In an article published earlier today, OHSU’s Lynn A. Jansen, RN, PhD (left), associate director of the Center for Ethics in Health Care, talks with the New York Times about the dangers of unrealistic optimism for early-phase clinical trial patients. Dr. Jensen is lead author on a recent paper describing how cancer patients significantly overestimate the likelihood a clinical trial will improve their health in comparison to other participants in the same trial. According to … Read More
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Last Sunday, the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) made national headlines when Kevin Grove, PhD, was featured on the front page of The New York Times. Dr. Grove’s research focuses on obesity and diabetes in “couch-potato” primates. Because they so closely resemble humans, these primates serve as excellent test subjects for weight-loss treatments. Read the full article.
OHSU’s Medical Breakthroughs is a monthly talk show hosted by Portland journalists at KINK FM’s Bing Lounge. This series, which started earlier this fall, gives OHSU researchers an informal setting where they can share their cutting-edge work with the public. Archived videos are available online. Past sessions include: September 9, 2010 Girl Power: How your daughter’s nutrition affects future generations Dr. Kent Thornburg, director of OHSU’s Heart Research Center, discusses fascinating new research that shows … Read More