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Dr. Rosemary Martino

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Dr. Rosemary Martino

Biography

Dr Martino has served as president of the international Dysphagia Research Society (DRS), and holds a Canada Research Chair in swallowing disorders. With a professional focus on dysphagia, she practised as a speech-language pathologist for more than fifteen years, and is active in establishing international dysphagia standards. Her research team consists of speech-language pathologists, physicians, engineers and biostatisticians. It was recently able to secure a prestigious award from Washington DC’s Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute for a large multi-site international randomised controlled trial, identifying the most effective swallowing treatment for patients with head and neck cancer.