OHSU News

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10/25/2010

OHSU Joins Effort to Find Clues to Progression of Parkinson's Disease
Landmark five-year clinical study is sponsored by the Michael J. Fox Foundation

02/08/2011

OHSU’s free spring health lecture series begins this month
WHAT The spring session of Oregon Health & Science University’s popular Ask the Health Experts seminar series will begin this week and last through May. Featured speakers are leading experts in their field who will answer questions follow... read more »

OHSU Communications
02/09/2011

What makes fructose fattening? OHSU researchers find some potential clues in the brain
The dietary concerns of too much fructose are well documented. Sweeteners containing fructose are commonly added to processed foods. Many dietary experts believe this increase directly correlates to the nation’s growing obesity epidemic. Now, new resea... read more »

OHSU Communications
02/14/2011

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

OHSU Communications
02/16/2011

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Director receives prestigious Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award
Honor recognizes Brian J. Druker’s work in changing how cancer is treated

Cancer OHSU Communications
02/17/2011

Six-year-old brain cancer survivor leads $6 giving campaign for OHSU Doernbecher
Sherwood Kindergartner and OHSU Doernbecher patient Liam Jaussi inspired his schoolmates, teachers, community to join him in raising money to “help kids like him”

Foundations OHSU Communications
02/22/2011

Research collaboration advances chances of protecting fertility in women who become infertile during cancer treatment
Thanks to constantly evolving therapies, many women can now call themselves “former” cancer patients. However, for some of the tens of thousands of young women who fight and beat cancer each year, the same aggressive treatments that saved their lives a... read more »

OHSU Communications
02/23/2011

Additional information about OHSU’s research to combat the current obesity epidemic
The Sunday, February 20th issue of the New York Times featured information about obesity research... read more »

OHSU Communications
02/28/2011

OHSU’s Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction awarded $17 million fenewal grant
Oregon Health & Science University’s Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction (CMOP) has received a $17 million renewal grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Science and Technology Center to continue its research of coastal... read more »

OHSU Communications
03/02/2011

OHSU physician explores method to reduce blood-clot risk in trauma patients
Grant worth nearly $700,000 from the National Trauma Institute will fund the study

OHSU Communications
03/02/2011

OHSU students offer free health screenings for uninsured, homeless
OHSU’s annual, student-led “Cover the Uninsured Week” features a free health-screening event, public lectures

OHSU Communications
03/03/2011

OHSU School of Dentistry Receives Largest Private Gift in 112-Year History
The $5.1 million bequest will provide scholarships for oral and maxillofacial surgery residents and dental students

School of Dentistry OHSU Communications
03/10/2011

Former Health and Human Services Secretary Shalala to Speak at OHSU
Former Clinton cabinet member Donna Shalala travels to Portland to discuss the ‘Future of Nursing’

School of Nursing OHSU Communications
03/15/2011

OHSU's graduating medical students learn where they will begin the next stage of their careers
Imagine having no idea where your job will take you for the next three to six years. Sound exciting? It is for many Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine students as Match Day quickly approaches. On Thursday March 17, 107 fourth-yea... read more »

School of Medicine Education OHSU Communications
03/16/2011

US News and World Report: OHSU medical and nursing schools rank in top 10 in numerous specialties
Oregon Health & Science University's Schools of Medicine and Nursing are listed several times throughout the U.S. News and World Report's 2012 rankings of America's best graduate schools. Each year, the magazine publishes an overall list of the nat... read more »

OHSU Communications
03/22/2011

Poison Centers prevent thousands of unnecessary trips to the doctor each year
Toxicology experts at the Oregon Poison Center at OHSU help the majority of callers handle exposures to toxic substances at home

OHSU Communications
03/23/2011

Influx of applicants to OHSU Residency Program shows need to increase Oregon’s Graduate Medical Education slots
OHSU received 4,900 applications for just 69 primary care training slots

School of Medicine Education OHSU Communications
03/24/2011

OHSU Heart Research Center Lecture: "Born to be Fat? How Nine Months in the Uterus Impacts Your Health"
University of Alberta Professor Sandra Davidge, Ph.D., to discuss how changes in prenatal environment can change a baby’s development

OHSU Communications
03/29/2011

MedQuest Summer Camp applications now available
High school students interested in a health career can apply through April 15

OHSU Communications
03/30/2011

OHSU Doernbecher scientists discover new approach to overcoming drug resistance in a childhood cancer
Discoveries in the lab inform national clinical trial under way at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

Cancer OHSU Communications
03/30/2011

OHSU Hospital Ranks No. 1 in Portland Metro Area
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OHSU Communications
04/01/2011

Why Is the Tram Tower Blue?
OHSU Doernbecher shines bright light on autism

OHSU Communications
04/04/2011

Bob Applegate named to new community engagement post at OHSU
Longtime Northwest communications executive Bob Applegate has been named associate director for institutional communications and community engagement at Oregon Health & Science University.   Applegate has e... read more »

Jim Newman
04/05/2011

An Easter event like no other: OHSU Casey Eye Institute's Easter Egg Hunt for visually impaired children
Media Alert WHAT The Elks Children’s Eye Clinic at Oregon Health & Science University's Casey Eye Institute is holding an Easter fair featuring an egg hunt with special beep... read more »

Jim Newman
04/11/2011

College Student Dedicated to Curing His Own Cancer Speaks at OHSU
Josh Sommer will discuss how individual patients, patient advocacy groups can help expedite research breakthroughs, accelerate their own cures

Cancer Tamara Hargens-Bradley
04/14/2011

OHSU School of Nursing Celebrates a Century of Education, Research, and Practice
Media Alert WHAT The Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing is hosting a series of events to celebrate the school's 100th anniversary this month. The School of... read more »

Jim Newman
04/15/2011

Upcoming Topics for OHSU’s ‘Ask The Health Experts’ Lecture Series
Media Alert WHAT The spring session of Oregon Health & Science University’s popular Ask the Health Experts seminar series is under way. Featured speakers are leading experts in the... read more »

Jim Newman
04/21/2011

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute offers free head and neck cancer screenings
WHAT As part of national Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is offering free head and neck cancer screenings. WHEN 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, May 13. Screenin... read more »

Cancer
04/21/2011

Strike Out Parkinson's Disease Event Set for May 7
Popular event at Beaverton’s Sunset Lanes raises money for Parkinson’s help, research

Todd Murphy
04/25/2011

OHSU’s Sports Medicine to offer low-cost physicals for school sports on May 14
OHSU’s new Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Clinic at Cornell West will host event; $10 of $30 fee will be returned to high schools’ athletics programs

Todd Murphy
04/25/2011

OHSU School of Nursing honors those who shaped health care in Oregon
Sen. Mark Hatfield and Gov. John Kitzhaber are two of 10 honorees who contributed to Oregon's nursing success story

School of Nursing Jim Newman
04/27/2011

OHSU offers its condolences upon the passing of Harold Schnitzer
Oregon Health & Science University staff and patients are among countless Oregonians deeply saddened today upon news of the death of Harold Schnitzer. His philanthropic spirit and leadership impacted numerous areas of... read more »

Jim Newman
05/03/2011

New Addition to Portland's South Waterfront: OHSU Office With a ‘Sound’ Business Model
Oregon Health & Science University has opened a unique office at South Waterfront with the goal of preventing and finding solutions for hearing loss. The SoundSource hearing store, 3550 S.W. Bond Ave., offers exams for adults of all ages. Patients... read more »

Jim Newman
05/04/2011

OHSU/Doernbecher ‘Razor Heads’ Go Bald to Support Childhood Cancer Research
WHAT Nurses, physicians and staff at Oregon Health & Science University — four women and five men — will shave their heads in support of children with cancer as part of the annual Portland... read more »

Cancer Tamara Hargens-Bradley
05/11/2011

OHSU becoming national leader in rare disease research
Susan Hayflick, M.D., world-renowned expert on NBIA disorders, named chair of OHSU’s Department of Molecular & Medical Genetics

Todd Murphy
05/11/2011

Non-human primate studies reveal promising vaccine approach for HIV
Research conducted at Oregon Health & Science University's Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute (VGTI) has developed a vaccine candidate in non-human primates that may eventually lead to a vaccine against Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HI... read more »

Animal Research Jim Newman
05/12/2011

Study finds states vary in children’s health; Gaps exist in insurance, quality care across sectors
Comprehensive review of national children’s health data finds fewer than half of U.S. children receive comprehensive, quality health care; variation across states suggest strong policy impact

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
05/17/2011

OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital among top 50 in the nation
OHSU Doernbecher rises to be included in seven additional categories this year

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
05/19/2011

New community dentistry chair for OHSU School of Dentistry
Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry has appointed a new chairman for its community dentistry department. Eli Schwarz, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.P.H., recently joined the school, replacing interim chair... read more »

School of Dentistry OHSU Communications
05/23/2011

OHSU's Casey Eye Institute hosts artwork, reception for sculpting students at the Washington State School for the Blind
WHAT Washington State School for the Blind sculpting students along with artist/teacher Petra Brambrink will attend a reception at Oregon Health & Science University's Casey Eye Institute where their work is temp... read more »

Jim Newman
05/23/2011

Immune system therapy shows promise in slowing the progression of prostate cancer in patients with recurrent disease
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute study results suggest that Provenge® could potentially prove effective in slowing down the progression of prostate cancer in its early stages

Cancer Elisa Williams
06/02/2011

Kidney cancer discovery could expand treatment options
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute study uncovers role of gene in renal cancers that don’t respond to current therapies but could be helped by existing FDA-approved drug

Cancer Elisa Williams
06/02/2011

Study reveals how high-fat diet during pregnancy increases risk of stillbirth
Surprisingly, eating a fatty diet has negative consequences regardless of whether the mother is obese or slender

Animal Research Tamara Hargens-Bradley
06/06/2011

The next generation of OHSU graduates prepare to transition from classrooms to clinical settings
A new generation of health care professionals, from physicians, nurses and dentists to physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurse midwives, are graduating from Oregon Health & Science University this month. A series of graduat... read more »

Education Jim Newman
06/06/2011

First OHSU School of Nursing class from Monmouth Campus graduates today
The first-ever class of students from the OHSU School of Nursing’s satellite campus in Monmouth will graduate alongside nursing graduates from the OHSU Science School of Nursing Portland campus on Monday, June 6, 2011. In all, 26 students... read more »

Education Jim Newman
06/08/2011

Get Going Oregon! wants Oregonians to put down the junk food, get off the couch, help others
Get Going Oregon!, a fundraising and awareness campaign for the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center at OHSU, is challenging Oregon to get healthier and change their habits by averaging 10,000 steps a day

Foundations Tamara Hargens-Bradley
06/08/2011

Grant awarded to expand a groundbreaking health care program developed in Oregon
An Oregon-pioneered program aimed at improving health care for those with advanced illness has received financial support to further expand across the nation. The POLST (Physicians Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) program was created... read more »

Jim Newman
06/08/2011

Immediate use of an IUD following abortion more likely to prevent unintended pregnancies
Study finds women who are asked to make an appointment for a later date may not return, are at higher risk for another unintended pregnancy

School of Medicine Tamara Hargens-Bradley
06/09/2011

OHSU physicians with multiple sclerosis to lead team in MS fundraiser
Docs will run 10-kilometer obstacle course in MS Society’s June 18 “Mud Run MS Portland”

Todd Murphy
06/14/2011

AARP reports on Oregon success story
An Oregon-pioneered program aimed at improving health care for those with advanced illness is now receiving national attention. AARP recently released a report about the Physicians Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, or POLST, program. T... read more »

Jim Newman
06/16/2011

Gifts totaling more than $27 million ensure construction of new OHSU School of Dentistry
Gene and Bonnie Skourtes’ $10 million philanthropic investment is the largest private contribution in the school’s 112-year history; longtime corporate advocates ODS and A-dec, Inc. also make lead gifts totaling more than $9 million

School of Dentistry Jim Newman
06/17/2011

Gov. Kitzhaber signs bill requiring coverage of telemedicine for diabetes
SB 787 calls on OHSU Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center to develop, test two-year pilot study

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
06/20/2011

OHSU scientists present groundbreaking device that allows communication through brain waves
‘Brain computer interface’ in development, may lead to new ways for people with disabilities to communicate

Todd Murphy
06/21/2011

OHSU nursing students graduate across the state of Oregon, ensure another generation of health care providers
Oregon Health & Science University nursing students from every corner of the state and beyond are entering the workforce this summer. Earlier this month, the students graduated during a series of ceremonies held at OHSU School of Nursing campuses a... read more »

School of Nursing Jim Newman
06/28/2011

OHSU researchers discover MS-like disease in monkeys
Findings could lead to major advance in MS research in humans

Todd Murphy
06/28/2011

OHSU unveils commemorative wall to celebrate decades of diversity
Event Information WHAT Oregon Health and Science University unveils 25 foot-long commemorative wall chronicling major events in OHSU's history to honor and celebrate diversity. WHEN Wednesday, June 29, at 1 p.m.... read more »

Jim Newman
06/29/2011

Scientists develop method to determine order of mutations that lead to cancer
Discovery underscores how understanding the abnormalities that develop in the beginning stages of cancer can identify the root causes of the disease

Cancer Elisa Williams
06/30/2011

OHSU medical students bike across Oregon to raise awareness of rural health challenges
Three second-year medical students will bicycle a thousand miles around Oregon to help raise awareness of the health care challenges facing rural Oregon.  Matthew Sperry, Wes Fuhrum and Nathan... read more »

School of Medicine Tamara Hargens-Bradley
06/30/2011

OHSU Names New University Provost
Following a lengthy national search process, Jeanette Mladenovic, M.D., M.B.A., M.A.C.P., has been named the new provost for Oregon Health & Science University. She is expected to join OHSU this fall.... read more »

Jim Newman
06/30/2011

OHSU-led team discovers link between cancer, neurodegenerative diseases
Findings come after almost a decade of work, study of a disease centered on the island populations of Guam, Japan, New Guinea

Todd Murphy
06/30/2011

OHSU’s Leadership in LGBT Health Care Equality Receives National Attention
Oregon Health & Science University has been named a national leader in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Health Care Equality. As a result, OHSU will be highlighted in the... read more »

Jim Newman
07/01/2011

OHSU staff and monkeys celebrate the birthday of the oldest monkey at OHSU’S Oregon National Primate Research Center
Media Alert WHAT Animal care technicians, researchers and staff at OHSU’s Oregon National Primate Research Center will celebrate a special birthday this week. Trapper, a Japanes... read more »

