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Research Highlights Pitfall of Psychiatric Drug Development

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Publication bias may provide physicians with an incomplete picture

March 21, 2012 -- 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 peer-reviewed open-access journal published by the Public Library of Science.

OHSU Team Looks to Reduce the Number of C-Section Births

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Discussing birth outcomes on a week-by-week basis may account for the dip in C-section births

March 15, 2012 – Last month 21.7 percent of the babies born at Oregon Health & Sciences University were delivered via Cesarean section – slightly fewer than the number of C-section births statewide (28.2 percent in 2008) and lower than the national average of 32.3 percent (also in 2008), according to numbers released by the March of Dimes.

Oregon memorial service for former OHSU/UO leader Allan Price set for March 23 in Portland

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March 7, 2012 -- 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. Park Ave.

Price, who was 56, drowned Feb. 17 while vacationing with his wife in Mexico.

Price assumed his jobs at OHSU and the OHSU Foundation, OHSU's nonprofit fundraising affiliate, in 2008.

DOJ Memo Reveals Constitutional Concerns About Medical Liability Amendments

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It was enough to convince Sen. Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose), who proved to be the swing vote that led to the passage of healthcare transformation

February 17, 2012—The vote of Sen. Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose), a crucial swing vote when the Senate decided to allow the Oregon Health Authority to move ahead with creating coordinated care organizations (CCOs) and overhauling the Oregon Health Plan’s delivery system, changed at the last moment because memos from the Department of Justice and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) revealed serious constitutional concerns about the proposed medical liability language for Senate Bill 1580.

New Report Shows Oregon Clinical Trials Benefit State’s Health and Economy

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Clinical trials of new medicines target the most debilitating chronic diseases

Working in collaboration with Oregon’s university medical schools, hospitals and clinical research centers, biopharmaceutical companies are conducting or have conducted since 1999 more than 2,300 clinical trials of new medicines in the state, a report released today shows.

Maternal Nutrition and Fetal Development Focus of OHSU’s New Research Center

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Dr. Kent Thornburg, whose research focuses on the developmental origins of disease, will take the helm of the Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition and Wellness

February 1, 2012 -- Dr. Kent Thornburg, who teaches in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University and is known worldwide for his research into the developmental origins of disease – has been named interim director of the Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition and Wellness, a new research and education center.

Dr. Charles Kilo Believes Competition Drives Up Healthcare Costs

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Calling himself a dyed in the woods capitalist, he suggests we focus on the social determinants of health rather than spending more on healthcare services

January 18, 2012 -- As policymakers wrestle with transforming Oregon’s healthcare system to control costs and improve quality, competition stands in the way, according to Dr. Charles Kilo, chief medical officer at Oregon Health & Science University.

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