February 15, 2013 – 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.
December 19, 2012 – The newly created Center for Health Systems Effectiveness at Oregon Health & Science University intends to measure the effectiveness of coordinated care organizations under the leadership of John McConnell, PhD, who made a presentation at OHSU’s board meeting last week.
Ft. Washington, PA, September 5, 2012 – McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL®, announces recipients of the 22nd annual TYLENOL® Future Care Scholarship. The 2012 program awards $250,000 in scholarship funds to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in healthcare.
Winners are named TYLENOL® Future Care Scholars and receive awards of $5,000 or $10,000 to help manage the rising cost of education.
September 18, 2012 -- Budget projections for fiscal year 2012 at Oregon Health & Science University called for maintaining earnings at $57 million – and so far the institution has exceeded that goal, according to a financial report presented to its board of directors last week.
July 19, 2012 -- One in five adults lives with a disability – and many more are likely to acquire a disability at some point in their lives either through illness, injury or the aging process, according to numbers released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People with disabilities are two and a half times more likely than non-disabled peers to report unmet health needs, and more than four times as likely to report fair or poor (as opposed to good) health.
June 27, 2012 -- OHSU's board of directors voted Wednesday to approve a budget for fiscal year 2012 that assumes slowing revenue growth, increased patient activity and decreased Medicaid funding – but not before engaging in a discussion with the school's provost, Dr. Jeanette Mladenovic about the school's role in higher education reform.
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.
April 5, 2012 -- The Oregon Office on Disability and Health (OODH) at Oregon Health & Science University has developed an online resource for women with disabilities to help them find accessible mammography facilities close to home.