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Welcome to the Department of Human Physiology

by Christopher Minson, 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

Prereqs are changing!

Many of the prereqs for HPHY courses are changing, effective Spring 2015. Be sure to plan ahead so that you can stay on track!

What are prereqs? The prereqs are used to assure that students have the appropriate background training before they enroll in a course or course series. Instructors plan what they teach and how they teach based on the learning objectives of the prereqs. Because of this, prereqs are strictly enforced.

What courses to I need to take to get into this or that HPHY course? A complete listing of the …

Congratulations to Dr. Lovering!

Andrew Lovering was the recipient of a 2014 Faculty Research Award from┬áthe UO office of Research, Inno …

Dawson & Dreyer honored

On February 17, 2014 the department of Human Physiology represented with not 1, but 2 honorees being recognized for Honoring Excellence in Research and Teaching.

Dr. Sierra Dawson, along with Eleanor Vandegrift from Science, Literacy Program & Biology were recognized for their fellowships from the National Academies Education National Research Award.

Dr. Hans Dreyer was also recognized for receiving a University of Oregon Research Award by the Office for Research, Innovation, and …

Give to the Department

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If you wish to make a donation to the Department of Human Physiology, please complete the on-line form . The form should automatically direct your donation to the Human Physiology general fund. If you have problems with the online giving form, contact the UO Foundation ( or call 541-302-0300.