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Jacob Kean receives R01 Funding

Apr 01, 2018

We are pleased to announce Jacob Kean has received his five-year R01 Funding of 6.25 million with Dr. Kathy Chapman from the College of Health for A Comparative Effectiveness Study of Speech and Surgical Treatments Using a Cleft Palate Registry/Research Outcomes Network.

The goal of this project is to compare the two most common cleft palate surgical repair techniques, straightline closure with intra-velar veloplasty (IVVP) and Furlow Z-plasty palatal lengthening, to determine the effects on speech outcomes and on the development of fistulas.

Congratulations, Dr. Kean!