Animal Research Jim Newman
07/06/2011

OHSU School of Dentistry team compares bacteria on two types braces after one year of orthodontic treatment
Study indicates that patients with self-ligating orthodontic brackets have almost equal levels of bacteria as patients with elastomeric orthodontic brackets after one year

School of Dentistry OHSU Communications
07/07/2011

Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation announces new executive director
Following a national search, the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Oregon Health & Science University Foundation have jointly appointed Mary K. Turina vice president for pediatric development and executive director... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
07/08/2011

OHSU prepares for Sam Jackson Park Road closure during city road construction
Beginning, Monday, July 11, Sam Jackson Park Road, a major access route to Oregon Health & Science University will be closed for six to eight weeks. The City of Portland is closing the road as they construct a retaining wall in respons... read more »

Jim Newman
07/11/2011

Breastfeeding moms can help critically ill children by donating excess milk
OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital opens Beaverton’s first breast milk drop-off site

OHSU Communications
07/13/2011

‘Balance dog’ who helps man with Parkinson’s is co-Grand Marshal of ‘Paws for a Cause’ this Saturday
July 16 benefit for Parkinson Center of Oregon will include dog walks, pet contests

Todd Murphy
07/14/2011

OHSU scientists discover new role for vitamin C in the eye - and the brain
In a surprising finding, vitamin C is found to prolong proper functioning of retinal cells

Todd Murphy
07/19/2011

U.S. News ranks OHSU among best in nation, no. 1 in Portland-Metro area
Nine of OHSU’s adult specialties also recognized by U.S. News as ‘high-performing’

OHSU Communications
07/20/2011

Organ donors, recipients celebrate life at OHSU transplant picnic
MEDIA ALERT WHAT The Oregon Health & Science University Transplant Program will host a picnic Saturday, July 23, to honor organ transplant recipients, donors and their families. Around 350 people, i... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
07/22/2011

Dr. Albert Starr takes on new role at OHSU
Albert Starr, M.D., best known for co-inventing and implanting the world’s first successful artificial heart valve, is taking on a new role at OHSU as special adviser to OHSU Dean of Medicine Mark Richardson, M.D., M.B... read more »

Cardiology Tamara Hargens-Bradley
07/26/2011

OHSU patients, staff team up to raise funds for children’s cancer research
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer launches its first Portland event

Cancer Tamara Hargens-Bradley
07/28/2011

Who needs summer camp when you can go to OHSU’s ‘Camp Monkey’?
OHSU’s primate center hosts a science camp this Friday for the region’s future researchers

Jim Newman
08/02/2011

Gathering puts focus on young cancer survivors
“Bringing Light” event features screening of “Wrong Way to Hope,” live music and conversation

Cancer Elisa Williams
08/02/2011

Scientists identify what makes us feel ‘bad’ when we’re sick, how to treat it
New research demonstrates that a new class of drugs designed to treat narcolepsy will also be effective in reversing illness-induced lethargy

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
08/04/2011

American Indian physician group continues to tackle health problems in Native populations
National experts will gather Aug. 9-14 at the Jantzen Beach Red Lion Hotel in Portland to detail how traditional healing can be part of modern medicine

Todd Murphy
08/05/2011

OHSU's 'Ask the Health Experts' Lecture Series resumes this Fall with new topics
Calendar Alert WHAT The fall session of Oregon Health & Science University's much-anticipated “Ask the Health Experts” seminar series is fast approaching. Each lecture is followed by a question-and-answer s... read more »

Jim Newman
08/16/2011

Malignant stem cells may explain why some breast cancers develop and recur
Abnormalities in these cells may indicate the earliest mutations in breast cancers, an OHSU Knight Cancer Institute study found

Cancer Elisa Williams
08/17/2011

Former soldiers, nurse-cancer survivor, medical missionary help make up OHSU School of Medicine entering class
***Editors: Media are invited to the Class of 2015 White Coat Ceremony Friday, Aug. 19, at 1 p.m. in the Newmark Theatre, Portland. Entering student-physicians will be “cloaked” in their first white coat in front of family, friends... read more »

School of Medicine Education OHSU Communications
08/24/2011

OHSU Primate Center receives another clean bill of health
The Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University has received another clean bill of health from the United States Department of Agriculture. Approximately twice a year, a USDA animal care expert conducts an unannoun... read more »

Animal Research Jim Newman
08/31/2011

First 1,000 days after conception predict level of chronic disease later in life
Hundreds of renowned scientists from around the world will attend the 7th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease in Portland, Ore., to present the latest research and consider ways to alter current chronic disease epidemics

Cardiology Tamara Hargens-Bradley
09/02/2011

OHSU announces Marquam Hill Lecture Series for 2011-12
WHAT Oregon Health & Science University's Marquam Hill Lecture Series features nationally recognized OHSU faculty experts who present in lay terms the latest research findings and treatment options in their specialties. All lectures are f... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
09/06/2011

OHSU researchers eye newer, safer birth control method
Oregon Health & Science University researchers have uncovered a new contraceptive that is more focused, safer and, therefore, available for use among a larger population of women. The research took place at OHSU's Oregon National Primate Research C... read more »

Animal Research Jim Newman
09/08/2011

$5 million gift from John Gray advances melanoma research at OHSU
Longtime Oregon business leader and philanthropist John Gray has made a $5 million philanthropic investment that will advance melanoma research and clinical care at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. By supporting the institute’s search for new molecula... read more »

Foundations OHSU Communications
09/08/2011

Artists with Parkinson’s to show at Sept. 10 OHSU Parkinson’s Symposium
Symposium to feature experts talking about research on the disease; artwork demonstrates how creativity can help people fight the disease

Todd Murphy
09/09/2011

OHSU School of Medicine dean named to prestigious Blue Ridge Academic Health Group
Organization of health care leaders studies and reports on ways to improve U.S. health care system

School of Medicine Todd Murphy
09/09/2011

OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital wins $100,000 grant from Hyundai Hope On Wheels
Hyundai Hope on Wheels and local dealers will today award OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital with a $100,000 Hope Grant to support research re... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
09/13/2011

FEI, OHSU partner to create a ‘Living Lab for Cell Biology’ with high-performance electron microscopes for disease research
Among the goals of the scientific collaboration is to advance cancer research and foster next-generation research tools.

Foundations Elisa Williams
09/15/2011

Moms who eat a high-fat diet before and during pregnancy ‘program’ their babies to be fatter, at risk for chronic disease later in life
This is the first study to demonstrate that a long-term maternal high-fat diet results in the deposition, in utero, of excess body fat in the newborn

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
09/16/2011

Bob and Charlee Moore of Bob's Red Mill commit to donate $25 million to launch OHSU nutrition institute

Basic Science Tamara Hargens-Bradley
09/21/2011

Rural Health ‘Hero of the Year’ announced
Pat Neal of Depoe Bay, Ore., has been awarded the 2011 Hero of the Year Award by the Oregon Office of Rural Health at Oregon Health & Science University. The award is given annually to an individual who has had a major impact on ru... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
09/22/2011

OHSU Center for Health & Healing achieves LEED EBOM Platinum certification
The building, previously deemed “green” for it’s innovative design and construction, is now being highlighted for its day-to-day earth-friendly operations

Jim Newman
10/05/2011

OHSU scores gold for its dedication to bike commuting
The League of American Bicyclists has named Oregon Health & Science University a Gold Level Bike-Friendly Business. OHSU is the largest organization to have ever won a gold or higher designation and is the only university in Oregon to achieve a gol... read more »

Jim Newman
10/06/2011

OHSU Casey Eye Institute’s popular Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Expo takes place October 29
WHAT The Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health & Science University is holding its annual macular degeneration and low vision expo. WHERE Doubletree Hotel – Lloyd Center WHEN 9 a.m. to 4 p.... read more »

Jim Newman
10/06/2011

OHSU researchers uncover cause of hypertension from antirejection drugs
Discovery may help prevent kidney damage in organ transplant patients

Todd Murphy
10/06/2011

Free breast health events in Eugene, Salem for women with disabilities
The Oregon Office on Disability and Health at Oregon Health & Science University is co-sponsoring two free events as part of a health communication campaign called Right to Know. The campaign’s goal is to raise awareness of the importance of regula... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
10/10/2011

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute researchers share results of 18 studies at international radiation oncology conference
Findings offer insights into crucial patient care issues, including symptom management and the need for more bereavement training for physicians

Cancer Elisa Williams
10/11/2011

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and University of Washington host 11th Annual Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer Conference
Media Alert WHAT Prostate cancer experts from Oregon Health & Science University’s Knight Cancer Institute and the University of Washington will provide the latest information on prevention, tr... read more »

Elisa Williams
10/13/2011

Oregon universities to create jobs, educational opportunities in new OUS/OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building
Gov. John Kitzhaber and the presidents of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Portland State University (PSU) and Oregon State University (OSU) broke ground today on the OUS/OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building, an innovative project th... read more »

Education OHSU Communications
10/17/2011

Small group of Oregon women quietly raises $1.4 million for promising scientists-in-the-making
Motivated group helps OHSU, OSU recruit and retain top scholars as part of national strategy to help the United States remain technologically strong and internationally competitive

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
10/18/2011

Hospital readmission risk requires further study
Systematic review of prediction tools shows reliance on them may be premature

OHSU Communications
10/19/2011

OHSU offers free health screenings on World Diabetes Day, Nov. 14
The following Saturday, Nov. 19, OHSU will host the fourth annual Pacific NW Diabetes Summit

Diabetes Tamara Hargens-Bradley
10/21/2011

Survey of medical records demonstrates effectiveness of program to honor wishes of those with advanced illness or frailty
According to newly published research, a program created to communicate the treatment preferences of those with advanced illness or frailty ensures those preferences are honored 94 percent of the time. The Program, called Physicians Orders for Life Sus... read more »

OHSU Communications
10/24/2011

With senior population about to skyrocket, OHSU physicians, researchers team up to ensure healthy aging
Editors note: OHSU is hosting a Healthy Aging Conference to kick off its increased focus on healthy aging. Reporters are invited to attend and speak to experts and seniors. WHEN Thursday, Oct. 27, noon to 5 p... read more »

OHSU Communications
10/26/2011

OHSU holds prescription medication drop-off event
The Oregon Poison Center at Oregon Health & Science University would like the public to know that unwanted or expired medications in the house can result disaster from accidental ingestion to addictions. But how does one safely and responsibly get... read more »

OHSU Communications
10/26/2011

OHSU appoints assistant chief diversity officer
Oregon Health & Science University's Leslie Garcia, M.P.A., has been appointed assistant chief diversity officer for the university – this is a new position at OHSU. Garcia adds this role to her current responsibilities as assistan... read more »

OHSU Communications
10/28/2011

OHSU Dream Team researcher Joe Gray elected to Institute of Medicine
A renowned cancer researcher, Gray is one of 65 new members elected this year

Cancer Elisa Williams
10/31/2011

OHSU Doernbecher ensures patients, families don’t miss Halloween fun
WHAT Many children receiving care at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital are unable to trick or treat in their home neighborhoods this year. But never fear: OHSU Doernbecher’s Child Life Program is throwing an all-Doernbecher Halloween bash... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
11/01/2011

Patent issued for OHSU stem cell cloning
Procedure developed at OHSU Oregon National Primate Research Center received worldwide attention in 2007

Animal Research OHSU Communications
11/02/2011

OHSU names Vice President for Strategic Outreach
Mark O’Hollaren, M.D., has been named OHSU’s vice president for strategic outreach. In this new role at OHSU, Dr. O’Hollaren will focus on expanding and creating new research, education and health care partnerships in communities throu... read more »

OHSU Communications
11/04/2011

Nike Doernbecher Freestyle collection available to public for first time Saturday
Highly sought-after, collectible Doernbecher Freestyle collection will be available at the new Nike Portland retail location and online

Community Service Tamara Hargens-Bradley
11/04/2011

Northeast Oregon AHEC contributes $90K to Oregon Office of Rural Health’s ‘Apple A Day’
The Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center (NEOAHEC) has made a $90,000 contribution to the Oregon Office of Rural Health (ORH) Apple A Day Campaign. The campaign is an ongoing effort by the ORH to help support continuing education for volunteer... read more »

OHSU Communications
11/07/2011

First use of high-field MRI in developing brain reveals previously undetectable injuries
New research raises the bar on what can been seen in the brain, supports the potential of high-field MRI for early identification of tiny brain injuries in the preterm infant

Basic Science Tamara Hargens-Bradley
11/10/2011

Early evidence in OHSU study shows meditation helping vets with PTSD
Clinical trial still enrolling participants; some vets in trial laud improvement of their symptoms

OHSU Communications
11/10/2011

Medical Research Foundation announces 2011 award winners
Distinguished faculty from Oregon Health & Science University, the University of Oregon and Willamette University receive the MRF's annual awards for scientific leadership and innovation

Basic Science OHSU Communications
11/14/2011

OHSU mirror therapy expert to provide free training in Vietnam
Pain specialist wins grant to teach therapy for amputees in nation with high prevalence of people who've lost limbs

OHSU Communications
11/14/2011

Loss of weight associated with chronic illness may soon have first treatment
Scientist identify signaling system in the brain responsible for involuntary loss of muscle mass; drugs that regulate this system are already in development

Basic Science Tamara Hargens-Bradley
11/15/2011

OHSU health information becomes even more mobile
A new cadre of smart phone users now has access to their OHSU patient records thanks to a new Android application. Last year, the MyChart application was released for Apple iPhones, iPods and iPads. Now Android users have access to their health informa... read more »

OHSU Communications
11/15/2011

OHSU researchers partner with women firefighters to protect children
Children younger than 5 are particularly vulnerable to fire- and heat-related injury and trauma in the home. Burns, scalds and electrical injuries can be catastrophic among this age group and often result in disfigurement and disability. To ensure moms... read more »

Community Service Tamara Hargens-Bradley
11/17/2011

OHSU Technology Transfer achieves record year for industry-sponsored research
118 industry-sponsored research agreements worth $12 million were completed in fiscal 2011

Elisa Williams
11/23/2011

Wasco County High Schools receive Paul R. Vogt Scholarships for teen athletes
Scholarships fund the implementation of award-winning health promotion and drug prevention programs developed at Oregon Health & Science University

Education Tamara Hargens-Bradley
11/23/2011

NIH honors OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s David Dilts for system to improve clinical trial recruitment
Dilts will receive a 2011 National Institutes of Health Director’s Award for his role in developing AccrualNet

Cancer Elisa Williams
11/30/2011

OHSU study breaks new ground in understanding drug-induced deafness
Study 'intensely personal' for OHSU researcher, whose deafness was caused by antibiotics

Basic Science OHSU Communications
12/05/2011

Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center to review bone growth product
Center will analyze data on patients given controversial product as part of spinal surgeries

