Archive for 2017

Eat your veggies (and fruit!)

Last month, clinical dietitian Christina Gross, M.P.H., R.D., L.D., spoke at the OHSU Doernbecher Cancer Survivors Clinic Support Group to discussion nutrition for cancer survivors ages 18-40. Below, she shares some tips for healthy eating that everyone should follow. Is it really possible to get the recommended 5 to 9 servings of fruit and veggies every day? First of all: Yes, it is possible and it can be easier than you think if you give … Read More

Help decide what’s next for OHSU’s free sunscreen program

A new online survey aims to learn more about your sun protection habits and help determine next steps for OHSU’s free sunscreen dispensers. Participants have a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and the Department of Dermatology installed free sunscreen dispensers at the OHSU Farmers Market and the Go by Bike area near the lower Tram terminal this summer. Now, the organizations are inviting users to share their thoughts about the dispensers … Read More

Get Your Rear In Gear with #TeamOHSU

At 29, Dan Hawkins wasn’t thinking about cancer. He was busy working, traveling, following his favorite sports teams and playing poker. But his diagnosis inspired him to organize Portland’s “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5K walk and run, an event to boost awareness about colon cancer and raise funds for local cancer screening programs.

Knight Cancer Institute researcher fights cancer with world-class athletes

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute researcher Amy Moran, Ph.D., is working with USA Track & Field athletes and the American Cancer Society to raise money for the fight against cancer. The “Together: Nothing Is Impossible” campaign features Moran in a public service announcement with two-time Olympic gold medalist Christian Taylor and 2014 USA Track & Field indoor champion Gabe Grunewald, a cancer survivor. The campaign encourages Americans to pledge money for each medal U.S. athletes win … Read More

Celebrating survivorship at OHSU

In honor of National Cancer Survivors Day (June 4), we’re kicking off a new series highlighting OHSU employees who have personally experienced cancer – and how this unique and deeply personal perspective influences their work here. Thank you Matt, Kara, Christi and everyone who has already shared. Matt McCallum Matt was in the best shape of his life and training for a half marathon when it started: the exhaustion, headaches and body pains. Soon after he was diagnosed with … Read More

Collaboration gives distant patients access to specialized cancer treatment

After Claudia Burton’s mother died of ovarian cancer, always on the back of her mind was the possibility she too might have to confront it one day. That didn’t make it easier when the day came. “I assumed it was a death sentence,” says Burton, who was 73 when she was diagnosed with stage III ovarian cancer. She underwent chemotherapy in Salem, followed by surgery in Portland. Then she had more chemotherapy treatment back in … Read More

Advice for Billy

Last week, Jimmy Kimmel gave an emotional update to the world that his newborn son, Billy, was born with a congenital heart defect that required surgery to correct. As Mr. Kimmel started his monologue, he assured his audience that this story “has a happy ending.” I’d like to assure the Kimmel family that as with this first chapter’s happy ending, many more wonderful and fulfilling chapters in Billy’s life are possible. I know because I also … Read More

Ask an expert, see a photo tribute, raise awareness at ‘War on Skin Cancer’ event

The third annual “War on Skin Cancer” event will bring OHSU researchers, patients and community members together to educate and advance the science of skin cancer prevention and treatment on Saturday, May 20. The free event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Collaborative Life Sciences Building and will offer attendees the opportunity to participate in skin cancer research, hear directly from experts and local dermatologists, and receive tips for sun safety and … Read More

OHSU announces NCAA basketball team

March Madness is sweeping OHSU. As a new way to introduce Oregonians, and all Americans, to what OHSU offers, OHSU will once again have a basketball team beginning with the NCAA 2018 season. The team name and mascot will throw back to OHSU’s rich athletics department history, naming themselves after the former School of Dentistry’s team, the Yankers. The OHSU Yankers will play in the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference at first, which also includes … Read More

This so-called adult life: Managing ACHD

You are probably tired of hearing it, but you’re an adult now. And your life has probably seen a lot of changes. Maybe you moved out of your house, went to college, started a relationship, or got a job…major changes.  Even with all of that on your plate, there’s one other thing you have to manage: your health. Being born with a congenital heart defect means you are no stranger to doctors. And you have … Read More

Why 96,000 Square Miles?

OHSU Health Fair at Pioneer Square.

President Robertson is fond of saying that OHSU has a 96,000 square mile campus, serving Oregonians “from Enterprise to Coos Bay, from Portland to Klamath Falls.”

This blog aims to highlight that breadth. 96,000 Square Miles (96K for short) will focus on the people of OHSU, the Oregonians we serve and the ripple effect of our work in Oregon and beyond.

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