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Daring to dream

Christopher Ponce Campuzano was born in a small fishing town on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. His parents made tortillas; his dad also worked in the fields. It was a simple life without many opportunities — until his parents decided to move the family to the U.S. in search of a better life for their […]

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Courageous advocate

Liam Directo is a driven, lifelong learner. An ambitious goal-setter. A passionate OHSU School of Nursing student. And a courageous advocate for transgender people. Their go-getting, fearless attitude has put Directo on a mission to improve the health care system — by working to provide accessible transgender-affirming care as a transgender person. Shifting the culture […]

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In pursuit of bigger questions

“The question you start with is very different from the question you end up with,” says Katie Lebold, a student in the joint MD/PhD program at the OHSU School of Medicine. Lebold is referring to the research process, where observation and discovery may lead a scientist to ask new questions and seek answers down a […]

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Getting rural

This year more than 350 OHSU students will head out to rural Oregon for an unforgettable hands-on learning experience. After, many of them will decide to devote their careers to small-town health care. What makes this kind of training so powerful? One person can make a big difference Fourth-year medical student Jay Ruby was not […]

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