About Us

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Oregon 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 the Provost, 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. 

To ensure an effective learning environment, the Office of the Provost is supported centrally through the following offices. 

Executive Vice Provost - Learn More

Vice Provost for Student Affairs - Learn More

The Office of the Provost 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.