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Social & Science: After COVID-19

BREATHE was proud to host a special 3-part series, After COVID-19: Anticipating Needs for Respiratory and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation, as part of our popular Social & Science. The goal was to hear from those on the “front lines” of the pandemic and related research to better understand COVID-19, with an emphasis…

Trainee Mia Kelly Publishes in American Journal of Physiology

T32 Trainee Mia Kelly published her article in the American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology entitled, “Circadian clock genes and respiratory neuroplasticity genes oscillate in the phrenic motor system.”…

Ashley Ross Awarded NHLBI Diversity Supplement

Ashley Ross, graduate student in the Mitchell Lab, was recently awarded a Diversity Research Supplement by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to support her work, “Intermittent hypoxia-accelerated recovery from phrenic nerve injury.” Ashley’s work may indicate new applications for therapeutic repetitive acute intermittent hypoxia,…

Joe Welch Awarded SCIRTS Postdoctoral Fellowship

Joe Welch, PhD, was awarded a Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum (SCIRTS) Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation. Dr. Welch’s project “Optimizing Acute Intermittent Hypoxia (AIH) to Improve Breathing in Humans with Chronic Cervical Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)” is guided…

Leah Reznikov Receives COVID-19 Pilot Award

Congratulations to CRRR collaborator, Leah Reznikov, PhD! Dr. Reznikov and co-PI Dr. David Ostrov were awarded CTSI Rapid-Response Translational Research Funding for their pilot project, “Targeted disruption of ACE2-SARS-CoV-2 interactions using small molecules.” This study is part of a university-wide effort to…

Neurotherapeutic Intermittent Hypoxia Workshop 2020

BREATHE hosted the second Neurotherapeutic Intermittent Hypoxia Workshop, with over 50 attendees from around the world. Participants discussed the therapeutic potential of intermittent hypoxia to enhance traditional rehabilitation in diverse motor (walking, hand/arm, swallowing, breathing), sensory, autonomic and cognitive neural systems. Talks were presented suggesting efficacy in spinal cord injury (arms, legs/walking and breathing), as well…

Mitchell team receives National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute grant

Dr. Gordon Mitchell and his team were recently awarded a grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute concerning how two important cell types in the spinal cord interact to regulate respiratory plasticity triggered by repetitive exposure to low oxygen. The grant entitled “​Microglial regulation of intermittent hypoxia induced phrenic motor plasticity” is for $2.7 million…

A Night at the Museum

The Center for Respiratory Research and Rehabilitation hosted its 4th Retreat on January 17.  The event was held at the Florida Museum of Natural History and included an overview of the Center from Director Gordon Mitchell, research poster presentations from 30 trainees, and short presentations from…