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President Robertson: ‘We are still in’

By Joe Robertson June 09, 2017
Today, OHSU joins many others in Oregon and across our nation in declaring our continued support of climate action to meet the Paris Agreement.

Statement on Proposed Budget Reductions to the US Department of Health & Human Services

By Joe Robertson May 23, 2017
OHSU recently expressed its opposition to the American Health Care Act and its impact on Oregonians’ access to care. Today, OHSU must share its concerns about the President’s proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – especially as it affects the Medicaid program and funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

'13 Reasons Why' poses risks to Oregon youth

By Ajit Jetmalani May 22, 2017
Although a fictional story, the television series "13 Reasons Why" focuses on very real issues that affect youth and young adults. The show's graphic depiction of the traumatic life events that led to the suicide of a young woman may have already adversely affected Oregon's youth.

A community network for deaf scientists

By Peter Steyger May 12, 2017
A group of OHSU scientists share details about how their academic peer networking model has supported deaf and hard-of-hearing scientists in biomedical research for the past 25 years.

Time to raise Oregon’s tobacco sales age to protect kids, save lives

By Christopher Friend May 08, 2017
Each year, 1,800 Oregon kids become new daily smokers. That’s five kids a day who start a lifetime of deadly addiction that increases their risk for cancer, heart disease and early death. Unless current smoking rates decline, 68,000 Oregon kids alive today will die prematurely from tobacco-related illnesses.

Why I’m participating in the March for Science

By William Hersh April 18, 2017
William Hersh, M.D., plans to participate in Portland’s March for Science Saturday, April 22, to champion the scientific enterprise and advocate for continued federal funding.

OHSU and the American Health Care Act

By Joe Robertson March 23, 2017
As Oregon’s academic health center, OHSU provides leadership in health policy when the health and well-being of Oregonians are at stake. As a public institution and a statewide resource, we strive to be thoughtful and constructive in how we do this. We work hard to find solutions. It is therefore disappointing to have to oppose a piece of federal legislation, but the American Health Care Act leaves us no choice.

Proposed cuts to NIH funding would devastate the scientific community

By Daniel M. Dorsa March 20, 2017
Last week the White House unveiled its 2018 Budget Blueprint. As the state’s only academic medical center, we are concerned about the proposed nearly $6 billion cut to the National Institutes of Health, which is about 20 percent of the NIH’s total budget.
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