Oregon Health & Science University is the State of Oregon's only comprehensive public academic health center. Its fundamental purpose is to improve the health and well being of people in Oregon and beyond by:
- Educating tomorrow's health professionals, scientists, engineers and managers in top-tier programs that prepare them for a lifetime of learning, leadership and contribution.
- Exploring new basic, clinical and applied research frontiers in health and biomedical sciences, environmental and biomedical engineering and information sciences, and translate these discoveries, wherever possible, into applications in the health and commercial sectors.
- Delivering excellence in health care, emphasizing the creation and implementation of new knowledge and cutting-edge technologies.
- Leading and advocating for programs that improve health for all Oregonians, and extend OHSU's education, research and healthcare missions through community service, partnerships and outreach.