Dr. Richard and Nancy Christiansen Craniofacial Research and Education Lecture: On-campus Seminar & Zoom Webinar

The Dr. Richard & Nancy Christiansen Lectureship for Craniofacial Research & Education is an endowed lecture within the School of Dentistry. Created in 2017 through a generous gift from Dr. and Mrs. Christiansen, they intend that through this fund, the School of Dentistry will provide opportunities for faculty members, students, and alumni to interact with experts who will share ideas in the broad field of craniofacial research and education.

This year's lecture—intended for a mixed audience of clinicians and researchers—features the work of Jamie L. Perry, Ph.D. Dr. Perry serves as the Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. She will present "Innovations in MRI and Future Clinical Application for Velopharyngeal Assessment" and field questions via Zoom.

Register for Upcoming Sessions

October 12, 2022 12:00 pm - October 12, 2022 1:00 pm

All times for all events are in local Central Time.

Lynda J. Young Conference Room
6-410 Moos HS Tower
Minneapolis Campus

Course Number: CF3637



Learn How To

  • Identify key velopharyngeal structures and speech features related to a VPI assessment
  • Describe three advances in science that are a result of MRI research in cleft care
  • List three benefits to the use of MRI for clinical assessment of VPI in patients born with cleft palate, based on the review of clinical cases.

Training Methods

Lecture, discussion, case studies

This course is intended for those involved in clinical care and research and will particularly interest providers who care for patients with craniofacial anomalies. It will also interest those who investigate and research craniofacial and oral development. All providers involved in activities involving oral and craniofacial regions will find this presentation interesting and valuable.