Meet Two of Our Department of Physiology 2018 Graduates!
Release Date: Jul 11 2018

Maya Lowney (Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree with a major in physiology) and Christie Rosputni (Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree with a major in physiology)


Honors Student’s Work Spans Science and Art

Physiology Faculty interviewed for Arizona Science Friday radio
Release Date: May 23 2018

Dr. Shaowen Bao, Associate Professor, Dr. Andy Fuglevand, Professor and Dr. Nick Delamere, Professor and Head from the Department of Physiology were all recently interviewed for Arizona Public Media's- Science Friday radio show. Arizona Science explores the latest research and technological innovations taking place in Southern Arizona and at the University of Arizona. See links below:

2 PSIO Undergrads Selected for 2018 Pillars of Excellence Award
Release Date: Apr 3 2018

2018 Pillars of Excellence award.  Every year, the Honors College partners with the UA Bookstore to recognize outstanding undergraduates who accomplished one or more of the following things:

Dr. Charles Tipton recognized by The American College of Sports Medicine
Release Date: Sep 13 2017

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).


Unique Engagement Grant awarded to Dr. Zoe Cohen
Release Date: Jun 8 2017

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.

Congratulations to Dr. Heddwen Brooks
Release Date: Apr 12 2017

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.

AZ COE Faculty Stipend Award -Dr. Jose EkViorin
Release Date: Nov 3 2016

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.

Dr. Doug Stuart to present seminar in Australia
Release Date: Oct 6 2016

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.


Dr. Doug Stuart to speak at NAU International Symposium
Release Date: Apr 22 2016

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

Dr. Cindy Rankin finalist for Tucson Local Media's Women of Influence Awards
Release Date: Apr 18 2016

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.

Radio interviews with Physiology Undergraduate students
Release Date: Jan 7 2016

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.

PSIO faculty named fellows of the American Physiological Society
Release Date: Sep 30 2015

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.

Congratulations to Linda Baughn
Release Date: May 7 2015


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. 


Registration for Summer Session- March 23, 2015
Release Date: Feb 23 2015

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

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

Physiology Honors Convocation
Release Date: Oct 10 2014

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

Congratulations Cindy Rankin
Release Date: May 5 2014

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.


Senior Award Winners
Release Date: Apr 14 2014


Nugent Award:

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

About the award:

Dr. Ron Lynch Winner of the 2013 Furrow Award
Release Date: Nov 14 2013

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.

Dr. Burt Honored as Founder's Day Lecturer
Release Date: Nov 6 2013

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

UA Community Gives Thanks to Faculty
Release Date: Apr 26 2013

Dr. Patricia B. Hoyer, Department of Physiology - recipient of two prestigious awards from the Society of Toxicology
Release Date: Mar 15 2013


Congratulations to Dr. Hoyer

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

Job Openings
Release Date: Nov 22 2010

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

Ron Lynch Ph.D., New Chair and Director PS GIDP
Release Date: Nov 26 2008

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.

Dr Zoe Cohen to help MedEdPORTAL
Release Date: Nov 26 2008

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.

Jan Burt Ph.D., Physiology Receives Teaching Award
Release Date: Nov 13 2008

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.