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Human Physiology 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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March 25, 2020

Human Physiology Answers the Call for PPE

Last week the University of Oregon launched a donation drive for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and the faculty of Human Physiology did not disappoint. Collectively, the faculty members scoured their 17 research labs and donated a substantial amount of direly needed supplies for local health agencies, including the University Health Center.

Dr. Andy Lovering of the Cardiopulmonary & Respiratory Physiology Lab organized the HPHY donation.

Among the supplies donated:

  • 12,000 Non Sterile Gloves
  • 1,200 Sterile Gloves
  • 600 Caps
  • 1050 Surgical masks
  • 30 N95 masks
  • 1,000 Disinfectant wipes
  • 300 Gowns

More information about the University wide drive:

March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Announcement

In order to reduce the risk of exposure to students, staff, and faculty, and in response to the emergent COVID-19 situation, the Human Physiology Office will be closed beginning March 17 for the coming weeks. Updates about university closures can be found at

Please check our new page for the most up to date information about Human Physiology Operations:

February 17, 2020

Graduating in 2020? *UPDATED*

The Human Physiology Commencement page has new information available. Find all the details on the Commencement page.

September 18, 2019

Human Physiology is Hiring Tenure Track Faculty

We are pleased to announce 2 Tenure Track Faculty Positions.

Human Physiology Open Positions

The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The UO’s 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

May 6, 2019

HPHY Welcomes New Anatomy Tool

Human Physiology installed a brand new state-of-the-art 3D Anatomy table to it’s teaching repertoire this year. Welcome to the world’s first virtual dissection table from Anatomage.

“The $80,000 table — made by Anatomage and billed as the world’s first virtual dissection table — was gifted to the department last fall by UO alumnus Samuel Blackwell, a retired Redmond physical therapist, and his wife, Linda. The table was installed in December into the human physiology tutorial room in the lower level of the science library.”

Read the full article about the new dissection table in the Around the O article here: