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MBI Rising Stars: Dr. Sabhya Rana

Sabhya Rana, Ph.D., a postdoctoral associate in the department of physical therapy, is the latest investigator to be featured in MBI Rising Stars, a video series highlighting up-and-coming neuroscience researchers at the University of Florida.

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…

Ashley Smuder Receives 2021 Excellence Award

Congratulations to BREATHE Steering Committee member and Assistant Professor in Applied Physiology & Kinesiology, Dr. Ashley Smuder, who received the 2021 Excellence Award recognizing outstanding tenure-track assistant professors at UF. The award grants a one-time allocation of $5,000 in support of…

EB Special Techniques Workshop

Join BREATHE member, Dr. David Fuller, and friend of the center, Dr. Melissa Bates, on April 22nd from 11am-1pm ET at an upcoming techniques workshop program entitled: “Current approaches for measuring respiratory activity in animals: recognizing and avoiding common pitfalls.” This workshop will be held outside the EB 2021 virtual meeting platform and will be…

Leah Reznikov Awarded R01 from NHLBI

Congratulations to BREATHE Member, Leah Reznikov, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiological Sciences! Dr. Reznikov was recently awarded a $1.25M R01 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) for her research into “Central Nervous System Plasticity…

Dysphagia following cardiac surgery: Risk factors and paths forward

After a major health procedure like cardiac surgery, a patient’s main focus should be one thing: recovery. However, new research published in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery highlighted previously underrecognized threats to postoperative success: Dysphagia, or swallowing impairment, characterized airway invasion of ingested material into the lungs…

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).

Editor’s Choice Review: Silent hypoxaemia in COVID‐19 patients

One mystery of COVID-19 is the occurrence of silent hypoxaemia, a condition where some patients experience dangerously low levels of oxygen in the blood without apparent awareness or discomfort (often misleadingly termed “happy hypoxia”). In a recent Editor’s Choice 2021 Review in The Journal of Physiology, Center…