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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

OHSU sets fundraising record by meeting $1 billion challenge from Nike co-founder and wife
$1 billion will create first large-scale program to overhaul early detection of lethal cancers Fast-track recruitment of 250-300 scientists set to launch

Cancer Elisa Williams

OHSU hosts event to thank Knight Cancer Challenge supporters
Community celebration recognizes contributors to the $1 billion fundraising campaign to end cancer as we know it

Cancer Elisa Williams

OHSU Doernbecher patients walk hospital halls to celebrate Be The Match donors, staff
Media Alert What Annual OHSU Doernbecher in-hospital ‘race’ for patients unable to participate in Portland’s Be The Match® Walk+Run WHEN Tuesday, July 7, 11 a.m. WHO... read more »

Tracy Brawley

Discovery could improve in vitro fertilization success rates for women around the world
Scientists identify ‘chromosomal fate’ of embryos at earliest stage of human development

Ariane Le Chevallier

OHSU scientists unlock first critical step toward gene therapy treatment for patients with mitochondrial disease
Gene-based cures for human diseases are now on the horizon

Elizabeth Seaberry

Magnetic pulses to the brain deliver long-lasting relief for tinnitus patients: VA and OHSU study
Depression treatment tool holds tremendous promise for patients with debilitating neurologic condition

Elizabeth Seaberry

Grant applicants sought for OHSU program to reduce cancer’s impact on Oregonians
The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program is poised to make a second round of funding available to benefit programs that meet cancer-related needs

Elisa Williams

OHSU and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital foundation boards announce new members
The Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation Board of Directors has appointed five new members: Brittany H. Conant, community volunteer Ronald L. Graybeal, managing director, Brown & Brown... read more »

Foundations Cecily Williams

Breast cancer survivors who experience pain during intercourse may benefit from lidocaine treatment
Dyspareunia, or painful sexual intercourse, is a common side effect of breast cancer treatment due to low estrogen

Ariane Le Chevallier

Study: Lifesaving antibiotics increase risk of lifelong hearing loss in patients with deadly bacterial infections
Approximately 80 percent of infants in neonatal intensive care units receive antibiotics known to be toxic to the ear


OHSU School of Medicine welcomes M.D. class of 2019
146 students to embark on their medical journey during White Coat Ceremony on Friday, Aug. 14

School of Medicine Tracy Brawley

Pediatric training essential to improving out-of-hospital emergency care for children
Study shows factors contributing to pediatric patient safety in the out-of-hospital setting differ significantly from hospital-based care

Tracy Brawley

Tuality Healthcare and OHSU sign letter of intent to affiliate
Clinical services would be managed as an integrated system

OHSU Communications

Annual Pacific NW Prostate Cancer Conference slated for Sept. 19
CALENDAR ALERT WHAT:  OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, in conjunction with University of Washington School of Medicine and University of British Columbia Cancer Agency Research Centre, is hosting the 15th annual N... read more »

OHSU Communications

Got drugs? OHSU hosts prescription drug ‘take-back’ event Sept. 26
Help prevent accidental overdoses, harm to the environment by properly disposing of unused, expired drugs

Tamara Hargens-Bradley

32nd Annual Oregon Rural Health Conference to focus on local solutions to health care challenges
CALENDAR ALERT WHAT:   The Oregon Office of Rural Health at OHSU will host the 32nd Annual Oregon Rural Health Conference, “Statewide Challenges – Local Solutions." The Oregon Rural Health Conference co... read more »

OHSU Communications

OHSU to co-host nutrition forum in La Grande Friday, Oct. 23
Event will provide opportunity for community members to learn, provide input on local strategies to address causes of chronic disease

OHSU Communications

Research: Face-to-face socializing more powerful than phone calls, emails in guarding against depression in older adults
Phone calls, digital communications less able to lower depression risk

Elizabeth Seaberry

Immunovia, OHSU collaborating on early detection test for pancreatic cancer
Immunovia AB and the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) formed a collaboration to confirm, validate and commercialize a blood test for the early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. The test called IMMray™ PanCan-d anal... read more »

Cancer OHSU Communications

New Paramedic Grads Ready to Practice
The Oregon Tech/OHSU program strengthens emergency medicine in Oregon and beyond

OHSU Communications

OHSU to host free ‘Night for Networking’ for people with disabilities
CALENDAR ALERT WHAT:   OHSU will host the sixth annual... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley

