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ORCATECH is funded through several sources, but one of the most important is direct contributions from donors. Without the generosity of our donors, we could not pursue some of the ORCATECH-initiated projects that are so important to our core work. Any size donation is greatly appreciated. There are two primary ways to contribute to ORCATECH research and operations directly.

The OHSU Foundation

OHSU is a powerful institution with a singular purpose — to improve human health. What happens each day in OHSU's classrooms, clinics and laboratories inspires the support of savvy donors looking for the highest possible return on their philanthropic investments.

When healing, teaching, discovery and outreach come together at OHSU, magic happens. This powerful combination fuels breakthroughs and life-saving advancements — and makes life better for people across our region and far beyond. With every gift, you enable this vital work and transform what is possible.

To make a gift to the OHSU Foundation in support of ORCATECH, please visit the foundation site and simply note your support of ORCATECH. Visit the OHSU Foundation

The Tamara Hayes Scholarship Fund

Tamara Hayes

ORCATECH is saddened to announce that an integral member of our team, Tamara Hayes, Ph.D., passed away on July 28, 2013.

This fund has been set up to encourage and recognize outstanding graduate students in Biomedical Engineering at OHSU. This is particularly fitting for Tamara's passion, and what she would want to see continue.

Dr. Hayes received her Master of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1990, and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh in 1994. After receiving her doctorate, she worked at OHSU doing telemedicine research, developing a teledermatology system and doing outcomes research evaluating the use of the system to deliver tertiary dermatology care to rural Oregon. She then worked in industrial software development at Informix and IBM, both as an engineer and a senior manager. She returned to OHSU in 2002 as an Assistant Professor in the newly formed Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Dr. Hayes' research interests included the use of ubiquitous computing to deliver health care in the home, with the goal of changing the current paradigm of clinic-centered health care to a model that is less costly, more effective, and allows an individual to participate more fully in their own health care. This work was done collaboratively with other researchers in the Point of Care Laboratory, with clinicians and scientists at ORCATECH and the Layton Aging & Alzheimer's & Aging Disease Center, and with industry partners.

To contribute directly to The Tamara Hayes Scholarship Fund online, please complete the donation form through the OHSU Foundation website, linked here:

The Tamara Hayes Scholarship Fund donation form