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May 4, 2016

HPHY Announces Inaugural Graduate Teaching Award Winner

HPHY is excited to announce its inaugural Graduate Teaching Award winner – Austin Hocker.

Austin HockerA 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


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


December 8, 2015

Hello World Champ!

Mattox World Trail Champion

Congratulations to Kimber Mattox on her BIG WIN at the 2015 XTERRA World Championship trail run in Hawaii.

Kimber defended her title at the 2015 Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Running World Championship crossing the finish line for the 21k in 1:36:44 on a picture-perfect Hawaiian morning along the northeastern shore of Oahu on Sunday December, 6th 2015. More than 1,500 runners from 20 countries and 40 states participated in the event at historic Kualoa Ranch.

Kimber Mattox is a Human Physiology Adjunct Instructor and former University of Oregon All American from Bend, Oregon.

Read the full article from here and race results here


October 19, 2015

2015 HPHY Graduate featured in APS’ Student’s Corner

Recent Human Physiology graduate Mairin Peck provides her perspective as an undergrad through the HPHY program. The article titled “Discovering Human Physiology” was published in the September issue of the American Physiological Society’s journal.

Full article here


September 23, 2015

HPHY Staff selected for Guest Coach Program

Congratulations to Jen Strong who was nominated by the Registrar staff to get a behind the scenes look at this Saturday’s football game vs. Utah.

The Guest Coach Program, a project of Support Services for Student Athletes & Athletics, has been bringing together faculty, staff & athletes together for over 30 years. A unique way to get a different perspective as to what student athletes experience on game day.

Recipients who are selected get to attend a pre-game meal with the team, receive a tour of athletic facilities, attend the team meeting, watch the game from the sidelines, hang out at a special tailgater and also attend the post game press conference and reception.

WOW! Congrats Jen! Look for her on the sidelines this Saturday!

Here is a picture of Guest Coach Strong on the sidelines!
Guest coach Strong & Harrison

September 15, 2015

HPHY Adjunct Instructor running towards World Title

Kimber Mattox, Human Physiology Adjunct Instructor, joins Team USA at the 31st World Mountain Running Championships in North Wales September 19th.

Good Luck Kimber!

Register Guard Article

World Mountain Running Association

August 27, 2015

Human Physiology seeks Assistant Professor

The Department of Human Physiology is seeking outstanding scientists to apply for a tenure-track faculty position. Full details of the position and how to apply are located through the link below.

This posting will remain open until filled.

August 3, 2015

Dr. Minson talks heat on Jefferson Public Radio program

Talk a listen as Dr. Christopher Minson is interviewed for the JPR Program, The Jefferson Exchange by host Geoffrey Riley as they discuss how extreme heat affects our health.

Jefferson Public Radio Interview

July 6, 2015

Dr. Lovering in AroundtheO for featured work

The news for the UO community “Around the O” recently featured information about Dr. Andy Lovering’s research study that was recently published in the May Journal of Applied Physiology on AltitudeOmics and the effects of a condition known as patent foramen ovale in a high-altitude Bolivian setting.

Check out the entire article and links to the study here:


June 11, 2015

HPHY Graduate Profile Featured in Around the O

Congratulations to graduate Jonathan Friedman whose profile has been featured in Around the O, the University’s online news site. See the link for the full article and a video interview.

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