Basic Science OHSU Communications
12/05/2011

Health care, home, school differ for children with special health care needs
New report is the first to compare health and well-being of children with special health care needs to children without

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
12/05/2011

99.5 The Wolf hosts radiothon to benefit OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
11th annual “Hunt for a Cure” radiothon will broadcast live from OHSU Doernbecher Dec. 8 and 9

Community Service Tamara Hargens-Bradley
12/06/2011

Community groups bring holiday cheer to OHSU Doernbecher families
Community groups, musicians, sports teams and other talent will pay a special visit to patients and families at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital this holiday season. Media are invited to attend, but to protect our fragile patients with weakened imm... read more »

Community Service Tamara Hargens-Bradley
12/08/2011

OHSU course gives doctors ‘basic training’ to provide care in developing world
Retired Salem ophthalmologist, creator of the course, wins national award for his work

Education OHSU Communications
12/15/2011

Some say ‘scars are cool’; but OHSU, Stanford highlight causes of scarring, new ways to prevent it
Surgery saves and improves lives. However, one of the downsides is scarring. Those who have undergone open-heart surgery, for instance, often have very large, prominent scars. Past research has demonstrated that a person’s level of scarring often has t... read more »

OHSU Communications
12/15/2011

Holiday safety tips from OHSU Doernbecher and the Oregon Poison Center
The holidays hold not only special meaning; they hold special risks. To ensure a happy and safe holiday season for you and your family, the Tom Sargent Children’s Safety Center at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and the Oregon Poison Center at OHS... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
01/03/2012

Oregon's program to improve care for those with advanced illness highlighted in JAMA
Oregon's groundbreaking Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment program (POLST) is featured in the latest edition of the... read more »

OHSU Communications
01/05/2012

OHSU research demonstrates not all embryonic stem cells are equal; produces the world’s first primate chimeric offspring
Newly published research by scientists at Oregon Health & Science University provides significant new information about how early embryonic stem cells develop and take part in formation of the primate species. The resear... read more »

Animal Research OHSU Communications
01/12/2012

OHSU Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute receives Grant for AIDS Vaccine Development
Research supported by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will accelerate OHSU’s promising vaccine candidate

Animal Research OHSU Communications
01/13/2012

Faulty proteins may prove significant in identifying new treatments for ovarian cancer
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute study results suggest that more patients than initially thought could potentially be treated with a new class of drugs, PARP inhibitors

Cancer Elisa Williams
01/19/2012

Entrepreneurial physician-scientist to lead new Center for Regenerative Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University
Kenton Gregory, M.D., an internationally accomplished physician-bioengineer whose landmark research breakthroughs include the development of lifesaving medical products for troops in the battlefield, is directing a new... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
01/19/2012

Oregon Health & Science University joins BioPontis Alliance to advance research discoveries
University is first West Coast academic institution to join the alliance

Elisa Williams
01/20/2012

OHSU/OUS Collaborative Life Sciences Building passes design review
The City of Portland Design Commission on Thursday approved plans for the OHSU/OUS Collaborative Life Sciences Building in Portland’s growing South Waterfront neighborhood. The commission has jurisdiction over the exterior look and massing of the build... read more »

Jim Newman
01/25/2012

OHSU discovery may lead to new treatment for Rett Syndrome
The research, published in Neuroscience, sheds light on what determines availability of the molecules involved in cardiorespiratory control

OHSU Communications
01/25/2012

Dr. Brian Druker honored with Japan Prize
By pioneering the development of targeted cancer drugs, Druker’s work helped usher in the practice of personalized cancer medicine

Elisa Williams
01/26/2012

OHSU Doernbecher and PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center partner to bring nationally ranked neonatal care to Southwest Washington’s sickest infants
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center (PHSW) and OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital have joined forces to ensure critically ill newborns and infants in the region receive the highest quality, most advanced medical treatment close to home. Begi... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
01/30/2012

OHSU School of Dentistry students combine service with education
Providing information and oral care while giving back to the community is an essential part of dental education at Oregon Health & Science University... read more »

School of Dentistry OHSU Communications
02/02/2012

OHSU Foundation board announces new trustees
The Oregon Health & Science University Foundation today announced the appointment of 10 new or returning members to the foundation’s board of trustees. At the board’s Dec. 14, 2011, meeting, the following individuals were selected to serve... read more »

OHSU Communications
02/03/2012

Study: Stroke victims recover much better after temporary stent procedure
Oregon Stroke Center at OHSU enrolls 35 patients in nationwide trial, most of any study site; director says new procedure will be ‘game changer’

Todd Murphy
02/08/2012

Author and expert to speak at OHSU: You can prevent Alzheimer’s
UCLA professor to speak Feb. 20; first lecturer in OHSU’s 2012 Brain Awareness Season

OHSU Communications
02/08/2012

OHSU primate center undergoes federal inspection, receives another clean bill of health
The Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University has received another clean bill of health from the United States Department of Agriculture. Approximately twice a year, a USDA animal care expert conducts an unannoun... read more »

Animal Research OHSU Communications
02/10/2012

Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation Board elects new members
The Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation today announced the incoming officers and new and returning members of its Board of Directors for 2012. Board officers: Kelly J. Johnson, president. Johnson is execut... read more »

Foundations OHSU Communications
02/16/2012

OHSU discovery may someday lead to prevention and treatment of sudden infant death syndrome
New research, published in Neuroscience, sheds light on the mechanisms responsible for development of nerves that control blood pressure and breathing

OHSU Communications
02/16/2012

Auto-injectors may be better than IVs to treat prolonged seizures
Study conducted at OHSU and other major research hospitals finds method safe and effective

OHSU Communications
02/21/2012

Mice bred to more closely resemble a genetic variation in humans help target an annual outbreak: the flu
As part of a national collaboration, Oregon Health & Science University researchers are studying specially bred mice that are more like humans than ever before when it comes to genetic variation. Through these mice, the researchers hope to better u... read more »

Animal Research OHSU Communications
02/27/2012

OHSU scientists, at leading edge of rare disease research, host Feb. 29 conference
Oregonian David Frohnmayer, who’s lost two daughters to a rare disease, will speak about importance of continued research

OHSU Communications
02/29/2012

Legacy Health, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute plan to forge closer ties to better serve patients
The two health care organizations sign a letter of intent to create a more integrated adult community cancer care program serving a five-county region

Cancer Elisa Williams
03/05/2012

OHSU students offer free health screenings for uninsured, underinsured Oregonians
Student volunteers present week of lectures, events to raise awareness about U.S. health care disparities

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
03/07/2012

Dr. Albert Starr to Present the 2012 Mark O. Hatfield Lecture
Media Alert WHEN Thursday, March 15, 2012, 7:30 p.m. WHERE OHSU Auditorium, Marquam Hill Campus, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson park Road, Portland, OR 97239 PORTLAND, Ore.... read more »

Cardiology OHSU Communications
03/07/2012

Oregon memorial service for former OHSU/UO leader Allan Price set for March 23 in Portland
Family, friends and colleagues will celebrate the life of the late Allan Price, former OHSU Foundation president and OHSU senior vice president for advancement, at a public memorial at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23, at the Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W... read more »

OHSU Communications
03/08/2012

OHSU-led consortium wins $21 million grant to study alcoholism, stress
Consortium will continue studying mechanisms that link stress, anxiety, alcohol intake

OHSU Communications
03/09/2012

OHSU lecture by director of federal NINDS rescheduled for June 25, 2012
Media Alert The OHSU Brain Awareness Season lecture originally scheduled for March 12, 2012, by Story Landis, the director of the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, has been rescheduled for June 25... read more »

OHSU Communications
03/13/2012

Symposium will offer advice, hope for younger people with Parkinson’s disease
OHSU Parkinson’s Center and Brian Grant Foundation event will include Grant, former MLB player Ben Petrick

OHSU Communications
03/14/2012

Medical students at OHSU, around the nation learn where they will train for the next 3-plus years
OHSU Match Day 2012 Friday, March 16, 9 a.m. Editors: Please call 503-494-8231 if you plan to attend. After four long years of intense study, fourth-year medical students at Oregon Health & Science University Sc... read more »

Education OHSU Communications
03/16/2012

Internationally-respected medical ethicist and palliative care expert to join OHSU as Oregon receives high marks for its focus on end-of-life issues for medical trainees
Oregon Health & Science University is pleased to announce an important addition to its nationally respected Center for Eth... read more »

OHSU Communications
03/20/2012

Research highlights pitfall of psychiatric drug development: Publication bias may provide physicians with an incomplete picture
Physicians who prescribe antipsychotic medications may be basing their decisions on incomplete information, according to new research published by scientists at Oregon Health & Science University. The study is published in PLoS Medicine, a... read more »

Basic Science OHSU Communications
03/27/2012

OHSU Doernbecher launches free car seat fitting station, safety check program
WHEN Thursday, March 29, at 3 p.m. The participating family welcomes interviews. WHERE Parking turnaround, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, 700 S.W. Campus Drive, Portland WHAT Media are invited to OHS... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
03/27/2012

OHSU’s Oregon National Primate Research Center opens dedicated lab space for hands-on science experience among students of all ages
The Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University now has a new home for its popular sci... read more »

OHSU Communications
03/29/2012

Portlander searches for years to find why her body was deteriorating
OHSU conference speaker saw a range of experts before diagnosis of rare Parkinson’s-like disorder

OHSU Communications
04/02/2012

What do ADHD and cancer have in common? Variety
According to new research conducted at Oregon Health & Science University, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is more than one disorder. It's an entire family of disorders, much like the multiple subtypes of... read more »

OHSU Communications
04/03/2012

OHSU center dedicated to workplace health and safety appoints new director
Steven Shea, Ph.D., has been appointed director of Oregon Health & Science University's... read more »

OHSU Communications
04/05/2012

New mammography resources available for women with disabilities
Online directory helps patients with disabilities find accessible mammography facilities around the state; free book illustrates what to expect during mammography appointment

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
04/06/2012

OHSU Celebrates TEDMED, the medically based version of the popular TED talks with live screening, public speakers
Media Alert WHAT Oregon Health & Science University is connecting with the nation's capitol for the live broadcast of... read more »

OHSU Communications
04/09/2012

OHSU expands seating for April 10 lecture by author Jonah Lehrer
Best-selling neuroscience author to speak about creativity and the brain

OHSU Communications
04/10/2012

Albina Head Start kids to don free, new glasses courtesy of the Elks Children’s Eye Clinic
Photo/Video Opportunity WHAT Albina Head Start Children will receive free eyeglasses after participating in the... read more »

OHSU Communications
04/10/2012

OHSU Doernbecher cancer survivor meets lifesaving bone marrow donor
Donor and recipient hope to raise awareness, increase the number of ethnic minorities in the national bone marrow donor registry

Cancer Tamara Hargens-Bradley
04/13/2012

Upcoming OHSU Ask the Health Experts Lectures
The spring/summer session of Oregon Health & Science University's much-anticipated "Ask the Health Experts" seminar series is approaching. Each lecture is followed by a question-and-answer session with leading experts in their field. All lectures a... read more »

OHSU Communications
04/16/2012

OHSU appoints Michael Tom as Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Director
Oregon Health & Science University has named Michael Tom its Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Director (AAEO). The AAEO department at OHSU plays an important role as a resource for patients, staff, faculty, students and emp... read more »

OHSU Communications
04/17/2012

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute to provide free head, neck cancer screenings
Calendar Alert WHAT Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Institute is offering free screenings for cancers that develop on the skin (face and scalp) as well as in the mouth, throat and neck. Hea... read more »

Cancer Elisa Williams
04/17/2012

OHSU Hosts Macular Degeneration Seminar on May 12
Media Alert WHAT The Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health & Science University is hosting a f... read more »

OHSU Communications
04/19/2012

Telehealth via secure iPad will bring care to seriously ill children in Oregon and Southwest Washington
Regence Foundation awards $195,000 grant to Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
04/23/2012

National leader in drug addiction research to speak as part of OHSU’s lecture series
Media Alert WHAT The next... read more »

OHSU Communications
04/30/2012

To use or not to use a pacifier: What should parents do?
Many hospitals are removing pacifiers from their newborn units to achieve '"Baby-Friendly" status, but researchers at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children's Hospital believe more research supporting this recommendation is needed.... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
04/30/2012

Two risk factors may be most relevant in determining when to start regular breast cancer screening
A family history of breast cancer and dense breast tissue each indicate a twofold increase in breast cancer risk for women in their 40s, according to a study led by an Oregon Health & Science University investigator

Cancer Elisa Williams
05/01/2012

Internationally recognized trailblazer in health promotion, sports medicine at OHSU receives Lifetime Achievement Award
The President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) will honor Linn Goldberg, M.D., with its Lifetime Achievement Award at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., May 1, 2012. Lifetime Achievement Awards are given... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
05/03/2012

OHSU study shows how mitochondrial genes are passed from mother to child
Study also highlights shortcomings of current genetic testing methods to prevent certain genetic disorders

Animal Research OHSU Communications
05/03/2012

OHSU responds to Medicaid agreement that will benefit countless Oregonians
When finalized, the state-federal agreement will help ensure health care for Oregon's most vulnerable citizens

OHSU Communications
05/03/2012

OHSU purchases blocks 23 and 27 in Portland’s South Waterfront district for future development
Oregon Health & Science University is planning to expand its presence in Portland's new South Waterfront District at a future date following the purchase of two parcels of land in the neighborhood. Today, the purchase of blocks 23 and 27 fr... read more »

OHSU Communications
05/04/2012

Study shows two medications that combat age-related blindness are similarly effective despite significant cost differences
A study that compared the effectiveness of two drugs used to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has shown that the drugs, Lucentis and Avastin, are nearly equally effective. However, when it comes to cost, the drugs vary greatly, with Avastin... read more »

OHSU Communications
05/08/2012

Current dental treatment for plaque and tooth decay may be ineffective in eliminating some cavities-inducing bacterial strains in children
OHSU School of Dentistry team identifies dominant genetic strains of bacteria that persist in children following caries restorative treatment

School of Dentistry OHSU Communications
05/09/2012

OHSU receives additional Grand Challenges Explorations funding of novel approach to develop AIDS vaccine that blocks infection
Oregon Health & Science University researchers have received additional funding through... read more »

Basic Science OHSU Communications
05/09/2012

OHSU researchers develop new animal model for one of the least understood medical issues: ADHD
The number of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) cases in the United States are exploding. According to a 2011 statement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one in 10 American children is diagnosed with the disorder.... read more »

Basic Science OHSU Communications
05/09/2012

OHSU study: Misdiagnosis of MS is costing health system millions per year
Study finds most MS experts surveyed have seen patients in last year who’ve been misdiagnosed

