Fundamental to the success of the Center has been the ORCATECH Council, an organization of researchers who began meeting quarterly in 2004 with 20 members and now has grown to over 50 members. This membership represents a wide spectrum of individual expertise, institutional representation and stakeholder input. Members come from diverse backgrounds, including architecture, healthcare and community advocacy, intellectual property law, biotechnology development, social gerontology and primatology.
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The Oregon Center for Aging and Technology (ORCATECH) was formally established in 2004 through an National Institute on Aging Roybal Center grant. The Center fosters and stimulates translational innovation through a number of mechanisms including its multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional Council composed of academic, community and industry leaders, building new national and international research collaborations, providing support to existing research studies, as well as developmental support through the ORCATECH Living Laboratory.
The ORCATECH management team is crucial to the success of the center. This group ensures that the studies and everyday activities of ORCATECH run smoothly.
The ORCATECH executive committee is comprised of OHSU and industry partners.