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Welcome to the Department of Human Physiology

by Li-Shan Chou, Department Head

On behalf of the faculty and students of the Department of Human Physiology, I would like to welcome you to our website. Our department is home to undergraduate and graduate students who desire strong training in human physiology and anatomy that will prepare them for careers in medicine, allied health professions, and biomedical research. (more…)

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February 13, 2015

Former PE Professor bestowed French Legion of Honor

Michael Reuter was a favorite professor of PE and taught Statistics for the Physical Education program before the Human Physiology Department existed. Also known as a wrestling coach when he came to the University of Oregon in the 70’s. Reuter retired from the University of Oregon in 1984.

Much before going to school on the G.I. bill and then receiving his PhD from the University of Illinois, Reuter served in the military starting in 1942 during WWII.

The 93-year-old former Lt. Colonel received France’s highest honor for soldiers, a Knight of the Legion of Honor in a ceremony held in Eugene on Wednesday. After the war, he was also awarded several military honors, The Bronze Star, Purple Heart and others.

Read here for more coverage on the special occasion and why the Lt. Colonel received such high honors…

February 4, 2015

HPHY Professor Emeritus Marjorie Woollacott Presenting at UO Symposium of Mindfullness

Come and see Human Physiology Professor Emeritus Marjorie Woollacott present “Effects of Meditation, Tai Chi and Aerobics on Neural Activity Associated with Executive Attention” on February 9th at 3:30pm. A workshop on February 10th at 3:00pm will also be presented: “UO Mindfulness Research with Cris Niell, Marjorie Woollacott and other UO researchers”.

February 9th Symposium held in the Ford Alumni Center
February 10th Workshops are located in the EMU Gumwood Room

Researchers at the UO are now finding that meditation and mindfulness can lead to improved learning and attention as well as increased self-awareness, compassion, and introspection.

Full details of all guest speakers, sessions & workshops are available here:
UO Symposium for Mindfullness

January 15, 2015

National Athletic Trainers’ Association Foundation awards 2015 Doctoral Dissertation Award to former HPHY student

Congratulations to Dr. Li-Shan Chou’s former student Dr. David Howell PhD. who will receive this distinguished award this summer at their annual conference in St. Louis. The Doctoral Dissertation Award recognizes outstanding doctoral student research in athletic training and health care. David is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Congratulations David!

January 2, 2015

Lovering Lab Original Research Article Featured in Annals of the American Thoracic Society

December 18, 2014

Human Physiology among those to congratulate Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota

Check out our very own Jon Runyeon in the video below with congratulations to Marcus, a GSS grad with a focus on Human Physiology.

UO Faculty Congratulate Heisman Trophy Winner Marcus Mariota