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$2.5 million gift funds endowed chair for cancer research

One of the most highly cited medical scientists in the world, Gordon Mills, M.D., will be joining the faculty of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. He will hold the new Wayne and Julie Drinkward Chair in Precision Oncology. The Drinkwards, who established the chair with a gift of $2.5 million to OHSU, are longtime supporters […]

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Vollum Institute researcher making big discoveries at warp speed

OHSU’s Vollum Institute is a scientific powerhouse, home to some of the world’s top minds dedicated to basic neuroscience research – that critical first step in developing new treatments for neurological and psychiatric disorders. Thanks in part to significant philanthropy, one lab at the Vollum has been unusually prolific, and it’s paying off. Eric Gouaux, […]

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Randall Jenkins, MD, receives Talwalkar professorship

Pediatric nephrologists are a rare and special breed. While adult patients generally come in one size, these kidney specialists work with preemies as small as one kilogram – and teenagers with their own set of health challenges. But there are far fewer pediatric specialists than adult nephrologists, and kidney centers reside in urban centers, so […]

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Donor spotlight: George and Janet Boldt

George and Janet Boldt like to insist that they are the main beneficiaries of their philanthropy. “Doernbecher Children’s Hospital is one of our favorite charities. We’re learning so much and meeting so many interesting people who are doing worthwhile things. We’re definitely getting more back than we’re giving,” said George. George and Janet founded and […]

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The extraordinary son

There were only four doctors in the small Idaho town where Jennifer Williamson lived in 2003. So when her infant son, Logan, stopped eating, she took him to their family physician. Logan was losing weight and his doctor noted he had failure to thrive. The question was: why? A trip to the hospital in Boise […]

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