Today the Oregon University System, Oregon State University, Portland State University and OHSU broke ground on the new OUS/OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building. The 480,000-square-foot building will place portions of Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon State University, and Portland State University under one roof. It will include lecture halls, classrooms, labs, specialty research centers, offices and a state-of-the-art facility for the OHSU School of Dentistry.
As for what it will do for OHSU:
- Increase medical school class from 120 to 160 students
- Increase dental school class from 75 to 90 students
- Provide capacity to increase physician assistant program class size from 40 to 50 students
- Provide capacity to increase in the pharmacy program from 90 to 115 students
Some more shots of the event can be viewed here:
In addition, OHSU President Dr. Joe Robertson spoke of the uniqueness of the project:
For more information about the OUS/OHSU Collaborative Life sciences Building, visit this link.