Dr. Sonja Molfenter Honored at Dysphagia Research Society Awards

NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor Sonja Molfenter was honored at the Dysphagia Research Society Awards for her investigations of nutrition and swallowing in healthy aging.

Molfenter is conducting this work in collaboration with Kathleen Woolf, an associate professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies.

As part of the recognition, Molfenter was awarded the Sumiko Okada Fellowship, which enables researchers studying dysphagia to present their work at the Japanese Society of Dysphagia Rehabilitation in September.

The department is also excited to report that alumna Erica Herzberg, a speech-language pathologist at NYU Langone Rusk Rehabilitation who continues to work part-time in Dr. Molfenter’s lab, was also recognized at this year’s Dysphagia Research Society Awards.

Herzberg received the Spring Publishing Travel Scholarship in the clinician category, which supports honorees’ attendance of the Dysphagia Research Society Annual Meeting and Preconference.

Congratulations, Sonja and Erica!

Dr. Molfenter and Erica Herzberg holding their awards in front of a harbor view.
Dr. Molfenter and Erica Herzberg holding their awards at the Dysphagia Research Society Awards in San Diego, CA.

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