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June 18, 2017

2017 HPHY Commencement Information

The Human Physiology Department commencement ceremony will be on Monday, June 19th at 12:30 pm. The location is the east lawn behind the Knight Law School rain or shine, which is located on the corner of Agate and 15th Streets. Enter the site from 15th street. No tickets are required for the HPHY ceremony and no limit on guests. It will last about 1-1/2 hours. Graduates should arrive for check-in by noon, dressed in graduation cap and gown. Look for the check-in table to pick up your grad registration card. This is a non-catered event. Have a snack beforehand and bring your water bottle!

We will have professional photographers, Grad Images, taking photos before and after students cross the stage. Graduates will have an opportunity to order photos online shortly after graduation. Grad Images will email proofs to the email address you provide on the registration card.


The all-University ceremony will be in the Matt Knight Arena, on the morning of June 19th. Graduates may participate in both ceremonies if they choose. On April 1 registration will open for students to reserve guest tickets for Matt Knight Arena. At 9 am there will be a Duck Grad Parade to the arena, and the ceremony is from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Check the University commencement web site for complete information:

This site has lots of campus and parking information, plus all the campus commencement activities.

June 15, 2017

HPHY Graduate is First Stamps Scholar

On Monday, June 19th, 2017 the Human Physiology department will celebrate their graduating class of 224 Undergraduates, along with 5 Master’s and 5 PhD candidates. Among the Undergraduates will be Alex Chang, one of the first recipients of the Stamps Scholarship.



This prestigious scholarship program started at the UO in 2013, made possible by the Stamps Family Foundation. Alex graduates with a degree in Human Physiology with a minor in Biology and Chemistry. Congratulations to Alex and all our graduates.



June 9, 2017

HPHY PhD student Brett Ely grabs multiple awards and even WON a 5K!!

Denver Colorado was the majestic backdrop to the annual American College of Sports Medicine’s conference for 2017, however there was one shining star among them.

Human Physiology PhD candidate Brett Ely came away with these great accomplishments.

  • Gail E. Butterfield Nutrition Travel Award
  • ACSM Northwest President’s Cup Travel Award
  • Environmental and Occupational Physiology Interest Group PhD Research
  • Center for Research and Education in Special Environments Doctoral Research Award

To top it all off she won the 2017 Carl Gisolfi Memorial ACSM 5K in the women’s division.




June 1, 2017

Meet ’81 Graduate & Member of the US National Women’s Hall of Fame

Ann Bancroft, 1981 College of Health, Physical Education and Recreation Graduate (Now Human Physiology), reached the North Pole after a 56-day expedition, led the first all-women’s expedition to the South Pole and skied across Antarctica.

Read more about this phenomenal and legendary explorer in this AroundtheO article.

May 16, 2017

HPHY Graduate Students Showcase Their Research at Grad Forum

These Human Physiology graduate students participated in a one-day conference hosted annually by the UO’s Graduate School. More than 100 graduate students representing more than 30 disciplines participated.


The Graduate Forum provides an opportunity for students to showcase their research in a public forum.


(Pictured from Left to Right)

Teresa Chen: “Effects of Lower Extremity Muscle Fatigue on Dual-Task Obstacle-Crossing”

Evan Day: “The Load-Displacement Relationship of the Metatarsophalangeal Joint During Running”

JJ Hannigan: “Does Hip Abductor Fatigue Affect Running Mechanics”

Austin Hocker: “IL-1R Activation Undermines Respiratory Plasticity”

Will Pitt: “Dual-Task Gait Stability Assessment Utilizing a Wearable Motion Analysis Sensor System”


May 9, 2017

BSSC Director closely predicts Nike’s attempt at “Breaking 2”

Dr. Mike Hahn PhD., Director of the Bowerman Sports Science Clinic and Human Physiology Associate Professor closely predicted the new attempt at a record for a sub 2 hour marathon for Nike Athletes within 5 seconds!

In an article published by Reuters both Dr. Hahn and graduate student, Evan Day provided their expert knowledge about the attempt this past weekend in Italy.

More details about Nike’s Breaking 2 project can be found on their website.

April 7, 2017

Singer Professor Chris Minson glides right into Guest Column for The Oregonian

Dr. Chris Minson is a Singer Endowed Professor in the Human Physiology Department whose original article from The Conversation, an online news source for the academic and research community, was picked up by The Oregonian Newspaper and featured on their Oregon Live website as a Guest Columnist.

Check out his observations related to aging and athleticism here.

The original The Conversation article can also be found here. 



March 28, 2017

2017 Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Award

Congratulations to Jacqi King who has been selected as the recipient of the Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Award. This award was established to recognize the outstanding teaching performance of experienced GEs who also excel in their academic degree program. Congrats!

August 11, 2016

Check out these new features!

Human Physiology is excited to announce some new features on the website. Check out these new permanent sections on the website.

Main Menu: Department History This link gives you an inside look on how the department evolved throughout the years

Resources: In Vivo Alumni Newsletter Archive The alumni newsletter that ran from 2004-2007. Check out the archived issues

Resources: Now Hiring Open Positions This new link will be updated with all positions currently hiring within the department

June 8, 2016

New Singer research facility will blossom in Hayward Field expansion

Exciting news circulated around Human Physiology today when it was announced that Dr. Ken & Kenda Singer have provided a gift of $1.5 million dollars to establish a new research facility within the Hayward Field expansion project. More details can be found in the Around the O article and YouTube video below.

AroundtheO News Article