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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
- 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
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.
- Singer endowed Professor Christopher Minson contributed to this NPR article about heat and your health: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/01/20/579147638/saunas-are-a-hot-trend-and-they-might-even-help-your-health
- Dr. Minson also chimes in on the benefits of sweat in this Women’s Health article: https://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/sweat-benefits
- PhD. Candidate Brett Ely talks about her research in this Runners World article about overdressing for success: https://www.runnersworld.com/hot-weather-running/to-get-ready-for-warm-weather-running-start-overdressing-in-cool-weather
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:
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.
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.