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10/25/2010

OHSU Joins Effort to Find Clues to Progression of Parkinson's Disease
Landmark five-year clinical study is sponsored by the Michael J. Fox Foundation

08/02/2011

Scientists Identify What Makes Us Feel ‘Bad’ When We’re Sick, How to Treat It
New research demonstrates that a new class of drugs designed to treat narcolepsy will also be effective in reversing illness-induced lethargy

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
09/15/2011

Moms Who Eat a High-Fat Diet Before and During Pregnancy ‘Program’ Their Babies to Be Fatter, at Risk for Chronic Disease Later in Life
This is the first study to demonstrate that a long-term maternal high-fat diet results in the deposition, in utero, of excess body fat in the newborn

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
09/16/2011

Bob and Charlee Moore of Bob's Red Mill commit to donate $25 million to launch OHSU nutrition institute

Basic Science Tamara Hargens-Bradley
10/28/2011

OHSU Dream Team Researcher Joe Gray Elected to Institute of Medicine
A renowned cancer researcher, Gray is one of 65 new members elected this year

Cancer Elisa Williams
01/19/2012

Entrepreneurial physician-scientist to lead new Center for Regenerative Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University
Kenton Gregory, M.D., an internationally accomplished physician-bioengineer whose landmark research breakthroughs include the development of lifesaving medical products for troops in the battlefield, is directing a new... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
07/17/2012

U.S. News & World Report Ranks OHSU Hospital No. 1 in Portland, statewide
“Hard measures” with a direct link to the quality of patient care make up nearly 70 percent of a hospital’s score

09/09/2012

OHSU research helps explain why an AIDS vaccine has been so difficult to develop
Research highlights why new methods developed at OHSU may be the most promising avenues for fighting the disease

Mirabai Vogt
09/14/2012

OHSU Biomedical Engineers develop technique to determine the weight of particles so small, you need a microscope to see them
Research may aid several fields: From diagnosing disease to studying bacteria

Mirabai Vogt
09/17/2012

OHSU holds prescription drop-off event to assist Northwest residents in safely disposing of their old/expired medications
Any member of the Oregon Poison Center will tell you, when you have unwanted or expired medications in the house, disasters can occur from accidents to addictions. But how does one safely and responsibly get rid of old pharmaceuticals? Oregon Health &a... read more »

Mirabai Vogt
09/17/2012

Historic gift from Phil and Penny Knight establishes institute for cardiovascular research and care at OHSU
Led by Albert Starr, M.D., and Sanjiv Kaul, M.D., the institute will bring clinicians and researchers together to translate laboratory discoveries into new and better treatments for the world’s No. 1 killer.

Cardiology Michael MacRae (OHSUF)
09/18/2012

OHSU announces Marquam Hill Lecture Series for 2012-13
WHAT Related Info... read more »

Mirabai Vogt
09/26/2012

Distinguished scientific expert on aging and longevity to speak at OHSU’s Second Annual Healthy Aging Conference
Oregon Health & Science University’s Healthy Aging Alliance will hold its Second Annual Healthy Aging conference, The... read more »

Mirabai Vogt
10/10/2012

Annual ‘Night for Networking’ links workers with disabilities, Portland employers
Note to Editors: Wes Studer and Vail Horton are available for interviews about their experiences with Night for Networking. Media are also welcome at the Oct. 16 event. After his college graduation in 2009, Wes Studer, who has... read more »

Todd Murphy
10/10/2012

Human neural stem cells study offers new hope for children with fatal brain diseases
New findings demonstrate potential to treat a wide variety of disorders that affect myelin

10/11/2012

OHSU receives $1 million grant to develop innovative Electronic Health Record simulations
Research will help improve quality of patient care

Economics Mirabai Vogt
12/11/2012

New cardiovascular institute at OHSU will be named the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute
The Knights’ $125 million gift to OHSU is believed to be the largest ever reported to advance cardiovascular health

Cardiology
12/13/2012

OHSU continues steady growth in new fiscal year
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) has earned $26 million through October, $6.7 million ahead of the projected pace for the first four months of the fiscal year, according to a report at the quarterly OHSU Board of Directors meeting today.... read more »

12/17/2012

OHSU extends health care coverage for transgender employees
Following an extensive internal review of health benefits along with discussions with transgender advocates, Oregon Health & Science University is increasing access to medically necessary care for transgender employees. OHSU, Portland’s lar... read more »

12/19/2012

Despite slower economy, OHSU employment grows to new height: 14K
The number of people employed by Oregon Health & Science University reached a new milestone this fall: 14,000 employees. A significant number of those jobs — 1,578 — were created since May 2009, when OHSU reached its lowest total of faculty and sta... read more »

01/07/2013

OHSU School of Dentistry team finds persistent oral bacterial strains, even one year after treatment for severe early childhood caries
A follow-up study shows dominant genetic strains of highly-cariogenic bacteria and several emergent strains in young patients

School of Dentistry Sydney Clevenger
01/09/2013

Winter safety tips from OHSU Doernbecher and the Oregon Poison Center
As winter weather intensifies, children and adults alike look forward to playing in the snow or sitting around a cozy fireplace. But winter can also bring increased risks associated with cold weather. The Tom Sargent Children’s Safety Center at Oregon... read more »

01/15/2013

Most U.S. neurologists plan to use new brain scan for Alzheimer’s detection
Cost remains prohibitive factor, but OHSU survey finds experts believe the scan can help with diagnosis

01/16/2013

Study findings have potential to prevent, reverse serious disabilities affecting children born prematurely
Research conducted at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital challenges long-held belief that low blood flow to the premature brain necessarily kills brain cells

