IERG Children's Book Drive

When: May 10-31, 2016
Details: This is the OHSU International Employee Resource Group second annual children's book drive. In partnership with all of the OHSU employee resource groups (Ability, Asian Pacific Islander, Black Employees, Latinos Unidos, Middle Eastern, Native American, OHSU Pride, Veterans, and Women) they are extending the drive dates and locations for book drop-off. This book drive is specifically geared towards collecting new or gently used books in languages other than English and that show cultural diversity. They will be sent to the OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital Child Life Program. Drop off locations include:
  • Sam Jackson Hall, HR room 1102
  • MacKenzie Hall, Office of International Affairs, room 1182
  • Marquam Plaza, HR room 110
  • Center for Health & Healing, Concierge desk, lobby
  • Market Square Building, ITG Reception desk, 9th floor
  • Collaborative Life Sciences Building, Simulation Center, room 4S076


Hands-On Data Jamobree: RNA is in our DNA

When: Friday, May 20, 2016
Time: 2:30-5pm
Where: CLSB 2S060
Details: Computational Biology, the Knight Cardiovascular Institute, the Biostatistics & Design Program, and the OHSU Library present a hands-on data jamboree, RNA is in our DNA: Exploring RNAseq Data through Visualization. Please bring your laptop and data. Food and drinks will be provided. Keynote will be from 3-3:30pm on Introduction to RNAseq Experimental Pipeline at OHSU and the hands-on breakout session will be from 3:45-5pm. For questions or more information, please email or .

SOM Awards Ceremony

When: Friday, May 20, 2016
Time: 5-7pm, Reception from 4-5pm
Where: OHSU Auditorium
Details: This year, all SOM graduate students (MS and PhD) that have won any award/grant that includes a stipend, will be recognized at this ceremony. All SOM students, faculty, and administrators are invited.

2016 Greater Portland Heart & Stroke Walk

When: Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time: 8am
Where: Portland International Raceway, 1940 N. Victory Ave., Portland OR 97217
Details: Join Team OHSU at this year's Heart & Stroke Walk. The Knight Cardiovascular Institute is working to change the way we care for, reverse, and even cure cardiovascular disease through personalized care and research discoveries. Learn more here.

GPHN Student Thesis and Capstone Presentations

When: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time: Thesis Defense from 10am-12pm, Capstone Presentation from 2:30-3:30pm
Where: Gaines Hall 47
Details: Two of our master's students will be presenting on Thursday, May 26. Grace Burlingame, MSCN candidate, will be defending her thesis, Visceral Adiposity is Inversely Related to Dietary Intake of Fiber, at 10am and Caitlyn Dempsey, MCD candidate, will be presenting her capstone project, The Food Kitchen: A Cookbook for Everyone with a Long-Chain Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorder, at 2:30pm.

IERG Global Village Rendezvous

When: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Time: 5:30 - 8:30pm
Where: Feathered Nesst Public House, 3460 SW US Veterans Rd, Portland OR. Feathered Nesst Public House is located on Marquam Hill between the OHSU School of Nursing and the BICC Gallery by parking lot D.
Details: This international networking event brings together OHSU's international employees, students, visitors, and others interested in meeting people across cultures. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Please RSVP by emailing by May 30.

Ask the Health Expert: Living with Migraine: It's Not All In Your Head

When: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Time: 7pm
Where: OHSU Center for Health and Healing, 3rd Floor Conference Center
Details: Juliette Preston, MD will present on how a migraine differs from a headache. Learn more about how they are diagnosed and hear about causes and the latest treatment. Register here.

National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration

When: Sunday, June 5, 2016
Time: 2-4pm
Where: Montgomery Park Atrium, 2701 NW Vaughn St., Portland OR
Details: Cancer survivors of all ages are invited to Portland's National Survivors Day Celebration. Enjoy light refreshments, henna tattoos, gift basket giveaways, community resource booths, and more! This event is free. View this flyer for more information.

GPHN Student Thesis Defense

When: Monday, June 6, 2016
Time: 4:30-6pm
Where: Gaines Hall 47
Details: The GPHN invites you to attend the thesis defense of Jessica Gutgsell, MSCN candidate on Dietary Influence of Lactobacillus UCC118 Colonization.

GPHN Student Thesis Defense

When: Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Time: 10am-12pm
Where: Gaines Hall 47
Details: The GPHN invites you to attend the thesis defense of Kayla Guillory, MSCN candidate on Comparison of MCT (C8) and Triheptanoin (C7) in Patients with Long-Chain Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders.

OHSU Convocation & Hooding

When: Sunday, June 12, 2016
Time: 1-5pm
Where: Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland OR 97232
Details: OHSU's convocation is a celebratory occasion honoring all students as they culminate their academic experience at OHSU. Convocation will include faculty and administrators from all schools and will bring together members of the OHSU community for the institutional conferring of degrees.

Joint ICBO and BioCreative Conference 2016

When: Monday, August 1 - Thursday, August 4, 2016
Where: Oregon State University, Corvallis OR
Details: The 7th International Conference on Biological Ontology (ICBO) and BioCreative Joint Conference will be held on Aug. 1-4, 2016 at OSU. This year's conference will focus on Food, Nutrition, Health and Environment for the 9 billion. Interested parties are encouraged to attend. For more information on this conference, including registration, please visit their website.