BREATHE Training 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 surpass their goals.


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.

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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 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.

BREATHE Retreat 2022

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 respiratory research.



BREATHE Postdoc Appreciation

BREATHE knows the value that postdocs bring to our center and to the advancement of our mission. This National Postdoc Appreciation Week, we went…

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BREATHE T32 Fall Meetup

Trainees, faculty, and staff from the NIH-funded BREATHE T32 Training Program met to enjoy a well-caffeinated breakfast and talk science for our fall…


Joe Welch Accepts Position at University of…

Congratulations to BREATHE member, Dr. Joe Welch, the newest Assistant Professor in Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology in the School of Sport…

Joseph Welch

Apply to become a BREATHE trainee

Contact the BREATHE Coordinator to learn more.

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