Angela Dietsch awarded second place in Great Plains IDeA-CTR Superstar Competition

Angela Dietsch headshot

Angela Dietsch awarded second place in Great Plains IDeA-CTR Superstar Competition

04 Nov 2019    By Kelcey Buck

Angela Dietsch, an assistant professor in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was selected as the runner-up in the Great Plains Institutional Development Award Clinical and Translational Research (IDeA-CTR) Superstar Competition. 

Dietsch was one of four finalists invited to present their research proposals during the Great Plains IDeA-CTR Annual Scientific Meeting, hosted by the University of Nebraska Medical Center Oct. 23-24. 

During her presentation, Dietsch shared her idea related to the implementation of taste stimulation during dysphagia therapy using a technology that is safe even for patients with significantly impaired swallowing. The second-place honor includes a $10,000 award. 

“I’m so grateful for this award. The funding will definitely help with the next steps in implementation, but the most exciting part for me is the affirmation that my colleagues in the scientific community believe in the merit of this work,” Dietsch said. 

More information about the Superstar Competition can be found on the Great Plains IDeA-CTR website.


Special Education and Communication Disorders