Princeton Alumni Weekly publishes an article on the lack of Native American physicians in the United States; Erik Brodt, M.D.’s work to successfully launch the Northwest Center for Native American Excellence is highlighted.
OHSU in the news
Oregon couple with terminal illnesses take lethal doses of medication and donate their bodies to OHSU Body Donation Program.
A new study finds patients who take opioids did no better than those taking opioid alternatives; Roger Chou, M.D., says, “The belief has always been opioids are the most effective pain medicine, certainly for acute pain and even for chronic pain. This [study] turns that on the head.”
A study led by John McConnell, Ph.D., finds Oregon’s coordinated care organizations appear to be reducing health disparities.
Nicole Deiorio, M.D., says academic coaches should have full access to student data so students can't paint a selective picture of themselves when speaking with their coach.
A study led by Maria Rodriguez, M.D., finds state laws governing facilities that oversee abortions are more numerous and burdensome than laws governing facilities overseeing other medical procedures.
A Portlander Was the First Scientist to Successfully Edit Human Embryos. You Can Hear How He Did It.
Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D., will provide the keynote address on new approaches to gene editing at TechFestNW.
In a The New York Times article on the horrific injuries military-style rifles cause, Martin Schreiber, M.D., says “You will see multiple organs shattered. The exit wounds can be a foot wide. I’ve seen people with entire quadrants of their abdomens destroyed.”
Steven Ashby publishes op-ed on PNNL research collaborations aimed at improving human health.
The World Health Organization says long, slow labor is not necessarily dangerous; Aaron Caughey, M.D., Ph.D., says in 1955 Dr. Emanuel Friedman concluded labor is normal when the cervix opens one centimeter hour, "and that became the standard of care”: NPR story picked up by public radio stations around the country.
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