Community Events

The Knight Cardiovascular Institute hosts many community events throughout the year as part of our mission to improve the health of all Oregonians.

Healthy cooking demonstration

Cooking Your Way to a Healthier Heart - Join us for a free heart-healthy cooking demonstration led by OHSU executive chef Fernando Divina! The demonstration will highlight fast, affordable, and simple cooking techniques to help you cook healthy and tasty meals at home.

When - Monday, June 15, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Where - The teaching kitchen at March Wellness, OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 2nd floor
Contact - To register, email

Community lectures

Our cardiovascular experts regularly give informative talks about top heart concerns.

Women and Heart Disease: Know the Facts
May 19, 6:30 p.m.
Shimoli Shah, M.D.

Heart disease remains the most common disease in the United States – for women as well as men. Learn about symptoms, risk factors and prevention that are specific to women. The latest research can help keep your heart healthy.


Battling Obesity: From Prevention to Treatment
June 16, 6:30 p.m.
Jon Purnell, M.D.

The United States has one of the highest rates of obesity in the world, both in adults and children. But it’s never too late to seek help. Find out the facts, including how you can take your first steps toward tackling the disease.


Learn about upcoming seminars at OHSU

Recordings of past lectures:

Group meetings

Stress Reduction Class - This class teaches skills to develop greater presence of mind, concentration, deep relaxation, and mental and emotional clarity, all which have proven health benefits for cardiovascular disease. 

When - Second and Fourth Thursdays of each month, 9:30-10:30 a.m. 
Where - OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 3rd floor, room 5.
Contact - For more information, email or call 503 245-9642.