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…)
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!
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.
- 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
Dr. Chris Minson, Singer Endowed Professor, and Brett Ely, Graduate Employee, both contributed their research knowledge from their heat studies in the following recent articles.
- Singer endowed Professor Christopher Minson contributed to this NPR article about heat and your health: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/01/20/579147638/saunas-are-a-hot-trend-and-they-might-even-help-your-health
- Dr. Minson also chimes in on the benefits of sweat in this Women’s Health article: https://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/sweat-benefits
- PhD. Candidate Brett Ely talks about her research in this Runners World article about overdressing for success: https://www.runnersworld.com/hot-weather-running/to-get-ready-for-warm-weather-running-start-overdressing-in-cool-weather
Elinor Sullivan recently joined Human Physiology as an Associate Professor as part of the Obesity Prevention Hiring Cluster through the Health Promotion and Obesity Prevention Initiative. Elinor joined the department Fall 2017 and is currently teaching for Winter 2018.
Read the full article and video interview from Around the O in the link:
Congratulations to 3 Human Physiology undergraduate students, Spencer Smith, Shawn Melendy, and Haley Segelke! These 3 scholars will receive up to $1,000 in research support and present their research at the UO Undergraduate Research Symposium on May 17, 2018.
Read more about their mini grant topics and check out more about the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program in the links.