College of Education and Professional Studies

2016 Inez Miller Conference on Communication Sciences and Disorders
University of Central Oklahoma  
Saturday, April 9th, 2016

 Please mark your calendars to join us for Dr. Christine Sapienza presentation on

 "Respiratory Strength Training”

Registration Information:

Pre-registration ends on March 25, 2016

Program Description:

This presentation will clarify the principles and clinical utility of Respiratory Muscle Strength Training (RMST); it will also outline outcome data, anecdotal reports, recently published clinical trials that feature RMST for both inspiratory and expiratory muscle strength training, and the use of RMST in specific patient populations, particularly those with Neurodegenerative Disorders and those with Voice Disorders.

Speaker Information:

Since May 2014, Dr. Christine Sapienza has served as the Dean of the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences at Jacksonville University.  Previously, Dr. Sapienza was a longstanding tenured professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Florida, as well as a Research Career Scientist at the Brain Rehabilitation Research Center at the Malcom Randall Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Gainesville, Florida.  As a Principal investigator of National Institutes of Health, VA Research Rehabilitation Research and Development Awards and MJ Fox Foundation grants, Dr. Sapienza has provided extensive mentoring to 16 doctoral students, one VA Career Development Awardee, and dozens of theses for master and undergraduate students, all of whom have contributed back to academic employment, science, teaching and clinical service.