01/17/2013

OHSU/OUS Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB) “Tops Out”
Multimedia Link to Downloadable Time-Lapse of Building Construction... read more »

01/24/2013

OHSU School of Dentistry students organize service events this winter
MEDIA ALERT Part of the dental curriculum at Oregon Health & Science University’s School of Dentistry is for students to understand and address the widening gap between the oral health insured and unin... read more »

School of Dentistry Sydney Clevenger
01/28/2013

OHSU Foundation Board of Trustees Announces New Members
The Oregon Health & Science University Foundation today announced the appointment of five new members of the foundation’s board of trustees. At the board’s December 2012 meeting, the following individuals were elected to serve on the board:... read more »

Foundations
02/04/2013

OHSU, ODS Health partner to support Cycle Oregon 2013
Oregon Health & Science University and ODS Health are pleased to announce their support of Cycle Oregon 2013 as presenting sponsors. Cycle Oregon is an annual event dedicated to transforming individuals and communities in Oregon through bicycling.... read more »

02/06/2013

Career conference targets multicultural students interested in science and health professions
Oregon Health & Science University’s Annual Multicultural Health, Science & Engineering Career Conference is coming up, offering high school and college students from diverse backgrounds informational sessions about OHSU’s degree programs and r... read more »

02/11/2013

Skin cancer risk linked to tanning devices warrants stronger protections for minors
Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University supports the state legislature’s important step forward in skin cancer prevention

Cancer
02/15/2013

Oregon Poison Center warns that synthetic pot poses emerging public health concern
Several states across the nation have reported cases of acute kidney injury linked with the growing use of a designer drug sold openly online and in some tobacco and convenience stores; five cases were reported in Oregon in the past year. According to... read more »

02/19/2013

Cepheid and the Knight Cancer Institute collaborate to develop breast, prostate cancer tests
The Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced a collaboration to develop a menu of a... read more »

Cancer
02/20/2013

First OHSU Brain Awareness Season lecture set for Feb. 25: “Brain resiliency and the secret to healthy aging”
14th annual series will include national speakers, six lectures through May 20

02/25/2013

OHSU Doernbecher scientists first to grow liver stem cells in culture, transplant them with demonstrated therapeutic benefit
New mouse research in Nature raises hope that human liver stem cells can be similarly grown, transplanted

02/28/2013

OHSU, one of Oregon’s largest employers, initiates hiring freeze in the face of economic challenges
Current economic challenges include sequestration impacts, health reform financial changes and PERS costs

03/05/2013

OHSU partners with community organizations to serve disadvantaged Oregonians
WHAT  Oregon Health & Science University’s School of Nursing, in partnership with OHSU’s School of Medicine and Global Health Center, has created a new project designed to improve health outcomes for disadvantaged Oregonians. The... read more »

03/06/2013

Oregon Senate Resolution honors the work and life of William Connor
Co-author of the well-known diet cookbook The New American Diet pioneered research in nutrition and disease

03/07/2013

OHSU Brain Fair – one of the nation’s largest – is at OMSI Saturday, March 9
Event will include OHSU neuroscientists talking about their work, interactive exhibits, prizes

03/08/2013

Match Day – and the contents of a white envelope – determines the future for OHSU medical students
Fourth-year medical students at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, along with every other graduating medical student in the United States, will learn where they will spend the next three to seven years of their lives on “Match D... read more »

School of Medicine Education
03/08/2013

OHSU to adopt additional fire safety measures in response to Oregon Fire Marshal investigation
Oregon Health & Science University is in the process of adopting new fire safety measures in its hospitals and clinics. The adjustments are being made in response to further investigation by the Oregon State Fire Marshal following a fire that burne... read more »

03/12/2013

OHSU students and community organizations partner to serve disadvantaged Oregonians
Three-year grant brings resources to underserved neighborhoods

03/13/2013

Legacy Health, OHSU combine outpatient cancer clinics to improve access to advanced care in the region
Joint operating agreement between Oregon Health & Science University and Legacy Health will provide a more integrated network of adult cancer care clinics serving a five-county region

Cancer
03/13/2013

OHSU students offer free health screenings for uninsured, underinsured Oregonians
Student volunteers present week of lectures, events to raise awareness about U.S. health care disparities

03/13/2013

Oregon Poison Center reminds you to keep poisons up and out of sight!
Deaths from poisoning have been on the rise in the United States in the past few years, surpassing motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of accidental injury death, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Preve... read more »

03/14/2013

Tenth annual Western Regional International Health Conference set for April 5-7 in Portland
OHSU's Global Health Center Student Interest Group is hosting the 10th Annual Western Regional International Health Conference — “Global Health in Changing Environments” — April 5... read more »

03/14/2013

Historical exhibit celebrates OHSU’s 125th ‘quasquicentennial’ anniversary
WHAT Since its beginning in October 1887 as the University of Oregon Medical Department, Oregon Health & Science University has evolved into a multi-faceted institution: an academic health center, a nationally prominent research center an... read more »

03/18/2013

Toyota’s management practices may improve the quality of hospital care
One of the largest studies on health care management finds approaches designed for technology, manufacturing sectors may translate well to health care institutions

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
03/18/2013

Susan Bakewell-Sachs named new OHSU School of Nursing dean and vice president for nursing affairs
Following a nationwide search, Susan Bakewell-Sachs Ph.D., R.N., A.P.R.N., B.C., has been named the new School of Nursing dean and vice president for nursing affairs for Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Bakewell-Sachs will b... read more »

School of Nursing
03/19/2013

Internationally known OHSU Knight Cancer Institute researcher discusses the future of cancer care
Upcoming Marquam Hill Lecture features Joe Gray, Ph.D.

