Dr. Giselle Carnaby, Mentor for “Pathways”

Published: March 25th, 2014

Category: Faculty News

Giselle CarnabyDr. Giselle Carnaby, Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health (BSCH) recently received an award for her scientific presentation at the International Dysphagia Research Society (DRS) Conference entitled,” Relationships among videofluoroscopic scales and dysphagia related stroke outcomes.”

Dr. Carnaby is Co-Director of the Swallowing Research Laboratory at the University of Florida, which claimed three awards at the DRS conference for their research conducted in the UF swallowing Research Lab.

Dr. Carnaby is internationally recognized for being a pioneer in swallowing research, specifically in the area of survivorship and the rehabilitation of patients with swallowing disorders following head and neck cancer and stroke. For this reason, she was recently selected among a wide pool of academic professionals in Speech- Language and Audiology and invited to serve as a mentor for Pathways. Pathways is an NIH sponsored new research mentoring program for early-career clinician scientists offered through the American Speech Language and Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Research Mentoring Network.

As a mentor, Dr. Carnaby is responsible for providing support to an early-career clinical scientist in the area of dysphagia. Specifically, she will provide ongoing mentoring up to two years on developing a research career plan, acculturating to a research career, building a publication record and identifying funding mechanisms.