The human heart is a marvel of biological engineering that keeps us healthy and alive, but it’s not without its imperfections. One third of the population has a little-known, minor heart condition: A tiny hole known as a patent foramen ovale or PFO. Andrew Lovering, a professor in the Department of Human Physiology, has been studying the feature for the last 15 years.
Dr. Lovering will explore this heart condition in next week’s Dec. 12 pub talk, “The ‘Hole’ Story of Cardiovascular Physiology & Medicine,” at the Downtown Athletic Club’s Ax Billy Grill starting at 6 p.m. Admission is free.
Human Physiology is hiring 2 Assistant, Associate or Full Professors with research interests in Motor Control, Biomechanics, and/or Neurophysiology. Application deadline is December 3rd.
Additionally, our office is hiring an Undergraduate Coordinator that will act as the primary support person for our undergraduate program. Position closes December 17th.
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.
Read more about their research in this feature:
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 Tassia: Gilman 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!
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.