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OGI School of Science & Engineering Announces New Head of Management, New Faculty

   Portland, Ore.

Oregon Health & Science University's OGI School of Science & Engineering recently selected a new leader for its accredited management in science and technology program and added a new faculty member:

Jim Huntzicker, Ph.D., has been appointed head of OGI's Department of Management in Science and Technology (, which offers accredited graduate-level management degrees for working professionals in technology-intensive industry. In addition to his new role, Huntzicker will continue as OGI's associate dean for industry relations and executive director of the school's Center for Professional Development ( Grouping these three roles under Huntzicker's leadership will enable OGI to be even more strategically responsive to industry's needs and the educational needs of working professionals. Huntzicker, who has worked at the OGI School of Science & Engineering since 1974, lives in the Bethany area of Washington County.

Karen Watanabe, Ph.D., joins the School of Science & Engineering as a research assistant professor in environmental and biomolecular systems. She is investigating the dynamics of living systems and their interactions with xenobiotics through the development of mathematical and computational models. Her current research focuses on the trophic transfer of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the aquatic environment, and the biological fate of xenobiotics in multiple species. Before joining the School of Science & Engineering, Watanabe was a research assistant professor and adjunct professor of civil and environmental engineering at Tulane University. She earned a bachelor's in chemical engineering from Northwestern University, and a master's and doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Watanabe lives in Portland.


The OGI School of Science & Engineering (formerly the Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology) became one of four specialty schools of Oregon Health & Science University in 2001.

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