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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

April 26, 2016

Bowerman Sports Science Clinic to get new home

hayward_field_1_800_pxThe University of Oregon’s iconic Hayward field will see a major renovation starting Fall 2016. One of the Human Physiology departments core facilities is located in the Bowerman building adjacent to Hayward field and is slated for demolition. The Bowerman Sports Science Clinic will move to the new west grandstand upon completion which will double it’s current research space and provide direct access to an indoor training facility.

The completed project will be named Hayward Field at the Bowerman Track and Field Complex and is expected to be complete by Fall 2017.

UO Foundation: Hayward Field Renovation

Around the O article

Bowerman Sports Science Clinic Website

April 15, 2016

Dr. Halliwill study published and featured in Around the O

john-halliwill-2016Dr. John Halliwill, Human Physiology Professor and Director of the Exercise & Environmental Physiology Lab has recently been published in the Journal of Physiology. The abstract lead by Doctoral Student Steven Romero is titled: “Evidence of a broad histamine footprint on the human exercise transcriptome”.

A full feature interview can be found here: Around the O article

March 2, 2016

HPHY mourns loss of former Adjunct Faculty Dr. Dick Brown

Dick BrownThe sad news of the passing of Dr. Dick Brown rippled through HPHY and the Track and Field community this past weekend. It was reported that Dick lost his 6 year battle with cancer at the age of 78 on Saturday February 27th.

Dr. Brown was a top US track & field coach, Physiologist and a long-time adjunct faculty member of Human Physiology. He coached many highly decorated athletes including Mary Decker (Slaney), Marla Runyan and Suzy Favor (Hamilton), all top middle distance runners throughout his long career.

A celebration of life will be announced later this Spring.

The faculty, staff and students of Human Physiology wish the Brown family our sincerest condolences.

January 27, 2016

Congrats to HPHY Adjunct Research Assistant Pedro Abdala!

Pedro Abdala, 2014 Human Physiology Graduate and current Adjunct Research Assistant has been awarded a highly competitive award from OHSU and the Scholars for a Healthy Oregon Initiative (SHOI). Pedro will start at OHSU School of Medicine Fall 2016.

SHOI provides eligible students with a unique opportunity to help address healthcare disparity in the state of Oregon. In return, funding recipients agree to practice as a healthcare practitioner in a rural or underserved community in Oregon for a minimum of one year longer than the total years of funding received.

Pedro Abdala graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Oregon in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Physiology and a Minor in Biochemisty. He has been working as the Adjunct Research Assistant under John Halliwill in the Exercise & Environmental Physiology lab since July 2014.

Congratulations Pedro!

More information about the Scholars for a Healthy Oregon Initiative can be found here.

January 21, 2016

HPHY Graduate Student Teaching Award

hphy trophy

The department has announced a new GTF Teaching award to recognize excellence in graduate student teaching in the Department of Human Physiology and select one graduate student from our department to be nominated for the graduate school’s Graduate Teaching Excellence Award.

More details regarding eligibility and application information can be found here.

Applications for HPHY Graduate Student Teaching Award are due the Friday of Finals week Winter Term