Join us at the following events

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Martin Luther King - I have a dream speech

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019

12 - 1 p.m.

OHSU Auditorium

You are invited to a celebration to honor the life and service of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join the OHSU community in reflecting on Dr. King’s legacy and how his words, actions and teachings continue to be relevant today. The event features keynote speaker Fred C. Williams, M.D., neurosurgeon at Tuality Health Care and the first African-American to be named president of the Oregon Medical Association. 

The event also includes inspirational music by members of the OHSU community. as well as remarks by OHSU President Dr. Danny Jacobs.

A reception will immediately follow.

Women's Leadership Conference

OHSU Woman in Academic Medicine

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019

12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

OHSU Vey Conference Center

This year’s theme is Advancing Diversity and Equity: Making it meaningful to your life and work. The keynote speaker will be Laura Salerno Owens, a trial lawyer at Markowitz Herbold. Ms. Salerno Owens has served as the lead plaintiffs’ counsel in equal pay and gender discrimination class action against Nike, Inc.

In addition to the keynote address, there will be a panel discussion about diversity and inclusion at OHSU and 13 facilitated lunch tables with topics such as:

  • Gender bias in letters of recommendation
  • Accessibility Equity
  • Breastfeeding and pumping at OHSU
  • Creating Change in the STEM pipeline through mentoring

View the complete list and register for the conference by going to:

Registration costs $15 and includes lunch and coffee. Students, residents and postdocs can attend at no cost.

For more information, please email

This conference is sponsored by OHSU School of Medicine, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Office of the Provost, Center for Women's Health, and the School of Nursing.


Past events

November 14, 2018

The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, OHSU Department of Pediatrics and OHSU Center for Diversity and Inclusion hosted the live webcast and panel discussion titled "Keep us safe: Focusing our gun violence prevention efforts."

Presenters addressed the reasons for and the impact of the shift of policy and the public health approach to the state level, the issues surrounding the lack of research on key firearm issues, the translation of research findings to practice and the current role public health plays in addressing this critical public health issue.

This was broadcast of a live webcast by the American Public Health Association. 

November 5, 2018

The Henrietta Doltz Puhaty Lectureship is honored to welcome Thomas A. LaVeist, Ph.D., dean, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Dr. LaVeist has published more than 130 articles in scientific journals, focusing on the social and behavioral factors that impact health outcomes. His research focuses on minority health and cultural competency issues and racial disparities in health.

Presented by OHSU School of Nursing, OHSU School of Nursing Alumni Foundation, OHSU Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and Knight Cancer Institute.

Recordings of recent Puhaty lectures are available online.

October 17, 2018

More than 700 community members took part in the first OHSU Diversity Career Fair to learn about our growing diverse team of healthcare professionals, educators, researchers and staff. To join our OHSU team or to discover the opportunities available, visit the human resources department

October 17, 2018

Laurel Case Lecture and Visiting Professorship was pleased to welcome  Denise Rodgers, M.D., vice chancellor, Interprofessional Programs and director, Urban Health and Wellness Institute, Rutgers University.

The event was hosted by OHSU Family Medicine and supported by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

September 28, 2018

What must the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) community do to diversify who succeeds in our disciplines and related careers? John Matsui, Ph.D., assistant dean, Biological Sciences, director and co-founder, Biology Scholars Program, University of California, Berkeley, will share his insights and recommendations based on his 25+ years of work with University of California, Berkeley undergraduates in his Biology Scholars Program and his participation on national advisory boards on STEM diversity for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health.

Hosted by the Alliance for Visible Diversity in Science, Center for Diversity and Inclusion and OHSU School of Medicine.

A recording of the lecture is available online.

September 28, 2018

OHSU and the Sarah Anne and Erin Ford Braner Endowment and Lectureship are proud to welcome an internationally-recognized leader in public health and gun violence prevention, Deborah Prothrow-Stith, M.D., dean, College of Medicine, Charles R. Drew University.

As the inaugural speaker of the lectureship, Dr. Prothrow-Stith will discuss how violence affects public health, policies that address gun violence, risk factors involving our youth and strategies we can take together to keep our communities safe.

Hosted by OHSU Department of Pediatrics and Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

A recording of the lecture is available online.