Department of Communication Science and Disorders
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Native English speakers often have trouble with tonal languages like Chinese. A new study showed that vagus nerve stimulation allowed research participants to pick up some Mandarin tones more quickly.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Carey Balaban from the School of Medicine led a study into a curious 2016 case concerning U.S. diplomats in Havana, Cuba, and their families, who had mysterious symptoms including dizziness, ear pain and tinnitus. The researchers found marked differences between the patterns of response of those embassy staffers and victims of other mild, traumatic brain injuries.
Friday, June 12, 2020
COVID-19 can affect more than the lungs: some patients also leave the hospital with muscle weakness, heart problems and trouble swallowing. Three researchers from Pitt’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences discuss how their field can help in recovery.
Monday, April 27, 2020
The Emma W. Locke Award winner is Sarah Steward and the Omicron Delta Kappa Senior of the Year Award winner is Jordan Fields.
Monday, November 25, 2019
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Strokes, Parkinson’s disease and other issues can cause the ability to swallow to be lost. Graduate students studying speech-language pathology are learning to treat this debilitating condition at the UPMC Swallowing Disorders Center.