Elisa Williams
03/19/2013

OHSU Ask the Health Experts Lecture series features specialists on bone and joint care
The upcoming session of Oregon Health & Science University's “Ask the Health Experts” seminar series is quickly approaching. Upcoming lectures will feature specialists in bone and joint care who will share their expertise about developments in trea... read more »

Mirabai Vogt
03/20/2013

Scientists describe development of drug that could treat, prevent malaria and block mosquito transmission
Drug successfully tested in mice; may be major advance as malaria has developed resistance to existing treatments

Todd Murphy
03/21/2013

OHSU adjusts to challenging environment
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) has earned $35.7 million in operating income through the first seven months of the fiscal year, but there are challenges looming that led to a recent hiring freeze and other measures to slow spending, accor... read more »

Tim Kringen
03/22/2013

Oregon Poison Center at OHSU offers tips for preventing prescription painkiller poisonings
National Poison Prevention Week 2013 concludes on March 23

03/25/2013

OHSU contacting surgery patients after a laptop containing some of their data was stolen
OHSU patients and families: OHSU has set up a toll-free phone number to respond to patient questions about the laptop theft. Almost all of the patient information on the laptop computer related to patients who were scheduled for surgery a... read more »

03/26/2013

New program would offer free tuition to health care professions students who agree to practice in Oregon’s underserved and rural communities
Hearing today on legislation to address shortage of health care professionals

Education
03/27/2013

OHSU receives advanced certification as Comprehensive Stroke Center from The Joint Commission
Oregon Stroke Center is the only stroke center in the Northwest, and among only 27 in the nation, with the certification

Basic Science
03/28/2013

Casey Eye Institute presents free community seminars on macular degeneration
The Macular Degeneration Center at Oregon Health & Science University’s Casey Eye Institute will be hosting three community seminars on understanding and living with macular degeneration, a common eye disease in older adults. Join experts f... read more »

Mirabai Vogt
03/28/2013

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute to provide free head, neck and skin cancer screenings
What Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Institute is offering free screenings for cancers that develop on the skin (face and scalp) as well as in the mouth, throat and neck. Health care professionals will also provide partic... read more »

Elisa Williams
04/10/2013

OHSU Mark O. Hatfield Lecture features outgoing U.S. Secretary of Energy
Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Chu, Ph.D., will discuss his vision for the future of energy

Mirabai Vogt
04/16/2013

OHSU Casey Eye Institute photography exhibit, A Photographic Journey into Blindness, features works from two award-winning photographers
WHAT An upcoming photo exhibit at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health & Science University will feature the parallel works of two award-winning photographers that serve to inspire and reveal the persistence and clarity one man has ga... read more »

Mirabai Vogt
04/18/2013

OHSU Day in Salem celebrates the Oregon Legislative Assembly’s commitment to healing, teaching and discovery across Oregon
WHAT Note to Editors: Please call 503 494-8231 if you plan to send a crew. OHSU Day in Salem is primarily an appreciation and education event for Ore... read more »

04/22/2013

OHSU teams with Intel to decode the root causes of cancer and other complex diseases
The multi-year collaboration, to make personalized genomic analysis faster, less costly and routine in patient care, combines Intel’s expertise in extreme-scale computing with Oregon Health & Science University’s biomedical imaging and genomics expertise

Cancer
04/22/2013

Protect your family, safely dispose of old and expired medications

04/23/2013

OHSU School of Dentistry announces new dean
Following a national search, dentist and immunologist Phillip T. Marucha, D.M.D., Ph.D., has been named dean of Oregon Health & Science University’s... read more »

School of Dentistry
04/24/2013

OHSU Foundation announces new president
Oregon Health & Science University Foundation today announced it has named L. Keith Todd as its new leader. Todd will assume the presidency of OHSU’s nonprofit fundraising affiliate effective June 1, 2013. Todd has also been named... read more »

Foundations
04/29/2013

Preliminary study exploring how much fluid to give trauma patients ends
Scientists will now analyze data from the 191 participants who were part of the federally funded research

Todd Murphy
04/29/2013

Study explains what triggers those late-night snack cravings
OHSU researcher and colleagues at Harvard discover that an internal circadian rhythm causes increased appetite in the evening

Basic Science
04/30/2013

RMHC, OHSU Doernbecher announce interim housing solution for families of seriously ill children traveling to Portland for medical care
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Oregon and Southwest Washington (RMHC) and Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children’s Hospital have developed an interim housing solution to ensure families of children receiving care at OHSU Doern... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
05/06/2013

Vitamin C may prevent lung problems in babies born to pregnant smokers
Infants born to women who took vitamin C during pregnancy had less wheezing in first year of life

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
05/08/2013

Hundreds of students will participate in candlelight procession to ‘rekindle’ hope for patients, families at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Celebrating 20-plus years of miracles, more than $8 million raised for OHSU Doernbecher

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
05/08/2013

How do we see inside the human brain? And why should we look?
Brain imaging pioneer to speak May 13 as part of OHSU Brain Institute lecture series

Todd Murphy
05/09/2013

Discovery pinpoints cause of two types of leukemia, providing insights into new treatment approach
Research method used by scientists with the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University shows promise in accelerating advances in personalized cancer medicine

