Paul W Davenport

Paul W Davenport

DIST PROF

Department: Department of Physiological Sciences
Business Phone: (352) 294-4025
Business Email: pdavenpo@ufl.edu

Accomplishments

Thomas Skinner Lecturer
2005 · University of Kentucky, Department of Physiology
University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship
2003 · University of Florida
Pfizer Award for Research Excellence
2001 · College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida
MSD AGVET Award for Creativity in Teaching, College Award
1993 · College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida
Award for Creativity in Teaching, National Award
1993 · AgVet
Paykel Visiting Professor Fellowship
1991 · University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Teacher of the Year, Class of 1990
1987 · College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida
C.E. Cornelius Research Award
1986 · College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida

Research Profile

My research team investigates the afferent and efferent mechanisms involved in the behavioral control of breathing pattern, respiratory defensive reflexes, respiratory response to exercise and the neural mechanisms of respiratory perception. Our research focus is on the physiological mechanisms of central neural behavioral control of respiratory pattern. We investigate the role of pulmonary and respiratory muscle afferents in activating cognitive centers of the brain, behavioral control of breathing pattern and respiratory muscle strengthening rehabilitation of disorders in swallow (dysphagia) and cough (dystussia). Our patient studies have focused on the control of breathing pattern in individuals with neuromuscular disease, spinal injury, stroke and asthma. My research laboratory has also studied the sense of respiratory breathing effort for load compensation in humans and experimental animals. I am also studying high frequency oscillation of the airways of humans and experimental animals which increases the concentration of exhaled molecules and decreases the sense of respiratory breathing effort. My lab is also investigating the effect of respiratory muscle strength training on exercise performance in healthy sedentary individuals and athletes.

Publications

2018 Biological psychiatry. Cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging
2015 Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
2014 Frontiers in physiology
2013 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
2012 Journal of Applied Physiology
2011 Biological Psychology
2011 Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
2011 Bratislava Medical Journal-Bratislavske Lekarske Listy
2011 Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR
2010 Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
2009 Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
2009 Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
2009 Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
2008 IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine
2007 Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
2005 American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology
2002 Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
2000 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Grants

Aug 2018 – Mar 2020
Phrenic Afferents and Neuromuscular Plasticity Following Spinal Cord Injury
NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI ·
Aug 2017 ACTIVE
Mechanisms of airway protection dysfunction in Parkinson's disease
NATL INST OF HLTH NICHD ·
Dec 2016 ACTIVE
Modeling the role of the NTS in the neurogenesis of airway defensive behaviors
NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI ·
Sep 2016 ACTIVE
Functional mapping of peripheral and central circuits for airway protection and breathing
NATL INST OF HLTH OD ·
Dec 2015 – Jul 2016
silverman ipa
US DEPT OF VET AFF GAINESVILLE MED CTR · Principal Investigator
Apr 2015 – Apr 2018
A Study of Respiratory Muscle Strength
COVANCE INC · Project Manager
Apr 2015 – Mar 2018
Airway protection deficits according to stimulus type in
NATL INST OF HLTH NIDCD · Project Manager
Jul 2014 – May 2016
IPA Silverman .50FTE
US DEPT OF VET AFF GAINESVILLE MED CTR · Principal Investigator
Jul 2014 – Jun 2016
IPA VA DAvenport15% effort
US DEPT OF VET AFF GAINESVILLE MED CTR · Principal Investigator
May 2012 – Apr 2017
Mechanisms of Swallow Control of Breathing
NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI · Principal Investigator
Sep 2011 – Mar 2016
FL Trauma Rehab Center for Returning Military Personnel
US DEPT OF DEFENSE · Project Manager

Patents

Issued May 2003
Method for Treating Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder
#6,568,387
Published June 2010
High Frequency Airway Oscillation for Exhaled Air Diagnostics
#US-2010-0324439-A1
Published January 2016
High Frequency Airway Oscillation for Active Internal Airway Vibration
#US-2016-0121062-A1

Education

PhD
1980 · University of Kentucky
Bachelors of Arts
1973 · Greenville College

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-4025
Emails:
Business:
pdavenpo@ufl.edu

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