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Join us for our monthly webinar series and discuss issues that impact our alumni, students and faculty.

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Upcoming Events

Vaccine Hesitancy

Jan. 10, 2023 / Noon PST

Details and registration link will be available soon.

More than Medicine: OHSU’s Journey to Deliver Gender Affirming Care

Feb. 14, 2023 / Noon PST

Details and registration link will be available soon.

Bridges Collaborative Care Clinic

March 14, 2023 / Noon PST

Details and registration link will be available soon.


Past Events

Accelerating Possibilities for American Indians and Alaska Natives in U.S. MD-Granting Institutions

Nov. 1, 2022 / Noon PST

This presentation highlights the Wy’east Post-Baccalaureate Pathway, designed to help American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) scholars thrive in their journey through medicine. Wy’east provides a holistic, culturally-specific framework for the successful recruitment, training, retention, and graduation of AI/AN medical students.

Presented by Erik Brodt, M.D., Associate Professor of Family Medicine at OHSU School of Medicine.

Comprehensive Reproductive Health Care in the Post-Roe Era

Sept. 13, 2022

Following the landmark Supreme Court decision in the case of Dobbs vs. Jackson, many health care providers are asking how abortion care may change in Oregon and nationally, and how they can support abortion access and training. Many have questions about whether demand for abortion will increase in Oregon, and concerns about potential legal risk for providing care to a woman travelling from out-of-state seeking an abortion. Join two leaders in the OHSU Division of Complex Family Planning as they discuss these issues, and address the provision of training for out-of-state students and residents.

Presented by Alison Edelman, M.D. ’97, M.P.H., R ’01, Professor and Director, Division of Complex Family Planning, OHSU School of Medicine and Maria Rodriguez, M.D. ’04, M.P.H., R ’08, Professor, Division of Complex Family Planning, OHSU School of Medicine

Opportunities and Challenges in STEM for Underrepresented Genders

May 10, 2022

Persons who identify with underrepresented genders face challenges in entering and navigating a scientific career path. The COVID pandemic has created additional hurdles for these individuals. Join us to discuss the challenges and opportunities for underrepresented genders in the STEM field.

Presented by Lillian Klug, PhD ’17, scientific program lead at Absci and president of Women in Science; Ruth Barrett, PhD, senior medical policy research analyst at Cambia Health Solutions; Allison Schaser, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences at Purdue University; and Nora Jameson, student specializing in Public Health Practice at the OHSU-PSU School of Public health.

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Healthcare Workforce

April 12, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on our healthcare workforce. This panel presentation will look at COVID-19’s national and statewide impact, on healthcare and on the day to day lives of our workforce. The panel will also explore crisis response along with current and future recovery efforts. This Timely Topic is presented in partnership with the Oregon Medical Association and the Oregon Chapter American College of Physicians.

Gun Violence and Safety

March 8, 2022

Over 560 Oregonians died as a result of gun violence in 2019. Eighty-two percent of those deaths were suicides, and 85 percent of gun death victims in 2019 were male. Our panel of experts will discuss what OHSU is doing to address this issue, how gun violence impacts the delivery of healthcare and our communities, and what we can all do to make us safer.

Filling the Gap: Addressing Student Food Insecurity at OHSU

Feb. 8, 2022

One in every four students at OHSU experiences some level of food insecurity. One in every five students reports that uncertainty as to where their next meal will come from impacts their academic performance. Join us to learn more about food insecurity, how COVID-19 has exacerbated this issue, and the community response.