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Aline Oliveira Awarded K99/R00 to Investigate New Treatments for Pulmonary Hypertension

BREATHE trainee Dr. Aline Oliveira was recently awarded a K99/R00 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to study “Neuroimmune axis contribution to the pathophysiology of pulmonary hypertension.” The K99/R00 program enables a mentored postdoctoral researcher to more rapidly transition into a stable independent research position.

Michela Mir Wins Poster Award at DRS 2023

BREATHE T32 postdoc, Dr. Michela Mir, recently attended the annual meeting for the Dysphagia Research Society in San Francisco, California. She shared work from her dissertation and won 1st Place Poster Award for her presentation entitled, “Cough Correlates of Unsafe Swallowing in Atypical Parkinsonism”. The poster highlighted distinct…

Dr. Adrienn Varga Appointed as Assistant Professor in Neuroscience

BREATHE T32 alumnus, Dr. Adrienn Varga has joined the Department of Neuroscience as their newest Assistant Professor. Dr. Varga’s research focuses on determining the cellular, circuit, and network-level mechanisms whereby respiratory control neurons in the brainstem interact with central circuits to shape each breath. Current…

BREATHE Members Explore Potential Benefits of Respiratory Strength Training in ALS

BREATHE members, Drs. Emily Plowman, James Wymer, and BREATHE T32 alumnus, Dr. Lauren Tabor-Gray were recently published in Neurology. Their article “Respiratory Strength Training in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Multicenter, Sham-Controlled Trial” evaluates the short-term physiologic and one-year functional impact of a 12-week inspiratory and expiratory respiratory strength…

Sabhya Rana Wins Poster Award at NCF SfN

Dr. Sabhya Rana recently won the Postdoctoral Poster Prize at the 13th Annual Conference of the North Central Florida Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. She presented her work on the use of Ampakines to restore breathing in a rodent model of spinal cord injury. Dr. Rana’s work…

CoBAD Returns!

BREATHE will host the Spring/Summer 2023 CoBAD series twice monthly on Fridays at 3 pm ET via Zoom from March 31 until August 4. Register here.

Visiting Speaker – Dr. Jerry Dempsey (Jan 27, 11:30am-1pm)

Friend of the center and Professor Emeritus of Population Health Sciences at UW-Madison, Dr. Jerry Dempsey, will be giving a special seminar on January 27, 2023 from 11:30am-1pm. Join us in MBI DeWeese Auditorium for his presentation: “Rethinking O2, CO2 and Breathing in Wakefulness and Sleep.”…

Social & Science Jan. 24 with Dr. Pedro Trevizan-Bau

Join us on Tuesday, January 24th from 5-7pm atthe Sidecar at V Pizza (115 SE 1st St, 32601)! This special session will feature Gator NeuroScholars candidate, Dr. Pedro Trevizan-Bau from the University of Melbourne. He will present: “Neuroanatomy and neuropathophysiology of volitional control of breathing.” Come socialize with us and…