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State Tipoffs Involving Oregon Newsletter for Sunday May 24, 2020 ( 18 items )  

Coronavirus Survivors Could Be Protected Against Future Illness, Study Suggests: Oregon Health & Science University
PORTLAND, Oregon, May 23 -- Oregon Health and Science University issued the following news release: New research indicates becoming sick with the novel coronavirus once could prevent future COVID-19 illness. The study, led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston with contributions from Oregon Health & Science University, was published May 20 in the journal Science. The research team found neutralizing antibodies, or proteins used by the immune system to fight off infection, in all n  more

George Fox University Recognizes Four Faculty Members as Teachers, Researchers Of The Year
NEWBERG, Oregon, May 22 -- George Fox University issued the following news release: George Fox University honored four of its own this spring with the presentation of teaching and research awards for the 2019-20 academic year. At the undergraduate level, Todd Curtis and Jillian Sokso were recognized as the top teacher and researcher, respectively, while at the graduate level Jennie Harrop and Debby Thomas won the corresponding awards. Todd Curtis: Undergraduate Teacher of the Year Physics pr  more

Kaiser Permanente Honored for Medication Safety Excellence
OAKLAND, California, May 21 -- Kaiser Permanente issued the following news release: For the tenth year in a row, Kaiser Permanente has earned the Pharmacy Quality Alliance Excellence in Quality Award for high achievement in medication safety and appropriate use. This is the first year that Medicare health plans in all Kaiser Permanente regions received honors from the PQA, which presented the awards as part of its annual meeting held online May 13 to 15. The Excellence in Quality Award was pr  more

Lane Community College Issued Passes $121 Million Bond
EUGENE, Oregon, May 22 -- Lane Community College issued the following news release: Voters said yes to Lane Community College in the May 19 special election, passing a $121 million bond request to fund facilities repairs and improvements. "I want to thank every community member who voted," said President Margaret Hamilton on election night. "The passing of this bond shows that our community needs and supports the critical services that Lane provides." "This is an unprecedented time of uncerta  more

Lane Community College Names Hanifin as VP of Finance & Administration
EUGENE, Oregon, May 22 -- Lane Community College issued the following news release: Lane Community College welcomes Martin "Marty" Hanifin as Vice President of Finance and Administration. Hanifin brings years of senior budget and operations experience to Lane. He is a seasoned vice president for finance and administration, having served both large public regional universities and several small private colleges in states around the country. He started his career in higher education as an assist  more

Lane Community College President Margaret Hamilton Reappointed to PeaceHealth Community Health Board
EUGENE, Oregon, May 22 -- Lane Community College issued the following news release: Dr. Margaret Hamilton, president of Lane Community College since 2017, has been reappointed to a second three-year term on the Sacred Heart Medical Center Community Health Board. Board members are community leaders who partner with PeaceHealth in making and supporting decisions. They are charged with setting policy regarding quality, stewardship, planning, community service and advocacy. Members of the board a  more

Ore. Gov. Brown on Death of Representative Mitch Greenlick
SALEM, Oregon, May 19 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following statement upon learning of the death of Rep. Mitch Greenlick: "Representative Mitch Greenlick dedicated his career to fighting for Oregonians to have a better life," said Governor Brown. "A fierce advocate for expanding health care, he championed initiatives that helped push our state forward, including extending the Oregon Health Plan for low-income and underserved communities. "His tireless efforts around justice ref  more

Ore. Gov. Brown Statement on Baker County Circuit Court Ruling
SALEM, Oregon, May 19 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following statement on May 18 on the Elkhorn Baptist Church v. Katherine Brown ruling: "From the beginning of this pandemic, I have taken action to protect the health and safety of all Oregonians. We acted quickly and decisively at the beginning of the outbreak, using the best science and data available, to protect Oregon from COVID-19. "Today's ruling from the Baker County Circuit Court will be appealed to the Oregon Supreme Court  more

Ore. Gov. Brown Statement on May Revenue Forecast
SALEM, Oregon, May 22 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following statement on the State of Oregon May revenue forecast: "From the outset of this pandemic, it has been clear that the need for critical state services would far outstrip our resources as a state. Working Oregon families are counting on us to deliver COVID-19 emergency response efforts, while also ensuring public health, public safety, housing assistance, food assistance, unemployment insurance, and so many more essential st  more

