Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

Portland’s Largest Employer Provides Research Training To Native Health Professionals


Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is the state’s only academic health and research university. As Portland’s largest employer with approximately 14,000 employees, OHSU’s size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support not found anywhere else in the state. The university serves patients from every corner of Oregon and is a conduit for learning for more than 4,300 students and trainees. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to each county in the state.

The Portland, Oregon-based OHSU is a public corporation that provides a wide array of patient care, educational, research and outreach services to residents throughout the Northwest and beyond. The university operates two hospitals and hosts schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry and pharmacy (in conjunction with Oregon State University).

Earlier this year, OHSU invited Native-One to participate in its recent $126,365,000 bond underwriting. Lead underwriters were J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Morgan Stanley, and NativeOne served as a co-manager alongside Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Loop Capital Markets and Cabrera Capital Markets, LLC.

“OHSU is pleased to add NativeOne to the team for our bond refinancing. We feel strongly that a diverse group of banking partners adds new ideas, brings additional insights, and helps build new capacities—ensuring the best outcome for the University,” said Lawrence Furnstahl, OHSU chief financial officer.

The university also conducts both basic and applied health research across several specialties. Each summer, the university offers a research-training program, as well as tuition scholarships, to Native American health professionals. According to its website, the “curriculum is designed to meet the needs of professionals who work in diverse areas of American Indian and Alaska Native health.” The summer institute is sponsored by the Northwest Native American Research Center for Health at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention–funded Prevention Research Center, the Center for Healthy Communities.

For more information about the Summer Research Training Institute for American Indian and Alaska Native Health Professionals, visit NPAIHB.org.


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