OHSU Communications
05/10/2012

International scientists gather in Portland to present latest findings in integrative medicine, health
Nearly 1,000 integrative medicine practitioners, scientists from 32 countries will attend what is widely regarded as the most comprehensive scientific research conference in the field

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
05/14/2012

Unlocking the mysteries to better health
An expert panel of physicians and scientists from the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute share how even a tiny donation of cells can help lead to advances in medical treatments

Elisa Williams
05/15/2012

MEGA Heart exhibit to visit OHSU in advance of Heart & Stroke Walk
OHSU's clinical chief of cardiovascular medicine will lead tours of the large, inflatable heart to help raise awareness of America&'s No. 1 killer: heart disease

Cardiology Tamara Hargens-Bradley
05/15/2012

Lenalidomide significantly prolongs disease control for multiple myeloma patients following stem cell transplantation
In Phase III clinical trials, the treatment decreased the risk that the cancer would progress; this positive early result prompted investigators to consider a new standard of care

Cancer Elisa Williams
05/22/2012

Vitamin C improves lung function in newborns of pregnant smoking women
New research has potential to alter the fetal origins of respiratory disease by blocking some of the effects of smoking on lung development

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
05/25/2012

Can we prevent Alzheimer’s? OHSU Brain Institute expert says ‘maybe’
Top Alzheimer's researcher to speak about preventing disease at free public seminar

OHSU Communications
05/29/2012

OHSU Oregon National Primate Research Center develops new, safer method for making vaccines
While vaccines are perhaps medicine's most important success story, there is always room for improvement. Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) appear to have done just that. As explaine... read more »

OHSU Communications
05/30/2012

OHSU Bob and Charlee Moore Nutrition and Wellness Institute announces first round of research grant recipients
Bob and Charlee Moore, the founders of Bob's Red Mill, established the new institute in fall 2011 with a transformational $25 million pledge to OHSU

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
06/01/2012

OHSU graduation ceremonies to honor more than 1,000 new health care professionals
OHSU'ss School of Medicine will graduate 517 – a new school record

School of Medicine Education OHSU Communications
06/04/2012

OHSU leads NIH-funded study in Oregon to improve survival among cardiac arrest victims
Oregon Health & Science University is participating in a multi-center clinical trial to determine whether two drugs commonly used to stabilize the heart during cardiac arrest actually improve survival rates and neurological function among cardiac a... read more »

Cardiology Tamara Hargens-Bradley
06/05/2012

OHSU Doernbecher ranks among the nation’s best children’s hospitals
Quality-related data comprises 75 percent of this year’s U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital rankings

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
06/06/2012

OHSU Doernbecher holds graduation ceremony for patients in its Hospital School Program
The Hospital School Program helps childhood cancer patients keep up with their studies and stay connected to their local school districts throughout Oregon.

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
06/11/2012

Stable, liquid glucagon formulation discovered for potential use in artificial pancreas systems
JDRF-funded researchers from OHSU and Legacy Health discovered a method to stabilize liquid glucagon for automated pump delivery that could accelerate the development of a multi-hormonal, fully automated closed loop artificial pancreas system

Diabetes Tamara Hargens-Bradley
06/19/2012

OHSU named ‘Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality’
Oregon Health & Science University has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” for the second year in a row. For its efforts, OHSU is listed in the Healthcare Equality Index 2012 report, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rig... read more »

OHSU Communications
06/21/2012

Head of federal neurological disorder institute to speak June 25 at OHSU
Media Alert WHAT The final 2012 OHSU Brain Awareness Season lecture will feature... read more »

OHSU Communications
06/25/2012

Oregon Office of Rural Health announces Primary Health Care Loan Forgiveness recipients
The Oregon Office of Rural Health at Oregon Health & Science University has announced the recipients of the 2012 Primary Health Care Loan Forgiveness (PHCLF) awards. Five individuals will receive forgivable loans to be used for educational expenses... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
06/27/2012

OHSU Board adopts $2 billion operating budget
New budget year begins July 1 The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Board of Directors today adopted a budget of $2.085 billion for the university's operations over the next fiscal year, FY 2013, beginning July 1. The budge... read more »

OHSU Communications
06/28/2012

OHSU Responds to today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act
This week, Oregon Health & Science University, along with other health care providers across the state, have been closely monitoring the nation's capital for the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act. We are... read more »

OHSU Communications
07/06/2012

Road construction on OHSU’s Campus Drive begins Monday, July 9
Work to install new expansion joints on Oregon Health & Science University's Campus Drive will begin Monday, July 9. During construction, Campus Drive will be open for downhill traffic only. The project is expected to be complete in six to eight we... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
07/17/2012

OHSU discovery may lead to new treatment for ALS
The research, published in G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, describes changes in gene expression in the nervous system following genetic manipulations of the protein TDP-43

School of Dentistry OHSU Communications
07/17/2012

U.S. News & World Report ranks OHSU Hospital No. 1 in Portland, statewide
“Hard measures” with a direct link to the quality of patient care make up nearly 70 percent of a hospital’s score

OHSU Communications
07/23/2012

OHSU leads three NIH-funded ‘exception from informed consent’ studies in Oregon, Southwest Washington
Oregon Health & Science University is leading three multi-center studies in Oregon and Southwest Washington as part of the National Institutes of Health-funded Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
07/23/2012

OHSU Foundation board of trustees announces new members
The Oregon Health & Science University Foundation today announced the appointment of two new members of the foundation’s board of trustees. At the board’s March and June 2012 meetings, the following individuals were authorized to serve on t... read more »

Foundations OHSU Communications
07/26/2012

New study associates excess maternal iodine supplementation with congenital hypothyroidism in newborns
Congenital hypothyroidism is thyroid hormone deficiency at birth that, if left untreated, can lead to neurocognitive impairments in infants and children. Although the World Health Organization recommends 200 to 300 µg of iodine daily during pregnancy f... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
07/31/2012

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute recruits leader-elect of international clinical trial cooperative group
Charles D. Blanke, M.D., who will oversee about $40 million in annual research funds, envisions opportunities to advance molecularly-driven personalized cancer medicine worldwide and increase access to cancer clinical trials in the Pacific Northwest

Cancer Elisa Williams
07/31/2012

OHSU contacts patients about data stolen during burglary
Oregon Health & Science University Hospital officials are sending letters to the families of 702 pediatric patients after a USB drive containing some of their patient information was stolen. In total, data for more than 14,000 patients was stored o... read more »

OHSU Communications
08/01/2012

OHSU School of Dentistry partners with Oregon Academy of General Dentistry to reinvent continuing dental education offerings in Oregon
Unique alliance is first in the nation between a university dental school and an AGD state chapter

School of Dentistry OHSU Communications
08/14/2012

Medical school’s 125th class will be educated in an era of health care transformation
Students from diverse backgrounds and work experience will help lead reform

School of Medicine Education Tamara Hargens-Bradley
08/21/2012

OHSU renewed as one of nation’s 11 Evidence-based Practice Centers
Newly named center adds partners, continues efforts to improve health care

OHSU Communications
08/23/2012

OHSU Nurses celebrate major achievement
After a decade of work, nurses in OHSU Healthcare are awarded prestigious Magnet status

OHSU Communications
08/27/2012

Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation Board appoints new members
The Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation today announced three new members of its board of directors for 2012. At the board’s June 6 meeting, the following individuals were elected to serve on the board: Jeff Borlaug... read more »

Foundations OHSU Communications
09/06/2012

Annual Oregon Rural Health Conference to focus on physical activity for healthier communities
WHAT Toni Yancey, M.D., M.P.H., a national leader in promoting physical activity as a means to combat obesity and chronic disease, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s 29th Annual Oregon Rural Health Conference, sponsored by the... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
09/09/2012

OHSU research helps explain why an AIDS vaccine has been so difficult to develop
Research highlights why new methods developed at OHSU may be the most promising avenues for fighting the disease

OHSU Communications
09/10/2012

‘Humanized’ mice developed at Oregon Health & Science University enable malaria research breakthrough at Seattle Biomedical Research Institute
Transgenic mouse technology commercialized through OHSU spinoff Yecuris contributes to research discoveries around the globe

Animal Research Tamara Hargens-Bradley
09/10/2012

Grateful family leaves more than $10 million to support OHSU
The estate of Garthe and Grace Brown designated more than $10 million to benefit OHSU’s groundbreaking heart research. The Garthe Brown and Grace L. Brown Fund II was established through the Oregon Community Foundation and will support OHSU’s cardiac r... read more »

Foundations OHSU Communications
09/13/2012

Study finds Gingko biloba does not improve cognition in MS patients
Results come after 2005 pilot study offered hope that supplement may have offered benefits

OHSU Communications
09/13/2012

OHSU Doernbecher nurse honored for work caring for children at the end of life
Kathy Perko, M.S., P.N.P., receives Sojourns Award from Cambia Health Foundation

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
09/14/2012

OHSU Biomedical Engineers develop technique to determine the weight of particles so small, you need a microscope to see them
Research may aid several fields: From diagnosing disease to studying bacteria

OHSU Communications
09/17/2012

OHSU holds prescription drop-off event to assist Northwest residents in safely disposing of their old/expired medications
Any member of the Oregon Poison Center will tell you, when you have unwanted or expired medications in the house, disasters can occur from accidents to addictions. But how does one safely and responsibly get rid of old pharmaceuticals? Oregon Health &a... read more »

OHSU Communications
09/17/2012

Historic gift from Phil and Penny Knight establishes institute for cardiovascular research and care at OHSU
Led by Albert Starr, M.D., and Sanjiv Kaul, M.D., the institute will bring clinicians and researchers together to translate laboratory discoveries into new and better treatments for the world’s No. 1 killer.

Cardiology Kate Natoli
09/18/2012

OHSU Casey Eye Institute inventor earns international award for advances in eye imaging
A physician-scientist and noted inventor at Oregon Health & Science University Casey Eye Institute (CEI) is one of six scientists in the world to receive the largest scientific and humanitarian prize in the field of vision research, the... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
09/18/2012

OHSU announces Marquam Hill Lecture Series for 2012-13
WHAT Oregon Health & Science University's Marquam Hill Lecture Series features nationally recognized OHSU faculty experts who present in lay terms the latest research findings and treatment options in their specialties. All lectures are f... read more »

OHSU Communications
09/19/2012

New report highlights success of Oregon’s groundbreaking POLST program
The POLST program was created more than 20 years ago to improve communications between patients with advanced illness, their families and health providers

OHSU Communications
09/19/2012

Battling Parkinson’s disease: ‘keep moving’ and fight it with attitude
29th annual Parkinson’s disease symposium to offer guidance on battling the disease

OHSU Communications
09/19/2012

World's only 'Great Salt Lick' contest set for Sept. 22 in Baker City
Media Alert WHAT The 6th annual Great Salt Lick contest/benefit for the Oregon Health & Science University Parkinson Center of Oregon WHEN Sept 22, 2012. Food, viewing and jud... read more »

OHSU Communications
09/20/2012

OHSU National Primate Research Center receives another clean bill of health following federal inspection
The Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University has received another clean bill of health from the United States Department of Agriculture. Approximately twice a year, a USDA animal care expert conducts an unannoun... read more »

Animal Research OHSU Communications
09/26/2012

Distinguished scientific expert on aging and longevity to speak at OHSU’s Second Annual Healthy Aging Conference
Oregon Health & Science University’s Healthy Aging Alliance will hold its Second Annual Healthy Aging conference, The... read more »

OHSU Communications
09/26/2012

OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital wins $250,000 research grant from Hyundai Hope on Wheels in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Hyundai‘s nonprofit to award $10.25 million in the month of September; OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital has received $580,000 from Hope On Wheels since 2005

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
09/27/2012

OHSU Study: One-fifth of spine surgery patients develop PTSD symptoms
Nearly 20 percent of people who underwent low back fusion surgery developed post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms associated with that surgery, according to a recent Oregon Health & Science University study published in the journal... read more »

OHSU Communications
10/09/2012

Knight Cancer Institute deputy director selected for prostate cancer Dream Team
Research collaborative will be funded by three-year, grant worth up to $10 million provided by Stand Up To Cancer and the Prostate Cancer Foundation to develop personalized treatments for advanced prostate cancer

Cancer Elisa Williams
10/10/2012

Annual ‘Night for Networking’ links workers with disabilities, Portland employers
Note to Editors: Wes Studer and Vail Horton are available for interviews about their experiences with Night for Networking. Media are also welcome at the Oct. 16 event. After his college graduation in 2009, Wes Studer, who has... read more »

OHSU Communications
10/10/2012

Human neural stem cells study offers new hope for children with fatal brain diseases
New findings demonstrate potential to treat a wide variety of disorders that affect myelin

OHSU Communications
10/11/2012

OHSU receives $1 million grant to develop innovative Electronic Health Record simulations
Research will help improve quality of patient care

Economics OHSU Communications
10/15/2012

Knight Cancer Institute patient care programs earn renewed accreditation with full commendation
American College of Surgeons’ evaluation found that the institute’s programs achieve the highest standards set for patient care

Cancer Elisa Williams
10/16/2012

OHSU Puhaty Lecture proposes new role for nurses in health care
Renowned nursing educator and author Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N., F.R.C.N., will discuss New Nurses for a New Health... read more »

School of Nursing OHSU Communications
10/22/2012

Poorav Patel joins OHSU Board
Brookings native and M.D. candidate is the new student representative

OHSU Communications
10/22/2012

OHSU Board approves audited financial reports
Reports were for 2011-2012 budget year that ended June 30

OHSU Communications
10/24/2012

OHSU researchers test new gene therapy method in human cells...and it works
Oregon Health & Science University's development, led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D., of a new gene therapy method to prevent certain inherited diseases has reached a significant milestone.

