OHSU Healthcare Leader Mitch Wasden Resigns

He was hired after a nationwide search, and announced his departure after only 13 months on the job.

Barely a year after taking a job as CEO of Oregon Health & Science University’s healthcare operations, Mitch Wasden has resigned.

OHSU Nears Last Stage in Search for Next President

OHSU Chairman Wayne Monfries, right, reads a resolution to rename the Collaborative Life Sciences Building, as Dr. Joe Robertson, third from left, looks on.
The university plans to announce three top candidates to replace Joe Robertson by later this month, as the end nears to his 12 years as president of OHSU.

The search to replace Oregon Health & Science University President Joe Robertson is picking up steam, and the search committee expects to name its finalists by the week of April 17.

Working With the Brain's Wall

A blood-brain barrier meeting features a way to reduce cancer drug toxicity in kids, plus the latest on brain imaging controversies.

The latest word on a common medical imaging agent made infamous in a pending lawsuit by actor Chuck Norris, an experimental iron-based imaging agent that gives eye-popping detail of blood vessels in the brain, and a new tumor treatment helper that can prevent hearing loss in kids treated for canc

Oregon Medical Students Face Tough Test: Talking About Dying

In addition to clinical skills, OHSU medical students are learning to show know how to admit a medical mistake, deliver a death notice and communicate effectively about other emotionally and ethically fraught issues.

The distraught wife paced the exam room, anxious for someone to come and tell her about her husband. She’d brought him to the emergency department that afternoon when he complained about chest discomfort.

Legislature Paves Way for Organ Transplants for People with Disabilities

OHSU and Providence Health & Services stepped to the plate to make sure people with disabilities are not discriminated against when it comes to receiving a life-saving organ transplant.

The Senate on Monday unanimously passed House Bill 2839, which will protect Oregonians living with disabilities by preventing medical providers from discriminating against them for organ transplants.


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