Nov. 4: Prominent futurist, life sciences expert Juan Enriquez to discuss human impacts of evolution
Inaugural OHSU Calvin and Mayho Tanabe Address to provide community members an open exchange of diverse ideas

Tracy Brawley

OHSU releases Mole Mapper ResearchKit app to track potential skin cancers
Oregon Health & Science University today released an iPhone app designed to advance melanoma research by giving users the ability to accurately measure and monitor moles, and contribute photos of how their potential trouble spots evolve over time.... read more »

Cancer OHSU Communications

‘Exception from informed consent’ study will assess emergency treatment for prolonged seizures
Researchers hope to fill gaps in knowledge about medication-resistant seizures

Elizabeth Seaberry

OHSU Doernbecher, Nike to reveal highly anticipated 2015 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection
Unique Nike shoe and apparel designs created by OHSU Doernbecher patients to be unveiled, auctioned to support children’s hospital

OHSU Communications

OHSU Doernbecher patients design Nike footwear, apparel to benefit Oregon children’s hospital
2015 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection revealed; available for purchase beginning Saturday, Nov. 21

Foundations OHSU Communications

Fall, Halloween safety tips from OHSU Doernbecher and the Oregon Poison Center
As colorful leaves fall from the trees and the air turns cool and crisp, it is important to remember that the Fall season can pose some safety risks. The... read more »

OHSU Communications

Media’s frequent use of superlative terms to describe new cancer drugs questioned by study
While most new cancer drugs afford modest benefits, approved drugs or those in development may be heralded as “game changers” or “breakthroughs” in the lay press

Cancer OHSU Communications

Bay Area Cancer Center first to join OHSU Knight Cancer Network
Bay Area Hospital and the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute signed a letter of intent to explore cancer prevention, cancer care and research programs to be launched in Coos Bay

Cancer OHSU Communications

Kidney cancer’s genomic drivers revealed
A massive search involving cancer researchers across the U.S. and Canada has revealed many of the altered genes and cell signaling pathways that drive a poorly understood form of kidney cancer, primary papillary renal cell carcinoma.... read more »


OHSU statement regarding its investment in health care transformation
$50 million surplus note supports participation in health care exchange

OHSU Communications

What really makes cancer drug ‘super responders’ exceptional survival stories?
Because of incomplete reporting of cases, it’s sometimes unclear whether the patient’s exceptional survival resulted from a specific drug, a study finds

Cancer OHSU Communications

Oregon Health & Science University and Salem Health affiliation officially launches
New partnership will be first of its kind in Oregon

OHSU Communications

OHSU, GE Healthcare team up to explore new frontiers in health care innovation
Oregon Health & Science University and GE Healthcare have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop collaborative research programs in cardiovascular medicine, imaging and big data research. The research programs are aimed at bringing togethe... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley

OHSU and Moda agree to option to convert note to equity
Part of a larger vision to create an Oregon-based health care system

OHSU Communications

Children’s author, illustrator Nancy Tillman to visit OHSU Doernbecher
Portland native to bring her Kohl’s Cares collection of stories to life for hospital patients

OHSU Communications

Photo/Video Opportunity: 2015 Nike Doernbecher Freestyle Collection hits retail on Saturday
Celebrated shoe, apparel designs created by OHSU Doernbecher patients available to the public for the first time

OHSU Communications

Medical Research Foundation honors top Oregon scientists, mentors
The Medical Research Foundation of Oregon, an affiliate committee of the OHSU Foundation, has announced its 2015 awards for scientific leadership and innovation in Oregon. The awards recently were presented at a reception in Portland. H... read more »

OHSU Communications

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute awards funding to 13 community health projects statewide
Funded projects ― which range from identifying barriers Oregonians face in quitting tobacco use to an after-school physical activity program for youth in rural communities ― are geared toward decreasing the state’s cancer burden

Cancer OHSU Communications

New leads in the struggle against a formidable leukemia
Beat AML research initiative, led by the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, expands to nine industry collaborators; results from the initiative’s studies to be presented at American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

Cancer OHSU Communications

OHSU Doernbecher awarded $3 million to advance tuberculosis vaccine research
Project to expand on previous OHSU breakthroughs in cell and immune system discovery

OHSU Communications

Local businesses, community groups to spread holiday cheer at OHSU Doernbecher
MEDIA ALERT WHAT:   Local businesses and community groups will visit patients and families at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital this holiday season. WHEN:   Monday, Dec. 14, 1 p.m.:... read more »

