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The department continues to approach this mission with vigorous and successful programs in teaching and research. Hallmarks of the department include productive interactions with clinical departments; willingness to serve the department, college and university; a committed and professional departmental staff and assistant to the head; and a congenial, interactive atmosphere. Exceptional educational programs funded by extra-mural grants provide innovative teaching of physiology and research to pre- and post-doctoral trainees including clinical scientists. Nationally recognized and well-funded research areas interact strongly with clinical departments in the following thematic centers and research programs: Neurosciences, Gastrointestinal Sciences, Women’s Health and Reproductive Sciences, and Cardiovascular Sciences.

Our departmental research spans the spectrum from atoms to organs, and thus we are positioned well to train a new generation of systems oriented biologists investigating molecular mechanisms and translating these mechanisms to the organ, organism, and patient.

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