On April 28, 2010, Dr. Cindy Rankin, lecturer and Director of the Physiology Honors Academy, and Dr. Erik Henriksen, professor and Director of the Physiology Undergraduate Program, were recognized by the University of Arizona Honors College as Outstanding Honors Faculty Members for the academic year 2009-2010.  Drs. Rankin and Henriksen were among nine faculty members university-wide honored with this award.  Dr. Rankin, who has received this award on several occasions in the past, was nominated by Rebecca Reed, a Physiology senior and honors student, while Dr.

Dr. Lihua Marmorstein, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology / Vision Science at the University Of Arizona College Of Medicine has been awarded $ 1.1 million by the NIH National Eye Institute to study EFEMP1 and drusen formation in the retina.

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Class of 2017:

Tabarik Al-Abbadi, Ken Zurcher, Akua Minta

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The Department of Physiology wishes to congratulate the following undergraduate Physiology Students for receiving University of Arizona Senior Awards.

Karla Acosta received the Centennial Achievement Award in December 2009

Androuw Carrasco received the Centennial Achievement Award in December 2009

Mary Garcia will receive the Freeman Medal in May 2010

Nick Delamere, Head, Department of Physiology has been named president of the Association of Chairs of Departments of Physiology (ACDP)

Dr. Nick Delamere, Physiology Department Head and 2009-2010 President of The Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology, speaks at the keynote session of the 2010 ARVO Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

 Dr. Michael Daines, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University Of Arizona College Of Medicine has been awarded $ 1.8 million by the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study the role of Alternaria Proteases and Protease Defenses in Asthma.

Physiology course 415-The Physiology of Mind-Body Interactions taught by Dr. Ann Baldwin will be offered for its 2nd semester in Spring 2015. Follow the link below for an informational video about the class.

Heddwen Brooks, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology and Bio5 Institute, was selected as a 2010 Institute Fellow for the UA Academic Leadership Institute.  Selected faculty will partner with the UA ADVANCE program and the internationally recognized Center for Creative Leadership to network with campus, business, and community leaders.

Congratulations to Hilary Wakefield, Ph.D. candidate in Physiological Sciences.  Hilary won the best presenter award for her poster Prenatal nicotine exposure and intrinsic properties of neonatal hyoglossal motor neurons at the 2010 Motoneuron Meeting in Paris, France. Hilary works in the research labs of Physiology professors Dr. Fuglevand and Dr. Fregosi.

Physiology Undergraduate Convocation

Date: December 19, 2014

Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Stevie Eller Dance Theater

Dr. Delamere and the Department of Physiology, is extremely proud to announce that Jessica Soltys, Administrative Assistant in the Department of Physiology, has been accepted into the doctoral program in English and Applied Linguistics at The University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England. Congratulations Jessica!

Jessica Soltys




NAEVR and ARVO Represented by Young Investigators at the Rally for Medical Research Advocacy Day 2014


On September 18, as Congress was acting on a Continuing Resolution  to fund the government in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, hundreds of medical researchers visited Capitol Hill offices to voice their concern about National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding during Rally for Medical Research Advocacy Day 2014.

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