About Us

Dr. Robert VieiraOregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is the State of Oregon's only comprehensive public academic health center. Its fundamental purpose is to improve the health and well being of people in Oregon and beyond by:

  • Educating tomorrow’s health professionals, scientists, engineers and managers in top-tier programs that prepare them for a lifetime of learning, leadership and contribution.
  • Exploring new basic, clinical and applied research frontiers in health and biomedical sciences, environmental and biomedical engineering and information sciences, and translate these discoveries, wherever possible, into applications in the health and commercial sectors.
  • Delivering excellence in health care, emphasizing the creation and implementation of new knowledge and cutting-edge technologies.
  • Leading and advocating for programs that improve health for all Oregonians, and extend OHSU’s education, research and healthcare missions through community service, partnerships and outreach.

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs, as it's part in OHSU's multifaceted public mission, is the central administrative office, with responsibility for the institutional academic mission, programming and policy implementation, support programs for academic personnel and students, and academic fiscal management. 

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs is devoted to creating a positive and inclusive campus environment by collaborating with others to develop and implement policies concerning student and general university programs and creating a network to resolve problems and issues confronting students and staff.

We welcome any questions, comments, or suggestions that you may have.  Please contact us or just stop by.


- Robert L. Vieira, Ed.D
  Vice Provost for Academic and Student Affairs
  Biography of Robert L. Vieira