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.

Headlines

David Brown Audiology , SIMLab Director

Pacific University Audiology Professor and SIMLab Director David Brown was elected as a Fellow by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Exploring Red Cedar Die Back with Taylor Warnick '23

Taylor Warnick ’23 is an environmental biology major who has been working with faculty member Kara Lanning to study soil in search of a possible microbial culprit for Western Red Cedar die back.

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.