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, MFA, 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.

Kathryn Lenahan, BS

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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.

Adrienne Ochs, Ph.D.

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Educational Support Coordinator

Adrienne serves as the Educational Support Coordinator and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of The Office of Science Education Opportunities. She carries out the administrative procedures, including fiscal management, general logistics, and makes sure that everyone's happy, well supported, and able to do their jobs. She is from Delaware, an avid volunteer, and loves 80's music.

William Cameron, Ph.D.

William Cameron

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.