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Maureen Folsom, A.S., R.T.(R)(ARRT)

Maureen is a Certified Radiologic Technologist – R.T.(R)(ARRT) and member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.  Originally from Ashford, Connecticut, she moved to the Gainesville area after graduating from E. O. Smith High School, located within UCONN campus.  For 11 years she worked in sheet metal…

Olivia Brooks, M.A., CCC-SLP

Olivia is a native Floridian and a graduate from the University of Florida. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 2008 and her Master’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2017. Olivia was a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital before transitioning full time to…

Dr. Mark Bleiweis

Mark S. Bleiweis, MD, is board-certified in surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery and congenital heart surgery. He graduated with distinction from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, and earned his medical degree from the University of California at San Diego. He served his general surgery residency at…

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Emily Zezas

Emily Zezas is originally from Key West, Florida, but grew up in Sarasota. She graduated from UF in 2021 with a BHS in Communication Sciences and Disorders and is currently completing her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at UF. After graduation, she aspires to…

Loic Adjevi-Neglokpe

Loic is a second-year graduate student completing a master’s degree in speech-language pathology at the University of Florida under the supervision of Amber Anderson, CCC-SLP. Loic earned his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and completed a pre-requisite bridge course in Speech-language Pathology at…

Alyssa Terry, M.S., CCC-SLP

Alyssa Terry is a doctoral student in the Rehabilitation Science Doctoral Program at the University of Florida under the co-mentorship of Drs.  Karen Hegland and  Emily Plowman. Alyssa became interested in the field of speech-language pathology after receiving speech therapy throughout preschool and elementary school for an articulation…

Join the ARC Lab!

Employment Post Doctoral Research Fellow: Funding is currently available for a full-time postdoctoral research fellow to work under the mentorship of Dr. Plowman. Applicants should have compatible research interests with current ARC areas of study and have completed their Ph.D. in any areas that relate to swallowing, speech, respiration. Other areas of study…

Justin Docal

Justin is a rising fourth-year undergraduate student majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Linguistics who is completing an Honors Thesis in the ARC lab with Dr’s Plowman and Donohue. Justin aspires to become a Speech-Language Pathologist. His research interests include swallowing disorders as well…

Alessandra Rodrigues B.A.

Alessandra received a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2019. She is now returning to UF to pursuit her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology after working as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant at The Einstein School and Fundamental Therapy Solutions. She is interested in exploring the mechanisms of…