OHSU'S OGI School of Science & Engineering Annouces New Faculty Appointments

02/18/03    Portland, Ore.

Oregon Health & Science University's OGI School of Science & Engineering, based in Hillsboro, Ore., announces the following new appointments:

Tamara Hayes, Ph.D., joins the OGI School of Science & Engineering as an assistant professor. She will hold a joint appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Hayes is interested in the interface between technology and human language function. She will explore ways to use technology to assist, improve or rehabilitate function in people with cognitive impairments, and will research computer systems and devices that emulate cognitive behavior. Before joining the OGI School of Science & Engineering, Hayes was a senior database engineer and director of the distributed systems management group at Informix Software and IBM. She also worked as a senior research associate on a telemedicine research project at OHSU from 1994 to 1996. Hayes received a bachelor's degree in engineering science and a master's in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto. Her doctoral degree in neuroscience is from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dawn Larson, is the new associate dean for finance at the OGI School of Science & Engineering. In that role, Larson oversees all school budgets, forecasts and financial analysis, supporting the school's dual missions of education and research. In addition, Larson provides financial and business advice to the school's dean and administrative team. Larson joined the school in 1985 as a financial manager and has served in a variety of roles since that time, including controller, manager of sponsored programs and manager of special projects.


The OGI School of Science & Engineering (formerly the Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology) became one of four schools of the Oregon Health & Science University in 2001. The OHSU OGI School of Science & Engineering has more than 100 full-time and adjunct faculty, and more than 300 master's and doctoral students seeking degrees in five academic departments. In addition, there are 300 students taking for-credit courses, but not seeking degrees at this time. Each year, the school's Center for Professional Development enrolls more than 1,000 working professionals who take not-for-credit classes