Volunteers Sought for UAMS Research Study on Swallowing

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LITTLE ROCK — Volunteers are needed for a study at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) that could aid in the treatment of people with swallowing disorders.


Healthy women ages 18-35 and 65 or older are needed to participate in the study to determine whether taste differences and aging affect the way people swallow.


A 15-minute screening session will determine if participants are eligible to proceed. Those accepted will participate in a two-hour research session in the UAMS Speech-Language Pathology Office. Compensation for both sessions will be provided. For information, call Cathy Pelletier, Ph.D., at (501) 686-8754.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,430 students and 715 medical residents. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,400 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $5 billion a year. For more information, visit www.uams.edu.