in people with Parkinson’s disease and discussed his research on novel treatments to improve swallow function in people with Parkinson’s disease through respiratory-swallow coordination training. This colloquium meeting was attended by speech-language pathologists and researchers from NYU, Cornell, and Columbia university, including Cornell faculty and staff Anaïs Rameau (MD), Valentina Mocchetti (SLP), Jina Nam (SLP Clinical Fellow), and Cornell SLP interns and research assistants Theresa Lee, Crystal Diaz, Shannon Dinizo, Sara Albert, and Alexandra Li. Special thanks to Dr. Sonja Molfenter from NYU for hosting a post-meeting social hour for the NYC swallowing research community, and to Dr. Michelle Troche and the UAD Lab (Columbia) for joining this meeting!






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