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  • “With more than 1.7 million people dying globally from TB each year and the rise of strains that are resistant to drug treatment, we need a better way to prevent this disease”.

    Fresh approach to TB vaccine offers better protection

    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. The new vaccine completely protected 41 percent and reduced overall TB disease by 68 percent in vaccinated rhesus macaques, according to a study published in Nature Medicine.

  • “When we notice that our boys are gifted in math and science and they say, ‘I want to be a doctor when I grow up,’ we could say, ‘That’s great, you could even be a nurse if you wanted to!’” - OHSU School of Nursing student Adam White.

    'Forget About the Stigma': Male Nurses Explain Why Nursing Is a Job of the Future for Men

    Jake Creviston, a nurse practitioner, has been repeatedly mistaken for a doctor. Adam White says the veterans he cares for as a student nurse at the V.A. hospital feel comfortable around him because "I'm a big burly guy with a beard."

  • As 2017 comes to close, we want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the many accomplishments of our world-class faculty and staff.
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  • “Overall, the goal is to train a diverse health professions workforce that understands -- and can successfully respond to -- the health equity and research needs of their own community".

    Empowering communities to eliminate disparity

    Underrepresented minorities are more likely to seek and use health care services when the provider is of a similar ethnic background, studies have shown; however, Oregon is home to more than 70,000 citizens of the American Indian and Alaskan Native tribes, and less than 1 percent of the state's 11,000 physicians identify as Native American.

  • “Our ranking reflects the high caliber of our faculty — not only are they publishing in excellent journals, but their discoveries are having real-world impact in patents for products that advance knowledge and improve human health".

    Nature names OHSU among top 20 research institutions

    OHSU was named among the top 20 research institutions in the world in the journal Nature's Index 2017 Innovation supplement, which evaluated academic research institutions' impact on innovation. To rank the impact of institutions worldwide, the journal examined how research articles are cited in third-party patents.

  • “That was the scariest feeling I ever had in my life,” he said. “If it weren’t for my wife, I would have just been hard-headed and probably died.”

    Stroke survivor: 'The scariest feeling I ever had in my life'

    Ronald Paapke knew he was in rough shape by the time he arrived on the operating table at OHSU the evening of Sept. 19. Stricken by a stroke at his home outside of Astoria, he had been rushed to Columbia Memorial Hospital by ambulance and then flown by Life Flight helicopter to the Portland hospital.

  • “Gordon Mills is a world leader in cancer research,” said Brian Druker, M.D., director of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.

    Internationally renowned scientist Gordon B. Mills recruited to lead precision oncology for the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

    Gordon Mills, M.D., Ph.D., has authored or co-authored nearly 900 published research papers, been referenced more than 70,000 times in peer-reviewed research studies, and is among the top 1 percent of all authors in medicine. Today, the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute announced he will lead the institute's efforts in precision oncology.

  • The newly awarded grant provides OHSU with $25 million over five years to establish and lead the new National Center for Data to Health, or CD2H, which aims to foster collaboration across more than 50 premier medical research institutions within the prestigious Clinical and Translational Science Awards, or CTSA, network.

    OHSU to pioneer digital health innovation for the benefit of patients nationwide

    Portland, Oregon OHSU has been awarded two grants totaling $62 million from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, to support the use of health data, algorithms and information systems to bridge basic science and clinical research.

  • Structural Competency is a relatively new method of teaching medical students and residents about the ways that social, economic, legal and cultural structures impact health.

    OHSU teaches how societal structures impact health

    Monique Hedmann made the decision this summer after her younger sisters were racially profiled on a cross-country drive. For Lucas Stone, the decision was part of a process kindled when a faculty member's lecture made him feel uncomfortable.

  • Autism spectrum disorder affects approximately one out of every 68 children in the United States. Despite expansive study, the origin and risk factors of the complex condition are not fully understood.

    Study identifies new genetic risk factor for developing autism spectrum disorder

    Autism spectrum disorder affects approximately one out of every 68 children in the United States. Despite expansive study, the origin and risk factors of the complex condition are not fully understood. To better understand the root causes, an international team led by researchers at OHSU in Portland, Oregon, has applied a new systematic analysis to a cohort of 2,300 families who have a single child affected with autism.

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