Research and Training

Research and Training

As part of Oregon's only academic health center, the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation is educating the next generation of healthcare professionals and researching new treatments and cures.

Orthopaedic training programs

Our training programs create medical professionals who are self-motivated lifelong learners, caring and effective clinicians, committed educators and dynamic researchers.


OHSU's Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation research programs emphasize research that can go from the lab to the clinic and general population.

  • Brian Johnstone - Basic and translational studies of stem cells and their differentiation into skeletal tissues for repair and regeneration with an emphasis on articular cartilage tissue engineering, and enhancing spinal fusion.
  • Lynn Marshall - Epidemiologic and clinical research on musculoskeletal conditions, identifying risk factors for musculoskeletal conditions.

How you can help: the Beals Fund

The Beals Orthopaedic Resource Center was created to help OHSU orthopaedic doctors, residents and students pursue their research and professional interests. It also serves orthopaedic surgeons from around Oregon. The Center helps orthopaedists prepare their research for publication in medical journals and trains them to prepare lectures using the latest multimedia technology. It also makes professional papers and reports available to Oregon orthopaedists and maintains a database of orthopaedists in Oregon and former OHSU orthopedic residents.

The Beals fund provides much-needed resources for research and education. You can help by making a one-time donation, joining our annual giving program or making a gift through your estate.

Donation options

Donate by check

Please make checks payable to: OHSU Foundation, Beals Orthopaedic Resource Center

Mail checks to:
OHSU School of Medicine, Office of Development & Alumni Relations
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, L-102
Portland, OR 97239

Checks must be mailed and postmarked by December 31 to be tax deductible in that year.

Donate by credit card

To make a gift by credit card, please call 800 462-6608 or 503 228-1730.

Gifts made by a credit card are tax deductible in the calendar year the card is charged.

General information

If you have questions or would like to make a donation, please call 503 494-0723 or 800 462-6608, or e-mail