The CLSB partners
Oregon Health & Science University
OHSU’s educational space in the new building accommodates an inter-professional simulation center as well as the first two years of the university’s M.D. program and all four years of its Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) program. It also houses its Physician Assistant program. Moving to the new building has allowed all three programs to grow. The radiation technology program, associated directors’ and deans’ offices, and student and faculty support services are now housed in the new building. The building is also home to OHSU's Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine, with highly specialized laboratory equipment that will allow all three universities to build their research programs over the coming years.
Oregon State University
The OSU/OHSU Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program, previously located in the OHSU Center for Health & Healing, has moved to the new Collaborative Life Sciences Building with the capacity to increase class size from 90 to 115 students. This space includes a 150-person lecture hall, three classrooms and clinical practice labs, space for eight additional faculty members, a six-fold increase in research laboratory space, conference rooms, learning clinics and a state-of-the-art medical simulation center.
Portland State University
Portland State expanded its research programs in chemistry, biology and biochemistry into the new building with the benefit of three new research labs, three offices and six work stations. PSU also has more education space with 17 new teaching labs and a 406-seat lecture hall. Introductory biology and chemistry lectures and labs are now taught in the new structure – a great benefit to PSU undergrads who previously had to contend with tight space at PSU’s main campus.