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OHSU Day in Salem celebrates the Oregon Legislative Assembly’s commitment to healing, teaching and discovery across Oregon

04/18/13  Portland, Ore.

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 Oregon’s Legislators, but the event is also open to the community.

Oregon Health & Science University’s campus encompasses all 96,000 square miles of Oregon. From the nursing program in Klamath Falls to clinical partnerships in Astoria, OHSU’s mission of healing, teaching and discovery touches every corner of the state.

OHSU’s work across Oregon is the result of continuing support from the Oregon Legislative Assembly and the funds it provides for education and outreach. At OHSU Day in Salem, OHSU faculty, staff and students will be available throughout the Capitol to share their expertise, knowledge and passion.

OHSU’s School of Dentistry/Medical Teams International dental van will be providing teeth exams and cleanings to underserved children in cooperation with the Salem-Keizer School District. The Casey Eye Institute’s vision screening van will provide free eye exams to underserved adults in partnership with NW Human Services.

Additionally, a health fair in the Galleria will include information booths and interactive displays from many OHSU departments, including the Schools of Nursing and Medicine, Oregon Brain Institute, Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center, Oregon Poison Center, the Knight Cancer Institute, the Moore Institute and many more. Lastly, attendees can have their body composition and blood pressure measured at a popular interactive education and research exhibit, Let’s Get Healthy!, which will be set up in hearing room 50.

WHEN

Monday, April 22, 2013, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE

Oregon State Capitol, 900 Court St. NE, Salem, OR 97301

About OHSU

Oregon Health & Science University is the state's only public academic health and research university. As one of Oregon's largest employers with more than 14,000 employees, OHSU's size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support not found anywhere else in the state. OHSU serves patients from every corner of Oregon and is a conduit for learning for more than 4,400 students and trainees. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to each county in the state.

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Mirabai Vogt
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