OHSU Communications

Cancer Research UK joins OHSU in collaboration to improve early detection of cancer
Cancer Research UK, one of the largest funders of cancer research globally, and the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University, a leader in precision cancer medicine, have formed an international collaboration to accelerate resea... read more »

OHSU Communications

Researchers elucidate network of genes that control when puberty begins
Discovery may pave the way for linking environmental factors to early onset puberty in females

OHSU Communications

What are the risks of giving birth inside and outside a hospital setting?
New study looks at mother and baby outcomes, opens door for integrating maternal care system

OHSU Communications

Study first to confirm causal link between lead exposure and ADHD
Genetics and environmental factors jointly contribute to the effects of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

OHSU Communications

OHSU evidence review provides new estimates of the effectiveness and harms of breast cancer screening
Three new studies inform U.S. Preventive Services Task Force updated recommendations

Cancer OHSU Communications

Data breach incident December 2015 involving stolen OHSU hard drive
On December 6, 2015, an OHSU research student’s car was broken into and a hard drive was stolen. The hard drive may have contained health information about Neonatal Intensive Care Unit patients admitted to the unit in 2013 who were enrolled in a resear... read more »


OHSU to announce major gift at CHH South Building Project groundbreaking celebration
MEDIA ALERT WHAT:   Oregon Health & Science University will announce a major gift at its Center for Health & Healing South Building Project groundbreaking celebration. WHO:  Presenters... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley

Study finds first evidence that PD-1 antibody could help men with metastatic prostate cancer
Restoring tumor-specific immunity is a treatment strategy that works well in melanoma and lung cancer patients. Now a new study out of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is reviving hope that the approach also may help men with life-threatening prostate... read more »

Cancer OHSU Communications

U.S. News & World Report ranks OHSU Hospital No. 1 in Oregon
Seven adult specialties earn national recognition


The science behind breast cancer screening guidelines is topic of free public forum
MEDIA ALERT WHAT:   OHSU is hosting a free public forum to clarify the science behind evolving breast cancer screening guidelines. Attendees will be able to pose questions to leading breast cancer researchers f... read more »

Cancer OHSU Communications

Adventist Health signs letter of intent to join OHSU Partners
Adventist Health, OHSU and OHSU Partners have signed a nonbinding letter of intent (LOI) to pursue an affiliation. If a final agreement is reached, the affiliation would integrate Adventist Health’s Portland-area clinical enterprise with OHSU’s clinica... read more »

OHSU Communications

Class of 2020 largest, most diverse in School of Medicine history
153 doctors-in-the-making begin medical journey at White Coat Ceremony Friday, Aug. 12

OHSU Communications

Statement from Dr. Joe Robertson regarding the passing of Dr. Mark Richardson, 1949 - 2016
"I am deeply saddened to report the passing of Dean Mark Richardson. Mark was a devoted clinician, an inspiring and accomplished leader, and a warm, funny and engaging person. To most of us, Mark was more than a Dean. He was a dear, dear personal frien... read more »

Tamara Hargens-Bradley

Study in Nature Reveals New Molecular Insight
Researchers at OHSU open new avenue for developing medications

OHSU Communications

OHSU President Joe Robertson announces interim dean for School of Medicine
OHSU President Joe Robertson, M.D., M.B.A., has appointed John Hunter, M.D., F.A.C.S., interim dean for the School of Medicine, effective Oct. 1. President Robertson has served as acting dean since Mark Richard... read more »

School of Medicine OHSU Communications

Team-based approach helps patients fight – and win – battle with opioid addiction
OHSU IMPACT program a national model for treating opioid and heroin epidemic

OHSU Communications

New guidelines issued for patients with severe traumatic brain injury
Guidelines previously updated once a decade now will be modified as discoveries are made

OHSU Communications

New study raises possibility of treating disease through amniotic fluid
OHSU scientists part of breakthrough paper published in Nucleic Acids Research

OHSU Communications

Targeted drug tames atopic eczema in Phase III trials
Study results published in the New England Journal of Medicine show the potential of dupilumab in treating a common, but for some disabling, chronic skin condition for which no current treatments are effective.