Animal Research OHSU Communications
10/25/2012

OHSU Ask the Health Experts Lecture series features specialists on top health concerns
The fall session of Oregon Health & Science University's much-anticipated “Ask the Health Experts” seminar series is here. Lectures feature specialists in each field who share their expertise about developments in treatment, prevention and detectio... read more »

OHSU Communications
10/29/2012

OHSU Doernbecher, Massachusetts General team up to help troubled youth in the Pacific Northwest
Evidence-based program helps children, their families and caregivers, better cope with the mental health, cognitive or language-based challenges underlying their everyday struggles

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
10/29/2012

OHSU first on West Coast to implant heart valve using newly approved technique
FDA approval of transapical approach offers patients with severe hardening of the arteries a new lease on life

Cardiology Tamara Hargens-Bradley
10/31/2012

OHSU researchers discover how enzyme may prevent nervous system repair in multiple sclerosis
Discovery could be ‘life-changer’ for millions with MS, stroke and other conditions that cause brain damage

OHSU Communications
11/05/2012

OHSU Women’s Health Research Unit receives Phase II Grand Challenges Explorations funding
New grant awarded to continue funding research on low-cost, nonsurgical long-term contraceptive method to be administered by health care workers in developing countries

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
11/05/2012

Noted author and entrepreneur to speak at Portland Art Museum
A look into how genetic research could impact society in the years to come

OHSU Communications
11/07/2012

Casey Eye Institute to provide free vision screenings as part of Pacific Northwest Diabetes Health and Wellness Week
Circle on the Court event provides the community with valuable services and resources targeting diabetes

OHSU Communications
11/12/2012

Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center hosts free events to benefit those affected by diabetes
World Diabetes Day health screenings and the Fifth Annual Pacific Northwest Diabetes Summit designed to educate, connect and support

Diabetes OHSU Communications
11/16/2012

Medical Research Foundation honors three top Oregon scientists
Distinguished faculty from Oregon Health & Science University, the University of Oregon and Oregon State University receive the MRF’s annual awards for scientific leadership and innovation

Foundations OHSU Communications
11/19/2012

Holiday safety tips from OHSU Doernbecher and the Oregon Poison Center
Holiday celebrations are coming up, with children home from school and visiting family and friends. During the excitement, remember to keep your family safe from holiday-specific risks. The Tom Sargent Children’s Safety Center at Oregon Health & Sc... read more »

11/19/2012

Astoria High School senior to deliver hundreds of toys for children at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Teenager with aspirations of becoming a nurse has made holiday toy drive her senior project

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
11/26/2012

OHSU takes big step into health reform implementation
Increased capacity for ‘delivery system science’ one key to reform success

OHSU Communications
11/27/2012

Nike Doernbecher Freestyle collection available to public for first time Friday
Highly sought-after, collectible Doernbecher Freestyle collection will available at the Nike Portland retail location and online

Foundations OHSU Communications
11/29/2012

Cancer pill targets previously impenetrable disease-causing gene mutation in leukemia patients
Ponatinib, developed through a research collaboration between the Knight Cancer Institute and ARIAD, promises to be an option for treating drug-resistant CML and ALL, according to Phase I study results published in the New England Journal of Medicine

Cancer
12/05/2012

OHSU study shows that a molecule critical to nerve cells increases dramatically during hypertension
The study, led by an OHSU School of Dentistry researcher, is the first to link blood pressure with levels of a molecule known as BDNF, or Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor

Basic Science OHSU Communications
12/06/2012

Autistic adults report significant shortcomings in their health care
Oregon Health & Science University study finds fewer preventive services, higher use of the emergency department than non-autistic adults

OHSU Communications
12/06/2012

OHSU enjoys a record 2011-2012 year in technology transfer and business development
University lures a record $12.8 million in research agreements, is issued 33 patents

Todd Murphy
12/11/2012

New cardiovascular institute at OHSU will be named the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute
The Knights’ $125 million gift to OHSU is believed to be the largest ever reported to advance cardiovascular health

Cardiology OHSU Communications
12/13/2012

W. M. Keck Foundation grant will help OHSU advance light/electron microscopy for biomedical research
Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Institute’s vision to advance the science behind personalized cancer care has earned the buy-in of one of the nation’s top private research funders. The Los Angeles-based W. M. Keck Foundatio... read more »

Cancer OHSU Communications
12/13/2012

OHSU continues steady growth in new fiscal year
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) has earned $26 million through October, $6.7 million ahead of the projected pace for the first four months of the fiscal year, according to a report at the quarterly OHSU Board of Directors meeting today.... read more »

OHSU Communications
12/13/2012

Do you have itchy or dry eyes? Your medication could be the culprit.
Article published by Casey Eye Institute ophthalmologists focuses on dry eye

OHSU Communications
12/14/2012

OHSU expert advises parents on talking to their kids about the recent school and mall shootings
OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital Child Psychiatrist... read more »

OHSU Communications
12/17/2012

OHSU extends health care coverage for transgender employees
Following an extensive internal review of health benefits along with discussions with transgender advocates, Oregon Health & Science University is increasing access to medically necessary care for transgender employees. OHSU, Portland’s lar... read more »

OHSU Communications
12/17/2012

Kristina Shevchenko, the OHSU patient injured in the Clackamas Town Center shooting, upgraded to fair condition
Kristina Shevchenko, the patient at OHSU hospital who was hurt in the Clackamas Town Center shooting on Tuesday, has today been upgraded to fair condition. Previously, Shevchenko was in serious condition. Earlier this week, the family asked OHS... read more »

OHSU Communications
12/19/2012

Despite slower economy, OHSU employment grows to new height: 14K
The number of people employed by Oregon Health & Science University reached a new milestone this fall: 14,000 employees. A significant number of those jobs — 1,578 — were created since May 2009, when OHSU reached its lowest total of faculty and sta... read more »

OHSU Communications
12/21/2012

Knight Diagnostic Laboratories launch new line of next-generation, cost-effective cancer tests
GeneTrails™ provides focused molecular testing of tumors to optimize DNA sequencing for clinical use today; the test results equip physicians to match patients to personalized therapies

Cancer OHSU Communications
01/07/2013

OHSU School of Dentistry team finds persistent oral bacterial strains, even one year after treatment for severe early childhood caries
A follow-up study shows dominant genetic strains of highly-cariogenic bacteria and several emergent strains in young patients

School of Dentistry OHSU Communications
01/09/2013

Winter safety tips from OHSU Doernbecher and the Oregon Poison Center
As winter weather intensifies, children and adults alike look forward to playing in the snow or sitting around a cozy fireplace. But winter can also bring increased risks associated with cold weather. The Tom Sargent Children’s Safety Center at Oregon... read more »

OHSU Communications
01/11/2013

OHSU hosts Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose book chronicling her husband’s battle with cancer raises tough questions about modern health care in the U.S.
What Amanda Bennett, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, will provide a free lecture at the OHSU Auditorium based on her book “The Cost of Hope,” which chronicles the loss of her husband to kidney cancer and highlights the complexities and cha... read more »

OHSU Communications
01/15/2013

Most U.S. neurologists plan to use new brain scan for Alzheimer’s detection
Cost remains prohibitive factor, but OHSU survey finds experts believe the scan can help with diagnosis

OHSU Communications
01/16/2013

Study findings have potential to prevent, reverse serious disabilities affecting children born prematurely
Research conducted at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital challenges long-held belief that low blood flow to the premature brain necessarily kills brain cells

OHSU Communications
01/17/2013

OHSU/OUS Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB) “Tops Out”
JE Dunn Construction has topped out the OHSU/OUS Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB) located on Oregon Health & Science University’s Schnitzer Campus at Portland’s South Waterfront. Today, construction workers held a celebration after struc... read more »

OHSU Communications
01/24/2013

OHSU School of Dentistry students organize service events this winter
Media Alert Part of the dental curriculum at Oregon Health & Science University’s School of Dentistry is for students to understand and address the widening gap between the oral health insured and uninsured, as well... read more »

School of Dentistry OHSU Communications
01/24/2013

Two new breakthroughs demonstrate how tomorrow’s life-saving medications may currently be living at the bottom of the sea
OHSU researchers, in partnership with scientists from several other institutions, have published two new research papers that signal how the next class of powerful medications may currently reside at the bottom of the ocean. In both cases, the research... read more »

Animal Research OHSU Communications
01/28/2013

OHSU Foundation Board of Trustees announces new members
The Oregon Health & Science University Foundation today announced the appointment of five new members of the foundation’s board of trustees. At the board’s December 2012 meeting, the following individuals were elected to serve on the board:... read more »

Foundations OHSU Communications
01/29/2013

New OHSU research helps explain early-onset puberty in females
New research from Oregon Health & Science University has provided significant insight into the reasons why early-onset puberty occurs in females. The research, which was conducted at OHSU's... read more »

Animal Research OHSU Communications
01/30/2013

Organovo and OHSU Knight Cancer Institute announce collaboration in cancer research
Agreement focuses on new biological models of cancer for drug discovery and development

Cancer OHSU Communications
02/01/2013

OHSU Brain Institute announces lineup for annual Brain Awareness Season lecture series
Mysteries of the Mind – What are we learning about the hidden secrets of the brain?

OHSU Communications
02/01/2013

OHSU Ask the Health Experts Lecture series features specialists on top health concerns
The upcoming session of Oregon Health & Science University's “Ask the Health Experts” seminar series is quickly approaching. Lectures feature specialists in each field who share their expertise about developments in treatment, prevention and detect... read more »

OHSU Communications
02/04/2013

OHSU, ODS Health partner to support Cycle Oregon 2013
Oregon Health & Science University and ODS Health are pleased to announce their support of Cycle Oregon 2013 as presenting sponsors. Cycle Oregon is an annual event dedicated to transforming individuals and communities in Oregon through bicycling.... read more »

OHSU Communications
02/06/2013

Career conference targets multicultural students interested in science and health professions
Oregon Health & Science University’s Annual Multicultural Health, Science & Engineering Career Conference is coming up, offering high school and college students from diverse backgrounds informational sessions about OHSU’s degree programs and r... read more »

OHSU Communications
02/11/2013

OHSU faculty member recognized for Audacious Goal in vision research
National Institutes of Health competition explores future advances in vision science

OHSU Communications
02/11/2013

Skin cancer risk linked to tanning devices warrants stronger protections for minors
Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University supports the state legislature’s important step forward in skin cancer prevention

Cancer OHSU Communications
02/12/2013

Saying I love you on Valentine’s Day … with a spinal tap
Parkinson’s disease study at OHSU includes husband-and-wife teams committed to finding a cure

OHSU Communications
02/15/2013

Oregon Poison Center warns that synthetic pot poses emerging public health concern
Several states across the nation have reported cases of acute kidney injury linked with the growing use of a designer drug sold openly online and in some tobacco and convenience stores; five cases were reported in Oregon in the past year. According to... read more »

OHSU Communications
02/19/2013

Cepheid and the Knight Cancer Institute collaborate to develop breast, prostate cancer tests
The Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced a collaboration to develop a menu of a... read more »

Cancer OHSU Communications
02/25/2013

OHSU Doernbecher scientists first to grow liver stem cells in culture, transplant them with demonstrated therapeutic benefit
New mouse research in Nature raises hope that human liver stem cells can be similarly grown, transplanted

OHSU Communications
02/28/2013

OHSU, one of Oregon’s largest employers, initiates hiring freeze in the face of economic challenges
Current economic challenges include sequestration impacts, health reform financial changes and PERS costs

OHSU Communications
03/05/2013

OHSU partners with community organizations to serve disadvantaged Oregonians
What Oregon Health & Science University’s School of Nursing, in partnership with OHSU’s School of Medicine and Global Health Center, has created a new project designed to improve health outcomes for disadvantaged Oregonians. The p... read more »

OHSU Communications
03/06/2013

Oregon Senate Resolution honors the work and life of William Connor
Co-author of the well-known diet cookbook The New American Diet pioneered research in nutrition and disease

OHSU Communications
03/07/2013

OHSU Brain Fair – one of the nation’s largest – at OMSI Saturday, March 9
Event will include OHSU neuroscientists talking about their work, interactive exhibits, prizes

OHSU Communications
03/08/2013

Match Day – and the contents of a white envelope – determines the future for OHSU medical students
Fourth-year medical students at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, along with every other graduating medical student in the United States, will learn where they will spend the next three to seven years of their lives on “Match D... read more »

School of Medicine Education OHSU Communications
03/08/2013

OHSU to adopt additional fire safety measures in response to Oregon Fire Marshal investigation
Oregon Health & Science University is in the process of adopting new fire safety measures in its hospitals and clinics. The adjustments are being made in response to further investigation by the Oregon State Fire Marshal following a fire that burne... read more »

OHSU Communications
03/12/2013

OHSU students and community organizations partner to serve disadvantaged Oregonians
Three-year grant brings resources to underserved neighborhoods

OHSU Communications
03/13/2013

Legacy Health, OHSU combine outpatient cancer clinics to improve access to advanced care in the region
Joint operating agreement between Oregon Health & Science University and Legacy Health will provide a more integrated network of adult cancer care clinics serving a five-county region

Cancer Elisa Williams
03/13/2013

OHSU students offer free health screenings for uninsured, underinsured Oregonians
Student volunteers present week of lectures, events to raise awareness about U.S. health care disparities

OHSU Communications
03/13/2013

Oregon Poison Center reminds you to keep poisons up and out of sight!
Deaths from poisoning have been on the rise in the United States in the past few years, surpassing motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of accidental injury death, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Preve... read more »

OHSU Communications
03/14/2013

Tenth annual Western Regional International Health Conference set for April 5-7 in Portland
OHSU's Global Health Center Student Interest Group is hosting the 10th Annual Western Regional International Health Conference — “Global Health in Changing Environments” — April 5... read more »

OHSU Communications
03/14/2013

Historical exhibit celebrates OHSU’s 125th ‘quasquicentennial’ anniversary
Media Alert What Since its beginning in October 1887 as the University of Oregon Medical Department, Oregon Health & Science University has evolved into a multi-faceted institution: an academic... read more »

OHSU Communications
03/18/2013

Toyota’s management practices may improve the quality of hospital care
One of the largest studies on health care management finds approaches designed for technology, manufacturing sectors may translate well to health care institutions

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
03/18/2013

Susan Bakewell-Sachs named new OHSU School of Nursing dean and vice president for nursing affairs
Following a nationwide search, Susan Bakewell-Sachs Ph.D., R.N., A.P.R.N., B.C., has been named the new School of Nursing dean and vice president for nursing affairs for Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Bakewell-Sachs will b... read more »

School of Nursing OHSU Communications
03/19/2013

Internationally known OHSU Knight Cancer Institute researcher discusses the future of cancer care
Upcoming Marquam Hill Lecture features Joe Gray, Ph.D.

