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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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September 28, 2016

Seminar Series for Fall 2016 announced

The department hosts a yearlong seminar series that explores various topics from obesity, exercise science, bio-mechanics and other Human Physiology related topics.

Four guest speakers are slated every two weeks for the fall term visiting from around the country. This term the department is also having graduate student speakers present during the off weeks. Thurman Lockhart, PhD, School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, Arizona State University will be the first guest speaker on Oct. 7th, presenting “Postural Stability and Falls in Advanced Parkinson’s Disease Patients”.

All seminars are free and will take place Fridays at 11 a.m. in McKenzie Hall Room 221.

Human physiology graduate students are required to attend, however the general public is also welcome.

The full schedule is available on our website.

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. Andy Lovering (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