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JU’s Dr. Christine Sapienza invited to speak at prestigious Dystonia Coalition’s Fifth Annual Meeting

Dr. Christine Sapienza, associate dean of JU’s College of Health Sciences and a Communication Sciences and Disorders professor, has been invited to the prestigious Dystonia Coalition’s Fifth Annual Meeting, “Research Priorities in Spasmodic Dysphonia,” in Atlanta.

Chris SapienzaSMALL.jpgSapienza joins an elite group of researchers and physicians Oct. 16-17 to discuss current issues including diagnostic and therapeutic trends for spasmodic dysphonia.  She was invited specifically to speak on quality of voice issues for those with the neurological voice disorder, as she is an expert on voice disorders. Sapienza will discuss misdiagnosis, voice symptoms, pitfalls of perceptual scaling and best practice assessment tools to use with spasmodic dysphonia cases.
“I’m honored to be invited to share what I’ve learned with nationally prominent researchers in the field,” Sapienza said. “We participate so patient care will continue to improve.”
The gathering is for the national planning committee of the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation ( and represents a select group of prominent researchers and physicians chosen to advise DMRF.










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