• Alumna Dr. Rosputni Spoke at 2023 Physiology Graduation Ceremony

    As an alumna of the physiology program, Dr. Rosputni was invited to deliver the keynote address at the 2023 physiology graduation ceremony.

  • Dr. Gothard to Deliver Founders Day Lecture

    Katalin Gothard, MD, PhD, professor of physiology, neurology and neuroscience, will deliver the 2023 Founders Day Lecture on November 17.

  • Meet Kyle Cook: ‘Here’s my first choice’

    The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences in physiology and medical sciences is one of the most popular majors on campus and prepares students for careers in health care and research.


Diversity and Inclusion

The Department of Physiology stands strongly by our commitment to welcome and treat everybody with equity and respect for our common and undeniable humanity. We recognize that individuals are endowed with significant differences including sex, age, skin color, height and build, needs, abilities, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, geographical origins, cultural habits, and more. 

We are determined to continually cultivate an environment unequivocally anti-racist, where students, staff, and faculty feel safe to share, learn, and grow. We encourage everybody to join in these efforts, by taking every opportunity to educate ourselves in, and develop a strong responsibility to, supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity in academia and research. 

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Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Stanescu Wins a 2023 WIMS Torchbearer Award

Claudia Stanescu, PhD, has been recognized as a 2023 WIMS Torchbearer by Women in Medicine and Science.


Why Physiology and Medical Sciences?

One of a five-part video series that have students answering questions about their challenges, career goals and why they chose to major in physiology.

Student and Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Q&A: Dr. Steven Henglefelt

Recently, the Department of Physiology caught up with Steven Henglefelt, MD, a 2012 alumnus of the Department of Physiology who went on to earn his medical degree from the College of Medicine – Tucson.

Recent News

An innovative approach to increase health literacy

The K-12 Health Literacy Project is introducing the importance of science and health to local students while training future providers to communicate effectively.

Liang joins College of Medicine – Tucson as Physiology chair

Dr. Mingyu Liang comes to the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson from the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he served in numerous leadership roles.

Applying A Team Approach to Health Care Education

Interprofessional education modules at the Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center teach students the importance of teamwork in health care.