The goal of Legacy Research Institute (LRI) is to improve the understanding, treatment and prevention of disease and medical conditions
through transformational basic, translational, clinical, and outcomes research that serves our people, patients, communities, and world.
LRI is a 67,000 sq-ft state-of-the art research facility where a wide range of research including preclinical, basic, clinical and clinical trials, medical outcomes, and surgical advances and training are conducted. Located on the Holladay Park campus in northeast Portland, LRI neighbors the Legacy Central Laboratories and the Unity Center for Behavioral Health.
A Culture of Collaboration
At the core of LRI’s programs is a culture that embraces innovation and collaboration. Transdisciplinary research is supported and encouraged. Researchers can develop research ideas and collaborate on projects with researchers, clinicians, and other scientists both within Legacy Health and beyond.
A nimble & innovative environment
LRI researchers have the availability of internal foundation support for pilot, developmental, and more exploratory projects that may provide preliminary data to be used for larger federal grant submissions. This allows research programs to remain rather nimble and allows researchers to pursue ideas that are more innovative. Overall, LRI provides a resource-rich environment that supports translational research that has direct application to improving patient care.
"We have some extremely exciting science happening here at Legacy Research Institute and our programs embrace discovery, innovation, translation, and collaboration. Linking directly to Legacy’s vision of being essential to the health of the community, the goal is for our discoveries to help save lives and improve medical care."
- Joe Frascella, Ph.D., Vice President of Research