Donate to Family Medicine

Giving opportunities

The generosity of donors like you makes an extraordinary difference in the health and welfare of OHSU Family Medicine patients and their families. Without your support, the Department of Family Medicine could not improve the health  of our communities. Please consider donating to one of the categories below. 

The family medicine discretionary fund for clinics and staff development

This fund provides support for needy patients and for various programs that fulfill the mission of the Department, such as the Laurel Case Lectureship, the Summer Observership, cross-cultural training and the professional development of staff.

The Peter A. Goodwin, M.D. fund for residents 

This fund supports OHSU family medicine resident teaching (educational activities not supported by grant or departmental funds), travel (to state and national family medicine meetings) and scholarship (such as seed money for resident research projects).

The Anita D. Taylor, MA Ed travel fund for medical students 

This fund pays for medical student travel to the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students in Kansas City, MO. Medical student leadership is enhanced by this experience.

Donating $500 or more? Welcome to the Robert Taylor Society

As a tribute to the visionary leadership of Robert B. Taylor, M.D., the Department of Family Medicine at OHSU has created the Taylor Society to honor donors to the Department who provide extraordinary support on a sustaining basis by contributing $500 or more annually to OHSU Family Medicine. Your membership in the Robert B. Taylor, M.D. Society will help assure the Department's future success and its continued national prominence. The Society recognizes exceptional donors and honors the second chair of OHSU Family Medicine.

Robert B. Taylor attended Bucknell University and Temple University School of Medicine. He interned at the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, then spent two years with the U.S.P.H.S.

After a successful 14-year private practice in New York, Dr. Taylor joined the faculty of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Six years later, in 1984, he became the second chair of OHSU's Department of Family Medicine.

During Dr. Taylor's tenure as chair, the department increased from 15 to 40 primary faculty, established three off-campus practice centers in Portland, and began a residency program in southern Oregon. A combined family medicine/preventive medicine residency program began in 1996. Dr. Taylor stepped down as chair in 1998 to focus on teaching and writing.

Dr. Taylor is a charter diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine and a charter fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians.  He   has  written and edited many books and articles, including The Manual of Family Practice and Family Medicine: Principles and Practice, 6th edition.

Membership benefits include:

  • Certificate suitable for framing
  • Wallet card for identification at events
  • Lapel pin
  • Included on OHSU events mailing list
  • Listing in Department newsletter
  • Discount on registration fee for the Pennington Lectures

The Robert B. Taylor, M.D. Society welcomes your comments and participation.