OHSU’s Most Read Blog Posts of 2015

“OHSU has one purpose and that purpose is to improve the health and well being of Oregonians. And we live that each and every day across all of our missions and across all 96 thousand square miles of this state.”

– OHSU President Dr. Joe Robertson

From groundbreaking partnerships that advance global health to a seemingly simple act of heroism by an “off the clock” OHSU nursing student, this year was full of large and small stories that changed the lives of many.

Here are our most read blog posts of 2015:


1. Intel & OHSU Announce Collaborative Cancer Cloud at Intel Developer Forum

Each year, millions of people all over the world learn that they have a cancer diagnosis. Instead of going through painful chemotherapy that can kill healthy cells along with cancerous cells, what would happen if those patients were able to be treated as individuals based on their specific genome sequencing, and a precision treatment plan could be tailored specifically for their disease?

2. 10 things we love about OHSU nurses

In honor of National Nurses Week, we shared our love for OHSU nurses in this top ten list. We adore our talented team, which made it quite difficult to narrow to only ten. Our #1 reason? They put patients first.

3. OHSU Nursing student shows heroism off the clocknursingstudent

“Driving home from the Portland airport one night, OHSU nursing student Christina Carmichael saw something strange on Interstate-5 near Albany…Soon she identified it as a woman rocking back and forth.” How Carmichael’s heroic actions made the difference between life and death for a young woman in need.

4. Nicholas Kristof’s “Pathways to Becoming a Global Citizen”

New York Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof, was our esteemed speaker for the Fifth Annual Kathryn Robertson Memorial Lecture. Mr. Kristof’s talk, Pathways to Becoming a Global Citizen, inspired our OHSU community to take action at home and abroad.

5. Getting started: 4 simple steps for beginning runners

Running is a simple and cost-effective way to get fit and stay in shape. Getting started is often half the battle. To help you along, OHSU Sports Medicine physicians share simple guidelines for taking your running or walking to a new level.

But that’s not all! 2015 was a history-making year. You won’t want to miss these popular stories:


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