OHSU Honored with Oregon Native Chamber’s “Warrior Award”

Oregon Health & Science University is honored to be recognized by the Oregon Native American Chamber “Warrior of the Year” award, which recognize business organizations that have made significant contributions to the Native American community.

OHSU has been a long-time partner of the local Native American community, supporting groups like the Native chamber, NAYA Family Center, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, and the Native American Rehabilitation Association.

One of the ways that we have demonstrated support for the Native community is by helping American Indian students achieve their academic and career goals. Over the years, the Center for Diversity & Inclusion and the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) Department has partnered with the chamber to fund a number of scholarship grants.

Our Native American Employee Resource Group provides support and networking opportunities for Native employees and others who are interested in tribal health issues. To commemorate Native American Heritage Month, the group is hosting a lecture by Thomas Weiser, M.D., M.P.H., medical epidemiologist with the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board. The event is scheduled for 12-1pm on Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Old Library Auditorium.

Read more about OHSU’s contributions to Native American communities here.


Maileen Hamto is Communications Manager for the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, which leads and supports university-wide initiatives to create a culture of respect and inclusion for all people.