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A Message from the Dean

  • Photo of downtown Portland, Oregon with an orange/gray sky caused by smoke from wildfires

Photo of Portland, Oregon on September 9, 2020 by Tedder

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,

Many members of our OHSU-PSU School of Public Health community have been impacted by the recent wildfires. Some have been temporarily displaced, others have lost their homes, and all are living with the fear, anxiety, and health effects that the fires have brought. During this difficult time, I want to ensure everyone has access to all available local  and university resources. We also are regularly posting resources to the SPH website, linked from the blue box on the front page at www.ohsu-psu-sph.org

  • The University Place Hotel and Conference Center, owned and operated by Portland State University has shelter for those evacuating the fires that are impacting our state. When contacting the hotel, please mention that you are a current PSU student, faculty, or  staff, and need a place to evacuate.   When making your reservation and at check-in, please bring your  valid PSU ID. Rooms are available to the PSU community on a first come, first serve basis.

 We know circumstances will continue to unfold in the days and weeks ahead. Please be assured we are here to work with you to meet your academic needs at this difficult time.

I hope you all remain safe.

Please take care,