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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


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

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

Basic Science Tamara Hargens-Bradley

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

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

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

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

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)

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

Mirabai Vogt

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

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

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

Economics Mirabai Vogt

OHSU Doernbecher, Massachusetts General team up to help troubled youth in the Pacific Northwest
Evidence-based program helps children, their families and caregivers, better cope with the mental health, cognitive or language-based challenges underlying their everyday struggles

Tamara Hargens-Bradley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Basic Science Todd Murphy

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

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

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

Mirabai Vogt

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

Mirabai Vogt

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

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

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

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

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

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

Todd Murphy

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 »


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

Todd Murphy

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

Mirabai Vogt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tim Kringen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Public welcome at Celebration of Smiles

School of Dentistry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Foundations Tamara Hargens-Bradley

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

Mirabai Vogt

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

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

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

Mirabai Vogt

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

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

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

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

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

Todd Murphy

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anne Hurley

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

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

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

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

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

Mirabai Vogt

OHSU scientist awarded $25 million grant to further HIV vaccine research
Grant will bolster research led by Louis Picker on vaccine candidate that successfully fights similar virus in monkeys

Todd Murphy

Sequencing and analysis of gibbon genome sheds light on its complex evolution
OHSU researcher leads team on gibbon DNA sequencing, which will provide clues for human health research

Todd Murphy

Formal ribbon cutting September 18 for OHSU’s Data Center West
Media Alert This is not a public event due to limited space, but media are invited to attend. Media members interested in attending should contact... read more »

Todd Murphy

OHSU study shows 63 percent drop in uninsured Oregonians
More Oregonians have health care coverage than ever before

Mirabai Vogt

OHSU creates four new startups, sets record for industry-sponsored research income in 2013-2014
Numbers represent university’s success in working with private industry on its scientific research, discoveries

Economics Todd Murphy

OHSU leads study to improve recovery from traumatic brain injury
Oregon Health & Science University is one of 10 trauma centers in North America to study whether people who sustain a traumatic brain injury have better outcomes when given an FDA-approved drug called Tranexamic Acid, or TXA, before they reach the... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley

OHSU Moore Institute receives funding to break new ground in improving women’s nutrition worldwide
Funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be used to host the International Summit on the Nutrition of Adolescent Girls and Young Women

OHSU Communications

Study finds incorrect use of car seats widespread among parents taking newborns home from hospital
New research will presented Monday, Oct. 13, at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in San Diego

Tamara Hargens-Bradley

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute launches program to support communities in reducing cancer’s impact
The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program will offer grants and other resources to address cancer-related needs most important to Oregonians

Cancer Elisa Williams

OHSU, partners Kineta, U of Washington, VGTI Florida awarded $10M NIH contract to develop new vaccine adjuvants
Oregon Health & Science University's Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute (OHSU) has been awarded a $10 million contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Kineta... read more »

Todd Murphy

The Oregon Community Foundation’s John and Robin Jaqua Fund creates $5 million endowment to benefit OHSU’s Knight Cancer Challenge
Gift will support promising cancer research projects at Oregon Health & Science University’s Knight Cancer Institute to advance early detection and treatment of the disease

Foundations Elisa Williams

Melanoma experts to share latest in prevention, treatment, research
Event will include question-and-answer sessions with physicians, researchers and prevention experts along with cancer survivors who will share what they’ve learned

Cancer Elisa Williams

BDMS and OHSU collaborate to improve human health in Southeast Asia
Thailand’s largest health care network and a top U.S. research university create an alliance to develop an international hub and centers of excellence to improve health

Tamara Hargens-Bradley

Study identifies new genetic risk factors for autism
A new study published online today in the journal Nature identifies 27 genes that, if mutated, will either cause autism or contribute to its risk. The study is the most comprehensive look at the genomes of parents and children where one child... read more »

Mirabai Vogt

The Ford Family Foundation awards $5 million grant to advance the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s outreach to rural Oregonians
The foundation’s grant will establish a statewide cancer prevention and outreach network, expand Oregonians’ access to clinical trials of promising cancer therapies, and provide more temporary housing options for out-of-town OHSU patients, families

Cancer Elisa Williams

OHSU Doernbecher, Nike to unveil 2014 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection
Six one-of-a-kind shoes and apparel pieces designed by OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital patients in collaboration with Nike designers and developers revealed

Foundations Tamara Hargens-Bradley

Medical Research Foundation honors top Oregon scientists, mentors
The Medical Research Foundation of Oregon has announced the recipients of its 2014 awards for scientific leadership and innovation in Oregon. The awards were presented Wednesday, Nov. 12, at a reception in Portland. Honorees The... read more »

Basic Science OHSU Communications

Holiday safety tips from OHSU Doernbecher and the Oregon Poison Center
Holiday celebrations are coming up, with children home from school and visiting family and friends. During the excitement, remember to keep your family safe from holiday-specific risks. The Tom Sargent Children's Safety Center at Oregon Health & Sc... read more »

Mirabai Vogt

Scientists reveal new family tree for birds, clear back to dinosaur parents
Unprecedented bird genome research also provides insight into how songbirds learn to sing, brain connection with how humans learn to speak

Todd Murphy

FEI and Oregon Health & Science University Install a Complete Correlative Microscopy Workflow in Newly Built Collaborative Science Facility
Installation is part of an expansion of the OHSU/FEI Living Lab for Cell Biology collaboration; a complete correlative microscopy solution will enable new approaches for cancer and related disease research

Elisa Williams