A welcome message from the Department Chair
Welcome to the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the School of Medicine at the Oregon Health & Science University. The Department’s research and teaching are focused on solving unmet clinical needs in the areas of cardiovascular and infectious diseases, rehabilitation medicine, and cancer.
Our Department is home to over 40 Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows. The BME curriculum is designed to provide both breadth and depth in human (patho)physiology and the use and development of measurement science approaches to address unmet clinical needs. Didactic training includes training in biochemistry and cell biology, biomedical optics, fluid dynamics and signal processing. The curriculum is tailored for each student based upon their background, research direction and career goals. The major emphasis of the training program is centered around the use of this knowledge base to develop an experimental approach to test a hypothesis, analyze and present data in both written and oral form, communicate within a team of interdisciplinary learners, and develop an understanding of the translation of basic science discoveries towards clinical utility. Finally, students are mentored in opportunities to develop coursework for didactic teaching and serve as a mentor for undergraduate and high school student interns. Students have the opportunity to develop workshops and tours for local high school and college students through strategic partnerships with Saturday Academy and the OHSU Summer Equity and CURE Programs.
OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that encourages diverse applicants to consider this opportunity. Applicants with disabilities can request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity department at 503 494-5148.