Cancer Elisa Williams
05/09/2013

OHSU and the Knight Cancer Institute congratulate state lawmakers for passing important skin cancer prevention bill
When signed into law by the governor, Oregon will become one of only three states in the nation that bans children 18 years and younger from using indoor tanning devices

Cancer
05/14/2013

OHSU event helps prepare young adults with diabetes for life after high school
Movin’ out? Movin’ on? Event designed to provide tools for diabetic 16- to 19-year-olds moving out of their childhood home

Diabetes Mirabai Vogt
05/15/2013

OHSU research team successfully converts human skin cells into embryonic stem cells
The breakthrough marks the first time human stem cells have been produced via nuclear transfer and follows several unsuccessful attempts by research groups worldwide

Animal Research Jim Newman
05/16/2013

OHSU’s School of Medicine announces upcoming 125th Anniversary lectures
WHAT During Oregon Health & Science University's upcoming 125th anniversary lectures, award-winning speakers will explore the future of discovery, education and outreach in health care. Thinking creatively about how technology, innovation... read more »

Mirabai Vogt
05/20/2013

OHSU Ask the Health Experts Lecture series features useful advice for a variety of health concerns
The upcoming session of Oregon Health & Science University's “Ask the Health Experts” seminar series is quickly approaching. Upcoming lectures will feature specialists in fertility, stroke care and bone and joint care. Lectures are followed by a qu... read more »

Mirabai Vogt
05/23/2013

OHSU statement on questions about photos in stem cell paper
On May 22, OHSU was alerted to questions about photos that accompany the research paper titled Human Embryonic Stem Cells Derived by Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer. The paper was published in the journal Cell on May 15 and has received... read more »

Jim Newman
05/24/2013

OHSU research highlights promising strategy to help vaccines outsmart HIV
Researchers at OHSU’s Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute believe they have discovered a promising delivery method to help make an HIV vaccine effective prior to, and perhaps after, infection

Jim Newman
05/28/2013

OHSU Vollum Institute scientists advance understanding of brain receptor
Discovery could help in drug development to attack Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders

Todd Murphy
05/30/2013

OHSU commencement ceremonies to honor more than 1,000 new health care professionals
OHSU’s School of Nursing will graduate 492 – a new school record

Mirabai Vogt
05/30/2013

FDA clears medical device developed by OHSU and AMES Technology, Inc. for muscle and joint rehabilitation
The Food and Drug Administration today granted 510(k) clearance to a muscle and joint rehabilitation medical device developed by OHSU Scientist Dr. Paul Cordo, Ph.D., and AMES Technology, Inc. AMES is an Oregon Health & Sci... read more »

Jim Newman
06/05/2013

New technique for deep brain stimulation surgery proves accurate and safe
Surgery has been used for Parkinson’s disease and familial tremors, and also shows promise for other disorders

Todd Murphy
06/11/2013

OHSU Doernbecher ranks among the nation’s best children’s hospitals four years running
... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
06/17/2013

OHSU review: previous studies overstated evidence on spinal fusion product
Review finds reporting bias in studies paid for by product manufacturer, with underreported harms

Todd Murphy
06/18/2013

Nominations sought for 2013 Oregon Rural Health Hero Award
The Oregon Office of Rural Health at Oregon Health & Science University is seeking nominations for the 2013 Oregon Rural Health Hero of the Year Award. The award will honor an outstanding ind... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
06/18/2013

New Alzheimer’s research suggests possible cause: the interaction of proteins in the brain
Research shows interaction of tau and amyloid-beta in the brain may cause cognitive decline

Todd Murphy
06/20/2013

OHSU partners with Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare to open new family medicine clinic where no appointment is required
Beginning next week, a new partnership between Oregon Health & Science University and Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare will expand... read more »

Jim Newman
06/26/2013

Nationally recognized autism experts to speak at free OHSU lecture Friday
WHAT Two of the country’s foremost experts on autism will give a free public lecture on the latest advances in autism research and treatment at Oregon Health & Science University.... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
06/26/2013

Summer safety tips from OHSU Doernbecher and the Oregon Poison Center at OHSU
The arrival of summer brings lots of fun opportunities to be outside with family and friends, enjoying the sunshine, playing in the water and taking part in many types of activities. However, it is important to remember that these favored months can br... read more »

Mirabai Vogt
06/27/2013

OHSU Board adopts budget that takes on tuition
The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Board of Directors today approved a $2.2 billion operating budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. One of the key initiatives included in the budget is a "tuition promise" – students enrolled in... read more »

Education Tim Kringen
07/08/2013

OHSU Doernbecher patients walk hospital halls to thank blood, marrow donors, support future patients
OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital hosts in-hospital ‘race’ for patients unable to participate in Portland’s Be The Match Walk+Run

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
07/09/2013

Paws for Parkinson’s fundraising event set for July 13 in South Waterfront
Third annual event, raising money for OHSU’s Parkinson Center of Oregon, will include dog walks, pet contests

Todd Murphy
07/10/2013

Bicycle helmet giveaway part of July 13 kids bike safety event at OMSI
ThinkFirst Oregon will present bike and concussion safety activities at Drive Revolution event

Todd Murphy
07/15/2013

OHSU scientists to host middle and high school students July 16 - 18
Three-day event part of PSU and OHSU collaborative programs for minority, underprivileged students

Todd Murphy
07/16/2013

U.S. News & World Report ranks OHSU Hospital No. 1 in Portland, statewide
Five OHSU specialty areas rank among the nation’s top 50

