Nicole Rogus-Pulia, PhD, Earns New Investigator Award

Nicole Rogus-Pulia, PhD, adjunct assistant professor, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, UW Department of Medicine and Women's Health postdoctoral fellow, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, has been awarded the 2014 New Investigator Award by the Dysphagia Research Society (DRS) based on her post-doctoral work and for her project entitled, “Effects of Isometric Progressive Oropharyngeal (I-PRO) Therapy on Dysphagia.” DRS is organized to enhance and encourage research pertinent to normal and disordered swallowing (dysphagia) and related functions.  Dysphagia can occur in all age groups and is a growing national and international healthcare concern for our aging population. Current translational research has resulted in more accurate diagnoses and effective treatments for individuals with swallowing disorders improving quality of life, nutrition and health status while decreasing cost of care.