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Welcome to the Department of Human Physiology

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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February 5, 2019

HPHY Supports the Governor’s Food Drive Through the Month of February

During the month of February, Human Physiology is supporting the Oregon Governor’s Food Drive.

Here are a few ways you can help!

1.       Donate online!
2.      FILL THE BARREL –  drop a donation in the barrel and help us fill it up! The barrel is located in the main office mail room until the end of February.
3.      Payroll deduction (UO Employees only):
4.      Cash donations also accepted. See Angie in 176 Esslinger and get a special treat!

Thank you for considering a donation. For every $10 donated, Food For Lane County can provide 30 meals for those in need. Any amount donated really does help!

December 21, 2018

Closed For The Holiday

The Human Physiology office wishes everyone a safe and wonderful Holiday. In celebration of the Holiday season, the administration offices are closed until January 2nd, 2019 so that faculty, staff & students can celebrate with their families. See you in the New Year for Winter term.


December 20, 2018

We’ve Moved!

During the Winter Break our admin and main offices all moved! Come find us in our new space just around the corner from our old offices in Esslinger.


December 7, 2018

Dec. 12 Quack Chats: “The ‘Hole’ Story of Cardiovascular Physiology & Medicine”

The human heart is a marvel of biological engineering that keeps us healthy and alive, but it’s not without its imperfections. One third of the population has a little-known, minor heart condition: A tiny hole known as a patent foramen ovale or PFO. Andrew Lovering, a professor in the Department of Human Physiology,  has been studying the feature for the last 15 years.

Dr. Lovering will explore this heart condition in next week’s Dec. 12 pub talk, “The ‘Hole’ Story of Cardiovascular Physiology & Medicine,” at the Downtown Athletic Club’s Ax Billy Grill starting at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

November 8, 2018

Come home to Oregon

Come and join us in the beautiful Pacific Northwest!

Human Physiology is hiring 2 Assistant, Associate or Full Professors with research interests in Motor Control, Biomechanics, and/or Neurophysiology. Application deadline is December 3rd.

Additionally, our office is hiring an Undergraduate Coordinator that will act as the primary support person for our undergraduate program. Position closes December 17th.