Centers, Institutes and Departments

OHSU Centers and Institutes
OHSU is home to numerous specialized research centers and institutes. Among these are one of the first Clinical and Translational Sciences Award-funded programs, the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute, and one of the strongest MRI magnets in the world, at the Advanced Imaging Research Center. Researchers at the Knight Cancer Institute were the first to demonstrate the success of molecularly targeted chemotherapies in cancer, while scientists at the Vollum Institute have recently solved the crystal structure of a eukaryotic glutamate receptor, revealing the molecular architecture of receptors central to communication between nerve cells in the human brain and paving the way for the development of new therapeutic agents to treat diseases of the nervous system. See all of OHSU's centers and institutes below.