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 First Place in the Basic Science category at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma (COT) Region IV Annual Resident Trauma Paper Competition.
Dr. Bollag received an Augusta University Intramural Grant.
Dr. Sullivan received the Augusta University "Caught in the Act of Great Teaching" Award.
Welcome Dr. Philip O'Herron to the team!
Congratulations to our six trainees that received travel awards and presented at the APS Sex and Gender conference.
We wish Dr. Ergul the best as she joins the faculty of Medical University of South Carolina.
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.
Dr. Sullivan with trainees at the 2018 APS Sex and Gender conference.