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Local experts to discuss ‘Oregon on Opioids,’ Feb. 16

By Tracy Brawley February 15, 2017
More than 52,000 Americans died from a drug overdose in 2015. Approximately 63 percent of these cases involved prescription or illegal opioids. While this epidemic runs rampant nationwide, its effects continue to be felt here at home. In Oregon, 422,000 residents filled 963,000 opioid prescriptions in just the third quarter of 2016 alone.

Saving baby Fatemeh

By Tracy Brawley February 04, 2017
Four-month-old Fatemeh Reshad made headlines around the world this week after her family was denied access to United States, preventing her from receiving a heart procedure that would save her life. The child was recently granted an exemption and has now been cleared to come to OHSU for surgery.

OHSU Doernbecher to care for Iranian infant Fatemeh Reshad

By Tamara Hargens-Bradley February 04, 2017
Fatemeh Reshad, an infant from Iran with a life-threatening heart condition, will be treated at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Representatives from OHSU Doernbecher have been working with the Rashad family, the immigration attorneys working on their behalf, and with elected officials to facilitate the child’s care.

Taking the first step: OHSU and PSU stand together against gun violence

By Tracy Brawley January 31, 2017
Gun violence is a preventable public health issue. From shootings by and against police officers, to mass casualties at schools, churches and community venues, gun violence is rampant around the world. In just the first month of 2017, the number of reported gun violence incidents in the U.S. topped 4,000, resulting in more than 1,000 senseless deaths.

Portland Aerial Tram turns 10

By Kristyna Wentz-Graff January 27, 2017
Since the Tram opened in January 2007, it has provided more than 16 million trips, with about 9,000 people riding on an average weekday. The tram allowed OHSU to expand to the South Waterfront, a previously underused brownfield industrial site which was difficult to access. Having rapid and reliable transportation to the riverfront made it possible for OHSU to add more than 4,000 jobs and invest more than $1 billion in new buildings to create a world-class bioscience education hub.

Doernbecher Freestyle: 13 years of kicks, more than $16.5 million raised

By Tracy Brawley January 24, 2017
Since 2004, 78 kids from across Oregon and Southwest Washington have participated in Doernbecher Freestyle, a one-of-a-kind fundraiser that pairs OHSU Doernbecher patients with Nike designers to create unique shoe and apparel collections that are auctioned and sold at retail, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the children’s hospital.

OHSU announces 2017 Brain Awareness lecture series

January 23, 2017
This season's OHSU Brain Awareness lecture series will explore what happens with the brain when we’re not fully conscious, including moral choices, the effects of physical touch and vivid dreams. WHEN: 7 p.m. Monday, March 20; Monday, March 27; and Tuesday, April 4 WHERE: Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, Portland DETAILS: This season’s lectures will explore what happens...
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