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…)
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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Take a sneak peak with Margaret Bean, Head of the University of Oregon’s Science Libraries. The new space will feature some exciting new upgrades such as a new maker space with 3D printers, a visualization lab and group study rooms. A new study room for Human Physiology students is already available in the remodeled space of the existing library.
The $16.75 Million dollar project is expected to be completed by Fall 2016.
HPHY is excited to announce its inaugural Graduate Teaching Award winner – Austin Hocker.
A rigorous rubric was used to evaluate the applications, and Austin rose to the top specifically due to the incredible investment he has made regarding professional development as an educator in the five years he has been at the University of Oregon. For example, Austin completed an online course titled “An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Education”, lead a workshop in 2015 for the NW Biology Instructors Organization titled “Identifying Core Teaching Values: Aligning philosophy and pedagogy”, contributed to a discipline-based education research project recently accepted for publication in Advances in Physiology Education, and participated in numerous Teaching Effectiveness Program and Science Literacy Program workshops and journal clubs. He is currently working towards his Graduate Teaching Initiative certificate through the Teaching Effectiveness Program. Austin joined the Department of Human Physiology in 2011 to begin a Master’s degree researching muscle physiology and is currently pursuing his doctoral degree under the mentorship of Dr. Adrianne Huxtable investigating the neural control of breathing. Since arriving at UO he has taught in six different classes, and has been the lead instructor for both HPHY 211 Medical Terminology, and HPHY 322 Human Physiology I. Austin is known for his commitment to excellence, professionalism, desire to learn, intellectual ability and willingness to question the status quo. He is an exceptional student, colleague and teacher and we are thrilled to recognize his efforts through this Graduate Teaching Award.
More information about the Graduate Teaching Award can be found here