Recognition & Appreciation

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OHSU faculty, staff and students serve the community in many ways.  They mentor teachers and students in summer internships, set up science fairs at schools, share their passion for their work at career fairs and assemblies, visit classrooms to inspire the next generation about their science, volunteer at hundreds of organizations throughout the community and beyond, and much more.

Each year, the Office of Science Education Opportunities will highlight an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to OHSU's outreach and service missions with a brief article on this site. 

If you would like to recommend someone for this internal "spotlight" recognizing excellence among our peers:

  • email
  • provide at least 2 examples of the individual's outreach efforts
  • describe what is significant about this work 

SOAR  committee members will make yearly selections based on these recommendations.

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Past Honorees

2013 - OHSU Brain Institute's Bobby Heagerty receives educator award from Society for Neuroscience

Bobby Heagerty, community affairs and education director at the OHSU Brain Institute, was recently honored with a Science Education Award from theSociety for Neuroscience. The award, announced at the society's annual meeting in San Diego, recognizes outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions educating the public about neuroscience.Heagerty's contributions include developing the OHSU Brain Institute's Brain Awareness lecture series; bringing neuroscience to classrooms across Oregon; and providing counsel to U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer. To learn more, visit the OHSU Brain Institute website.