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Yasin Seven Awarded R21 Grant from NINDS

Congratulations to Dr. Yasin B. Seven! Dr. Seven was awarded a highly competitive R21 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. In collaboration with Dr. Gordon Mitchell and collaborators at the University of Miami, Dr. Seven has…

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 faculty and residents. The BREATHE Center is happy to announce that our friends in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation have launched…

Drs. Emily Fox & Kate Cavka Featured on DiSCIS Podcast

The Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy featured Drs. Emily Fox and Kate Cavka in their Discussions in Spinal Cord Injury Science (DiSCIS) Podcast. This episode centered on a conversation about respiratory rehabilitation and diaphragm pacing after spinal cord injury and their recent paper in…

Erica Dale Awarded R01 Grant from NHLBI

Congratulations to BREATHE Steering Committee member Erica Dale, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology & Functional Genomics! Dr. Dale was awarded a $2M 5-year R01 grant from the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (NHLBI) to study functional recovery of breathing ability…

Adrienn Varga Wins 2020 Early Investigator Prize

Dr. Adrienn Varga, BREATHE Training Program alumnus (mentor: Erica Levitt, PhD), received the Respiratory 2020 Early Investigator Prize from the Journal of Physiology for her publication “Differential impact of two critical respiratory centres in opioid-induced respiratory depression in awake mice.” This Editor’s…

Emily Plowman Earns National Award for Mentorship

Steering Committee member and BREATHE Training Program Clinical Coordinator Emily Plowman, PhD, was awarded the 2021 Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship from the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Nominations for the Landis Award were initiated by current and former trainees.

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…