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BREATHE Postdoc Appreciation

BREATHE knows the value that postdocs bring to our center and to the advancement of our mission. This National Postdoc Appreciation Week, we went around and gave our current cohort of Gators a homemade sweet treat & a little center swag in recognition of all their hard work. In…

Gordon Mitchell Talks Brain & Breathing on New UF Grad Student Podcast

Cristina Besosa (left) & Dr. Gordon Mitchell (right) Check out the latest episode of the In Your Brain podcast, featuring BREATHE Director Dr. Gordon Mitchell. Created by graduate student, Cristina Besosa, this podcast takes neuroscience topics and presents them in a digestible way for listeners…

Emily Plowman Awarded R01 Grant to Study Swallowing Impairment

BREATHE Steering Committee member Dr. Emily Plowman and her collaborator Dr. Catriona Steele from the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, were awarded a $4.2 Million 5-year R01 grant from the National Institute of Aging for their proposal “Establishing Reference Values and Clinical…

Joe Welch Accepts Position at University of Birmingham

Congratulations to BREATHE member, Dr. Joe Welch, the newest Assistant Professor in Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham, England! We wish him the best in his new journey and are excited to…

BREATHE T32 Renewed with Perfect Score!

Since its inception in April 2017, the BREATHE T32 Training Program has made great strides! This combined pre- and postdoctoral training program is focused on the respiratory neuromuscular system, emphasizing discovery of new knowledge and its translation to severe clinical disorders that compromise breathing capacity, stability and airway…

Victoria Bindi Receives NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Fuller Lab alumnus, Victoria Bindi, was awarded a 2021-2022 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship to continue her education in medicine. She is one of just 59 UF students to receive this award since 1969. Congratulations, Victoria!…

Emily Plowman Recognized as ASHA Fellow

BREATHE Steering Committee member, Dr. Emily Plowman, has been named a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, in recognition of her outstanding professional achievements in the field. Congratulations, Dr. Plowman!…

BREATHE Trainee Wendy Olsen Examines Opioids, Respiration, and Health Care

Wendy Olsen, PhD, CCC-SLP, a BREATHE postdoctoral associate, was recently featured on the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association podcast, ASHA Voices. In this episode, Dr. Olsen discusses the effects of opioids on respiration and how the key to meeting patients’ needs may include collaborating with other health care professionals. Learn…