In Memory

5 posts

Smooth puree, like chocolate pudding, may be easy to swallow, but the FEES exam can make sure.

20 Reasons to Choose FEES: The Proof is in the Pudding

The Proof is In the Pudding: A Tribute to Steven Leder’s Contributions to FEES & 20 Reasons to choose FEES by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of *** This is an excerpt from the blog I wrote for SDX Dysphagia Experts for their Food 4 Thought blog. This is Part 1. Check out Part 2 on Food 4 Thought.  and Part 3. Thank you SDX for your support of *** Can you imaging not being able […]

Photo of Steven Leder, PhD, CCC-SLP, formerly of Yale School of Medicine, surrounded by words from fellow Speech-Language Pathologists to honor his contribution to the field.

Aspiration & Lessons from Steven Leder

A tribute to Steven Leder, PhD, CCC-SLP Aspiration can mean “a strong desire to achieve something high or great,” per Merriam-Webster, or “a hope or ambition of achieving something,” per Google. Steven Leder, PhD, CCC-SLP achieved greatness. The phrases in the picture above came lovingly from Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) around the world upon news of his passing on May 16, 2016. He and his many colleagues aspired to shift the conventional and sometimes outdated thinking […]


A Time to Celebrate Jeri Logemann

A Time to Celebrate Dr Jerilyn A. Logemann, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S: Master Clinician, Researcher and Educator by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of We are all the “bearers of the torch that Jeri sparked,” Joanne Robbins, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S (University of Wisconsin-Madison) reminded us in her welcoming statements. On Friday, March 13, Northwestern University held A Scientific Tribute to Jerilyn A. Logemann, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S. This was an afternoon I will treasure forever. I […]

Remember our roots in the field of dysphagia, like Jeri A. Logemann.

Remember Our Roots: Jeri A. Logemann

Remember Our Roots: Jeri A. Logemann By Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of Thank you Dysphagia Research Society for taking time at our annual meeting to reflect on our roots. We are honoring our mentor, Jeri A. Logemann, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S. At the Dysphagia Research Society Annual Meeting in 2015, there were the following memorial tributes: Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 8:00am (following the 7:50am Opening Remarks by our board president: Kulwinder Dua, MD, […]

Picture of our mentor, professor, researcher in the field of swallowing and swallowing disorders (dysphagia)

Today We Grieve the Loss of Dr Jeri Logemann

Today, June 19, 2014, we lost an amazing teacher and an inspiration for many of us in the field of dysphagia and beyond: Dr Jerilyn “Jeri” Logemann, world-renowned professor and researcher in the field of speech-language pathology and dysphagia Dr Logemann was our pioneer for those of us who have dedicated our lives to the study of dysphagia. I owe my life and career to her. Many of us do. She changed Speech-Language Pathology forever […]