Release Date: Sep 13 2017 - 4:30pm

Charles Tipton, Emeritus Professor of Physiology, was recently recognized by The American College

of Sports Medicine, with a symposium entitled ” Exercise is Medicine: Current insights from C. M.

Tipton’s Grandchildren”. Presentations were by former Ph.D. students(23), grandchildren (140) and

great grandchildren (7). Their collective publication record  was (~3,000).


Release Date: Jun 8 2017 - 11:45am

An engagement grant that brings together the UA Physiology Club and the Stroke Resource Center of Southern Arizona has been funded for the 2017-2018 school year.

Release Date: Apr 12 2017 - 4:15pm

Dr Heddwen Brooks,  Physiological Sciences GIDP Chair, Professor, Departments of Physiology and Pharmacology has been awarded $1.53 million from the National Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood to study postmenopausal hypertension.

Release Date: Nov 3 2016 - 2:00pm

The Department of Physiology is pleased to annouce that Dr. Jose Ek Vitorin, Research Assistant Professor was selected as the recipient of  the AZ COE Faculty Stipend Award to research further the role of connexin-43 in wound healing and the therapeutic effectiveness of a novel lapidated peptide molecule. The AZ-COE’s overarching goal is to serve as an innovative resource and education center to recruit, educate, and retain underrepresented students and faculty at the University Of Arizona College Of Medicine.

Release Date: Oct 6 2016 - 9:15am

Dr. Doug Stuart, Regents Professor, Emeritus will present a seminar on October 06 at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia entitled "William C. Gibson (1913-2009):  A Canadian trained by Penfield and Eccles, who greatly aided the improvement of NSW mental hospitals.


Release Date: Apr 22 2016 - 9:00am

On Friday April 22, Regents’ Professor Emeritus of Physiology, Dr. Douglas Stuart, will give the opening talk at an international symposium to be held at NAU entitled Insights from Comparative Physiology. The title of his talk is The Early History of Comparative Physiology at the UA, ASU, and NAU.


Dr. Doug Stuart
Release Date: Apr 18 2016 - 10:15am

Special congratulations to Dr. Cindy Rankin, Lecturer and Associate Director of the Physiology Undergraduate Program, for being selected as one of 3 finalists for the Tucson Woman of Influence award in the Education Champion category.  This is the 13th year of these awards sponsored by the Tucson business community. Dr. Rankin was one of 45 finalist in 15 different categories.  Dr. Rankin was celebrated by friends and colleagues during the Women of Influence awards ceremony on March 22nd at Casino Del Sol Resort. Congratulations Dr.

Release Date: Jan 7 2016 - 11:00am

The Physiology Department is proud to announce that two of our undergraduate students had the opportunuity to talk about their research on KXCI, a local radio station in Tucson, AZ.  Congratulations to Nathan Borrero, a physiology junior and Aline Catherine Kraus, a physiology senior honors student as they represented the Department well.The links are provided below.

Release Date: Sep 30 2015 - 11:30am

William H. Dantzler, Ronald M. Lynch and Charles M. Tipton were among 151 individuals recently named to the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Physiological Society. This honor is designed to distinguish members who have demonstrated excellence in science, contributed to the physiological sciences and served the society.  Fellows are considered to be in the top tier of all eligible members.

Release Date: May 7 2015 - 9:00am


Linda Baughn, Office Specialist, Sr. in the Department of Physiology was awarded the  College of Medicine's 2015 Lura Hanekamp Award of Excellence.

The “Lura Hanekamp” Award of Excellence provides an opportunity to recognize classified staff and professional appointed personnel for their “above and beyond” contributions to their work. 

Release Date: Feb 23 2015 - 11:45am

Registration for Physiology summer session courses begins on March 23, 2015.

Click here for a list of the PSIO summer courses offered.

Release Date: Oct 10 2014 - 3:00pm

Physiology Honors Convocation
Date: October 10, 2014
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Stevie Eller Dance Theatre

Release Date: May 5 2014 - 9:30am

Dr. Cindy Rankin was selected as an Honorary Faculty member of the Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society in recognition of her exemplary dedication to the University of Arizona community in upholding Mortar Board's three pillars of scholarship, leadership, and service.


Release Date: Apr 14 2014 - 10:50am


Nugent Award:

KURT MOHTY: College of Medicine/ College of Science, Physiology and Mathematics major

About the award:

Release Date: Nov 14 2013 - 12:00pm

Dr. Ron Lynch was selected as the winner of the 2013 Vernon and Virginia Furrow Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Education.


The Furrow Awards are the primary vehicle for peer recognition of outstanding achievements in education at the College of Medicine.  Vernon Furrow was a principal in Payless Cashways.  After his death, Dr. Virginia Furrow, a former member of our Department of Pediatrics, donated funds to the College in his memory to honor excellence and innovation in medical education.

Release Date: Nov 6 2013 - 12:00pm

Janis M. Burt, Ph.D.


Monday, November 18, 12-1, DuVal Auditorium

Join us for the College of Medicine Founders Day.
This years speaker is

Janis M. Burt, PhD
Professor, Department of Physiology

Release Date: Apr 26 2013 - 11:00am

Release Date: Mar 15 2013 - 11:00am


Congratulations to Dr. Hoyer

Dr. Hoyer was awarded two presitigious awards by the Society of Toxicology this week.

Release Date: Nov 22 2010 - 9:15am

The Deparment of Physiology is currently seeking to fill an open position. More information can be found here.

Release Date: Nov 26 2008 - 12:24pm

Ron Lynch Ph.D. Physiology, was appointed, in the past year, as Chair of the Program Committee for the American Physiological Society, and as Director of the Advanced Research Institute for Biomedical Imaging (ARIBI) at the University of Arizona.

Release Date: Nov 26 2008 - 12:19pm

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and MedEdPORTAL have invited Dr Zoe Cohen to help review and select physiology animations and images for the MedEdPORTAL.

Release Date: Nov 12 2008 - 5:06pm

Janis M. Burt, PhD was awarded the Vernon and Virginia Furrow Award for "Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching and Mentoring". She will receive the award at the annual Faculty Teaching Awards Ceremony to be held in the DuVal Auditorium on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at noon. Congratulations to Jan Burt.

Release Date: Nov 4 2008 - 2:03pm

Abraham Deng Ater, who received his B.S. in Health Sciences degree with a major in Physiology, recently has been in the news for his work to build schools in the Sudan.

Upon his graduation in May of 2006 he was awarded the Physiology Department's Wildcat Award for having the persistence to succeed in the face of great adversity and in December of 2006 Abraham proudly became a US citizen. In the fall of 2008, Abraham was accepted into the College of Public Heath and is pursuing his Masters of Public Health Degree.

Release Date: Sep 24 2008 - 11:29am

Please review our proposed transformation plan. This is for Physiology Faculty and Staff only (WebAuth login required).

Release Date: Sep 11 2008 - 3:59pm

Erik Henriksen, Professor of Physiology and Director of the Physiology Undergraduate Program, has been asked to serve on a new committee of the American Physiological Society (APS). The APS Physiology Pipeline Task Force was created to identify steps the Society can take to ensure the flow of students into the discipline of physiology and their continuance to relevant careers.