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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…)

Featured News

August 23, 2016

PhD Candidate Matt Ely’s study gets a run on Runner’s World

Jog on over to runnersworld.com and check out the featured article from HPHY PhD student Matt Ely. His study on Antihistamines and its effects on muscle soreness are reported after being published in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

Nice job Matt!

August 11, 2016

Check out these new features!

Human Physiology is excited to announce some new features on the website. Check out these new permanent sections on the website.

Main Menu: Department History This link gives you an inside look on how the department evolved throughout the years

Resources: In Vivo Alumni Newsletter Archive The alumni newsletter that ran from 2004-2007. Check out the archived issues

Resources: Now Hiring Open Positions This new link will be updated with all positions currently hiring within the department

June 23, 2016

Congratulations 2016 Graduates

On Monday June 13th, Human Physiology celebrated candidates for 257 Baccalaureate degrees, 11 Master’s degrees and 4 Doctoral degrees in front of a large crowd of family, friends, faculty & staff. .

Also celebrated were numerous awards and scholarships awarded to 22 graduates and a special award presented to Dr. Jerold A. Hawn MD for the Louis Osternig Clinical Educator Award.

 

2016 Commencement program (659x1024)

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A grand total of 4,192 bachelor’s degrees, 688 master’s degrees, 86 doctoral degrees, 121 law degrees and 46 certificates were conferred to 5,067 men and women in total at the University.

The Class of 2016 was notable for being the most diverse, with the most students of Hispanic descent and members of ethnic minorities earning degrees. In addition, the class has 615 students from 65 nations, the most ever.

Resident Oregonians account for nearly half of the graduates. All told, 48 states, 65 countries and two territories were represented in the Class of 2016.

Congratulations to all!

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Dr. Chris Minson with PhD graduate Dr. Vienna Brunt

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Dr. John Halliwill (Right) congratulates Clinical Educator Award Recipient Dr. Jerold Hawn

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Dr. Mike Hahn (Right) with HPHY Honors graduate Tyler Baca

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Dr. Li-Shan Chou (Right) and PhD graduate Dr. Bryson Nakamura

June 8, 2016

New Singer research facility will blossom in Hayward Field expansion

Exciting news circulated around Human Physiology today when it was announced that Dr. Ken & Kenda Singer have provided a gift of $1.5 million dollars to establish a new research facility within the Hayward Field expansion project. More details can be found in the Around the O article and YouTube video below.

AroundtheO News Article

May 16, 2016

Faculty member Jon Runyeon awarded Distinguished Teaching Award

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Jon Runyoen with wife Alissa and son Jack

Congratulations to Human Physiology Instructor Jon Runyeon on winning the Ersted Award for Specialized Pedagogy.

The Ersted Award for Specialized Pedagogy recognizes faculty members early in their careers who have demonstrated exceptional abilities to induce students to reason and who have expertise in a particular area of teaching.

Distinguished Teaching Award presentation and Reception

The Human Physiology department has no shortage of award winners within the department. Other awards of distinction include The Williams Fellowship 2015, Dr. John Halliwill; Ersted Distinguished Teaching Award 2008, Susan Verscheure;  Fund for Faculty Excellence, 2013 Andy Lovering, 2009 Li-Shan Chou, 2008 John Halliwill, 2007 Chris Minson.

 

Around the O featured article:

http://around.uoregon.edu/content/nine-outstanding-faculty-receive-uos-highest-teaching-honors?WT.mc_id=ato5-31-16

 

For further information regarding Academic Affairs awards:

https://academicaffairs.uoregon.edu/content/distinguished-teaching-awards

https://academicaffairs.uoregon.edu/content/williams-fund

http://academicaffairs.uoregon.edu/content/fund-faculty-excellence