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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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June 13, 2019

Human Physiology Commencement

Warm Weather Expected for Commencement Day…Be Prepared!

Here’s what you need to know about the Department of Human Physiology Commencement Ceremony:

  • When: Monday, June 17 @ 12:30 pm (Grads should arrive by noon to check in near Global Scholars Hall)
  • Where: Knight Law School East Lawn (between Global Scholars Hall and the Law School)
  • Tickets for Human Physiology’s Ceremony:  Not required.  Seating is first-come, first-served.  ADA seating is by reservation only.
  • Length of Ceremony: Approximately 90 minutes

General Information

The forecast indicates a very warm, sunny day on the 17th and the commencements site is an outdoor venue.  There isn’t any shade at the commencement site.  Please plan to bring a water bottle (there will be a water station near Global Scholars Hall for refilling), sunscreen and a hat.


All commencement guests should plan to park at Autzen Stadium and ride the free shuttle buses provided by the UO to the main campus.  Only guests and students with ADA permits will be able to park in the Columbia Garage, at the Ford Alumni Center, and shuttles will be available.  For guests needing wheelchair accessible shuttles please check with a volunteer at the Columbia Garage shuttle area.


GradImages is the official photographer for all UO commencement ceremonies.  A member of their staff will take photographs of each graduate.  There is no obligation to purchase photos.  Pictures are normally available online within 48 hours of the ceremony.  Any questions regarding photos can be directed to 1-800-261-2576.  If you wish to view photos online, please see the GradImages website at:


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May 6, 2019

2019 Commencement Information

The Graduates are coming!

Details about the Human Physiology Commencement ceremony are now posted and available. Check out the link for all the details: Human Physiology Commencement


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:

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.


October 12, 2018

Dr. Andy Lovering Dives into Croatia for Research Grant

While some of us might have to Google where in the world Croatia is, Dr. Andy Lovering is taking his Fulbright Program funds and researching prevention of respiratory diseases by studying breath hold divers in this small country along the Adriatic sea. 


KMTR News coverage:

You can follow Dr. Lovering’s journey by following him on Twitter or read more about his research on his website.