Each year, student teams complete a capstone project, which serves as their culminating experience in their master’s program. These projects are grounded in an organizational challenge, question, or idea. Students work collaboratively under the guidance of their project sponsor and faculty mentor. Completed project inform organizations and aid in their decision making. Often project recommendations become reality over the following few years. Here we explore just some of these projects.
Creating a Safe Haven for Healing
In 2022, Connie Amos, M.S., Sr. Director of Post Acute Care at OHSU asked a capstone team how OHSU could better support houseless patients. Specifically, the organization noticed that discharges for houseless patients were being delayed and that they were being seen in the emergency department post-discharge because of a lack of safe housing and services. Read more.
Capstone Teams Help CODA Achieve Their Goals
As a non-profit dedicated to helping individuals in recovery from substance use disorders, there is always more work that can be done. Read more.
M.S. Capstone Teams Improve Maternal and Infant Health in Malawi
For the last three years, TeamLift has graciously sponsored capstone projects for students in the Division of Management’s Master of Science program. Team Lift seeks to improve education, health, and nutrition for women and girls in Malawi. Read more.
A Ride Home: Improving Patient Transportation
In 2021, Connie Amos, senior director of post-acute care at OHSU, sponsored an MS capstone team to explore improving patient transportation. Read more.
The Path to Change
A question that kept David Zonies, MD, MPH, MBA ’20, up at night was how to improve critical care services across the newly formed OHSU Health. He decided to propose a Capstone project to explore this further. Read more.