Research

Discovery is a cornerstone of our mission at Pacific University.

At Pacific, investment in research is investment in discovery across the curriculum. It affords us the opportunity to recruit top-notch expert faculty, as well as offer undergraduate and graduate students alike meaningful opportunities to advance their knowledge and contribute to the global community.

Since 2019, Pacific University has been the No. 1 private research university in the Pacific Northwest and among the Top 10 in the West, maintaining a $25 million-plus active grant portfolio.

Supported by the Office of Scholarship & Sponsored Projects, Pacific University faculty — and students — conduct and publish research ranging from the natural sciences to the arts and humanities and from cancer treatment to behavioral health and aging.

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Fawzy Elbarbry

The National Institute of Health has awarded Pharmacy Professor Fawzy Elbarbry $365,966 for a three-year study as part of its “Support for Research Excellence” program. His study, which will involve student researchers, will examine alternate ways to treat hypertension.

President Jenny Coyle & Janice Parks '20 at Special Commencement

“I was able to leave Pacific being able to write very prolifically and be a good scientific writer,” said Parks, now a PhD student in plant science. “And besides the research, Pacific really prepared for my graduate-level classes. Honestly, my graduate-level classes, I thought they were so easy. Pacific does a very good job of making sure the courses are rigorous.”

Dr. Chen 7 Kylee Seto '23

Faculty and a student from the School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training presented research at the 17th International Symposium of 3-D Analysis of Human Movement (3D-AHM) in Tokyo, Japan.