Elisa Williams
03/19/2013

OHSU Ask the Health Experts Lecture series features specialists on bone and joint care
The upcoming session of Oregon Health & Science University's “Ask the Health Experts” seminar series is quickly approaching. Upcoming lectures will feature specialists in bone and joint care who will share their expertise about developments in trea... read more »

OHSU Communications
03/20/2013

Scientists describe development of drug that could treat, prevent malaria and block mosquito transmission
Drug successfully tested in mice; may be major advance as malaria has developed resistance to existing treatments

OHSU Communications
03/21/2013

OHSU adjusts to challenging environment
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) has earned $35.7 million in operating income through the first seven months of the fiscal year, but there are challenges looming that led to a recent hiring freeze and other measures to slow spending, accor... read more »

OHSU Communications
03/22/2013

Oregon Poison Center at OHSU offers tips for preventing prescription painkiller poisonings
National Poison Prevention Week 2013 concludes on March 23

OHSU Communications
03/25/2013

OHSU contacting surgery patients after a laptop containing some of their data was stolen
OHSU patients and families: OHSU has set up a toll-free phone number to respond to patient questions about the laptop theft. Almost all of the patient information on the laptop computer related to patients who were scheduled for surgery a... read more »

OHSU Communications
03/26/2013

New program would offer free tuition to health care professions students who agree to practice in Oregon’s underserved and rural communities
Hearing today on legislation to address shortage of health care professionals

Education OHSU Communications
03/27/2013

OHSU receives advanced certification as Comprehensive Stroke Center from The Joint Commission
Oregon Stroke Center is the only stroke center in the Northwest, and among only 27 in the nation, with the certification

Basic Science OHSU Communications
03/28/2013

Casey Eye Institute presents free community seminars on macular degeneration
The Macular Degeneration Center at Oregon Health & Science University’s Casey Eye Institute will be hosting three community seminars on understanding and living with macular degeneration, a common eye disease in older adults. Join experts f... read more »

OHSU Communications
03/28/2013

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute to provide free head, neck and skin cancer screenings
What Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Institute is offering free screenings for cancers that develop on the skin (face and scalp) as well as in the mouth, throat and neck. Health care professionals will also provide partic... read more »

Elisa Williams
04/10/2013

OHSU Mark O. Hatfield Lecture features outgoing U.S. Secretary of Energy
Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Chu, Ph.D., will discuss his vision for the future of energy

OHSU Communications
04/16/2013

OHSU Casey Eye Institute photography exhibit, A Photographic Journey into Blindness, features works from two award-winning photographers
What An upcoming photo exhibit at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health & Science University will feature the parallel works of two award-winning photographers that serve to inspire and reveal the persistence and clarity one man has ga... read more »

OHSU Communications
04/18/2013

OHSU Day in Salem celebrates the Oregon Legislative Assembly’s commitment to healing, teaching and discovery across Oregon
***Editors: Please call 503 494-8231 if you plan to send a crew. OHSU Day in Salem is primarily an appreciation and education event for Oregon’s Legislators, but the event is also open to the community. What... read more »

OHSU Communications
04/22/2013

OHSU teams with Intel to decode the root causes of cancer and other complex diseases
The multi-year collaboration, to make personalized genomic analysis faster, less costly and routine in patient care, combines Intel’s expertise in extreme-scale computing with Oregon Health & Science University’s biomedical imaging and genomics expertise

Cancer Elisa Williams
04/22/2013

Protect your family, safely dispose of old and expired medications

OHSU Communications
04/23/2013

OHSU School of Dentistry announces new dean
Following a national search, dentist and immunologist Phillip T. Marucha, D.M.D., Ph.D., has been named dean of Oregon Health & Science University’s... read more »

School of Dentistry OHSU Communications
04/24/2013

OHSU Foundation announces new president
Oregon Health & Science University Foundation today announced it has named L. Keith Todd as its new leader. Todd will assume the presidency of OHSU’s nonprofit fundraising affiliate effective June 1, 2013. Todd has also been named... read more »

Foundations OHSU Communications
04/29/2013

Preliminary study exploring how much fluid to give trauma patients ends
Scientists will now analyze data from the 191 participants who were part of the federally funded research

OHSU Communications
04/29/2013

Study explains what triggers those late-night snack cravings
OHSU researcher and colleagues at Harvard discover that an internal circadian rhythm causes increased appetite in the evening

Basic Science OHSU Communications
04/30/2013

RMHC, OHSU Doernbecher announce interim housing solution for families of seriously ill children traveling to Portland for medical care
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Oregon and Southwest Washington (RMHC) and Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children’s Hospital have developed an interim housing solution to ensure families of children receiving care at OHSU Doern... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
05/06/2013

Vitamin C may prevent lung problems in babies born to pregnant smokers
Infants born to women who took vitamin C during pregnancy had less wheezing in first year of life

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
05/08/2013

Hundreds of students will participate in candlelight procession to ‘rekindle’ hope for patients, families at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Celebrating 20-plus years of miracles, more than $8 million raised for OHSU Doernbecher

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
05/08/2013

How do we see inside the human brain? And why should we look?
Brain imaging pioneer to speak May 13 as part of OHSU Brain Institute lecture series

OHSU Communications
05/09/2013

Discovery pinpoints cause of two types of leukemia, providing insights into new treatment approach
Research method used by scientists with the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University shows promise in accelerating advances in personalized cancer medicine

Cancer Elisa Williams
05/09/2013

OHSU and the Knight Cancer Institute congratulate state lawmakers for passing important skin cancer prevention bill
When signed into law by the governor, Oregon will become one of only three states in the nation that bans children 18 years and younger from using indoor tanning devices

Cancer Elisa Williams
05/14/2013

OHSU event helps prepare young adults with diabetes for life after high school
Movin’ out? Movin’ on? Event designed to provide tools for diabetic 16- to 19-year-olds moving out of their childhood home

Diabetes OHSU Communications
05/15/2013

OHSU research team successfully converts human skin cells into embryonic stem cells
The breakthrough marks the first time human stem cells have been produced via nuclear transfer and follows several unsuccessful attempts by research groups worldwide

Animal Research OHSU Communications
05/16/2013

OHSU’s School of Medicine announces upcoming 125th Anniversary lectures
What During Oregon Health & Science University's upcoming 125th anniversary lectures, award-winning speakers will explore the future of discovery, education and outreach in health care. Thinking creatively about how technology, innovation... read more »

OHSU Communications
05/20/2013

OHSU Ask the Health Experts Lecture series features useful advice for a variety of health concerns
The upcoming session of Oregon Health & Science University's “Ask the Health Experts” seminar series is quickly approaching. Upcoming lectures will feature specialists in fertility, stroke care and bone and joint care. Lectures are followed by a qu... read more »

OHSU Communications
05/23/2013

OHSU statement on questions about photos in stem cell paper
On May 22, OHSU was alerted to questions about photos that accompany the research paper titled Human Embryonic Stem Cells Derived by Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer. The paper was published in the journal Cell on May 15 and has received... read more »

OHSU Communications
05/24/2013

OHSU research highlights promising strategy to help vaccines outsmart HIV
Researchers at OHSU’s Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute believe they have discovered a promising delivery method to help make an HIV vaccine effective prior to, and perhaps after, infection

OHSU Communications
05/28/2013

OHSU Vollum Institute scientists advance understanding of brain receptor
Discovery could help in drug development to attack Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders

OHSU Communications
05/30/2013

OHSU commencement ceremonies to honor more than 1,000 new health care professionals
OHSU’s School of Nursing will graduate 492 – a new school record

OHSU Communications
05/30/2013

FDA clears medical device developed by OHSU and AMES Technology, Inc. for muscle and joint rehabilitation
The Food and Drug Administration today granted 510(k) clearance to a muscle and joint rehabilitation medical device developed by OHSU Scientist Dr. Paul Cordo, Ph.D., and AMES Technology, Inc. AMES is an Oregon Health & Sci... read more »

OHSU Communications
06/05/2013

New technique for deep brain stimulation surgery proves accurate and safe
Surgery has been used for Parkinson’s disease and familial tremors, and also shows promise for other disorders

OHSU Communications
06/11/2013

OHSU Doernbecher ranks among the nation’s best children’s hospitals four years running
... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
06/17/2013

OHSU review: previous studies overstated evidence on spinal fusion product
Review finds reporting bias in studies paid for by product manufacturer, with underreported harms

OHSU Communications
06/18/2013

Nominations sought for 2013 Oregon Rural Health Hero Award
The Oregon Office of Rural Health at Oregon Health & Science University is seeking nominations for the 2013 Oregon Rural Health Hero of the Ye... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
06/18/2013

New Alzheimer’s research suggests possible cause: the interaction of proteins in the brain
Research shows interaction of tau and amyloid-beta in the brain may cause cognitive decline

OHSU Communications
06/20/2013

OHSU partners with Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare to open new family medicine clinic where no appointment is required
Beginning next week, a new partnership between Oregon Health & Science University and Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare will expand... read more »

OHSU Communications
06/26/2013

Nationally recognized autism experts to speak at free OHSU lecture Friday
What Two of the country’s foremost experts on autism will give a free public lecture on the latest advances in autism research and treatment at Oregon Health & Science University.... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
06/26/2013

Summer safety tips from OHSU Doernbecher and the Oregon Poison Center at OHSU
The arrival of summer brings lots of fun opportunities to be outside with family and friends, enjoying the sunshine, playing in the water and taking part in many types of activities. However, it is important to remember that these favored months can br... read more »

OHSU Communications
06/27/2013

OHSU Board adopts budget that takes on tuition
The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Board of Directors today approved a $2.2 billion operating budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. One of the key initiatives included in the budget is a "tuition promise" – students enrolled in... read more »

Education OHSU Communications
07/08/2013

OHSU Doernbecher patients walk hospital halls to thank blood, marrow donors, support future patients
OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital hosts in-hospital ‘race’ for patients unable to participate in Portland’s Be The Match Walk+Run

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
07/09/2013

Paws for Parkinson’s fundraising event set for July 13 in South Waterfront
Third annual event, raising money for OHSU’s Parkinson Center of Oregon, will include dog walks, pet contests

OHSU Communications
07/10/2013

Bicycle helmet giveaway part of July 13 kids bike safety event at OMSI
ThinkFirst Oregon will present bike and concussion safety activities at Drive Revolution event

OHSU Communications
07/15/2013

OHSU scientists to host middle and high school students July 16 - 18
Three-day event part of PSU and OHSU collaborative programs for minority, underprivileged students

OHSU Communications
07/16/2013

U.S. News & World Report ranks OHSU Hospital No. 1 in Portland, statewide
Five OHSU specialty areas rank among the nation’s top 50

OHSU Communications
07/28/2013

OHSU notifies patients of ‘cloud’ health information storage
Oregon Health & Science University is notifying 3,044 patients that their OHSU health information was stored on an Internet-based email and/or document storage service, also known as a “cloud” computing system. Although the Internet-based s... read more »

OHSU Communications
08/06/2013

$100,000 childhood cancer research grant awarded to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Part of more than $22 million awarded in new grants by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Cancer Tamara Hargens-Bradley
08/13/2013

OHSU wins NIH grant to look for Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers
Research will be part of large national consortium studying new ideas on human cell communication

OHSU Communications
08/14/2013

OHSU School of Medicine welcomes M.D. class of 2017
Newest class will contribute to Oregon’s evolving health care system and reform efforts

School of Medicine OHSU Communications
08/18/2013

Study reveals multiple barriers to autism screening, diagnosis in Latino children
Survey finds pediatrician beliefs, practices play a significant role in early identification

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
08/27/2013

OHSU’s Casey Eye Institute and the Oregon State Elks celebrate $25 million raised to provide vision care for kids throughout the Northwest
Thanks to the Elks’ 64-year commitment, hundreds of thousands of children have been treated at the Elks Children’s Eye Clinic at OHSU

OHSU Communications
09/04/2013

OHSU study looks for people with reduced sense of smell for Parkinson’s disease research
Michael J. Fox Foundation-sponsored study hopes to discover biomarkers for Parkinson’s disease

OHSU Communications
09/09/2013

Study: Minimally injured people sent to trauma centers costs hundreds of millions per year
One-third of patients who don’t need trauma centers are sent there anyway

OHSU Communications
09/11/2013

OHSU AIDS vaccine candidate appears to completely clear virus from the body
An HIV/AIDS vaccine candidate developed by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University appears to have the ability to completely clear an AIDS-causing virus from the body. The promising vaccine candidate is being d... read more »

OHSU Communications
09/11/2013

OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital awarded $250,000 research grant from Hyundai Hope on Wheels
OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital has received $830,000 from Hope On Wheels since 2005

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
09/12/2013

OHSU launches $25 million clinical and translational science initiative against lethal, hard-to-treat pancreatic disease
Private gift will fund cutting-edge research aimed at new detection and treatment methods for lethal pancreatic cancer while transforming the quality of life for survivors of all pancreatic diseases

Elisa Williams
09/12/2013

OHSU exceeds budget targets after mid-year corrective action
The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Board of Directors today heard preliminary FY 2013 financial results that exceeded budget targets thanks to actions taken during the fiscal year. Unaudited results show FY 13 operating income at... read more »

OHSU Communications
09/17/2013

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Knight Cancer Institute launch groundbreaking collaboration to improve outcomes for acute myeloid leukemia
Beat AML initiative deploys advanced genetic sequencing and computing technologies to identify mutations driving the disease and develop precision therapies to stop it

Elisa Williams
09/20/2013

OHSU responds to tort claim trial jury decision
Statement from Jodi Coombs, R.N., M.B.A., Vice President for Women's and Children's Service, OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital: “OHSU’s first thought is for the patient and family and our deep regret that a surgical error ca... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
09/20/2013

OHSU researchers were issued a record 26 U.S. patents in fiscal year 2013
Numbers represent university’s success in working with private industry on its scientific research, discoveries

OHSU Communications
09/21/2013

Nike co-founder Phil Knight and wife Penny issue surprise $1 billion cancer challenge
OHSU leaders say ‘we’ll do it!’ Historic challenge pledge of $500 million electrifies cancer community gathered to celebrate the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University. Philant... read more »

Cancer Elisa Williams
09/23/2013

Briefing on $1 billion Knight cancer challenge
Oregon Health & Science University and its Knight Cancer Institute to share details on vision for $1 billion cancer challenge from Nike Chairman Phil Knight and his wife, Penny

Elisa Williams
09/24/2013

Taking on the Knights’ $1 billion cancer challenge
Oregon Health & Science University shares preliminary details of a 10-year research vision for its Knight Cancer Institute

Cancer Elisa Williams
09/30/2013

Four OHSU Vollum Institute scientists win prestigious NIH awards
Awards given for “transformative research” and for exceptional junior scientist

Basic Science OHSU Communications
10/03/2013

OHSU announces new partnerships in southern Oregon to improve health care for the disadvantaged
Media Alert What Oregon Health & Science University’s School of Nursing, in collaboration with OHSU’s School of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, School of Dentistry and Global Health Center, has created a new... read more »

OHSU Communications
10/04/2013

Comprehensive Oregon Values & Beliefs Project uncovers Oregonians’ opinions about issues across the state
Results will be shared at today’s City Club luncheon and broadcast live on OPB’s “Think Out Loud” program at noon

