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Gilson Capilouto, Ph.D.
Office Location: 

Room 124G Wethington Building

900 South Limestone Street

Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0200

Office Phone Number: 
(859) 218-0555
Fax Number: 
(859) 323-8957

Gilson Capilouto Ph.D. is Professor Emerita in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Kentucky. She received her Ph.D. in Motor Control and Motor Learning from the University of South Carolina. She is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist and a Fellow of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  She has more than 40 years of clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders and for the past seventeen years has focused her clinical research on neonatal feeding. Dr. Capilouto is Co-Founder and Chief Clinical Office for the digital health  company NFANT Labs, LLC. Atlanta, GA.  She is co-inventor of an FDA cleared medical device used to study issues related to neonatal sucking in preterm and sick term infants and holds four patents for her work in this area. Currently, NFANT products are being implemented in more than fifty facilities across the United States with an additional 40 facilities undergoing trial use. nfantÒ Feeding Solution, the company’s premiere product, has received numerous awards including 2018 finalist for SXSW Impact Pediatric Health Pitch Competition, Austin, TX, 2017; Breakthrough Technology of the Year from the Technology Association of Georgia; and, 2015 recipient of the Georgia Bio Innovation Award. Dr. Capilouto continues to teach in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders as well as the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences doctoral program.