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

Sabhya Rana Awarded SCIRTS Postdoc Fellowship…

Sabhya Rana, PhD, was awarded a $150k 2-year Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum (SCIRTS) Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Craig…

Sabhya Rana

Welcome to the New PM&R Department!

Kevin Vincent, MD, PhD, (center) founding chair of the UF College of Medicine’s new PM&R Department, speaks during a meeting with department…

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Drs. Emily Fox & Kate Cavka Featured on…

The Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy featured Drs. Emily Fox and Kate Cavka in their Discussions in Spinal Cord Injury Science (DiSCIS…

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Center-sponsored events

CoBAD: Martin-Harris

The Control of Breathing and Airway Defense (CoBAD) International Online Seminar Series will feature Bonnie Martin-Harris, PhD on Friday, July 30th…

Bonnie Martin-Harris

CoBAD: Saper & Kaur

The Control of Breathing and Airway Defense (CoBAD) International Online Seminar Series featured Clifford Saper, MD, PhD & Satvinder Kaur, PhD on…

CoBAD - Saper & Kaur

CoBAD: Ramirez

The Control of Breathing and Airway Defense (CoBAD) International Online Seminar Series featured Jan-Marino Ramirez, PhD on Friday, June 18th at 3:00…

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