OHSU senior VP of research Dorsa to retire

Dan Dorsa, who has served as Oregon Health & Science University’s vice president for research since 2001, plans to retire at the end of the year.

Dorsa, who is senior VP for research, was recruited from the University of Washington. OHSU’s internal announcement on Dorsa’s retirement notes that he presided over an enormous growth in research at OHSU. The university brought in $167 million in research revenue in 2000 and $376 million in 2015.

Dorsa stewarded the Oregon Opportunity funds, composed of $200 million from the state and $378 million in philanthropy, enabling OHSU to recruit world-class researchers. He oversaw the Biomedical Research Building and the Collaborative Life Sciences Building and acquisitions of sophisticated equipment.

The announcement further says that Dorsa “refashioned and reformed OHSU research administration, and he has been a leader in working with other institutions and companies to transform the ecosystem for startup companies in Oregon.”

Dorsa will transition from his current role on July 1 and serve as acting senior VP for research through December. OHSU will conduct a national search to fill his role.

Elizabeth Hayes
Staff Reporter
Portland Business Journal
Apr. 7, 2016

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