RW-aboutOHSU Research Week is a university-wide event that celebrates the excellence of research performed by students, faculty, research-ranked employees, postdocs, and staff across all schools, centers, institutes and education programs at Oregon Health & Science University. Research Week includes career development workshops, over 300 poster and oral presentations, keynote speakers, receptions and award ceremonies, and more.


2015 Research Week Planning Committee

  • Brittany Allen-Petersen, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, Molecular and Medical Genetics
  • Maria Violeta Blando, administrative assistant, Research Funding and Development Services
  • Robin Champieux, MLIS, scholarly communication librarian, assistant professor, OHSU Library
  • Quin Denfeld, Ph.D. candidate, School of Nursing
  • Rachel Dresbeck, Ph.D., director, Research Development and Research & Academic Communications, Office of the Senior Vice President for Research
  • Allison Fryer, Ph.D., associate dean, Graduate Studies, School of Medicine, professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Jaret Herter, project coordinator, University Protocol and Events
  • Kayly Lembke, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
  • Bobbi Luper, office manager, Office of the Senior Vice President for Research
  • Karen McCracken, education program coordinator, Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute
  • Kaitlin O'Reilly, operations coordinator, Office of the Senior Vice President for Research
  • Kate Placzek, postdoctoral researcher, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
  • Julie Rogers, research development associate, Research Funding & Development Services
  • Virginia Tilden, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, professor, interim senior associate dean for research, School of Nursing
  • Jackie Wirz, Ph.D., assistant professor, OHSU Library
  • Bekki Witt, senior communications specialist, Research & Academic Communications

Student Day Sub-Committee

  • Marilynn Chow
  • David Edwards
  • Alexandria Harrold
  • Kayly Lembke
  • Lizzy Sunderhaus
  • Sarah Wicher
  • Christie Pizzimenti