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Pictured: Dr. Adrianne Huxtable

Congratulations to HPHY Associate Professor Dr. Adrianne Huxtable on receiving the distinguished Faculty Excellence Award

The recipients of the Fund for Faculty Excellence not only achieve a high level of scholarship and contributions to their field but are key participants in developing and defining the academic mission of the university through service and daily work. Read more about Dr. Huxtable’s award from the Office of the Provost.


Dr. Huxtable’s newest study was featured in this Around the O article detailing her work of the effects of opioid use during pregnancy.


Picture: Dr. Carrie McCurdy headshotCongratulations also in order for Dr. Carrie McCurdy who received seed funding from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation to pursue interdisciplinary research projects. The Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives awards, known as I3 awards, will provide up to $50,000.

Carrie McCurdy, human physiology, William Cresko, biology, and Emily Beck, data science, “Understanding the effects of maternal high fat diet on egg quality and offspring health using an outbred fish model.”

Pictured: Nicole Swann headshotDr. Nicki Swann’s research in EEG data was recently highlighted in the Oregon Quarterly, the official magazine of the University of Oregon in an in depth article about the University’s newest major Neuroscience.

Oregon Quarterly Article (opens pdf)

Neuroscience feature in Around the O