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August 15, 2018

Summer News Blast

There is never a dull moment in Human Physiology. Summertime is no exception!

Check out these hardworking students and their outstanding accomplishments this Summer…


Cameron Colbert: VPRI Undergraduate Fellowship recipient for work on project: Hemodynamics of Post-Exercise and Post-Passive Heat Stress Recovery

Elise Kronquist: VPRI Undergraduate Fellowship recipient for work on project: Examining the Impact of Pyridoxamine on Oxidative Stress in the Middle Cerebral Artery in a Mouse Model

Chaucie Edwards: O-Day Undergraduate Fellowship recipient for work on project: Effect of Histamine on Post-Exercise Capillary Permeability

Matthew Ely: O-Day Graduate Fellowship recipient for work on project: Effect of Histamine on Post-Exercise Capillary Permeability

Kieley Trempy: O-Day Undergraduate Fellowship recipient for work on project: The Role of Handedness in Visuoproprioceptive Tasks

Kate Spitzley: O-Day Graduate Fellowship recipient for work on project: The Role of Handedness in Visuoproprioceptive Tasks

Anna TassiaGilman Scholarship recipient for study abroad travel to Italy in Fall term

Katie Rainsberger: All-Academic Honors from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA)

Evan Day: Best Podium Presentation at the Northwest Biomechanics Symposium for Modulation of Non-Linear Stiffness in the Foot-Shoe Complex Across Running Speeds

Seth Donahue: Finalist in the Doctoral Student Competition at the American Society of Biomechanics Conference for Estimating Gait Events and Locomotion State with a Beta-Process Vector Auto Regressive Hidden Markov Model


CONGRATS to all these students, keep up the great work!

 

 

June 15, 2018

HPHY Noteworthy News

 

Graduation is coming! The Human Physiology graduation ceremony is taking place on Monday June 18th, 2018 at 12:30 pm behind the Knight Law School on the East lawn. It’s gonna be warm, be sure to bring water & some sunscreen to cheer on the graduates.

 

 

 

Hats off also to 2 faculty members that have been promoted. Dr. Anita Christie was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Dr. Andy Lovering was promoted to Full Professor. CONGRATULATIONS!! Check out the announcement to see the full list of all promotions

 

 

 

Dr. Damien Callahan chimes in on the tough question  “Does More Muscle Mass Burn More Calories?”

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Dr. Ashley Walker as one of the first recipients of the UO-OHSU seed funding for this new collaboration.

 

May 23, 2018

3 HPHY students selected as 25 Ducks awardees

Every year the University of Oregon Alumni Center and the Emerald Media Group selects 25 outstanding students that represent impressive leadership, innovation and passion.

These 25 Ducks represent a variety of backgrounds, but all stand out for their enthusiasm, ambition and passion.

We are proud that 3 Human Physiology Undergraduates were bestowed this honor. Congratulations!

http://www.25ducks.com/project/rima-pandit/

http://www.25ducks.com/project/hao-tan/

http://www.25ducks.com/project/yasi-milani/

 

May 14, 2018

Philip Matern wins Thomas F. Herman Award

Congratulations to Philip Matern, Human Physiology Instructor, for this Distinguished Teaching Award! The Thomas F Herman Award for Outstanding Online Education is a new award starting in 2017. Philip is only the 2nd recipient of this award for faculty members who have demonstrated innovation and creativity in implementing excellent learning experiences using the online or hybrid format.

University President Michael Schill along with Provost and Senior Vice President Jayanth Banavar presented the award to Philip while surrounded with family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 9, 2018

New HPHY Faculty, Nicki Swann, Tackles the Conference and Motherhood

In an eye-opening article, Dr. Nicki Swann talks openly about her experiences and struggles with traveling to professional scientific conferences after becoming a new Mom.

https://around.uoregon.edu/content/early-career-researchers-face-childcare-conference-conundrum

Dr. Swann’s collaboration with 46 other working mothers and scientists resulted in this essay that was published to the National Academy of Sciences in March 2018.

http://www.pnas.org/content/115/12/2845

 

February 6, 2018

…And The Winner Is!

Congratulations to our Faculty and Graduate students for winning these awesome awards for their hard work and dedication!

 


Matt Ely: American Physiological Society’s Caroline tum Suden/Frances Hellebrandt Professional Opportunity Award recipient 2018

This annual award comes with a monetary prize from APS and he will be recognized at the Experimental Biology Conference in San Diego in April 2018.


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!

 

 

January 29, 2018

Human Physiology Seeking Peer Advisors for 2018/2019

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.


JOB DESCRIPTION

  • 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 

January 22, 2018

Heating Up The News

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.

 

 

 

January 17, 2018

Interview With New Faculty Member: Dr. Elinor Sullivan

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:

https://around.uoregon.edu/content/new-faculty-member-targets-research-maternal-nutrition

January 16, 2018

Human Physiology Dominates Undergrad Research Awards

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.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program

UROP Mini Grant Recipients

 

 

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