Strategic Alliances


A culture of collaboration and innovation

The School of Medicine develops strong relationships with industry and academic partners, enabling productive collaborations that support innovative technology platforms, complement faculty expertise and enhance research programs across the school.

Our office works closely with the OHSU Technology Transfer and Business Development Office as well as OHSU centers and institutes on strategic planning and development initiatives, with the ultimate goal of identifying and realizing commercial opportunities for OHSU’s innovations. Our faculty possess leading-edge expertise in molecular imaging, computational biology, neuroscience, precision medicine, rare diseases, cardiology and more.

An example of a valued alliance partner is the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). PNNL is a world-class facility for mass spectrometry and quantitative phosphoproteomics, ion mobility-based separations, metabolomics and integration of “-omic” datasets.


OHSU and PNNL are improving their collaborative research environment through the OHSU-PNNL Precision Medicine Innovation Co-laboratory, or PMedIC. PMedIC will enhance researcher and trainee access to technologies, expertise and opportunities to advance the science of precision medicine. This expanded collaboration builds on previous joint efforts such as the OHSU-PNNL Northwest Co-Laboratory for Integrated ‘Omics.