BREATHE Training Program Cross-training in BReathing REsearch And THErapeutics

In the BREATHE cross-training model, clinical researchers establish strong basic research foundations, and basic scientists are exposed to clinical experiences.

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BREATHE Training at UF

The University of Florida and the BREATHE Center provide a supportive and inspiring environment in which predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees can live and learn.

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Program Requirements

The BREATHE Training Program is designed to allow young scientists to engage in meaningful translational research partnerships and to develop successful careers in respiratory research.


Research & Publications

Located in departments ranging from Physical Therapy to Engineering to Pharmacology, our trainees are all connected by their passion for respiratory research.


Professionalization Opportunities for Trainees

From Social & Science to the the Control of Breathing International Online Seminar Series, the UF BREATHE Center sponsors and co-sponsors a variety of events aimed at enhancing trainee experiences and providing them with ways to learn from and network with top researchers in the field.



Leadership Team

The BREATHE Training Program is led by internationally renowned breathing researcher Dr. Gordon Mitchell, curriculum coordinator Dr. Leonardo Ferreira, and clinical practicum coordinator Dr. Emily Plowman.


BREATHE Trainers

With an emphasis on cross-training, each trainee is guided by a primary and secondary mentor. Our trainers are preeminent researchers and clinicians committed to educating the next generation of breathing scholars.

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BREATHE Trainees

Our predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees hail from departments ranging from Engineering to Physical Therapy to Pharmacology, but they are all connected by their commitment to breathing research.



BREATHE T32 Alumni Present at World Dysphagia…

Dr. Lauren Tabor-Gray and Dr. Alicia Vose BREATHE T32 alumni Alicia Vose, PhD and Lauren Tabor-Gray, PhD presented their research at the 2021…

Tabor-Gray and Vose

Congratulations on Graduating, Dr. Gerard…

Gerard Robinson, a former BREATHE T32 Training Program trainee, recently graduated with his PhD in Exercise Physiology. He is currently a postdoc in…

Gerard Robinson

Dr. Cara Donohue Awarded the ASHA Research…

Dr. Cara Donohue was awarded the ASHA Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award, which aims to support students and postdocs in the field of communication…

Cara Donohue

Apply to become a BREATHE trainee

Contact the BREATHE Coordinator to learn more.

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