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State Tipoffs Involving Oregon Newsletter for Sunday May 10, 2020 ( 11 items )  

Gov. Brown, Oregon Health & Science University Partner on Research Study to Inform Approach for Reopening Oregon
PORTLAND, Oregon, May 2 -- Oregon Health and Science University issued the following news release: To better understand the prevalence and transmission patterns of COVID-19 across the state -- with attention to vulnerable communities, including underserved populations, Native Americans and people of color -- Oregon Health & Science University, in collaboration with the State of Oregon and the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, will conduct a statewide study to track, test and precisely map the v  more

Kaiser Permanente: Chase Gardens Medical Office Opens in Eugene, Oregon
EUGENE, Oregon, May 6 -- Kaiser Permanente issued the following news release: The Kaiser Permanente Chase Gardens Medical Office opened on May 5, 2020. Located at 360 S. Garden Way in Eugene, the new, state-of-the-art medical office provides Kaiser Permanente Northwest members in Lane County greater access to primary care and additional onsite services. "We put our members at the center of everything we do and are excited to be expanding our care and service options in Lane County," said Shann  more

LCC Launches 18-hr. Environmental Services Aide Training in Healthcare Sanitation and Disinfection
EUGENE, Oregon, May 7 -- Lane Community College issued the following news release: Lane Community College is launching a new, 18-hour rapid certification program to train people as Environmental Services Aides to properly clean and disinfect healthcare facilities. A pilot cohort is training this week and their experience will help refine the curriculum. The first class begins online May 11, with a new cohort beginning every two weeks. LCC President Margaret Hamilton and Oregon BOLI Commissione  more

Ore. Gov. Brown Announces Limited Opening of State Recreational Areas
SALEM, Oregon, May 6 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: Governor Kate Brown announced the limited opening of some state parks, outdoor recreation facilities, and areas across Oregon for day use effective, May 5, 2020, with camping opportunities becoming available as federal, state, local, and private providers are able to prepare their facilities for visitors. Ski resorts will also be able to resume activities under a new executive order that will be forthcoming. A  more

Ore. Gov. Brown Releases Plan for Rebuilding a Safe and Strong Oregon
SALEM, Oregon, May 8 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release on May 7: Governor Kate Brown announced new details of her framework for rebuilding a safe and strong Oregon, including new guidance for counties and businesses on the phased reopening process. The guidance is the product of a robust engagement process with stakeholders, doctors, health experts, business owners, and local officials to chart a path forward while keeping Oregonians healthy and safe. "Today, than  more

Oregon Health & Science University: PPE Plus Infection Control Training Lowers Risk of COVID-19 Among Health Care Workers
PORTLAND, Oregon, May 6 -- Oregon Health and Science University issued the following news release: Health care workers carry a significant burden of coronavirus infections worldwide, but a new evidence review by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University shows the rate can be lowered with the use of personal protective equipment combined with proper training in infection control. The review, funded by the World Health Organization, published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine. "M  more

Oregon Health & Science University: Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Is Rare In Hospitals, Study Finds
PORTLAND, Oregon, May 8 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Oregon Health and Science University issued the following news release: Despite a national opioid-related overdose epidemic that continues to claim tens of thousands of lives annually, a new nationwide study shows that a scant proportion of hospitalized patients with opioid use disorder receive proven life-saving medications both during and after they're discharged. The study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. "It really pain  more

Oregon State University: Magnetic Pulses Alter Salmon's Orientation, Suggesting They Navigate via Magnetite in Their Tissue
CORVALLIS, Oregon, May 4 -- Oregon State University issued the following news: Researchers in Oregon State University's College of Agricultural Sciences have taken a step closer to solving one of nature's most remarkable mysteries: How do salmon, when it's time to spawn, find their way back from distant ocean locations to the stream where they hatched? A new study into the life cycle of salmon, involving magnetic pulses, reinforces one hypothesis: The fish use microscopic crystals of magnetite  more

Oregon State University: Oceans Should Have a Place in Climate 'Green New Deal' Policies, Scientists Suggest
CORVALLIS, Oregon, May 6 [TNSenvironmentresearch] -- Oregon State University issued the following news: The world's oceans play a critical role in climate regulation, mitigation and adaptation and should be integrated into comprehensive "green new deal" proposals being promoted by elected officials and agency policymakers, a group of ocean scientists suggests in a new paper. "The 'green new deal' has been the headline, but very few have been talking about the oceans in those conversations," sa  more

Small Business Development Center Names Alhussain as New Director
GRESHAM, Oregon, May 9 -- Mt. Hood Community College issued the following news release: Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) has named Ibrahim Alhussain as the new director of its Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Alhussain succeeds Ruth Swain, who was filling the director position in the interim and will remain with the SBDC as an adviser. In this role, Alhussain will provide leadership for the planning, managing and execution of delivery programs related to the SBDC, as well as innovat  more

University of Alabama Biotechnology Aids Hunt for Novel COVID-19 DNA Vaccine
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, May 5 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: University of Alabama at Birmingham biotechnology is being used in Oregon in the hunt for a novel DNA vaccine for COVID-19. The Earle A. Chiles Research Institute, a division of Providence Cancer Institute, is using the protein purification technology manufactured by TriAltus Bioscience -- a UAB spinoff company housed at Innovation Depot, Birmingham -- to purify the spike protein of the virus t  more