OHSU Communications
10/08/2013

OHSU announces Marquam Hill Lecture Series for 2013-14
What Oregon Health & Science University's Marquam Hill Lecture Series features nationally recognized OHSU faculty experts who present in lay terms the latest research findings and treatment options in their specialties. All lectures are f... read more »

OHSU Communications
10/10/2013

New OHSU partnerships in southern Oregon to improve care for the disadvantaged
Three-year grant brings resources to underserved neighborhoods

OHSU Communications
10/13/2013

Study finds gunshot injuries in children are disproportionately more severe, deadly and costly than any other source of childhood injury
Gunshot injuries are a leading cause of death and injury in children and adolescents in the United States; they rank second only to motor vehicle crashes as a cause of death for children ages 15 to 19

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
10/14/2013

OHSU School of Dentistry researchers awarded nearly $3 million in new grants
Two National Institutes of Health grants will allow dental researchers to explore longer-lasting composites for filling teeth

School of Dentistry OHSU Communications
10/18/2013

OHSU hosts networking event linking people with disabilities, area employers
Media Alert What Night for Networking IV, Connecting Business and Talent When 6-9 p.m., Oct. 22, 2013 Where OHSU Center for Health & Healing atrium, 3303 S.W. Bond Ave.,... read more »

OHSU Communications
10/23/2013

Fall, Halloween safety tips from OHSU Doernbecher and the Oregon Poison Center at OHSU
The arrival of fall brings more time spent inside and anticipation of the upcoming holiday season. The incidence of poisonings and other accidents for our children and loved ones can increase when there is a change in the season or the household routin... read more »

OHSU Communications
10/23/2013

2013 Oregon Rural Health Hero Award announced
The Oregon Office of Rural Health at Oregon Health & Science University has awarded the 2013 Oregon Rural Health Hero Award to Verna Pettyjohn of Burns, Ore. The award honors an outstanding person, program or organization that has... read more »

OHSU Communications
10/24/2013

OHSU Board approves audited financial reports
Reports were for 2012-2013 budget year that ended June 30

OHSU Communications
10/24/2013

Head of pediatric neurosurgery at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital to lead largest professional neurosurgical organization in the world
The head of pediatric neurosurgery at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Oregon Health & Science University, has been named president-elect of the... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
10/26/2013

Study: Stroke prevention surgery less effective than meds, lifestyle change
Multicenter national study includes OHSU stroke center as the top-enrolling site

OHSU Communications
11/04/2013

OHSU Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center hosts free event for those affected by diabetes
Sixth annual Pacific Northwest Diabetes Summit designed to educate, connect, suppor

OHSU Communications
11/07/2013

OHSU Vollum Institute research gives new insight into how antidepressants work in the brain
Vollum Institute scientist publishes two papers on neurotransmission in today’s edition of Nature

OHSU Communications
11/12/2013

OHSU School of Dentistry scientists to kick off national network clinical study
A $1.5 million National Institutes of Health grant will support an OHSU cracked tooth study

School of Dentistry OHSU Communications
11/15/2013

Medical Research Foundation honors top Oregon scientists, mentors
Distinguished Oregon Health & Science University and Oregon State University faculty members, nonprofit organization receive MRF annual awards for scientific leadership, innovation

OHSU Communications
11/19/2013

Nike Doernbecher Freestyle X collection available to public for first time Saturday
Highly sought-after, collectible Doernbecher Freestyle collection will be available at the Nike Portland retail location and online at nikestore.com

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
11/20/2013

The Oregon Community Foundation makes biggest discretionary grant in its history to OHSU’s Knight Cancer Challenge
The board of directors of The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) made the largest discretionary grant in the organization’s 40-year history in support of Oregon Health & Science University’s Knight Cancer Challenge to raise money for research to com... read more »

Foundations Elisa Williams
11/21/2013

OHSU and Epic partner to accelerate electronic health record research, learning
The Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology at... read more »

OHSU Communications
12/03/2013

New education loan repayment program encourages health professionals to work in underserved areas
As health care coverage becomes more available to Oregonians in 2014, the state is also working to expand access to providers. One key strategy is a new education loan repayment program designed to attract primary care health professionals to work in u... read more »

OHSU Communications
12/09/2013

OHSU researchers develop new drug approach that could lead to cures for wide range of diseases
A team led by a longtime Oregon Health & Science University researcher has demonstrated in mice what could be a revolutionary new technique to cure a wide range of human diseases — from cystic fibrosis to cataracts to Alzheimer's disease — that are... read more »

Animal Research OHSU Communications
12/10/2013

Treatments in development for narcolepsy may reduce chemotherapy-induced fatigue
Chemotherapy found to disrupt neurons in the brain that promote wakefulness in a study conducted by researchers at the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University Uncovering the cause of fatigue repres... read more »

Cancer Elisa Williams
12/11/2013

Dietary amino acids improve sleep problems in mice with traumatic brain injury
Findings suggest viable therapy for humans who’ve suffered concussions, TBI

Basic Science OHSU Communications
12/12/2013

OHSU publicizes its adult, pediatric emergency room wait times online
A new and helpful resource—adult and pediatric emergency room wait times—is available on Oregon Health & Science University’s website.... read more »

OHSU Communications
12/17/2013

Study: Moderate alcohol consumption boosts body’s immune system
Medical science has known for years that people who drink moderate amounts of alcohol actually have a reduced risk of death. In general, they are healthier and have better cardiovascular function that those who don't drink alcohol at all. Now,... read more »

Animal Research OHSU Communications
12/23/2013

OHSU neuroscientist wins presidential award for promising scientists
Damien Fair’s research focuses on brain development, providing a better understanding of ADHD, autism

OHSU Communications
12/26/2013

Antioxidant drug knocks down multiple sclerosis-like disease in mice
Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have discovered that an antioxidant designed by scientists more than a dozen years ago to fight damage within human cells significantly helps symptoms in mice that have a multiple sclerosis-like dis... read more »

Animal Research OHSU Communications
01/07/2014

International group of pediatric brain cancer researchers receives $300K toward a cure
Parents of children who died from rare cancer believe greater investment in quality research is critical

Cancer Tamara Hargens-Bradley
01/31/2014

OHSU reports half-year financial performance ahead of budget
Standard & Poor’s changes outlook from Stable to Positive

OHSU Communications
02/05/2014

Monkeys that eat omega-3 rich diet show more developed brain networks
Study gives new insight into similarity of complex brain networks in monkeys, humans

Animal Research OHSU Communications
02/07/2014

First OHSU Brain Awareness Season lecture set for Feb. 10: “Mad cow disease and related human diseases”
15th annual series will include international, national speakers, five lectures through May 12

OHSU Communications
02/07/2014

Winter safety tips from OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and the Oregon Poison Center
Children and adults look forward to playing in the snow, but cold weather can bring increased health and safety risks. The Tom Sargent Children’s Safety Center at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and the Oregon Poi... read more »

OHSU Communications
02/07/2014

OHSU statement about incidents at Oregon National Primate Research Center
A group known as Stop Animal Exploitation Now recently issued a news release about four incidents at Oregon Health & Science University's Oregon National Primate Research Center. We at OHSU and the ONPRC want the public to fully understand the circ... read more »

OHSU Communications
02/14/2014

Second OHSU Brain Awareness Season lecture set for Feb. 18: Traumatic Brain Injury
15th annual series includes international, national speakers; three more lectures through May 12

OHSU Communications
02/28/2014

OHSU first in Oregon to implant newly approved miniature heart monitor
Smallest wireless monitor of its kind provides long-term monitoring of irregular heartbeats

Cardiology Kate Natoli
03/04/2014

OHSU Parkinson Center sponsors outreach symposium for physical therapists, occupational therapists, exercise trainers in southern Oregon
What “Clinic to Community: Partnering in Parkinson’s Disease Wellness,” a seminar presented by the Parkinson Center at Oregon Health & Science University and the Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon. Experts will present on the team approach t... read more »

OHSU Communications
03/05/2014

OHSU announces creation of new embryonic stem cell and gene therapy center
Center to be led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov, will accelerate his groundbreaking research

OHSU Communications
03/07/2014

Public welcome at Celebration of Smiles
Media Alert What Celebration of Smiles, a free event open to the public, to highlight the importance of early and regular oral health care. Children can fish for tooth prizes, make tooth pillows, paint... read more »

School of Dentistry OHSU Communications
03/12/2014

Donors step up with $86 million in early giving to end cancer as we know it
Thousands respond to Phil and Penny Knight’s unprecedented fundraising challenge

Cancer Elisa Williams
03/12/2014

OHSU Brain Fair — one of the nation’s largest — at OMSI Saturday, March 15
Event will include OHSU neuroscientists talking about their work, interactive exhibits, prizes

OHSU Communications
03/18/2014

Oregon Poison Center at OHSU celebrates National Poison Prevention Week
This week, the Oregon Poison Center at Oregon Health & Science University will join poison centers around the country to observe National Poison Prevention Week, which runs through March 22. In 2013, the Oregon Poison Center received over 4... read more »

OHSU Communications
03/20/2014

Future physicians find their ‘match’ Friday, March 21
Newly matched physicians will play an integral role in the changing health care delivery system

School of Medicine OHSU Communications
03/26/2014

OHSU scientist breaks new ground in embryonic stem cells
Shoukhrat Mitalipov's discovery, to be published in Nature, could advance regenerative stem cell therapy to better treat disease

OHSU Communications
03/31/2014

Clinical trial results inconsistently reported among journals, government website
OHSU analysis in Annals of Internal Medicine finds journals reported adverse events less frequently

OHSU Communications
04/03/2014

OHSU students offer free health screenings for uninsured, underinsured Oregonians
Student volunteers call attention to U.S. health care, social service disparities through lectures and a health fair

OHSU Communications
04/09/2014

Top researcher at Oregon Health & Science University named to pancreatic cancer Dream Team
Lisa Coussens, Ph.D., who leads basic science research at OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute, will serve as a principal in the Stand Up To Cancer consortium to study immune system treatments

Cancer Elisa Williams
04/15/2014

Youngest world champion visits King School in Portland to lead students in GoNoodle physical activity breaks
Sponsored by OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, GoNoodle is designed to improve student health, engagement, performance

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
04/24/2014

Oregon education loan program adds primary care providers to rural and underserved communities to help Oregon Health Plan clients
The state has announced the first providers in Oregon’s new Medicaid Primary Care Loan Repayment Program aimed at increasing the number of health professionals serving in rural and underserved areas. Adding more primary providers, especially in... read more »

OHSU Communications
05/01/2014

Study: Low-fat diet helps fatigue in people with MS
People with multiple sclerosis who for one year followed a plant-based diet very low in saturated fat had much less MS-related fatigue at the end of that year — and significantly less fatigue than a control group of people with MS who didn't follow the... read more »

OHSU Communications
05/09/2014

Hundreds of K-12 students will participate in candlelight procession to ‘rekindle’ hope for families at OHSU Doernbecher
Celebrating 22 years of miracles and more than $8.5 million raised

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
05/13/2014

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute to create Community Melanoma Registry to aid outreach, research
New registry will give melanoma survivors and their families the Opportunity to help fight the lethal disease

Cancer Elisa Williams
05/13/2014

One rare brain condition will unite hundreds in downtown Portland
Head of pediatric neurosurgery at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital’s will host national conference on hydrocephalus

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
05/15/2014

Donation spearheads annual Portland cancer research summit
$1 million endowment from Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant Foundation provides funding for Oregon Health & Science University to draw top thought leaders

Cancer Elisa Williams
05/29/2014

OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital announces patient-designers for 2014 Doernbecher Freestyle Program
A total of six patients from Clackamas, Medford, Tigard, Turner, West Linn and Wilsonville will participate in this year’s design program with Nike

Foundations Tamara Hargens-Bradley
06/02/2014

Prostate cancer drug delivers benefits before chemotherapy
Results of international clinical trial, led by Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, showed use of enzalutamide before chemotherapy cut risk of disease progression by 81%

Cancer Elisa Williams
06/02/2014

Resveratrol supplements cause pancreatic problems in developing fetus
A collaborative study from Oregon Health & Science University and the University of Colorado-Denver warns against use of Resveratrol supplements by pregnant women

Basic Science OHSU Communications
06/02/2014

OHSU commencement ceremonies to honor more than 1,000 new health care professionals, educators and researchers
A diverse new generation of health care professionals, educators and researchers are graduating from Oregon Health & Science University this month. Commencement ceremonies began today and will continue throughout June; approximately 1,186 degrees w... read more »

Education OHSU Communications
06/04/2014

Nominations sought for 2014 Oregon Rural Health Hero Award
The Oregon Office of Rural Health at Oregon Health & Science University is seeking nominations for the 2014 Oregon Rural Health Hero of the Year Award. The award will honor an outstanding person, program or organization that has improved the qualit... read more »

OHSU Communications
06/05/2014

Opening celebration for Collaborative Life Sciences Building slated for June 26
First-of-its-kind multi-university partnership will expand health and science research and education to benefit all Oregonians

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
06/06/2014

OHSU’s Paws for Parkinson’s event set for June 21, 2014
Fourth annual event will include 1K and 4K dog walks, pet contests, silent auction

OHSU Communications
06/09/2014

Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation hires new leader
Jim Ervin heads OHSU Doernbecher’s fundraising affiliate

Foundations Tamara Hargens-Bradley
06/09/2014

POLST orders successfully guide end of life medical treatment
POLST form preferences greatly influence location of death, honor patient’s wishes

OHSU Communications
06/10/2014

OHSU Doernbecher ranks among the nation’s best children’s hospitals in 10 specialties
The children’s hospital has been nationally ranked since it first applied for consideration in 2009

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
06/12/2014

Columbia Sportswear’s Tim and Mary Boyle make $10 million gift to OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
New mentorship program will honor Hildegard Lamfrom, noted bioscientist

Foundations Elisa Williams
06/16/2014

Free vision screenings, amusement park rides for kids June 21
Children ages 3 to 7 qualify for this important screening

OHSU Communications
06/18/2014

Paws for Parkinson’s fundraising event set for June 21 in South Waterfront
Fourth annual event, raising money for OHSU Parkinson Center, will include dog walks, pet contests

OHSU Communications
06/23/2014

Research gives unprecedented 3-D view of important brain receptor
New details on the NMDA receptor could aid development of drugs for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, depression, other neurological disorders

OHSU Communications
06/26/2014

Collaborative Life Sciences Building launches new era in health and science research and education
First-of-its-kind partnership of OHSU, OSU, PSU will expand teaching facilities, class sizes and research activities to benefit all Oregonians

