OHSU Announces Free “Ask the Health Experts” Lecture Series for November

10/13/08  Portland, Ore.

The lectures are free and open to the public

Oregon Health & Science University has announced topics and speakers for its popular “Ask the Health Experts” lecture series. The November series will feature OHSU health care professionals speaking about topics ranging from how to navigate through diabetes treatment to the latest therapies for treating lower back pain. The lectures are free and open to the public.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 4 ‑ GPS for Diabetes Health: Navigating Through Treatment, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 3303 S.W. Bond Ave., 3rd Floor, Portland, Ore. 97239. Presented by Andrew Ahmann, M.D., director of the OHSU Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Center and associate professor of medicine (endocrinology, diabetes and clinical nutrition), OHSU School of Medicine.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 5 ‑ Maintaining Sports and Health Performance Throughout Life, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 3303 S.W. Bond Ave., 3rd Floor, Portland, Ore. 97239. Presented by Kerry Kuehl, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine (health promotion and sports medicine).
  • Tuesday, Nov. 11 ‑ Heart Disease in America: Reducing Your Family’s Risk, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 3303 S.W. Bond Ave., 3rd Floor, Portland, Ore. 97239. Presented by Maureen Mays, M.D., assistant professor of medicine (cardiovascular medicine).
  • Wednesday, Nov. 12 ‑ Stroke Prevention and Latest Interventional Techniques, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 3303 S.W. Bond Ave., 3rd Floor, Portland, Ore. 97239. Presented by Kurt Lindsay, M.D., neurologist and stroke fellow at the Oregon Stroke Center at OHSU.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 19- Myths About Back Pain – Latest Therapies and Treatments. From 7 to 8 p.m. at the OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 3303 S.W.  Bond Ave., 3rd Floor, Portland, Ore., 97239. Presented by Hans Carlson, M.D., assistant professor of Orthopedics.

 To register or receive more information about the lecture series visit www.ohsuhealth.com/seminar or call 503 494-1122. For driving directions visit www.ohsu.edu/health/maps.

 
About OHSU
Oregon Health & Science University is the state’s only health and research university, and Oregon’s only academic health center. OHSU is Portland's largest employer and the fourth largest in Oregon (excluding government), with 12,400 employees. OHSU's size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in the state. It serves patients from every corner of the state, and is a conduit for learning for more than 3,400 students and trainees. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to every county in the state.

As a leader in research, OHSU earned $307 million in research funding in fiscal year 2007. OHSU serves as a catalyst for the region's bioscience industry and is an incubator of discovery, averaging one new breakthrough or innovation every three days, with more than 4,100 research projects currently under way. OHSU disclosed 132 inventions in 2007 alone, and OHSU research resulted in 33 new spinoff companies since 2000, most of which are based in Oregon.