OHSU 2018 accomplishments: The year in review
December 26, 2018
, Health Care
As 2018 draws to a close, we want to acknowledge the achievements of our world-class faculty and staff, and provide a brief overview of their contributions to the health and well-being of Oregonians and beyond.
In the coming year, we look forward to sharing our leading-edge research to prevent and cure disease; innovative education initiatives that help health professionals succeed in an ever-evolving health care landscape; nationally recognized patient care interventions that incorporate the latest knowledge and discoveries; and statewide community outreach and services that support Oregon's most vulnerable populations.
Happy New Year!
- OHSU is one of three institutions nationwide selected to receive a collective $129.5 million from the NIH to create three cryo-electron microscopy service centers and training curricula for microscopists
- Oregon National Primate Research Center at OHSU earns more than $7 million to study impacts of diet, metabolism, elevated hormone levels in polycystic ovary syndrome
- OHSU Vollum Institute scientists receive $5 million BRAIN initiative grant to map the amygdala, which contains the brain’s circuitry critical for emotion
- OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building opens new era in cancer research
- Scientists in the Pape Family Pediatric Research Institute at OHSU Doernbecher reveal origins of daughter’s rare condition
- Time magazine names Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D., one of America’s most influential people in health care
- OHSU Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute researchers discover that a unique platform that resulted in a promising HIV vaccine has also led to a new, highly effective vaccine against tuberculosis that is moving toward testing in humans.
- Oregon National Primate Research Center at OHSU is one of 21 institutions nationwide awarded funding -- $4 million -- as part of the NIH Somatic Cell Genome Editing program
- OHSU, Kaiser receive nearly $4 million to develop a Center of Excellence for collaborative health care research
- Scientists at the Oregon National Primate Research Center at OHSU discover a naturally occurring disease in monkeys that mimics the deadly childhood neurodegenerative disorder Batten disease.
- OHSU, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory create joint research co-laboratory to advance precision medicine
- OHSU Knight Cancer Institute research team publishes the largest cancer data set of its kind for a form of leukemia
- Nonhuman primate genetic database at Oregon National Primate Center at OHSU identifies unprecedented rare disease models
- OHSU Knight Cancer Institute scientists create new clinical trials platform, SMMART, to stop tumors before they can adapt or become drug-resistant
- OHSU clinicians institute new guideline for patients with low-back that incorporates a variety of treatment options other than opioids
- Broke ground on new $50 million Sky Lakes Collaborative Health Center in Klamath Falls to enhance health care in south-central Oregon
- OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s Community Partnership Program reaches $2 million funding milestone
- Acclaimed oncologist Gordon Mills, M.D., Ph.D., receives $2.5 million endowed chair to fund precision cancer research efforts
- Interprofessional Care Access Network, or I-CAN, at OHSU that helps marginalized communities in West Medford celebrates fifth anniversary
- OHSU’s I-CAN opens sixth location in Portland’s Rockwood neighborhood.
- ARCS Foundation of Oregon creates $1.5 million endowment for graduate education at OHSU
- OHSU School of Nursing campus at Monmouth marks 10th anniversary
- OHSU hosts the first community-facing installment of a new lecture series on health equity, featuring Harvard sociologist, David R. Williams, Ph.D., M.P.H.
- Free, student-run homeless clinic expands to offer dental care
- OHSU M.D. class of 2018 celebrates 100 percent match
- OHSU Casey Eye Institute is one of four institutions nationwide to provide a new gene therapy treatment for a form of blindness that affects children and adults
- OHSU Doernbecher is first in Pacific Northwest to be American College of Surgeons-verified in trauma and surgical care
- OHSU neurosurgeon and team perform first brain surgery with robotic assist
- First Oregonian receives artificial mitral heart valve without open-heart surgery at OHSU
- OHSU Hospital is No. 1 in Oregon
- OHSU Doernbecher named among nation’s best children’s hospitals
- Wayne Monfries is appointed OHSU board chair
- Danny Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S., selected to become OHSU’s fifth president
- OHSU Healthcare appoints Joe Ness chief operating officer
- Peter Barr Gillespie, Ph.D., internationally accomplished biomedical scientist, scholar to lead OHSU’s $462 million research enterprise
- OHSU has more women in executive leadership roles than ever before
- The OHSU Foundation Board of Trustees appoints Matt McNair president of OHSU Foundation
- OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation announces new executive director, Sadie Williams
- Doernbecher Freestyle, a unique partnership with Nike, has raised nearly $24 million for OHSU Doernbecher since its inception 15 years ago