The Department of Physiology's goal is to train independent, creative, productive scholars in the physiological sciences. The department offers programs leading to the PhD degree. A combined MD/PhD or DMD/PhD degree program is available for students who obtain prior or concurrent admission to the Schools of Medicine or Dentistry respectively.
In all programs, extensive experience in the philosophy and performance of basic and biomedical research is stressed. By virtue of their inter-disciplinary training, the department's graduates compete successfully for positions in medical schools, universities, government and industry.
Department of Physiology (2017)
Patricia Martinez-Quinones, a MD/PhD graduate student in Dr. Webb's lab, received a Trainee Advocacy Committee Onsite Poster Award from the American Heart Association Council on Hypertension, Joint Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2018.
Read our 2018 Physiology Insider.
Dr. Webb was highlighted in the Dean's Diary for receiving the American Heart Association's highest award, the 2018 Excellence Award for Hypertension Research (formerly the Novartis Award for Hypertension Research) from the AHA's Council for High Blood Pressure Research.
Department of Physiology's ranking jumped to 26th in the National Institutes of Health's ranking, 13 places higher than last year.
Patricia Martinez-Quinones, a MD/PhD graduate student in Dr. Webb's lab, received first place M. Gage Ochsner Resident Paper Competition from the Committee on Trauma Georgia Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.
Alec Davila, a MD/PhD graduate student in Dr. Bagi's lab, received a F31 Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. O'Connor was quoted in the Men's Journal, September 2018, Vol. 27, No. 9, on page 11 - "The Key to Recovery in your Fridge".
LaDonya Jackson, a graduate student in Dr. Ergul's lab, received the Minority Travel Fellowship Award to attend the 2018 APS Conference: Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic Diseases: Sex-Specific Implications for Physiology as well as the Georgia Clinical and Translation Science Alliance TL1 Predoctoral Fellowship.
Dr. Filosa's research was featured in the Augusta Chronicle.
Congratulations to Drs. Chen and Sullivan who were promoted to Associate Professor and Professor, respectively.