Empowering Clinicians to Effectively Engage in Research In this article, we will discuss the need for clinician-driven clinical research in the field of speech-language pathology, identify common barriers to such research endeavors, and offer solutions for overcoming those barriers to increase effective clinician-initiated research engagement and output. Using the University of Wisconsin-Madison Voice and Swallow Clinics' developing ... Article
Article  |   March 2014
Empowering Clinicians to Effectively Engage in Research
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Katherine McConville
    Department of Surgery, Voice and Swallow Clinics, Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Wisconsin Madison
  • Susan L. Thibeault
    Department of Surgery, Voice and Swallow Clinics, Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Wisconsin Madison
  • Disclosures: Financial: Katherine McConville is employed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Susan Thibeault is an Associate Professor and the Diane M Bless Endowed Chair in the Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin Madison.
    Disclosures: Financial: Katherine McConville is employed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Susan Thibeault is an Associate Professor and the Diane M Bless Endowed Chair in the Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin Madison.×
  • Nonfinancial: Katherine McConville and Susan L. Thibeault have no nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Katherine McConville and Susan L. Thibeault have no nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
  • Copyright © 2014 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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Article   |   March 2014
Empowering Clinicians to Effectively Engage in Research
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 2014, Vol. 24, 9-14. doi:10.1044/vvd24.1.9
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 2014, Vol. 24, 9-14. doi:10.1044/vvd24.1.9

In this article, we will discuss the need for clinician-driven clinical research in the field of speech-language pathology, identify common barriers to such research endeavors, and offer solutions for overcoming those barriers to increase effective clinician-initiated research engagement and output. Using the University of Wisconsin-Madison Voice and Swallow Clinics' developing clinical research program as an example, we will demonstrate how research can be incorporated into a busy clinical schedule with appropriate support and resources. Our own endeavors with this model have seen an increase in Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions and approvals as well as publications from clinicians who had not previously considered themselves clinical investigators.

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