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Autistic adults report significant shortcomings in their health care

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Oregon Health & Science University study finds fewer preventive services, higher use of the emergency department than non-autistic adults

PORTLAND, Ore. — Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) have found that adults with autism, who represent about 1 percent of the adult population in the United States, report significantly worse health care experiences than their non-autistic counterparts.

OHSU Takes Big Step into Health Reform Implementation

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Increased capacity for 'delivery system science' one key to reform success

November 26, 2012 -- Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) today announced the receipt of a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a gift from Phil and Barbara Silver that will combine to strengthen OHSU's capacity to analyze health reform efforts and contribute to bending the cost curve down.

Medical Research Foundation Honors Three Top Oregon Scientists

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Distinguished faculty from Oregon Health & Science University, the University of Oregon and Oregon State University receive the MRF's annual awards for scientific leadership and innovation

By: Oregon Health & Science University

November 16, 2012 -- The Medical Research Foundation of Oregon has announced the recipients of its 2012 awards for scientific leadership and innovation in Oregon. The awards were presented Nov. 15 at a reception in Portland.

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Casey Eye Institute to Provide Free Vision Screenings as Part of Pacific Northwest Diabetes Health and Wellness Week

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Circle on the Court event provides the community with valuable services and resources targeting diabetes

November 7, 2012 --­– Linda Stronzinsky has been diabetic for 20 years. She's a part-time cashier and is barely making ends meet – and she has no health insurance. And, until she visited the Casey Eye Institute's Outreach Van this year, her eyes hadn't been examined for 12 years.

Poorav Patel joins OHSU Board

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Brookings native and M.D. candidate is the new student representative

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."

OHSU Knight Center Institute Recruits Leader-Elect of International Clinical Trial Cooperative

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Charles D. Blanke, M.D., who will oversee about $40 million in annual research funds, envisions opportunities in his new role at Oregon Health & Science University to advance molecularly-driven personalized cancer medicine worldwide and increase access to cancer clinical trials in the Pacific Northwest

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).

OHSU Board Adopts $2 Billion Operating Budget

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New budget year begins July 1

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."

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