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BREATHE Trainer & Trainee Link Muscles to Immune Response

Dr. Thomas Clanton (left) and Gerard Robinson (right) BREATHE Trainer, Dr. Thomas Clanton, and his predoctoral T32-funded BREATHE trainee, Gerard Robinson, recently demonstrated that skeletal muscles play a critical role in defense against septic infection. The study was supported by…

Mentoring and Allyship for Faculty Working with Students of Color

Join us Apr 6 at 9:15 am for “Mentoring and Allyship for Faculty Working with Students of Color” during the Graduate Student Diversity Research Day. This panel features Dr. Della Mosley, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Co-founder of Academics for Black Survival and Wellness, and Dr.

NMPT Symposium

Join us for the 16th Annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium on Friday, Mar 19, to celebrate the NMPT and BREATHE trainees. The keynote speakers include Dr. Monica Perez (Northwestern University), Dr. Henriette van Praag (Florida Atlantic University), and Dr. Rachelle Crosbie (University of CA, LA).

Graduate Student Diversity Research Day

The UF BREATHE Center is pleased to co-sponsor the upcoming Graduate Student Diversity Research Day hosted by the Organization for Graduate Student Advancement and Professional Development and the Black Graduate Student Organization. The event will keynote speaker Dr. Monica Baskin, Professor of Preventive Medicine…

Celebrating Our Trainees!

A global pandemic couldn’t stop the BREATHE Team from celebrating our trainees. To cap off a challenging year, all T32 and match-funded BREATHE trainees were invited to a virtual cookie party on Zoom. Everyone had an opportunity to showcase their current research and to enjoy a little holiday cheer. Congratulations…

2021 Annual NMPT Symposium

The UF Neuromuscular Plasticity Training Program presents the 16th Annual NMPT Symposium on March 19, 2021. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the symposium will be held virtually.

NeuroNines: Barnard & Spradlin

Dr. Alison Barnard presented “Respiratory muscle changes in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: Results from four years of prospective observation,” and PhD Candidate Ray Spradlin presented “Necessity of muscle IGF-1 for recovery from disuse and adaptation to endurance exercise training” on Thursday, July 30.

NeuroNines: Varga & Sunshine

Dr. Ada Varga presented “Pontine control of respiration: The role of the locus coeruleus,” and Dr. Michael Sunshine presented “A novel way to stimulate breathing after drug overdose” on Thursday, July 23.

Center Mentees Win Big at DRS Awards

Mentees of Center member Dr. Karen Hegland and Center Clinical Research Director Dr. Emily Plowman received numerous awards at the 2020 Dysphagia Research Society Annual Meeting Webinar Series. Despite the in-person meeting being canceled due to COVID-19, we are proud of these young researchers’ accomplishments! We…