David W. Robinson, Ph.D.
Executive Vice Provost
David oversees the Office of Science Education Opportunities and outreach efforts campus-wide. The SOAR (Science Outreach and Resources) Committee is advisory to him and together they establish budgetary priorities and develop strategies for securing new funding with our community partners. These efforts help to develop and mobilize OHSU's unique resources and increase science literacy throughout the region.
Susan Shugerman, M.F.A., Ed.D.
Assistant Vice Provost for Education Outreach and Collaboration
Susan is the first director of Science Education Opportunities at OHSU. This office provides the central coordination for OHSU's K-12 science education efforts. She works with faculty, students and staff to provide direct services to classroom teachers and students, develop OHSU faculty, students and staff to be better teachers, mentors, and translators of science, provide general scientific education to the public and develop OHSU's infrastructure to support science education. Susan also chairs the SOAR (Science Outreach and Resources) committee.
Director of On Track OHSU!
Katie is the director of On Track OHSU!, a new science pipeline program for students in grades 6 – 12 who are underrepresented in the sciences. She is working closely with students and teachers from partner school districts to extend opportunities for students to learn about health and science careers, and to help them develop the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a health science career. Katie also coordinates OHSU student and faculty volunteers from programs and departments throughout the university, who participate in the program as role models and teachers. Katie is working to make the program replicable and sustainable so that additional districts and students can be served in the future.
Emily Felsenstein, M.S.
Emily serves as the Middle School Program Coordinator for On Track OHSU!, an outreach program that connects underrepresented students from grades 6 –12 with OHSU. She develops hands-on science curriculum that inspires middle school youth to have interests in science, engineering and health while cultivating a mindset of resiliency. Emily also coordinates volunteer opportunities for professionals and university students to share their passion for the biomedical sciences with these young explorers. In her spare time, she to loves garden, cook, and go hiking with her family.
William Cameron, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Allied Health/Behavioral Neuroscience
Bill is the faculty advisor to the Office of Science Education Opportunities. He is also the founder and chair of the SOAR Committee. He represents the SOAR committee's interests to the Faculty Senate, helps prioritize projects, recruits new members and provides the link to the faculties within the School of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Science & Engineering.