Dr. Anaïs Rameau has been awarded the prestigious Paul Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award to study swallwing in the elderly. The $1.2million multi-year grant, from the NIH's National Institute on Aging, will support Dr. Rameau's work to develop an easy-to-use, highly accurate bedside clinical decision support tool to identify swallowing dysfunction in older adults using analysis of features of their recorded voice, cough and speech. The award identifies Dr. Rameau as a pioneer and thought-leader in the nascent field of geriatric otolaryngology, focused on management of communication and swallowing issues in older adults.
Dr. Rameau, a laryngologist at the Sean Parker Institute for the Voice, is currently an Assistant Professor and Director of New Technologies in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. She has a joint appointment in the Department of Medicine's Division of Geriatrics.