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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…

BREATHE Trainee Alicia Vose Advocates for “Fearless” Dysphagia Treatment

Alicia Vose, PhD, CCC-SLP, a BREATHE postdoctoral associate, was recently featured on the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association podcast, ASHA Voices. In this episode, Dr. Vose and her co-presenter, Ed Bice, MEd, CCC-SLP, clinical consultant, IOPI Medical LLC, advocate for taking the fear out of dysphagia treatment. They discuss what…

2022 BREATHE Center Retreat

The Breathing Research and Therapeutics Center hosted it’s 5th Retreat on June 3, 2022 after a two-year COVID hiatus.  The event was held at the Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention and included an overview of the Center from Director Gordon Mitchell, research poster presentations…

Fuller Lab shows benefit of hyperbaric oxygen therapy after spinal cord injury

In a new rat-model study, BREATHE member, Dr. David Fuller and Dr. Sara Turner reported that hyperbaric oxygen therapy initiated shortly after a spinal cord injury aided in improving recovery. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves brief exposure to pressurized oxygen and is a well-established treatment for promoting wound healing and treating…

BREATHE at APS Annual Meeting

BREATHE members and trainees were in full force at the first American Physiological Society in-person annual meeting in two years. Beyond presenting nearly 30 posters and 8 oral presentations, BREATHE helped sponsor the Control of Breathing Mixer: Hot Topics in Respiratory Control, organized the Experimental Biology Trainee Highlights Breakfast, and…

17th Annual NMPT Symposium

Hosted by the Department of Physical Therapy in collaboration with the BREATHE and Neuromuscular Plasticity NIH-funded T32 Training Programs, the 17th annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Training Symposium returned on March 17-18 as an in-person event for the first time in two years. The symposium gives predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees the chance…