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Elisa Gonzalez-Rothi Receives Margaret L. Moore Award

Congratulations to BREATHE Steering Committee member and Assistant Professor in Physical Therapy, Dr. Elisa Gonzalez-Rothi, who received the American Physical Therapy Association’s 2021 Margaret L. Moore Award for Outstanding New Academic Faculty Member. This award is granted to recipients who…

Erica Dale Appointed to APS Science Policy Committee

Dr. Erica Dale, BREATHE Steering Committee member and Assistant Professor of Physiology & Functional Genomics, was recently appointed to the Science Policy Committee (SPC) for the American Physiological Society (APS). The SPC advocates for sound science policies at the federal…

Open Predoc & Postdoc Fellow Positions

Be part of the BREATHE Training Program! We invite predoctoral and postdoctoral students to apply for our NHLBI-funded T32 Program. If you are interested in respiratory neurobiology, respiratory muscle biology, swallowing/dysphagia, airway defense, therapeutic and pathogenic intermittent hypoxia, or clinical translation, BREATHE might be the place for you! Because, like…

Ashley Smuder Receives 2021 Excellence Award

Congratulations to BREATHE Steering Committee member and Assistant Professor in Applied Physiology & Kinesiology, Dr. Ashley Smuder, who received the 2021 Excellence Award recognizing outstanding tenure-track assistant professors at UF. The award grants a one-time allocation of $5,000 in support of…

Leonardo Ferreira Featured in Physiology Shorts

Dr. Leonardo Ferreira, BREATHE Steering Committee member and Training Program Curriculum Coordinator, was recently featured in the Journal of Physiology’s “Physiology Shorts” series for his Editor’s Choice publication, “Dietary nitrate supplementation increases diaphragm peak power in old mice mice.” Learn more about…

BREATHE Members & Trainees Receive APS Awards at EB 2021

Experimental Biology (EB) is the annual meeting of five societies that explores the latest research in anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, investigative pathology, pharmacology, and physiology. This international meeting is the highlight of the year for many BREATHE researchers and, despite being virtual this year, EB2021…

Research Connection Event: Strategies to Augment Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

Dr. Emily Fox, BREATHE Steering Committee member and Director of Neuromuscular Research at Brooks Rehabilitation, presented “Strategies to Augment Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation: Promoting Breathing and Walking Recovery” on Tuesday, April 27 at 7 pm EST. This presentation was part of the Brooks/UF-PHHP Collaboration Research Connection Series.

Ashley Smuder Receives 40 Gators Under 40 Award

Dr. Ashley Smuder, BREATHE Steering Committee member and Assistant Professor of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology, was recently named one of the 40 Gators Under 40 by the UF Alumni Association. Since 2006, the University of Florida has honored Outstanding Young Alumni whose achievements positively impact The Gator Nation. Learn more…

EB Special Techniques Workshop

Join BREATHE member, Dr. David Fuller, and friend of the center, Dr. Melissa Bates, on April 22nd from 11am-1pm ET at an upcoming techniques workshop program entitled: “Current approaches for measuring respiratory activity in animals: recognizing and avoiding common pitfalls.” This workshop will be held outside the EB 2021 virtual meeting platform and will be…