As the state of Oregon’s only health and research university, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is a unique resource for Oregonians and the place where healing, teaching and discovery come together to serve the entire state. They train the health care professionals Oregon communities need. They provide care to those with the most difficult health challenges. And the faculty works every day to come up with new discoveries that help save lives.
In 1887, the inaugural class of the University of Oregon Medical School met in the school's lone building — a two-room converted grocery store in northwest Portland. From that small school, OHSU has grown into a world-class teaching hospital and research center that draws in students, scientists and patients from across the country and around the world. At the same time, OHSU retains a strong commitment to serving our local community, and to treating each patient as a unique individual.
With a rich diversity of activities across the campuses in and around Portland, students prepare themselves for a future as a health care provider, delve into critical research questions, and look for a place where they can feel completely confident in the high quality of care they or a loved one receives.
Taylor Mighell, NGP Graduate Student, Presented with C.W. Cotterman Award
Taylor Mighell, NGP graduate student in Brian O'Roak's lab, was presented with C.W. Cotterman Award at the American Society of Human Genetics meeting in October. His donors are Susan and George Swindells.
Nate Yoder's Paper Published in Nature, International Journal of Science
Congratulations to NGP student, Nate Yoder on his new paper in Nature! For the first time, researchers in the Vollum Institute have determined the atomic structure of an acid-sensing ion channel (ASIC) in a resting state at high pH. His donor is the Bechen Family Foundation.
Elizabeth Holzenthal Receives Prestigious NSF Graduate Fellowship
Congratulations to OSU College of Engineering, ARCS scholar Elizabeth Holzenthal, School of Civil and Construction Engineering, coastal and ocean engineering. Elizabeth was recently named a recipient of an NSF Graduate Fellowship, (GRFP). Elizabeth, a first year scholar, is working on a project aimed at contributing to the development of a new generation of natural hazard engineering. Her donors are Diane and Dick Alexander.
Kevin Watanabe-Smith Wins Statewide 3MT Competition
ARCS Scholar Kevin Watanabe-Smith, who studies cancer biology in Dr. Brian Druker's lab, took first place at the state's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Kevin was sponsored by the Allan Price Memorial ARCS Award.
ARCS Scholar Danielle Robinson Awarded 2016 Mozilla Fellowship for Science
Danielle Robinson, Ph.D. candidate in the OHSU School of Medicine Neuroscience Graduate Program, is one of four fellows selected worldwide to receive the Mozilla Fellowship for Science.
Her donors are Ellen and Mark Richardson.