Mirabai Vogt
07/28/2013

OHSU notifies patients of ‘cloud’ health information storage
Oregon Health & Science University is notifying 3,044 patients that their OHSU health information was stored on an Internet-based email and/or document storage service, also known as a “cloud” computing system. Although the Internet-based s... read more »

Jim Newman
08/06/2013

$100,000 childhood cancer research grant awarded to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Part of more than $22 million awarded in new grants by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Cancer Tamara Hargens-Bradley
08/13/2013

OHSU wins NIH grant to look for Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers
Research will be part of large national consortium studying new ideas on human cell communication

Todd Murphy
08/14/2013

OHSU School of Medicine welcomes M.D. class of 2017
Newest class will contribute to Oregon’s evolving health care system and reform efforts

School of Medicine Mirabai Vogt
08/18/2013

Study reveals multiple barriers to autism screening, diagnosis in Latino children
Survey finds pediatrician beliefs, practices play a significant role in early identification

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
08/27/2013

OHSU’s Casey Eye Institute and the Oregon State Elks celebrate $25 million raised to provide vision care for kids throughout the Northwest
Thanks to the Elks’ 64-year commitment, hundreds of thousands of children have been treated at the Elks Children’s Eye Clinic at OHSU

Mirabai Vogt
09/04/2013

OHSU study looks for people with reduced sense of smell for Parkinson’s disease research
Michael J. Fox Foundation-sponsored study hopes to discover biomarkers for Parkinson’s disease

Todd Murphy
09/09/2013

Study: Minimally injured people sent to trauma centers costs hundreds of millions per year
One-third of patients who don’t need trauma centers are sent there anyway

Todd Murphy
09/11/2013

OHSU AIDS vaccine candidate appears to completely clear virus from the body
An HIV/AIDS vaccine candidate developed by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University appears to have the ability to completely clear an AIDS-causing virus from the body. The promising vaccine candidate is being d... read more »

Todd Murphy
09/11/2013

OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital awarded $250,000 research grant from Hyundai Hope on Wheels
OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital has received $830,000 from Hope On Wheels since 2005

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
09/12/2013

OHSU launches $25 million clinical and translational science initiative against lethal, hard-to-treat pancreatic disease
Private gift will fund cutting-edge research aimed at new detection and treatment methods for lethal pancreatic cancer while transforming the quality of life for survivors of all pancreatic diseases

Michael MacRae (OHSUF)
09/12/2013

OHSU exceeds budget targets after mid-year corrective action
The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Board of Directors today heard preliminary FY 2013 financial results that exceeded budget targets thanks to actions taken during the fiscal year. Unaudited results show FY 13 operating income at... read more »

Tim Kringen
09/17/2013

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Knight Cancer Institute launch groundbreaking collaboration to improve outcomes for acute myeloid leukemia
Beat AML initiative deploys advanced genetic sequencing and computing technologies to identify mutations driving the disease and develop precision therapies to stop it

Elisa Williams
09/20/2013

OHSU responds to tort claim trial jury decision
Statement from Jodi Coombs, R.N., M.B.A., Vice President for Women's and Children's Service, OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital: “OHSU’s first thought is for the patient and family and our deep regret that a surgical error caused them harm. O... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
09/20/2013

OHSU researchers were issued a record 26 U.S. patents in fiscal year 2013
Numbers represent university’s success in working with private industry on its scientific research, discoveries

Todd Murphy
09/21/2013

Nike co-founder Phil Knight and wife Penny issue surprise $1 billion cancer challenge
• OHSU leaders say ‘we’ll do it!’ • Historic challenge pledge of $500 million electrifies cancer community gathered to celebrate the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University.

Cancer Elisa Williams
09/23/2013

Briefing on $1 billion Knight cancer challenge
Oregon Health & Science University and its Knight Cancer Institute to share details on vision for $1 billion cancer challenge from Nike Chairman Phil Knight and his wife, Penny

Elisa Williams
09/24/2013

Taking on the Knights’ $1 billion cancer challenge
Oregon Health & Science University shares preliminary details of a 10-year research vision for its Knight Cancer Institute

Cancer Elisa Williams
09/27/2013

Nike and OHSU Doernbecher to unveil 10th anniversary Doernbecher Freestyle Collection
Seven one-of-a-kind shoes and apparel pieces designed by OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital patients in collaboration with Nike designers and developers will be revealed

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
09/30/2013

Four OHSU Vollum Institute scientists win prestigious NIH awards
Awards given for “transformative research” and for exceptional junior scientist

Basic Science Todd Murphy
10/03/2013

OHSU announces new partnerships in southern Oregon to improve health care for the disadvantaged
MEDIA ALERT WHAT Oregon Health & Science University’s School of Nursing, in collaboration with OHSU’s School of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, School of Dentistry and Global Health Center, ha... read more »

Mirabai Vogt
10/04/2013

Comprehensive Oregon Values & Beliefs Project uncovers Oregonians’ opinions about issues across the state
Results will be shared at today’s City Club luncheon and broadcast live on OPB’s “Think Out Loud” program at noon

Mirabai Vogt
10/08/2013

OHSU announces Marquam Hill Lecture Series for 2013-14
WHAT Related Info... read more »

Mirabai Vogt
10/10/2013

New OHSU partnerships in southern Oregon to improve care for the disadvantaged
Three-year grant brings resources to underserved neighborhoods

Mirabai Vogt
10/13/2013

Study finds gunshot injuries in children are disproportionately more severe, deadly and costly than any other source of childhood injury
Gunshot injuries are a leading cause of death and injury in children and adolescents in the United States; they rank second only to motor vehicle crashes as a cause of death for children ages 15 to 19

