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The Institute is dedicated to the health and safety of the workforce. Our mission is to improve the lives of workers through biomedical and occupational research. We promote health and prevent...

Staff Spotlight: Sami Moellmer

In our Staff Spotlight posts, we feature an Institute staff member and share with the community a behind-the-scenes through a question and answer session to learn more about their research areas,...

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Dr. Saurabh Thosar receives $2.97 million R01 NIH grant

Dr. Saurabh Thosar, Assistant Professor at the Institute and colleagues was awarded a 5 year $2.97 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the effects of sleep and the...

Dr. Peter Spencer presents webinar on neurotoxic plants and mushrooms

We are pleased to share a recording of a recent presentation given by Peter Spencer, Ph.D., FANA, FRCPath, Professor of Neurology, OHSU School of Medicine. We thank the OHSU Brain Institute for...

Dr. Miranda Lim investigates new device to enhance sleep

Note: Group photo pre-pandemic We are eager to follow recent news about Miranda Lim, MD, Ph.D., sleep scientist here at OHSU, on her work collaborating with other researchers to develop a new...

We are hiring faculty!

The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences has two open faculty positions. Come work with us! We seek two new faculty members with expertise in the biology of stress. Stress is a...

Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Research Staff Spotlight: LaTroy Robinson

Research Staff Spotlight: LaTroy Robinson

Each month, we feature an Institute staff member and share with the community a behind-the-scenes through a question and answer session to learn more about their research areas, career path and...

Sleep study finds why asthma worsens at night

In the U.S., over 20 million people report experiencing worsening asthma severity at night. Throughout the years, scientists have asked whether it was “simply because of sleep at night or whether...

What's Work Got To Do With It? Podcast Meet the Scientist in safety, health and well-being at work

2021 Summer Intern Program podcast episode

On our latest podcast episode, we highlight our 2021 Summer Intern Program. Each summer, undergraduate interns work with faculty mentors in basic and applied research over a three-month paid...

Research Staff Spotlight: Nicole Chaudhary

Each month, we feature an Institute Staff member and share with the community a behind-the-scenes through a question and answer session to learn more about their research areas, career path and...