2010-2011 Doernbecher News
Why Is the Tram Tower Blue? Doernbecher Shines a Light on Autism
Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children’s Hospital is participating in a unique global awareness initiative to shine a light on autism as a growing public health crisis. Read more
OHSU Doernbecher Scientists Work to Overcome Drug Resistance in a Childhood Cancer With Low Survival Rates
OHSU scientists offer a promising new approach to overcoming drug resistance in children with an extremely aggressive childhood muscle cancer known as alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. Read more
Scientists Discover Cell of Origin for Childhood Muscle Cancer
Knowing the genetic and cellular origins of cancers helps clinicians design specific therapies that work best for each individual cancer. Read more
Pediatric cardiac team fixes complex heart problems without open-heart surgery
Doernbecher is the first center in the region and one of a handful in the nation to implant a pulmonary heart valve without open-heart surgery. Read more
When tantrums strike
Dr. Ajit Jetmalani, director of the division of child and adolescent psychiatry at OHSU shares some ideas for handling toddler meltdowns.
How to respond to a sleepwalking child
Sleepwalking is very common among children. Pediatric sleep specialist Holger Link, M.D., provides tips for parents.
Are strollers contributing to the childhood obesity epidemic?
Doernbecher pediatric endocrinologist Bruce Boston, M.D., says "strollers are one small part of the bigger problem."
Second phase of groundbreaking clinical trial for batten disease launched
OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital will lead the next phase of a landmark clinical trial for this rare, currently fatal disease. Read more