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Dare to Dream: Helping fight childhood cancer with LLS

KOIN-TV June 06, 2024
The “Dare to Dream” program, created by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, aims to create better, safer and more effective treatments for pediatric blood cancer. Proceeds from the program will help fund research at OHSU and Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Our opinion: Oregon poised to revolutionize future of health care – one drop at a time

The Portland Tribune June 06, 2024
Luiz Bertassoni, Ph.D., D.D.S., co-authors a Portland Tribune op-ed republished on OHSU News on the Oregon-based Corvallis Microfluidics Tech Hub (CorMic), a consortium of academic, industry and community leaders striving to build a supportive environment that rewards cross-disciplinary collaboration: “Our future success with this technology will only come from strong, collaborative partnerships between industry and academia. By continuing to encourage, recognize and prioritize cross-industry collaboration in the microfluidics industry, Oregon is poised to transform the future of health care.”

HDSA 2024: Staying active with Huntington’s improves use, fitness

Huntington's Disease News June 06, 2024
At a recent Huntington’s Disease Society of America convention, Angelina Ciavarella, PT, describes how exercise helps people with Huntington's maintain mobility and function: “I think a common misconception with [Huntington’s disease] is that people can’t make changes or improvements, and that’s absolutely not true, especially in those early- or mid-stages” of the disease, emphasizing every body is different and constitutes enough exercise varies from person to person and over time.

Many young people are in a mental health 'crisis' in Oregon. Here's why

KGW-TV June 05, 2024
Ajit Jetmalani, M.D., shares insight with KGW-TV on the state of youth mental health in Oregon: “Their sense of future is diminished. The framework around them — family, school, community — is less predictable, and many people are extremely stressed by economic pressures.”

1000+ graduate in OHSU ceremony

KOIN-TV June 04, 2024
Coverage of OHSU’s 2024 commencement ceremony, where more than 1,050 degrees and certificates were awarded, features soon-to-be PA graduate Mandy Paolo, who plans to help rural Oregonians access quality primary care, and Ali Sultan, D.M.D., who is following in his father’s footsteps by becoming a dentist.

What if colon cancer screening didn't involve poop?

Vox June 04, 2024
In a Vox article outlining the pros and cons of blood-based liquid biopsy tests designed to screen for colorectal cancer, David Lieberman, M.D., says, “The Achilles’ heel of noninvasive testing is that many patients don’t follow up and get the colonoscopy after they get a positive stool test.”

Former U.S. Surgeon General speaks at OHSU ceremony

KOIN-TV June 03, 2024
Former U.S. Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders, M.D., reflects on her career in medicine and public health with KOIN-TV after speaking at the hooding ceremony for the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health’s Class of 2024.
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