Archive for 2017

The seeds of heart disease risk are planted before birth

Heart disease, rare only a century ago, is now the most common cause of death worldwide. Many explanations for this meteoric rise have been put forth, but most have fallen well short of explaining how this once rare chronic disease could kill the equivalent of the population of Portland, Oregon each year. About 25 years ago an English epidemiologist named David Barker found that areas of England with high rates of infant deaths following WWII … Read More

Joe and Jodi: a love story

“She’s still here with me.” When we sat down with Joe and Jodi Whitton to discuss Jodi’s lung cancer journey, the conversation quickly turned to their 48 years of life together. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d share a piece of their story. Joe and Jodi met as teenagers – about six months before Joe left for Vietnam. A blind date led to a game of checkers and the rest, as they say, … Read More

World Cancer Day and the Hope of Targeted Therapy

Today is World Cancer Day and for Joe and Jodi Whitton, it’s a day to celebrate another year of life together. In August of 2015, Jodi’s family took her to a nearby hospital to be treated for what they thought was a bad case of pneumonia. It was there that she learned she had Stage 4 lung cancer. The attending physician offered little hope, advising her to go into hospice care. Joe Whitton, Jodi’s husband … Read More

Who’s the snow boss?

Record snowfall proves no match for OHSU’s mission-driven operations Mother Nature walloped the Portland area Jan. 10 with 8 to 12 inches of snow overnight. Heavy, sticky, not-melting-anytime-soon snow. Yet faculty and staff across OHSU responded with acts large and small to care for patients, protect crucial lab experiments and keep students on track, even if remotely. As Oregon’s academic health center and a level 1 trauma center, reliable access to OHSU for patients and … 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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