Welcome to the home page of the Swallowing, Voice and Neuroimaging (SVN) Laboratory at Teachers College, Columbia University!
The faculty and staff of the SVN Laboratory are dedicated to high-level evidence-based clinical research and to improving the quality of life of children and adults with swallowing disorders. Our research is currently supported by one intramural and one extramural grant.
The clinical research conducted in the SVN Laboratory focuses on a) the use of advanced imaging and neuro-imaging to understand the swallowing physiology and neural underpinnings of swallowing in the normal population and following trauma or intervention, and b) the application of telemedicine systems to test the effectiveness of providing speech and swallowing rehabilitation over the internet.
Our laboratory houses four fully-equipped fMRI analysis workstations, voice, respiratory and electromyographic physiology recording and analysis equipment, and multiple swallowing diagnostic and intervention tools, including a high quality FEES swallowing station.
The SVN Laboratory operates in partnership with the new Dysphagia Research Clinic of the Edward D. Mysak Clinic for Communication Disorders (EDMCCD), the first dedicated University-based Dysphagia clinic in the country.
The SVN Laboratory’s main affiliations include: the Edward D. Mysak Clinic for Communication Disorders (EDMCCD), the Columbia University Medical Center, and the University Hospital “Evangelismos” in Athens, Greece.
If you want to learn more about us, please feel free to navigate the links on the left.