OHSU Communications

Hormone replacement therapy improves cognition in older female monkeys
New findings may inform clinical trials already underway in women

OHSU Communications

Doernbecher researchers awarded more than $9 million to fight Fanconi anemia
Five-year study to investigate new treatments for life-limiting genetic childhood disease

OHSU Communications

Seriously injured patients in rural areas less likely to be treated at major trauma centers
Only 29 percent of patients who live rural areas and require critical interventions following trauma are directly transported to a major trauma center, while nearly 89 percent of patients living in urban areas are. New research conducted at the... read more »

OHSU Communications

OHSU announces FY16 achievements in technology transfer, business development
University reports six new companies based on OHSU technology, $16 million in nonclinical industry-sponsored research, 151 new innovations

OHSU Communications

OHSU Mark O. Hatfield Lecture features NIH director Dr. Francis Collins
Free talk will examine the exceptional opportunities that scientific and technological breakthroughs offer for biomedical research

OHSU Communications

OHSU hosts free networking event for job seekers with disabilities
Seventh annual Night for Networking features more than 50 employers committed to workforce diversity

OHSU Communications

Nurse practitioners fill gap by providing timely help in recording end-of-life treatment wishes
OHSU study published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine found that in Oregon, nurse practitioners completed nearly 25,000, or 11 percent, of Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) forms, in the past six years... read more »

OHSU Communications

OHSU names a chief strategy officer for the Knight Cancer Institute
Today OHSU announced Mark B. Williams has accepted the role of chief strategy officer for the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. This is a new position focused on overseeing the budget and long-term financial sustainability of the Knight Ca... read more »

Cancer OHSU Communications

OHSU Doernbecher, Oregon Poison Center offer tips for a ‘ghoulishly’ safe, happy Halloween
With fanciful costumes, glowing jack-o-lanterns and cauldrons of sweet treats, Halloween is always a thrilling event. However, it is important to remember that the mystical celebration can pose some unexpected spooks and haunts.... read more »

OHSU Communications

OHSU to co-lead up to $90 million in Department of Defense-funded trauma research
The first $10.8 million will create a nationwide network of trauma systems and centers

OHSU Communications

OHSU Casey Eye Institute experts share updates on research, treatments for macular degeneration
CALENDAR ALERT WHAT:   Experts from the OHSU Casey Eye Institute share advances in research, treatment and assistive technologies for age-related macular degeneration. WHEN:   9:30 to 11:30 a.... read more »

OHSU Communications

OHSU statement regarding Department of Justice complaint
OHSU has a long and honorable relationship with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in pursuing its important research mission, and is disappointed that the Justice Department has filed a lawsuit, challenging OHSU's use of an overhead rate that was... read more »

OHSU Communications

New technique could increase success of infertility treatment
Researchers at OHSU and Salk Institute develop new method to transmit a mother’s genetic material into donor eggs

OHSU Communications

Study in Nature documents role of glial cells in brain
Study co-authored by director of Vollum Institute at OHSU

OHSU Communications

Cholesterol lowering drugs cut risk of a first heart attack or stroke
An analysis of data from 19 clinical trials, led by the OHSU Pacific Northwest Evidence-Based Practice Center, found that using statin drugs provided wide-ranging prevention benefits without significantly increasing the risk of serious side effects... read more »

OHSU Communications

Study suggests brain changes for astronauts traveling to Mars
OHSU research provides insight for planning future deep-space missions

OHSU Communications

Study: Enhancing cancer response to radiation
Research in a mouse model shows microRNAs have the potential to one day influence cancer treatment

Cancer OHSU Communications

Kill the cancer, protect the brain
New study of mice by OHSU researchers suggests judicious use of combined radiation and immunotherapy for cancer

Cancer OHSU Communications

OHSU and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital foundation boards announce new members
The OHSU Foundation has named nine new members to its Board of Trustees: Jeffrey M. Borlaug, managing director, Felton Properties, Inc.; board president, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation Jorge G. Casimiro, vice preside... read more »

OHSU Communications

New research provides key insight about mitochondrial replacement therapy
OHSU-led study in Nature suggests mitochondrial donors should be carefully selected to avoid transmission of harmful mutations

OHSU Communications

Study suggests possible new target for treating and preventing Alzheimer’s
OHSU researchers compare prevalence of aquaporin-4 in the brains of those who had Alzheimer’s disease to those who didn’t have the disease

OHSU Communications

Treating cancer, mental health neglect in rural America
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute oncologist publishes New England Journal of Medicine “Perspective” on her experience treating a patient in rural Oregon with breast cancer, mental illness

Cancer OHSU Communications