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About Physiology Education

The department of physiology teaches a wide variety of courses, and several faculty have been recognized as "Master Teachers" for their excellence and innovation in teaching. Our educational mission includes teaching graduate, undergraduate, medical, and dental students as well as other health care professionals.

Department of Physiology Education Committee Mission Statement

The department of physiology recognizes the critical role it plays as an integrating discipline in the medical sciences at the University of Kentucky. The education committee supports courses serving undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The committee strives to enhance the educational mission of the department through the quality of its course offerings, seminars, TEAM, a teaching certificate program, PEPP, and the Outreach Center.


See our offered physiology courses and their descriptions.

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Outreach Center

The Center coordinates numerous educational programs aimed at pre-college and undergraduate students.

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Brian A. Jackson, PhD

Positions Held:
  • Professor
  • Senior Associate Dean, The Graduate School
  • Director of Education, Department of Physiology

Melinda Wilson, PhD

Positions Held:
  • Associate Professor
  • Vice Chair, Department of Physiology
  • Director of Graduate Studies | Master’s in Medical Sciences

Francisco H. Andrade, PhD

Positions Held:
  • Professor

Dexter Speck, PhD

Positions Held:
  • Professor

Lu-Yuan Lee, PhD

Positions Held:
  • Fred Zechman Professor

Timothy S McClintock, PhD

Positions Held:
  • Louis Boyarsky Professor

Ok-Kyong Park-Sarge, PhD

Positions Held:
  • Associate Professor

Thad Wilson, PhD

Positions Held:
  • Professor, Department of Physiology
  • Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Environmental Health
  • Director of Grauate Certificate | Physiology Teaching

More Questions?

For questions regarding education, please contact:

Brian Jackson, PhD
Director of Teaching
Office: MS-501 Medical Center 0298
Tel: (859) 323-8503