As the state's only academic health center, OHSU's breakthrough research leads to new cures, new standards of care, and a better understanding of the basic science that drives biomedical discovery. OHSU researchers are exploring new basic, clinical, and applied research frontiers.
The researchers within the Department of Psychiatry are actively involved and focused on various mental health conditions such as ADHD/attention disorders, brain development in healthy and at-risk youth, effects of PTSD and depression on military spouses, sleep and mood disorders, psychoneuroimmunology (interactions between the immune and central nervous systems) and effects of methamphetamine abuse on the human body. We recognize the importance of finding more effective ways to treat these conditions which plague so many people today.
Multidisciplinary and Collaborative
What sets OHSU apart from other institutions is the array of multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches our researchers take to solving the most intractable problems in human health—including diseases of the central nervous system, cardiovascular-related research, cancer, rare genetic disorders and infectious disease.