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Physiology educator

Osmo Otto Hänninen, Finnish Physiology educator. Certified specialist in sports medicine National Board Health.


Hänninen, Osmo Otto was born on April 30, 1939 in Lahti, Finland. Son of Otto and Hilja Elisabet (Kauppi) Hänninen.


Bachelor degree in medicine, University Helsinki, 1960. Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, University Turku, Finland, 1962. Master of Science in Biochemistry, University Turku, Finland, 1962.

Doctor of Medicine, University Turku, Finland, 1964. Dr.Med.Sci., University Turku, Finland, 1966. Laudatur in genetics, University Turku, Finland, 1967.

Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, University Turku, Finland, 1968.


Research assistant, professor, K. Hartiala, Turku, 1962-1964; assistant physiology, U. Turku, 1964-1965; laborator of physiology, U. Turku, 1966-1967; docent of physiology, U. Turku, since 1967; associate professor biochemistry, U. Turku, 1969-1971; acting professor planning office, U. Kuopio, Finland, 1971-1972; professor physiology, department chairman, U. Kuopio, Finland, since 1972; rector, U. Kuopio, Finland, 1981-1984; acting chairman Laboratory Animal Center, U. Kuopio, Finland, 1972-1980; docent of physiology, U. Joensuu, Finland, since 1982. Senior researcher Academy Finland, 1980, research professor, 1980-1981, member commission on environmental research, 1980-1982, member working group on ethics in research, 1980-1981. Member working commission on pharmacy education Ministry of Education, 1976, vicechairman working group on postgraduate education, 1982-1983.

Vice chairman state committee U. Education in Eastern Finland, 1977-1978. Vice president standing conference on University Problems, Council of Europe, 1987. Member governing board Council Finnish University Rectors, 1983-1984.

Speaker in field.


  • Certified specialist in sports medicine National Board Health.


  • Other Work

    • Author textbooks and monographs in field. Associate editor News in Physiological Sciences, 1988-1995. Editor: In Vivo, since 1987, editor in chief Suomen Liikuntalääketiede, since 1982.

      Member editorial board Experimental and Clinical Gastroenterology, Pathophysiology, since 1994. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member Nordic Physiological Society (board directors since 1985), International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (member governing board 1983-1988, chairman constitution revision working group 1983-1988, secretary-general 1988-1995, editor-in-chief bulletin 1988-1995), Finnish Chemists' Society, Finnish Medical Association, Finnish Laboratory Animal Scientists (president 1990-1991), Finnish Pharmacol. Society, Finnish Physiological Society (president 1990-1999), Scandinavian Federation Laboratory Animal Science (honorary), International Society Pathophysiology (vice president since 1990, president-elect 1994-1998, 98—), International Union of Biological Sciences (member executive committee since 1994, member commission bioindicators, treasurer since 1997), International Union of Physiological Sciences (member commission of pathophysiology since 1993, member committee on ethical aspects of physiological science since 1993), Federation of European Physiological Societies (member council since 1992), Czech Society Laboratory Animal Science, Association Medicorum Bohemicorum, Society Bohemica Physiologia Pathologiae Clinical, Bulgarian Society Clinical Experimental Pathophysiology, Finnish Physiological Society, Hungarian Physiological Society, Snellman Institute.


Married Auli Helena Karkiainen. Children: Otto Olavi, Aino Helena.

Otto Hänninen

Hilja Elisabet (Kauppi) Hänninen

Auli Helena Karkiainen

Aino Helena Hänninen

Otto Olavi Hänninen