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BREATHE Trainee Alicia Vose Advocates for “Fearless” Dysphagia Treatment

Alicia Vose, PhD, CCC-SLP, a BREATHE postdoctoral associate, was recently featured on the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association podcast, ASHA Voices. In this episode, Dr. Vose and her co-presenter, Ed Bice, MEd, CCC-SLP, clinical consultant, IOPI Medical LLC, advocate for taking the fear out of dysphagia treatment. They discuss what…

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 at the Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention and included an overview of the Center from Director Gordon Mitchell, research poster presentations…

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 her work was “Comparison of Validated Outcomes of Swallowing Efficiency: Perceptual Ordinal DIGEST Versus Quantitative Pixel-Based ASPEKT Ratings of Pharyngeal Residue.” This…

Fuller Lab shows benefit of hyperbaric oxygen therapy after spinal cord injury

In a new rat-model study, BREATHE member, Dr. David Fuller and Dr. Sara Turner reported that hyperbaric oxygen therapy initiated shortly after a spinal cord injury aided in improving recovery. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves brief exposure to pressurized oxygen and is a well-established treatment for promoting wound healing and treating…

BREATHE at APS Annual Meeting

BREATHE members and trainees were in full force at the first American Physiological Society in-person annual meeting in two years. Beyond presenting nearly 30 posters and 8 oral presentations, BREATHE helped sponsor the Control of Breathing Mixer: Hot Topics in Respiratory Control, organized the Experimental Biology Trainee Highlights Breakfast, and…

17th Annual NMPT Symposium

Hosted by the Department of Physical Therapy in collaboration with the BREATHE and Neuromuscular Plasticity NIH-funded T32 Training Programs, the 17th annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Training Symposium returned on March 17-18 as an in-person event for the first time in two years. The symposium gives predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees the chance…

Lucas Budd Awarded APS Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

BREATHE trainee Lucas Budd has been selected for the APS 2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). This award allows students to participate in hands-on research in the laboratory of an established researcher and APS member for 10 weeks. He will be working on the…

Emily Plowman & Eric Jeng Receive R01 from NINR

Dr. Emily Plowman and Dr. Eric Jeng Dr. Emily Plowman, BREATHE Steering Committee Member, and Dr. Eric Jeng, Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, were awarded a 4-year, $2.5M R01 grant from the National Institute of…