It’s a topic you don’t hear a lot about: body donation. However, OHSU’s Body Donation Program plays a key role in both educating medical professionals and conducting research. This past weekend, the Albany Democrat-Herald ran two stories on the subject. Here is an excerpt: At Oregon Health & Science University, first-year students begin their gross anatomy course with a lecture by Bill Cameron, head of the college’s body donation program. The talk is titled “Your … Read More
Here’s a little landmark many of us at OHSU have walked by dozens of times. However, until yesterday, I never stopped to read it. It’s a plaque that recognizes the individuals and families who have joined with the OHSU Body Donation program to help teach our next generation of health professionals including doctors, nurses and dentists. The plaque reads: “In memory of those men and women who have advanced medical education and research through the … Read More
Buried within the OHSU School of Dentistry are some pretty amazing historical gems. I spotted one of them over a decade ago when I joined OHSU. The name of that little window into history is the Ernest Starr Memorial Museum of Dental Anomalies. (I am being literal here, the museum is just a little window.) For years, I wondered about that amazing exhibit. Recently, I caught up with someone who told me its story. Here’s OHSU … Read More
The folks over at the Oregon Primary Care Association just posted a neat video about the reasons why primary care physicians love caring for patients in the Northwest. The association is hoping to draw more physicians to the region which of course benefits all of us. One of the providers who is featured in the video is OHSU’s Dr. Nick Gideonse who serves as medical director at OHSU’s Richmond Clinic. Here’s the video:
Good partners often have some shared history. That’s certainly the case with FEI and Oregon Health & Science University. FEI and OHSU announced on Sept. 13 that they are working together to create the Living Lab for Cell Biology. The OHSU/FEI Living Lab will provide researchers with state-of-the-art electron microscopes to advance the understanding and treatment of complex diseases such as cancer and AIDS. The collaboration is designed to help both partners move forward. OHSU … Read More
Melanoma is one of the most dangerous forms of skin cancer, because of its ability to spread to other parts of the body. This year alone, there will be about 70,000 new cases of melanoma in the U.S. and about 8,700 deaths, according to estimates published by the National Cancer Institute. The good news is the fight against melanoma is gaining momentum. John Gray, an Oregon real estate developer and industrialist, gave $5 million to … Read More
On Friday…a new class of OHSU student/physicians will “suit up” during the School of Medicine’s annual White Coat Ceremony. Here’s a press release to explain what will happen. For those who are unfamiliar with the ceremony, it’s a relatively new tradition…with somewhat of an older history. In 1999, the Journal of the American Medical Association wrote an interesting article about the evolution of the white coat. Here’s a link. I found this bit particularly interesting: Earlier … Read More
As we mentioned in a press release earlier this week, a new generation of health providers is graduating from OHSU to begin work in hospitals and clinics that will serve those who live within our state borders and beyond. Ensuring that there are enough health providers around in the future is one of our core missions. That’s why the OHSU School of Nursing has opened campuses in Ashland, Klamath Falls, La Grande and, most recently, … Read More
A few shots from today’s graduation ceremonies. For more, visit the OHSU School of Medicine Facebook page.
Once again, It’s graduation time at OHSU. However, this year, one of our School of Medicine graduates has a story that is anything but ordinary. The former medical student, now medical resident is Dr. Aleka Spurgeon-Heinrici. Dr. Spurgeon-Heinrici overcame several major hurdles in order to become a physician. Her story is chronicled in today’s Oregonian – an inspiration for many of us on the hill. Congratulations Aleka!