Engineering and Technology Industry Council (ETIC)

The health care industry in the United States generates approximately $1.7 trillion dollars in revenue annually and employs 16.7 million individuals.  Personalization of health care will be needed, not only for improved medical treatments, but for increased efficiency and cost management, and will be built upon emerging technologies for disease characterization, intervention and big data analytics. The personalized health care economy is projected by PriceWaterhouseCoopers to grow by 11% annually,  exceeding $230 billion by 2015.  OHSU will help establish Oregon as a developmental center by (a) educating students in applications of engineering, physics, chemistry and computational biology related to disease characterization, intervention and biomedical data analytics, (b) providing research training in these areas, (c) supporting entrepreneurism through continuing education programs for managers and executives in technology sectors, and through (d) collaborative interactions between academia and Oregon Bioscience & Technology Industries, including internship programs.            

Allen, D., Alves, L., Caruncho, G., Chin, D., Cohn, D., Deepti, D., Braxos, B., Friend, S., Ha, J., Kadar, A., Krieghbaum, M., Kubitza, L., Lutz, S., Mentesana, M., Ondategui-Parra, S., Rosamond, M. & Walsh, B. The new science of personalized medicine: Translating the promise into practice.  (PriceWaterhouseCoopers, 2009).

Quantitative Bioscience & Biomedical Engineering (QBB)

The Quantitative Bioscience & Biomedical Engineering focus area within the Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences at OHSU encompasses studies in multiple academic areas including: biomedical engineering, bioinformatics, genomics and other computational biology, as well as technology development and application in biochemistry, biophysics, cell, molecular, systems & chemical biology,  genetics and  pharmacology.

Quantitative Biosciences & Biomedical Engineering utilizes measurement techniques, mathematical equations, and computational resources to answer fundamental biological questions. The goal of the quantitative bioscience research focus is to train students, who have an undergraduate degree in physics, chemistry, engineering, computer science and/or mathematics, to apply their quantitative skills to the most challenging biological problems of today.