Starting in Fall 2013, students will have a new option for how they complete the required Human Physiology 300-level courses (HPHY 321, 322, 323, 324, 325 and 371). Students can select to register for a Self-Study Option in place of the traditional version of the course. The Self-Study Option has been designed to serve students unable to regularly attend lecture due to work, family or other commitments, or students who learn best on their own, as opposed to while interacting with others.
In a nutshell, the differences between the traditional course and the Self-Study Option are that the students enrolled in the Self-Study Option would be expected to watch on-line video recordings of the interactive lectures, rather than participating in the interactive lecture twice a week. All students would still attend one of the many 2-hour weekly labs for the course, complete daily/weekly class and lab assignments, and be in attendance to complete the 2-3 course exams each term. The Self-Study Option is available by instructor authorization, so if you are interested, see Cindy or the Peer Advisors in the HPHY office to fill out a Self-Study Clearance Form.
More information is available at http://physiology.uoregon.edu/undergraduate/student-guide/major-requirements/what-is-the-self-study-option
Commencement ceremonies for the Department of Human Physiology will take place on Monday, June 17th at noon. The ceremony will last about one and a half hours, with an outdoor reception following. The location is the east lawn behind the Knight Law School. Tickets are not required for guests. Everyone is strongly encouraged to park at Autzen Stadium and use the shuttles to campus, as parking on campus is very limited.
Graduates will receive emails throughout spring term with more detailed information.
Please refer to the University’s Commencement website for other general information:
Medical Research Foundation Honors Three Top Oregon Scientists
The Medical Research Foundation of Oregon has announced the recipients of its 2012 awards for scientific leadership and innovation in Oregon. The awards were presented Nov. 15 at a reception in Portland.
The MRF presented a Mentor Award to Christopher Minson, Ph. D., professor and head of the Department of Human Physiology and co-director of Exercise and Environmental Physiology Labs at the University of Oregon. Minson is a researcher, educator and leader whose efforts in growing biomedical research and pre-medical education at the University of Oregon have transformed his department, making it one of the preeminent pathways at the university for entry to graduate medical, dental, physical therapy and nursing programs.
Spring 2012 Dr. Andy Lovering was a winner of the Fund for Faculty Excellence Award. A very exceptional honor. Congratulations Andy!
Haley Gillham, an undergraduate Human Physiology major working in Dr. Jeffrey Gilbert’s lab, was selected as one of 24 recipients of the American Physiological Society’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. This prestigious Fellowship provides a summer research stipend and travel money for Haley to present her research at Experimental Biology 2013 in Boston, MA.
Our very own graduate student Chris Banek was the recipient of two prestigious awards. He was one of four recipients of the 2012 American Physiological Society Water and Electrolyte Homeostasis Pre-doctoral Research Recognition Award and was one of eight recipients of the 2012 Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine Young Investigator Award. Chris is doing his research in Jeff Gilbert’s Renal and Reproductive Physiology Lab.
The Department of Human Physiology’s own graduate student Steve Laurie was awarded the 2012 Caroline tum Suden/Francis A. Hellebrandt Professional Opportunity Award! He is just one of 36 to receive this award.