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
10/14/2013

OHSU School of Dentistry researchers awarded nearly $3 million in new grants
Two National Institutes of Health grants will allow dental researchers to explore longer-lasting composites for filling teeth

School of Dentistry Tamara Hargens-Bradley
10/18/2013

OHSU hosts networking event linking people with disabilities, area employers
Media Alert WHAT Night for Networking IV, Connecting Business and Talent WHEN 6-9 p.m., Oct. 22, 2013 WHERE OHSU Center for Health & Healing atrium, 3303 S.W. Bond Ave.,... read more »

Todd Murphy
10/23/2013

Fall, Halloween safety tips from OHSU Doernbecher and the Oregon Poison Center at OHSU
The arrival of fall brings more time spent inside and anticipation of the upcoming holiday season. The incidence of poisonings and other accidents for our children and loved ones can increase when there is a change in the season or the household routin... read more »

Mirabai Vogt
10/23/2013

2013 Oregon Rural Health Hero Award announced
The Oregon Office of Rural Health at Oregon Health & Science University has awarded the 2013 Oregon Rural Health Hero Award to Verna Pettyjohn of Burns, Ore. The award honors an outstanding person, program or organization that has... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
10/24/2013

OHSU Board approves audited financial reports
Reports were for 2012-2013 budget year that ended June 30

Todd Murphy
10/24/2013

Head of pediatric neurosurgery at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital to lead largest professional neurosurgical organization in the world
The head of pediatric neurosurgery at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Oregon Health & Science University, has been named president-elect of the... read more »

10/26/2013

Study: Stroke prevention surgery less effective than meds, lifestyle change
Multicenter national study includes OHSU stroke center as the top-enrolling site

Todd Murphy
11/04/2013

OHSU Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center hosts free event for those affected by diabetes
Sixth annual Pacific Northwest Diabetes Summit designed to educate, connect, suppor

Mirabai Vogt
11/07/2013

OHSU Vollum Institute research gives new insight into how antidepressants work in the brain
Vollum Institute scientist publishes two papers on neurotransmission in today’s edition of Nature

Todd Murphy
11/12/2013

OHSU School of Dentistry scientists to kick off national network clinical study
A $1.5 million National Institutes of Health grant will support an OHSU cracked tooth study

School of Dentistry Tamara Hargens-Bradley
11/15/2013

Medical Research Foundation honors top Oregon scientists, mentors
Distinguished Oregon Health & Science University and Oregon State University faculty members, nonprofit organization receive MRF annual awards for scientific leadership, innovation

Cecily Williams
11/19/2013

Nike Doernbecher Freestyle X collection available to public for first time Saturday
Highly sought-after, collectible Doernbecher Freestyle collection will be available at the Nike Portland retail location and online at nikestore.com

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
11/20/2013

The Oregon Community Foundation makes biggest discretionary grant in its history to OHSU’s Knight Cancer Challenge
The board of directors of The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) made the largest discretionary grant in the organization’s 40-year history in support of Oregon Health & Science University’s Knight Cancer Challenge to raise money for research to com... read more »

Foundations Michael MacRae (OHSUF)
11/21/2013

OHSU and Epic partner to accelerate electronic health record research, learning
The Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology at... read more »

Mirabai Vogt
12/03/2013

New education loan repayment program encourages health professionals to work in underserved areas
As health care coverage becomes more available to Oregonians in 2014, the state is also working to expand access to providers. One key strategy is a new education loan repayment program designed to attract primary care health professionals to work in u... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
12/09/2013

OHSU researchers develop new drug approach that could lead to cures for wide range of diseases
A team led by a longtime Oregon Health & Science University researcher has demonstrated in mice what could be a revolutionary new technique to cure a wide range of human diseases — from cystic fibrosis to cataracts to Alzheimer's disease — that are... read more »

Animal Research Todd Murphy
12/10/2013

Treatments in development for narcolepsy may reduce chemotherapy-induced fatigue
Chemotherapy found to disrupt neurons in the brain that promote wakefulness in a study conducted by researchers at the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University Uncovering the cause of fatigue repres... read more »

Cancer Elisa Williams
12/11/2013

Dietary amino acids improve sleep problems in mice with traumatic brain injury
Findings suggest viable therapy for humans who’ve suffered concussions, TBI

Basic Science Todd Murphy
12/12/2013

OHSU publicizes its adult, pediatric emergency room wait times online
A new and helpful resource—adult and pediatric emergency room wait times—is available on Oregon Health & Science University’s website.... read more »

Mirabai Vogt
12/17/2013

Study: Moderate alcohol consumption boosts body’s immune system
Medical science has known for years that people who drink moderate amounts of alcohol actually have a reduced risk of death. In general, they are healthier and have better cardiovascular function that those who don't drink alcohol at all. Now,... read more »

Animal Research Todd Murphy
12/23/2013

OHSU neuroscientist wins presidential award for promising scientists
Damien Fair’s research focuses on brain development, providing a better understanding of ADHD, autism

Todd Murphy
12/26/2013

Antioxidant drug knocks down multiple sclerosis-like disease in mice
Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have discovered that an antioxidant designed by scientists more than a dozen years ago to fight damage within human cells significantly helps symptoms in mice that have a multiple sclerosis-like dis... read more »

Animal Research Todd Murphy
01/07/2014

International group of pediatric brain cancer researchers receives $300K toward a cure
Parents of children who died from rare cancer believe greater investment in quality research is critical

Cancer Tamara Hargens-Bradley
01/31/2014

OHSU reports half-year financial performance ahead of budget
Standard & Poor’s changes outlook from Stable to Positive

