PSU professor James F. Pankow's groundbreaking research into the chemistry of tobacco products and how that chemistry promotes habit initiation and long-term addiction continues to attract national attention. Pankow has a joint appointment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and in the Department of Chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Peyton Tierney is just 15, but she is managing a study at Portland State University into flavorings in e-cigarettes that can be so appealing to young people. She says, “I am doing this because I want to help people.”
The largest academic building in Oregon will swing its doors open Thursday, and officials predict it will dramatically improve the way doctors and other medical professionals are trained in Oregon. It will also upgrade science education for thousands of Portland State University undergraduates.
Portland State University has awarded its first Faculty Research Excellence Awards to James Pankow, Steve Thorne and Ed Zaron in recognition of the originality, impact and productivity of their research programs.
The Office of Research and Strategic Partnerships established the three new awards this year to highlight faculty research accomplishments and the importance of research to the University’s mission. Each award comes with a $1,500 honorarium.