A recently published study, headed by Christina Nicolaidis, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of medicine, found a significant difference between the reported quality of health care experienced by autistic adults and non-autistic adults. Overall, autistic adults were less likely to utilize preventative services, and reported a greater number of unmet health care needs as well as a higher use of the emergency department. The study, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, surveyed 209 autistic adults and 228 non-autistic … Read More
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This month, Dennis McCarty, Ph.D., professor and vice chair of the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, will be honored at the American Public Health Association’s 140th annual meeting with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Section. The award is meant to recognize an individual who has had a long and distinguished career in the field and has provided a lifetime of significant contributions. Dr. McCarty’s career has focused … Read More
On Monday, November 21, 2011, a panel of OHSU Native American faculty members will participate in a panel discussion on their roles in community, research, education and collaborative activities. The panel will take place from 12 to 1:15 p.m. in the OHSU auditorium. An OHSU/Tribal Exhibit Fair will run concurrently from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium foyer. Panelists will include: R. Dale Walker, MD, Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, and Public Health and … Read More
OHSU researchers have been getting quite a bit of media attention because of next week’s World Congress on the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) in Portland. Here are some highlights you don’t want to miss: On Friday, September 16, OHSU announced a $25 million donation by Bob and Charlee Moore, founders of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods. The Moore’s donation will support research, policy, and public outreach related to the health effects of … Read More
Twenty-two years ago, David Barker, M.D., PhD., F.R.S., OHSU faculty member and professor of clinical epidemiology at the University of Southampton, UK, made a discovery that would change the way researchers think about chronic disease. What Dr. Barker found was that babies with lower or higher than average birth weight had a significantly higher risk for developing heart disease later in life. Fast forward to now, and Dr. Barker’s research has grown into a booming … Read More
The Great Lakes Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research (GLRCE) at the University of Chicago, is one of eleven National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases supported centers for public health and biodefense research. The mission of the GLRCE is to develop novel vaccines, therapeutics and adjuvants to combat microbiological agents identified as having the potential to pose a severe threat to public health and safety. The GLRCE seeks research project … Read More
According to Greg King, DMD, DMSc, professor of orthodontics at the University of Washington, there are severe disparities in access to orthodontic services for low-income Americans. On Wednesday, June 1, Dr. King will give a presentation that elucidates this problem and highlights research on potential solutions. The seminar will take place from 12 to 1 p.m. in School of Dentistry, room 606. For more information, contact Jackie Powell in the School of Dentistry.