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.
Family Medicine Innovation and Advancement
The purpose of this fund is to emphasize continuous process improvement at the clinical level, as well as student and resident training aimed at preparing physicians to work within new and perpetually evolving models of care. A key goal is to close the gap between bench research and population health research, and the delivery of services to patients at the primary care level. Broad goals are to develop and implement initiatives to make patient care coordinated, seamless and safer while also being more efficient, higher quality and cost-accountable with measurable outcomes.
Student Education Innovation Fund
This fund supports activities related to DFM’s Student Education programs, as well as to advance the discipline of Family Medicine. This fund continues to support our FMIG activities.
Graduate Medical Education Innovation Fund
This fund supports activities related to DFM’s Graduate Medical Education programs, as well as to advance the discipline of Family Medicine.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and Social Determinants of Health (SDH) Innovation Fund
The purpose of this fund is to establish an on-going resource to support departmental activities related to DEI and SDH initiatives.
Rural Health Innovation Fund
The purpose of this fund is to establish an on-going resource to support departmental activities related to Rural Health initiatives.
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.