October 22, 2012 -- The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Board of Directors today welcomed its newest member, Poorav Patel, who will serve as the student representative. "I am thrilled and honored to be part of the OHSU Board of Directors. With the changing landscape of healthcare, I am eager to be part of the leadership team that guides OHSU into the future," said Mr. Patel. "I have a firm belief that OHSU will continue to innovate and remain national leaders in healthcare delivery."
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August 24, 2012 -- Cheers erupted in a packed conference room at
August 1, 2012 – Oregon Health & Science University and the Oregon Academy of General Dentistry (OAGD) have announced a unique partnership to transform continuing dental education in Oregon. The partnership is the first of its kind in the nation.
July 31, 2012 -- Charles D. Blanke, M.D., chair-elect to one of the U.S. National Cancer Institute's five large-scale cooperative groups that test new cancer treatments and prevention programs, will join the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).
June 27, 2012 -- 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 budget projects a 3% rate of revenue growth versus 6% the past two years.
"This budget reflects the reality of a slowing health care economy nationally, with declining growth rates for hospitals, and a greater demand for value," said OHSU President Joe Robertson. "It also reflects that OHSU is in a strong financial position as we enter this new era."
June 19, 2012 -- 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 Rights
Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country's
largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization.
OHSU is one of 71 respondents that earned top marks for its
commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their
May 9, 2012 -- It is relatively common for doctors to diagnose someone
with multiple sclerosis when the patient doesn't have the disease — a
misdiagnosis that not only causes patients potential harm but costs the
U.S. health care system untold millions of dollars a year, according to a
study published online today in the journal Neurology.
The study is based on a survey of 122 multiple sclerosis specialists
nationwide and was conducted by researchers at Oregon Health
& Science University and the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical
April 30, 2012 -- A family history of breast cancer and dense breast tissue each increase the risk of breast cancer by at least twofold for women in their 40s, according to a study led by an Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) researcher. The importance of these two risk factors could help determine when women should start having regular screening mammograms.
April 17, 2012 -- The Oregon Poison Center, the OHSU Pharmacy and the Department of Public Safety at Oregon Health & Science University will host a free prescription drop-off on Saturday, April 28, for Northwest residents to safely discard of unwanted or expired medications. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
April 17, 2012 -- 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 employment applicants to support diversity and prohibit discrimination across the university's missions of patient care, education, research and outreach.