MADISON, Wis. (Oct. 22, 2013)—Dr. JoAnne Robbins, PhD, CCC-SLP, BRS-S, professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and founder of Swallow Solutions, Inc., has been invited to serve as a member of the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Robbins has been appointed to serve on the Nursing and Rehabilitation Professions Committee of the Stroke Council for two years, a term she began serving this past summer 2013.

The Stroke Council, one of 16 scientific councils within the American Heart Association, is uniquely dedicated to advancing the science of stroke prevention, treatment and recovery through research and education. Robbins’ work related to dysphagia, often a result of stroke, made her an ideal candidate for this committee where she can contribute her vast knowledge of rehabilitative treatments and ongoing clinical research for stroke patients. Visit