Interested in the story of how OHSU became the academic health center it is today? Please join OHSU Library for a discussion with William Graves, author of Transformed: How Oregon’s Public Health University Won Independence and Healed Itself (Pacific University Press, 2016). A Q&A will follow the author’s presentation. Light morning refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
BICC building, Room 429 (enter through the OHSU Main Library entrance on the 3rd floor)
About the book: Oregon Health & Science University seemed stuck in the backwaters of the nation’s academic health centers when Dr. Peter Kohler became its president in 1988. So Kohler and his young administrative team came up with a radical plan to help OHSU take control of its fate as a semi-independent public corporation. This remarkable story offers a case study and possible model for other public universities and academic health centers now facing the same social and economic forces that drove OHSU to transform. The book is based on countless interviews and hours of research using the unique collections in OHSU Historical Collections & Archives.
About the author: William Graves has worked more than three decades as a daily newspaper journalist, including 23 years at The Oregonian in Portland. He is co-author of a book on education reform, Poisoned Apple, a graduate of the University of Puget Sound and Western Washington University, and a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.