Tim Kringen
02/05/2014

Monkeys that eat omega-3 rich diet show more developed brain networks
Study gives new insight into similarity of complex brain networks in monkeys, humans

Animal Research Todd Murphy
02/07/2014

First OHSU Brain Awareness Season lecture set for Feb. 10: “Mad cow disease and related human diseases”
15th annual series will include international, national speakers, five lectures through May 12

Todd Murphy
02/07/2014

Winter safety tips from OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and the Oregon Poison Center
Children and adults look forward to playing in the snow, but cold weather can bring increased health and safety risks. The Tom Sargent Children’s Safety Center at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and the Oregon Poi... read more »

Mirabai Vogt
02/07/2014

OHSU statement about incidents at Oregon National Primate Research Center
A group known as Stop Animal Exploitation Now recently issued a news release about four incidents at Oregon Health & Science University's Oregon National Primate Research Center. We at OHSU and the ONPRC want the public to fully understand the circ... read more »

Todd Murphy
02/14/2014

OHSU brain lecture set for Feb. 18: "Working to better treat traumatic brain injuries"
15th annual series includes international, national speakers; three more lectures through May 12

Todd Murphy
02/28/2014

OHSU first in Oregon to implant newly approved miniature heart monitor
Smallest wireless monitor of its kind provides long-term monitoring of irregular heartbeats

Cardiology Kate Geller
03/04/2014

OHSU Parkinson Center sponsors outreach symposium for physical therapists, occupational therapists, exercise trainers in southern Oregon
WHAT “Clinic to Community: Partnering in Parkinson’s Disease Wellness,” a seminar presented by the Parkinson Center at Oregon Health & Science University and the Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon. Experts will present on the team approach t... read more »

Todd Murphy
03/05/2014

OHSU announces creation of new embryonic stem cell and gene therapy center
Center to be led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov, will accelerate his groundbreaking research

Todd Murphy
03/07/2014

Public welcome at Celebration of Smiles

School of Dentistry
03/12/2014

Donors step up with $86 million in early giving to end cancer as we know it
Thousands respond to Phil and Penny Knight’s unprecedented fundraising challenge

Cancer Elisa Williams
03/12/2014

OHSU Brain Fair — one of the nation’s largest — at OMSI Saturday, March 15
Event will include OHSU neuroscientists talking about their work, interactive exhibits, prizes

Todd Murphy
03/20/2014

Future physicians find their ‘match’ Friday, March 21
Newly matched physicians will play an integral role in the changing health care delivery system

School of Medicine Mirabai Vogt
03/26/2014

OHSU scientist breaks new ground in embryonic stem cells
Shoukhrat Mitalipov's discovery, to be published in Nature, could advance regenerative stem cell therapy to better treat disease

Todd Murphy
03/31/2014

Clinical trial results inconsistently reported among journals, government website
OHSU analysis in Annals of Internal Medicine finds journals reported adverse events less frequently

Todd Murphy
04/03/2014

OHSU students offer free health screenings for uninsured, underinsured Oregonians
Student volunteers call attention to U.S. health care, social service disparities through lectures and a health fair

Mirabai Vogt
04/09/2014

Top researcher at Oregon Health & Science University named to pancreatic cancer Dream Team
Lisa Coussens, Ph.D., who leads basic science research at OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute, will serve as a principal in the Stand Up To Cancer consortium to study immune system treatments

Cancer Elisa Williams
04/15/2014

Youngest world champion visits King School in Portland to lead students in GoNoodle physical activity breaks
Sponsored by OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, GoNoodle is designed to improve student health, engagement, performance

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
04/24/2014

Oregon education loan program adds primary care providers to rural and underserved communities to help Oregon Health Plan clients
The state has announced the first providers in Oregon’s new Medicaid Primary Care Loan Repayment Program aimed at increasing the number of health professionals serving in rural and underserved areas. Adding more primary providers, especially in... read more »

OHSU Communications
05/01/2014

Study: Low-fat diet helps fatigue in people with MS
People with multiple sclerosis who for one year followed a plant-based diet very low in saturated fat had much less MS-related fatigue at the end of that year — and significantly less fatigue than a control group of people with MS who didn't follow the... read more »

Todd Murphy
05/09/2014

Hundreds of K-12 students will participate in candlelight procession to ‘rekindle’ hope for families at OHSU Doernbecher
Celebrating 22 years of miracles and more than $8.5 million raised

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
05/13/2014

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute to create Community Melanoma Registry to aid outreach, research
New registry will give melanoma survivors and their families the Opportunity to help fight the lethal disease

Cancer Lora Cuykendall
05/13/2014

One rare brain condition will unite hundreds in downtown Portland
Head of pediatric neurosurgery at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital’s will host national conference on hydrocephalus

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
05/15/2014

Donation spearheads annual Portland cancer research summit
$1 million endowment from Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant Foundation provides funding for Oregon Health & Science University to draw top thought leaders

Cancer
05/29/2014

OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital announces patient-designers for 2014 Doernbecher Freestyle Program
A total of six patients from Clackamas, Medford, Tigard, Turner, West Linn and Wilsonville will participate in this year’s design program with Nike

Foundations Tamara Hargens-Bradley
06/02/2014

Prostate cancer drug delivers benefits before chemotherapy
Results of international clinical trial, led by Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, showed use of enzalutamide before chemotherapy cut risk of disease progression by 81%

