Our mission

To better understand physiological challenges to respiratory motor control and to translate our knowledge into strategies of respiratory rehabilitation.

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our mission & goals

BREATHE Basics

The only center of its kind in the US, the UF BREATHE Center unites basic and clinician scientists across the university and beyond.

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dedicated members

Meet Our Team

The UF BREATHE Center houses outstanding interdisciplinary researchers who are working to advance our understanding and treatment of neuromuscular disorders that compromise breathing.

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areas of expertise

Research

The UF BREATHE Center has 6 cores that represent the breadth of preclinical and clinical respiratory research. These include airway defense, basic breathing research, neurological disorders, neurotechnology, neurotherapeutics, and spinal cord injury.

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educating the next generation

BREATHE Training Program

The UF BREATHE Center is the administrative home of the BREATHE Training Program, an NHLBI-funded predoctoral and postdoctoral training opportunity.

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in the spotlight

BREATHE Trainee Alicia Vose Advocates for…

Alicia Vose, PhD, CCC-SLP, a BREATHE postdoctoral associate, was recently featured on the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association podcast, ASHA…

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2022 BREATHE Center Retreat

The Breathing Research and Therapeutics Center hosted it’s 5th Retreat on June 3, 2022 after a two-year COVID hiatus.  The event was held…

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Cara Donohue Awarded Sumiko Okada Fellowship

BREATHE T32 trainee, Dr. Cara Donohue, was awarded the prestigious Sumiko Okada International Fellowship from the Dysphagia Research Society for…

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Center-sponsored events

NeuroNines: Thakre & Cameron

Thursday, June 30, at 9 am, the NMPT and BREATHE Training Programs will host a NeuroNines session featuring Postdoctoral fellow Prajwal Thakre…

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NeuroNines: Mir & Olsen

Thursday, June 23, at 9 am, the NMPT and BREATHE Training Programs will host a NeuroNines session featuring Doctoral candidate Michela Mir (mentor…

Mir & Olsen

NeuroNines: Mickle & Nguyen

Thursday, June 16, at 9 am, the NMPT and BREATHE Training Programs will host a NeuroNines session featuring PhD student Alyssa Mickle (mentor: Erica…

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