Community Connections March 2013
All Oregon communities share the common desire to have access to the best available health care and health education.
OHSU helps by providing care to the underserved, extending the reach of health care, engaging in research vital to public and community health issues, and sharing the latest in medical advances.
OHSU hope to learn how it can connect with your community to improve the health of all Oregonians and provide learning opportunities to people who are interested in careers in health and science.
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The nation has its eyes on Oregon following last year's $1.9 billion federal grant to curb health care costs. OHSU has a role to play, not just as a provider participating in reform, but as an academic center providing rigorous, independent analysis of what works and what doesn't.
OHSU's Center for Health Systems Effectiveness, funded by the National Institutes of Health and Phil and Barbara Silver, will help to provide some answers.
Learn more about the importance of this work.
With a $125 million gift to OHSU in September 2012, Nike co-founder and chairman Phil Knight and his wife, Penny, made what is believed to be the largest reported private philanthropic investment to advance cardiovascular medicine in the United States. Their landmark pledge established the new OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute, which is dedicated to quickly translating laboratory discoveries into new and better treatments for the world's No. 1 killer.
Read more about this opportunity for Oregon.
- A 125th anniversary
- A celebration marking such an anniversary
- A mouthful
As OHSU celebrates its 125 years of service to the state we are reaching out with a heartfelt thank you to the community for helping to build Oregon's world-class academic health center. We've been marking the year with free health care screenings, lectures and a historical exhibit to open in downtown Portland this month.
Learn more and join us.
Three of Oregon's top universities are working together on a unique project in the South Waterfront District in Portland. Oregon State University, Portland State University and OHSU will share a new building to expand each institution's teaching facilities, class sizes and research activities. The partnership will also create new employment opportunities and serve as an educational model for the future.
Take a peek at what's new on the waterfront.
- OHSU enjoys steady fiscal growth.
- The development of a new gene therapy method to prevent certain inherited diseases reached a significant milestone.
- OHSU's Technology Transfer and Business Development office had a groundbreaking year.
- Despite the slow economy, OHSU employment grows.
- Although OHSU is thriving, university takes precautionary measures.
- Human neural stem cells study offers new hope for children with fatal brain diseases.
- CEOs around the state choose OHSU as Oregon's most admired health care company.
- Knight Diagnostic Laboratories launch a new line of next-generation, cost-effective cancer tests.
- OHSU researchers are first to grow liver stem cells in culture and demonstrate their therapeutic benefit.
- Knight Cancer Institute calls for prevention: just like cigarettes, access to tanning booths needs to be regulated.
- OHSU, ODS Health partner to support Cycle Oregon 2013.
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