PhUn Week:

Physiology Understanding Week –sponsored by the American Physiological Society (APS)–is an annual outreach event in November that highlights the science of exercise and health.

As part of this eventphysiologists volunteer to collaborate with teachers in their local communities and visit classrooms to engage students in physiology-based activities.





2012-2019 Photos:











Brain Awareness Week: The Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Is an opportunity to let people

know about the progress that is being done in brain research as well as progress in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the brain, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, schizophrenia and depression.







Graduate Student & Faculty Travel and Activities


Manuscripts published about the Department of Physiology and the discipline of Physiology:

Physiology: a world perspective.

Sieck GC, El-Wazir Y, Escobales N, Kurata K, Machada B.
Physiology (Bethesda). 2013;28(4):210-1. doi: 10.1152/physiol.00028.2013.

The Department of Physiology of the UPR-School of Medicine: history and contribution to the physiological sciences in Puerto Rico 1950-2010.

Escobales N.
P R Health Sci J. 2012;31(1):3-13







Important links of our Chapter:

American Physiological Society PR

Puerto Rico Physiological Society | Facebook…/PuertoRicoPhysiologicalSociety/137615…‎