Portland, Ore.Dramatic growth in nursing research requires new position, reorganization
Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing has appointed Leslie Bevan, Ph.D., director of its reorganized Office of Research Development. Bevan's new position was created in response to the school's dramatic growth in research activities and an increase in the number of faculty.
Previously Bevan has served OHSU as director of compliance and assurance, and as director of grants and contracts. In these roles she assiduously developed materials to improve functioning of the Institutional Review Board staff and of the committee itself. She also managed personnel who handled more than $200 million annually in grants. She has consulted on research efforts for the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health, the Oregon Biomedical Research Association, OMSI, the Oregon Health Division, and others.
Bevan's own research has been funded by the Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health. In her new role, she can expressly "help the School achieve its research goals," Tilden noted.