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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

May 23, 2018

3 HPHY students selected as 25 Ducks awardees

Every year the University of Oregon Alumni Center and the Emerald Media Group selects 25 outstanding students that represent impressive leadership, innovation and passion.

These 25 Ducks represent a variety of backgrounds, but all stand out for their enthusiasm, ambition and passion.

We are proud that 3 Human Physiology Undergraduates were bestowed this honor. Congratulations!

http://www.25ducks.com/project/rima-pandit/

http://www.25ducks.com/project/hao-tan/

http://www.25ducks.com/project/yasi-milani/

 

May 14, 2018

Philip Matern wins Thomas F. Herman Award

Congratulations to Philip Matern, Human Physiology Instructor, for this Distinguished Teaching Award! The Thomas F Herman Award for Outstanding Online Education is a new award starting in 2017. Philip is only the 2nd recipient of this award for faculty members who have demonstrated innovation and creativity in implementing excellent learning experiences using the online or hybrid format.

University President Michael Schill along with Provost and Senior Vice President Jayanth Banavar presented the award to Philip while surrounded with family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 9, 2018

New HPHY Faculty, Nicki Swann, Tackles the Conference and Motherhood

In an eye-opening article, Dr. Nicki Swann talks openly about her experiences and struggles with traveling to professional scientific conferences after becoming a new Mom.

https://around.uoregon.edu/content/early-career-researchers-face-childcare-conference-conundrum

Dr. Swann’s collaboration with 46 other working mothers and scientists resulted in this essay that was published to the National Academy of Sciences in March 2018.

http://www.pnas.org/content/115/12/2845

 

February 6, 2018

…And The Winner Is!

Congratulations to our Faculty and Graduate students for winning these awesome awards for their hard work and dedication!

 


Josh Mangum: HPHY Graduate Teaching Award recipient 2018

This annual award comes with a monetary prize from the department and will be recognized at the HPHY commencement ceremony this year. The award also means he is nominated for the Graduate School’s Graduate Teaching Excellence Award.


Brett Ely: American Physiological Society’s Loren G. Myhre Environmental & Exercise Physiology (EEP) Pre-Doctoral Research Award recipient 2018

This annual award comes with a monetary prize from APS and she will be recognized at the EEP business meeting at the Experimental Biology Conference in San Diego in April 2018.


Austin Hocker: American Physiological Society’s Respiration Section Usha Award recipient 2018

This annual award comes with a monetary prize from APS and he will be recognized at the Respiration Section dinner at the Experimental Biology Conference in San Diego in April 2018.


Adrianne Huxtable: American Physiological Society’s Giles F. Filley Memorial Award for Excellence in Respiratory Physiology recipient 2018

This annual award comes with a monetary prize from APS and she will be recognized at the Respiration Section dinner at the Experimental Biology Conference in San Diego in April 2018


Thank you all for your dedication, hard work and commitment to the department!

 

 

January 29, 2018

Human Physiology Seeking Peer Advisors for 2018/2019

Want to become a Human Physiology Peer Advisor?


Peer advisors are a vital component of the HPHY department’s advising team.  Not only are HPHY peer advisors familiar with major and general education requirements, they are also trained to assist students with:

  • Interpreting their degree guide
  • Helping with schedule planning
  • Developing graduation plans

Peer advisors offer a perspective that professional advising staff cannot.  From experiences with various professors to balancing academic stressors and navigating UO systems, peer advisors are on the front-lines and have valuable viewpoints to share.


JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Analyze degree guides and inform students of the progress towards graduation
  • Develop well-balanced, accurate academic schedules
  • Generate graduation plans that take into account students’ individual circumstances
  • Schedule advising appointments
  • Work successfully in a team environment
  • Participate in other projects as determined by the team

 

Peer Advising Applications are due Feb. 12, 2018