Shining on Portland’s South Waterfront stands a new tower, one that is as functional as it is beautiful. A joint project of Oregon State University, Oregon Health & Science University and Portland State University, the Collaborative Life Sciences Building is emblematic of a new, interdisciplinary era in biomedical research and education. By bringing together top minds from many fields to teach and experiment in this ultra-sophisticated biosciences facility, OSU and our sister institutions are poised to push toward breakthrough therapies for cancer, infectious disease and other critical health concerns. We’re also training the next generation of health professionals — pharmacists, physicians, nurses and dentists. Going forward, this state-of-the-art space will be a key contributor to longer, healthier lives for Oregon’s residents.
In this issue of the Terra newsletter, we take you inside this newest addition to Oregon’s biomedical science community. And next time you’re downtown, stop by to take a look and grab a latte at the coffee bar!
MARK ZABRISKIE, DEAN, COLLEGE OF PHARMACY