Oregon Health & Science University Researchers Focus on Antibody Testing
PORTLAND, Oregon, May 21 -- Oregon Health and Science University issued the following news release: Short of a vaccine or proven treatment - the holy grail of the COVID-19 pandemic - the next best thing is a test showing immunity among people already exposed to the virus. Experts at Oregon Health & Science University are working on multiple fronts to expand basic scientific understanding of the virus that causes COVID-19 and to develop a blood test that reliably identifies the presence of anti  more

Oregon Health & Science University, University of Oregon to Study SARS-CoV-2 in Hospital Setting
PORTLAND, Oregon, May 21 -- Oregon Health and Science University issued the following news release: The University of Oregon and Oregon Health & Science University have launched a study to learn how the new coronavirus is dispersed in the air and onto surfaces in the hospital setting, information vital to all hospitals, health care workers and the public. The research is taking place at OHSU in Portland and the UO's Biology and the Built Environment Center in the College of Design, led by Robe  more

Oregon Health & Science University: 'Science Will Lead Us Out of the Pandemic'
PORTLAND, Oregon, May 22 -- Oregon Health and Science University issued the following news release: On Friday, Feb. 28, infectious disease specialist William Messer, M.D., Ph.D., got a call from the emergency department at Hillsboro Medical Center, an Oregon Health & Science University partner, where he was on clinical service as an infectious disease specialist. The emergency department staff suspected they had a case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. It was  more

Oregon Health & Science University: Don't Wait for Emergency Care, Physicians Urge
PORTLAND, Oregon, May 20 -- Oregon Health and Science University issued the following news release: Many people are sensibly avoiding public places during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, emergency medicine physicians at Oregon Health & Science University are raising another even more pressing concern: Waiting too long to see a doctor can be dangerous. Nationwide, hospital visits for strokes and heart attacks have decreased significantly, according to the American College of Emergency Physician  more

Oregon Health & Science University: Pharmacist-Prescribed Contraception May Improve Usage in Younger, Uninsured Women
PORTLAND, Oregon, May 21 -- Oregon Health and Science University issued the following news release on May 20: Nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended, and the rate is highest among younger women and those who are underinsured. According to Maria Rodriguez, M.D., M.P.H., an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the OHSU School of Medicine, unintended pregnancy has far-reaching health and economic considerations for women, as well as their families and co  more

Oregon State University College of Forestry is New Headquarters of Crime-Fighting Wood Forensics Lab
CORVALLIS, Oregon, May 15 -- Oregon State University issued the following news: Oregon State University's College of Forestry is the new home of a forensics lab that fights timber crime, a $1 billion annual problem for the United States' forest products industry. The Wood Identification & Screening Center was previously headquartered in Ashland as a partnership between the Forest Service International Programs office and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory. Its move to Corv  more

Oregon State University, Partners To Receive Up to $300 Million to Lead NOAA Institute on Climate, Ocean Research
CORVALLIS, Oregon, May 21 -- Oregon State University issued the following news: Oregon State University, the University of Washington and University of Alaska, Fairbanks will receive up to $300 million to lead a new institute focused on climate, ocean and coastal challenges that demand collaboration and sharing of scientific resources. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration chose the three universities to form the Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean and Ecosystem Studies, or   more

University of Washington: NOAA Selects UW to Host Regional Institute for Climate, Ocean and Ecosystem Research
SEATTLE, Washington, May 22 -- The University of Washington issued the following news release: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced May 20 that it has selected the University of Washington to host NOAA's Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean and Ecosystem Studies. The new regional consortium will include faculty and staff at the UW, the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Oregon State University. Members will contribute expertise, research capacity, technological dev  more

Wash. State Department of Fish & Wildlife: Oregon Vesper Sparrow Recommended for Listing as Endangered in Washington
OLYMPIA, Washington, May 22 -- The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife issued the following news release on May 21: With a declining population and an estimate of just 300 left in the state, the Oregon Vesper Sparrow is struggling to maintain its foothold in Washington and the Pacific Northwest coast. Decline in native prairie and savannah habitat and reduction of genetic diversity in remaining populations pose serious challenges to the continued viability of the species. Today,   more