Cancer Elisa Williams
06/02/2014

Resveratrol supplements cause pancreatic problems in developing fetus
A collaborative study from Oregon Health & Science University and the University of Colorado-Denver warns against use of Resveratrol supplements by pregnant women

Basic Science Todd Murphy
06/02/2014

OHSU commencement ceremonies to honor more than 1,000 new health care professionals, educators and researchers
A diverse new generation of health care professionals, educators and researchers are graduating from Oregon Health & Science University this month. Commencement ceremonies began today and will continue throughout June; approximately 1,186 degrees w... read more »

Education Mirabai Vogt
06/04/2014

Nominations sought for 2014 Oregon Rural Health Hero Award
The Oregon Office of Rural Health at Oregon Health & Science University is seeking nominations for the 2014 Oregon Rural Health Hero of the Year Award. The award will honor an outstanding person, program or organization that has improved the qualit... read more »

OHSU Communications
06/05/2014

Opening celebration for Collaborative Life Sciences Building slated for June 26
First-of-its-kind multi-university partnership will expand health and science research and education to benefit all Oregonians

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
06/06/2014

OHSU’s Paws for Parkinson’s event set for June 21, 2014
Fourth annual event will include 1K and 4K dog walks, pet contests, silent auction

Todd Murphy
06/09/2014

Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation hires new leader
Jim Ervin heads OHSU Doernbecher’s fundraising affiliate

Foundations Tamara Hargens-Bradley
06/09/2014

POLST orders successfully guide end of life medical treatment
POLST form preferences greatly influence location of death, honor patient’s wishes

Mirabai Vogt
06/10/2014

OHSU Doernbecher ranks among the nation’s best children’s hospitals in 10 specialties
The children’s hospital has been nationally ranked since it first applied for consideration in 2009

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
06/12/2014

Columbia Sportswear’s Tim and Mary Boyle make $10 million gift to OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
New mentorship program will honor Hildegard Lamfrom, noted bioscientist

Foundations Elisa Williams
06/16/2014

Free vision screenings, amusement park rides for kids June 21
Children ages 3 to 7 qualify for this important screening

Mirabai Vogt
06/18/2014

Paws for Parkinson’s fundraising event set for June 21 in South Waterfront
Fourth annual event, raising money for OHSU Parkinson Center, will include dog walks, pet contests

Todd Murphy
06/23/2014

Research gives unprecedented 3-D view of important brain receptor
New details on the NMDA receptor could aid development of drugs for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, depression, other neurological disorders

Todd Murphy
06/26/2014

Collaborative Life Sciences Building launches new era in health and science research and education
First-of-its-kind partnership of OHSU, OSU, PSU will expand teaching facilities, class sizes and research activities to benefit all Oregonians

Education Tamara Hargens-Bradley
07/02/2014

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute researcher wins prestigious early-career award
American Association for the Advancement of Science recognizes Jeffrey Tyner, Ph.D., for accelerating the discovery of cancer-causing mutations and the development of gene-targeted treatments

Cancer Elisa Williams
07/02/2014

Nuclear transfer appears superior for creating embryonic stem cells
OHSU study in Nature shows iPS method produces epigenetic abnormalities

Todd Murphy
07/03/2014

Summer safety tips from OHSU Doernbecher and the Oregon Poison Center at OHSU
The arrival of summer brings lots of fun opportunities to be outside with family and friends, enjoying the sunshine, playing in the water and taking part in many types of activities. However, it is important to remember that these favored months can br... read more »

Mirabai Vogt
07/15/2014

U.S. News ranks OHSU Hospital No. 1 in Oregon; five specialties are nationally ranked
U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals 2014-15 recognizes hospitals that demonstrate expertise in treating the most challenging patients

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
07/15/2014

Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation Board of Directors Announces New Members
The Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation has appointed five new members to its board of directors. The following individuals were elected at the foundation's annual meeting: Robin A. Gantt, senior vice presi... read more »

Foundations Cecily Williams
07/28/2014

OHSU Knight Cancer Challenge attracts $100 million gift
Largest private donation to date puts ambitious campaign over $400 million mark in record time

Foundations Elisa Williams
08/04/2014

Oregon Office of Rural Health announces Critical Access Hospital, Rural Health Clinic grants
The Oregon Office of Rural Health at Oregon Health & Science University has awarded $78,000 in grants to four Critical Access Hospital communities and $99,000 in grants to 15 rural clinics across Oregon.... read more »

OHSU Communications
08/05/2014

Antidepressants and pregnancy: ‘Surprising’ lack of clear evidence
OHSU study underscores gaps in critical mental health research

Anne Hurley
08/13/2014

OHSU School of Medicine welcomes M.D. class of 2018
127th School of Medicine class first to undertake OHSU’s new and innovative M.D. curriculum

School of Medicine Education Mirabai Vogt
08/14/2014

New energy-efficient data center will propel OHSU into ‘big data’ research
OHSU technology expert designed center with geodesic dome, other features, making it one of the most efficient data centers in the country

Todd Murphy
08/21/2014

OHSU named U.S. West Coast branch for international Cochrane Collaboration
This honor will further OHSU’s work in conducting and using scientific evidence reviews to decide what works best in health care

Todd Murphy
08/21/2014

Oregon Health Plan members get more access to health care providers; providers get help paying off student loans
As more people in Oregon gain access to health care services, the state is working to increase the number of qualified primary care providers in underserved communities. The Medicaid Loan Repayment Program is offering health professional loan repayment... read more »

Education OHSU Communications
08/28/2014

Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Expo shines light on eye health
Keynote address to cover how healthy eating affects the eye

Mirabai Vogt