Education Tamara Hargens-Bradley
07/02/2014

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute researcher wins prestigious early-career award
American Association for the Advancement of Science recognizes Jeffrey Tyner, Ph.D., for accelerating the discovery of cancer-causing mutations and the development of gene-targeted treatments

Cancer Elisa Williams
07/02/2014

Nuclear transfer appears superior for creating embryonic stem cells
OHSU study in Nature shows iPS method produces epigenetic abnormalities

OHSU Communications
07/03/2014

Summer safety tips from OHSU Doernbecher and the Oregon Poison Center at OHSU
The arrival of summer brings lots of fun opportunities to be outside with family and friends, enjoying the sunshine, playing in the water and taking part in many types of activities. However, it is important to remember that these favored months can br... read more »

OHSU Communications
07/15/2014

U.S. News ranks OHSU Hospital No. 1 in Oregon; five specialties are nationally ranked
U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals 2014-15 recognizes hospitals that demonstrate expertise in treating the most challenging patients

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
07/15/2014

Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation Board of Directors announces new members
The Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation has appointed five new members to its board of directors. The following individuals were elected at the foundation's annual meeting: Robin A. Gantt, senior vice presi... read more »

Foundations OHSU Communications
07/28/2014

OHSU Knight Cancer Challenge attracts $100 million gift
Largest private donation to date puts ambitious campaign over $400 million mark in record time

Foundations Elisa Williams
08/04/2014

Oregon Office of Rural Health announces Critical Access Hospital, Rural Health Clinic grants
The Oregon Office of Rural Health at Oregon Health & Science University has awarded $78,000 in grants to four Critical Access Hospital communities and $99,000 in grants to 15 rural clinics across Oregon.... read more »

OHSU Communications
08/05/2014

Antidepressants and pregnancy: ‘Surprising’ lack of clear evidence
OHSU study underscores gaps in critical mental health research

OHSU Communications
08/13/2014

OHSU School of Medicine welcomes M.D. class of 2018
127th School of Medicine class first to undertake OHSU’s new and innovative M.D. curriculum

School of Medicine Education OHSU Communications
08/14/2014

New energy-efficient data center will propel OHSU into ‘big data’ research
OHSU technology expert designed center with geodesic dome, other features, making it one of the most efficient data centers in the country

OHSU Communications
08/21/2014

OHSU named U.S. West Coast branch for international Cochrane Collaboration
This honor will further OHSU’s work in conducting and using scientific evidence reviews to decide what works best in health care

OHSU Communications
08/21/2014

Oregon Health Plan members get more access to health care providers; providers get help paying off student loans
As more people in Oregon gain access to health care services, the state is working to increase the number of qualified primary care providers in underserved communities. The Medicaid Loan Repayment Program is offering health professional loan repayment... read more »

Education OHSU Communications
08/28/2014

Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Expo shines light on eye health
Keynote address to cover how healthy eating affects the eye

OHSU Communications
09/03/2014

OHSU scientist awarded $25 million grant to further HIV vaccine research
Grant will bolster research led by Louis Picker on vaccine candidate that successfully fights similar virus in monkeys

OHSU Communications
09/10/2014

Sequencing and analysis of gibbon genome sheds light on its complex evolution
OHSU researcher leads team on gibbon DNA sequencing, which will provide clues for human health research

OHSU Communications
09/11/2014

Formal ribbon cutting September 18 for OHSU’s Data Center West
Media Alert This is not a public event due to limited space, but media are invited to attend. Media members interested in attending should contact... read more »

OHSU Communications
09/18/2014

OHSU study shows 63 percent drop in uninsured Oregonians
More Oregonians have health care coverage than ever before

OHSU Communications
10/03/2014

OHSU creates four new startups, sets record for industry-sponsored research income in 2013-2014
Numbers represent university’s success in working with private industry on its scientific research, discoveries

Economics OHSU Communications
10/06/2014

OHSU leads study to improve recovery from traumatic brain injury
Oregon Health & Science University is one of 10 trauma centers in North America to study whether people who sustain a traumatic brain injury have better outcomes when given an FDA-approved drug called Tranexamic Acid, or TXA, before they reach the... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
10/09/2014

OHSU Moore Institute receives funding to break new ground in improving women’s nutrition worldwide
Funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be used to host the International Summit on the Nutrition of Adolescent Girls and Young Women

Kate Natoli
10/10/2014

Study finds incorrect use of car seats widespread among parents taking newborns home from hospital
New research will presented Monday, Oct. 13, at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in San Diego

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
10/20/2014

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute launches program to support communities in reducing cancer’s impact
The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program will offer grants and other resources to address cancer-related needs most important to Oregonians

Cancer Elisa Williams
10/20/2014

OHSU, partners Kineta, U of Washington, VGTI Florida awarded $10M NIH contract to develop new vaccine adjuvants
Oregon Health & Science University's Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute (OHSU) has been awarded a $10 million contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Kineta... read more »

OHSU Communications
10/21/2014

The Oregon Community Foundation’s John and Robin Jaqua Fund creates $5 million endowment to benefit OHSU’s Knight Cancer Challenge
Gift will support promising cancer research projects at Oregon Health & Science University’s Knight Cancer Institute to advance early detection and treatment of the disease

Foundations Elisa Williams
10/24/2014

Melanoma experts to share latest in prevention, treatment, research
Event will include question-and-answer sessions with physicians, researchers and prevention experts along with cancer survivors who will share what they’ve learned

Cancer Elisa Williams
10/28/2014

BDMS and OHSU collaborate to improve human health in Southeast Asia
Thailand’s largest health care network and a top U.S. research university create an alliance to develop an international hub and centers of excellence to improve health

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
10/29/2014

Study identifies new genetic risk factors for autism
A new study published online today in the journal Nature identifies 27 genes that, if mutated, will either cause autism or contribute to its risk. The study is the most comprehensive look at the genomes of parents and children where one child... read more »

OHSU Communications
11/05/2014

The Ford Family Foundation awards $5 million grant to advance the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s outreach to rural Oregonians
The foundation’s grant will establish a statewide cancer prevention and outreach network, expand Oregonians’ access to clinical trials of promising cancer therapies, and provide more temporary housing options for out-of-town OHSU patients, families

Cancer Elisa Williams
11/06/2014

OHSU Doernbecher, Nike to unveil 2014 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection
Six one-of-a-kind shoes and apparel pieces designed by OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital patients in collaboration with Nike designers and developers revealed

Foundations Tamara Hargens-Bradley
11/17/2014

Medical Research Foundation honors top Oregon scientists, mentors
The Medical Research Foundation of Oregon has announced the recipients of its 2014 awards for scientific leadership and innovation in Oregon. The awards were presented Wednesday, Nov. 12, at a reception in Portland. Honorees The... read more »

Basic Science OHSU Communications
11/25/2014

Holiday safety tips from OHSU Doernbecher and the Oregon Poison Center
Holiday celebrations are coming up, with children home from school and visiting family and friends. During the excitement, remember to keep your family safe from holiday-specific risks. The Tom Sargent Children's Safety Center at Oregon Health & Sc... read more »

OHSU Communications
12/11/2014

Scientists reveal new family tree for birds, clear back to dinosaur parents
Unprecedented bird genome research also provides insight into how songbirds learn to sing, brain connection with how humans learn to speak

OHSU Communications
12/15/2014

FEI and OHSU install a complete correlative microscopy workflow in newly built Collaborative Science facility
Installation is part of an expansion of the OHSU/FEI Living Lab for Cell Biology collaboration; a complete correlative microscopy solution will enable new approaches for cancer and related disease research

Elisa Williams
12/23/2014

High-fat diet, obesity during pregnancy harms stem cells in developing fetus
Physician-scientists at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital reveal a high-fat diet and obesity during pregnancy compromise the blood-forming, or hematopoietic, stem cell system in the fetal liver responsible for creating and sustaining lifelong blood... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
01/08/2015

OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute, Edwards Lifesciences launch knowledge exchange between engineers and cardiologists
Inspired by famous partnership between Starr and Edwards, the Starr Educational Training Program will continue tradition of collaboration in cardiovascular innovation

Cardiology Kate Natoli
02/02/2015

Research uncovers potential therapy to prevent arrhythmias, sudden cardiac death after heart attack
Study shows nerve regeneration therapy provides resistance to the development of dangerous heart rhythms following a heart attack

Cardiology Kate Natoli
02/03/2015

Progesterone offers no benefit in treatment of traumatic brain injury
Treatment with the hormone progesterone provided no significant benefits to patients who had suffered a traumatic brain injury, according to the results of a nationwide clinical trial involving more than 800 patients. OHSU was one of 48 trauma... read more »

Ariane Le Chevallier
02/03/2015

OHSU announces 2015 Brain Awareness lecture series: ‘The Infinite Brain’
Calendar Alert What The OHSU Brain Institute’s... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
02/04/2015

Knight Cardiovascular Institute first in Pacific Northwest to receive Heart Failure Certification
Heart failure program celebrates American Heart Month with highest honor for patient care standards

Cardiology Kate Natoli
02/05/2015

Local healthcare providers come together to improve behavioral health care
In an unprecedented collaboration, Adventist Health, Kaiser Permanente, Legacy Health and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) have signed a Letter of Intent to open the area’s first comprehensive behavioral health care center in late 2016.... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
02/11/2015

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute awards more than $460,000 to community projects statewide
Funding supports a diverse range of initiatives aimed at decreasing the cancer burden in Oregon

Cancer Elisa Williams
02/18/2015

Physician leader, known for breakthrough in how cancer cells spread, joins OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
Raymond Bergan, M.D., formerly of Northwestern University, will lead OHSU’s Hematology & Medical Oncology division; focus will be on development and delivery of highly tailored treatments

Cancer Elisa Williams
02/23/2015

OHSU neurogeneticist selected as prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Neuroscience
Sloan Research Fellowships honor outstanding young scientists in eight fields

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
03/11/2015

OHSU Center for Evidence-based Policy receives federal funding to improve child welfare in Oregon
Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc. to provide federally funded technical assistance to accelerate exploration of implementing Pay for Success in Oregon

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
03/13/2015

OHSU, PSU partner to expand educational, community enrichment opportunities in the region
Encouraged by the success of the Collaborative Life Sciences Building — a joint effort of Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon State University and Portland State University — OHSU today announced that it will contribute to the development of... read more »

Education Tamara Hargens-Bradley
03/17/2015

OHSU medical students meet their ‘match’ Friday, March 20
Graduating physicians play vital role in improving quality of care in Oregon and across the country

Education Ariane Le Chevallier
03/19/2015

Sara A. Courtneidge awarded AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will award the 18th annual AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship to Sara A. Courtnei... read more »

Cancer Elisa Williams
03/24/2015

Award-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof to give Kathryn Robertson Memorial Lecture
What Nicholas Kristof will speak on “Pathways to Becoming a Global Citizen” at the fifth annual Kathryn Robertson Memorial Lecture in Global Health. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow.... read more »

Kate Natoli
04/06/2015

Introducing Hope: OHSU Doernbecher’s new Hospital Facility Dog
WHAT Meet OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital newest “employee,” an incredibly sweet, specially trained dog named Hope. WHO Sandra Westfall, M.S., C.C.L.S., Hope’s handler and manager of OHSU Doernbec... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
04/08/2015

AMA to convene leaders from 11 top medical schools at OHSU to continue innovative initiative to reshape medical education in Oregon, nationwide
MEDIA ALERT As part of a strategic initiative to ensure medical students are prepared to practice in the evolving health care environment, the American Medical Association is conven... read more »

School of Medicine Education Ariane Le Chevallier
04/09/2015

April 14: Celebration of Casey Eye Institute’s American Samoa collaboration
Casey Eye experts bring much-needed vision care and resources to the U.S. territory

Ariane Le Chevallier
04/13/2015

AMA continues innovative initiative to reshape medical education at nation’s medical schools
Leaders and students from top medical schools convene at Oregon Health & Science University to expand efforts to reshape medical education nationwide as the first class of OHSU medical students gets ready to complete their first year of coursew... read more »

School of Medicine Education Ariane Le Chevallier
04/20/2015

Study shows new technology may improve management of leading causes of blindness
New non-invasive OCT technology invented by OHSU allows ophthalmologists to detect blood vessel abnormalities in the eye

Ariane Le Chevallier
04/20/2015

OHSU students to provide free health screenings for Oregonians with unmet medical needs
Annual Health Screening Fair to take place Sunday, April 26, as a part of Health Care Equity Week

Tracy Brawley
04/23/2015

Superheroes to leave smiles, not streaks at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
High-flying window washers will dress as comic book idols to entertain patients Friday, April 24

Tracy Brawley
04/24/2015

Researchers find alarming rise in cost of MS drugs over past two decades

Elizabeth Seaberry
04/27/2015

Pacific Northwest Kidney ‘Paired’ Exchange Program performs its first three-way kidney transplant
Swedish and Oregon Health & Science University celebrate historic milestone in honor of National Donate Life Month

Ariane Le Chevallier
04/27/2015

Hillsboro High School team wins Portland AED scavenger hunt, will receive $10,000
Media Alert WHAT A team of Hillsboro High School students will be awarded the $10,000 grand prize for locating the most automated external defibrillators in the Portland metro region as part of the... read more »

Cardiology Kate Natoli
05/04/2015

Over 500 K-12 students will participate in candlelight procession to spark hope for OHSU Doernbecher
Kids Making Miracles program exceeds $9 million

Tracy Brawley
05/06/2015

OHSU, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory team up to accelerate biomedical discovery
Agreement pairs nationally prominent biomedical science university with world-class facility for mass spectrometry

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
05/07/2015

First-of-its-kind West Nile virus vaccine now in Phase I clinical trials
A commercially available human vaccine for West Nile virus does not yet exist

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
05/09/2015

Columbia Memorial Hospital, OHSU collaborate to expand cancer treatment services in Astoria
Columbia Memorial Hospital and Oregon Health & Science University Collaborate to Expand Cancer Treatment Services in Astoria

Cancer Elisa Williams
05/11/2015

Researchers discover how cocaine, amphetamines disrupt the brain’s normal functioning
Research sheds light on how addictive drugs interfere with the dopamine transporter, expected to usher in long-sought advances in treatments

Elizabeth Seaberry
05/12/2015

OHSU Moore Institute to host free public event on nutrition of girls, women in Oregon
Media Alert WHAT The Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness at Oregon Health & Science University will host the Nutrition of Girls and Women in Oregon Symposium, a free, public event f... read more »

Kate Natoli
05/19/2015

Renowned infectious disease and vaccine expert Dr. Paul Offit to speak at OHSU Doernbecher
Discussion to focus on the 1991 Philadelphia measles epidemic and religious vaccination exemptions

Tracy Brawley