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Why they give

Every single donor helped shape the Onward campaign. Hear from a few donors, in their own words, why they were inspired to give.


Why do more women get Alzheimer’s?

Almost two-thirds of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease are women. There is a myth that the discrepancy is simply due to women living longer than men. But the truth is much more complicated. ...


Lisa Silbert: The core of an Alzheimer’s research powerhouse

Lisa Silbert, MD, heads the neuroimaging core at OHSU and is leading efforts to understand Alzheimer's disease and related dementias


Beyond ADHD

Joel Nigg, PhD, is one of the world's top ADHD researchers. He aims to understand the different causes and influences for ADHD, find ways to detect it better and develop more effective treatments.


Rebecca Spain, MD: Transforming MS treatment

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable disease. The cause is unknown, and people who suffer experience a range of symptoms that come and go over time. Although scientists are making progress on more a...

Donor Stories

Anne Foster: Creating ripples through MS research

Anne Foster has been a swimmer all her life. Growing up in Aberdeen, Wash., off the coast of the Olympic Peninsula, swimming was something all the kids did. Now 67, Anne’s still at it – swimming s...

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