Marquam Hill Lectures

Since 1981, the Marquam Hill Lecture Series has brought together leading members of the OHSU faculty with the public for free lectures which feature innovative and cutting edge biomedical research and clinical advances that will form the basis of tomorrow's cures and treatments.

OHSU Marquam Hill Lecture Series

The Marquam Hill Lecture Series is one of the most popular and long-standing lecture series about science by scientists in Oregon. The series honors the memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Gray, co-founder of the Marquam Hill Steering Committee, a group of community leaders who advocate for the public missions of OHSU throughout the state. In addition to oversight of the Marquam Hill Lectures, the Committee selects and maintains the extensive collection of art in OHSU buildings, and curated Art on the Hill, a book of works from the OHSU collection.

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2016-17 lecture series

The Impact of Diabetes

Presented by Jessica Castle, M.D.

RSVP today! | Thursday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., OHSU Auditorium | Add to your calendar

Since1990, diabetes in Oregon has increased 118 percent, according to the Oregon Health Authority. What's behind the trend and how is research contributing to a better understanding of this chronic metabolic disease? What do clinical studies tell us about the importance of exercise and nutrition in managing diabetes?

Jessica Castle, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, OHSU School of Medicine, has devoted her career to answering such questions. Dr. Castle sees patients at the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center and conducts research on the promise of artificial pancreas technology to improve the lives of people with diabetes. Learn about the latest advances in type 1 and type 2 diabetes research which could impact the approximately 278,000 adult Oregonians who have diabetes.

Exceptional Opportunities in Biomedical Research

The 2016 Mark O. Hatfield Lecture | Presented by Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
A special presentation of the Marquam Hill Steering Committee

Monday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Collaborative Life Sciences Building, room 1A001 (first floor lecture hall)

The Director of the National Institutes of Health, Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D, will examine the exceptional opportunities that scientific and technological breakthroughs offer for biomedical research.

The talk will examine recent advances in fundamental knowledge about biology — and highlight the ways in which that knowledge is serving to improve human health. Topics may include research developments at the NIH at the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center, the Precision Medicine Initiative, the Cancer Moonshot, and updates on Zika and other global health issues.

More lectures being announced soon!

Video archives

In the interest of serving all Oregonians, each Marquam Hill Lecture is recorded. Watch past years' lectures here.