, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 11–14 | Cite as

The Dysphagia Research Society Accelerating a Priority Research Agenda

  • Sudarshan R. JadcherlaEmail author
  • Gary H. McCullough
  • Stephanie K. Daniels
  • Douglas J. Van Daele
  • Kulwinder Dua
  • Cathy Lazarus
  • Reza Shaker

Mission Statement

The mission of Dysphagia Research Society (DRS) is to advance the scientific understanding of normal development, normal adaptation, physiology, pathophysiology, and mechanisms of disorders of swallowing across the age spectrum, improve the quality of life among patients related to safe swallowing, improve quality of care by interdisciplinary providers, disseminate knowledge through scientific meetings and workshops, develop policies, and serve as an effective voice for researchers and clinical care providers in this field.

Statement of Need for the Research Agenda

The DRS was established 25 years ago with the intention of bringing together a variety of disciplines involved with research into mechanisms, diagnosis, and management of swallowing disorders (dysphagia). With a rapidly growing membership and committee structure within the DRS, as well as in other similar societies throughout the world pursuing the same agenda (i.e. sharing research findings and putting it...


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sudarshan R. Jadcherla
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gary H. McCullough
    • 2
  • Stephanie K. Daniels
    • 3
  • Douglas J. Van Daele
    • 4
  • Kulwinder Dua
    • 5
    • 6
  • Cathy Lazarus
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
  • Reza Shaker
    • 10
  1. 1.Divisions of Neonatology, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Department of PediatricsNationwide Childrens Hospital Research Institute and The Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Beaver College of Health SciencesAppalachian State UniversityBooneUSA
  3. 3.Communication Sciences and DisordersUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Roy J and Lucille A Carver College of MedicineUniversity of Iowa PhysiciansIowa CityUSA
  5. 5.Department of Medicine and PediatricsDDC Medical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA
  6. 6.Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Pancreaticobiliary CenterDDC Medical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA
  7. 7.Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck SurgeryIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA
  8. 8.THANC FoundationNew YorkUSA
  9. 9.Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck SurgeryMount Sinai Beth IsraelNew YorkUSA
  10. 10.Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Digestive Disease Center, Clinical and Translational Science InstituteMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

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