OHSU's Anonymous $100 Million Donor is One Tough Mother

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On July 28, Oregon Health & Science University announced a $100 million contribution from an anonymous donor. WW has learned that anonymous donor is Gert Boyle, the chairwoman of Columbia Sportswear whose role in the "one tough mother" advertising campaign brought the company widespread attention.Boyle, 90, owns Columbia stock worth more than $400 million, according to the company's most recent annual ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Splice Of Life

An OHSU geneticist’s breakthrough could prevent horrible diseases before a baby is even born. The problem for many: The child will have the DNA of three parents.


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Daylight slices in through the wood-slat shades of Kimberli Freilinger’s bedroom. She knows she must get out of bed. She’s got to eat. She hears her teenage sons downstairs and needs to ch   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elizabeth Armstrong Moore

MAP: Where Would the New, Billion-Dollar Light-Rail Tunnels Go?

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Regional officials are starting to blanch at the potential costs of drilling a new light-rail tunnel into the West Hills. As WW reported Tuesday, Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick and others have asked regional planning agency Metro to slow down on studying possible tunnels under Oregon Health and Sciences University, as part of a new transit line to Tualatin.Novick warned local governments would ...   More
 
Thursday, June 12, 2014 AARON MESH

Dr. Know: The Hubbub on Scrubs

Should hospital workers really be wearing their scrubs everywhere?


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I live in South Waterfront, near OHSU, and I see people wearing scrubs everywhere. If scrubs are worn to maintain cleanliness in the hospital, doesn’t wearing them out to Little Big Burger def   More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 MARTY SMITH

Why Should OHSU Get 200 Million Taxpayer Dollars?


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Last week, Oregon Health & Sciences University President Dr. Joe Robertson and Dr. Brian Druker, director of OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute, came to WW to explain why the legislature should give OHSU $200 million. That money would serve as part of the $500 million match the university needs to raise in the next two years in order to meet a $500 million pledge that Nike founder and chairman Phil ...   More
 
Friday, January 17, 2014 WW Staff

How OHSU's Brian Druker Hopes to Cure Cancer


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The most ambitious fund-raising effort in Oregon history--$500 million in two years--is the job of two men who visited our offices this week. Dr. Brian Druker, director of OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute, is Oregon's best-known scientist. A winner of the Lasker Prize and thought to be on the short list for a Nobel Prize, Druker's signature accomplishment was the development of a drug to treat a form ...   More
 
Thursday, January 16, 2014 WWeek Staff

Brother, Can You Spare $200 Million?

OHSU is using its clout to have taxpayers match a donation from Nike’s Phil Knight.


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Two months ago, Nike Chairman Phil Knight dangled a tantalizing offer before Oregon Health & Science University: the promise of $1 billion—cash—to finance expansion of the cancer institute   More
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Senate Says Publicly Run Restaurants Need Inspections

WW Story on Norovirus at Oregon Zoo Restaurant Prompts Legislation

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The Oregon Senate voted today to require restaurants run by public entities to undergo routine health inspections.The 29-0 vote eliminates the inspection exception for publicly-run restaurants. The legislation comes on the heels of reporting by WW in December that revealed the Oregon Zoo had not been inspected by Multnomah County since 2006. Earlier that month, 135 people were sickened by norovirus ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

OSHU Gets Workers to Pay 6 Percent PERS Contribution

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Oregon Health & Science University won a high-profile concession in its recently concluded contract negotiations with AFSCME Local 328, which represents about 5,300 employees at the city's largest employer. As public-sector employers struggle to contain benefit costs, the practice of employers paying a six percent pension contribution on employees' behalf has come under scrutiny. The practice dates ...   More
 
Friday, August 31, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Feds Fine OHSU for Monkey Deaths

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 The U.S. Department of Agriculture has fined Oregon Health and Sciences University $11,679 for the deaths of five monkeys used in animal experiments at the school's Oregon National Primate Research Center in 2009.The USDA penalty also cites the Primate Center for the escape of nine macaques in 2009 after an employee failed to lock a door on their cage. All nine monkeys were safely captured within ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 AARON MESH

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