A Culture that Accelerates the Search for the Cure

A generous donation from Nike founder Phil Knight, matched by the State, enabled Oregon Health and Sciences University to realize their vision of team science in pursuit of early cancer detection.

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Recognizing the culture this one-of-a-kind building must support as the most critical success factor in accelerating team science, the leadership engaged Advance Strategy to help support the necessary cultural shift.

Paying particular attention to the young scientists, experimentalists, and computationalists we studied current culture, job-shadowed and hosted social gatherings to understand how they desired to work.

We discovered that, while OHSU isn’t Google, it’s more Google-like than the leadership expected – and competing in the same talent pool.

Insights from our qualitative analysis established the foundation for a creative, meaningful, and effective design solution that encourages collaboration and advances the Team Science culture.

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