Posts by Dustin Hawes

Susan takes a selfie outside near a garden

Weathering the Storm

When it rains, it pours. The old adage isn’t limited to the weather patterns of the soggy Pacific Northwest in the middle of winter; it can also be a descriptor for a series of events, one right...

A graphic showcasing four photos. From left to right, the text underneath each photo reads "Olabisi Sanusi, M.D., Dr. Antwon Chavis, M.D., Dr. André Walcott, Ph.D., and Dr. Sará King, Ph.D." The background image is a sunset over Mt. Hood taken from Marquam Hill with the Portland Aerial Tram coming into the foreground.

Celebrating Black History Month with Health and Wellness

In collaboration with Travel Oregon, OHSU celebrated Black joy and the work of Black scholars and medical practitioners all month long. February is Black History Month, and the theme this year...

The OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building creates capacity for nearly 700 scientists and staff members to focus on the advancement of early detection research, precision oncology clinical trials and transformational immunotherapy programs. (OHSU Foundation)

Kathy Sees Opportunity, Finds Resources in Clinical Trials

Clinical trials have offered Kathy Chytka opportunities and provided additional resources to manage the cancer in both her lungs and abdomen. “For me, this is a chance,” says Kathy. “I...

Elissa Baldwin poses for a photo in Barcelona while holding up a sign that reads, "Acute Myeloid Leukemia - 5 Years Cancer Free - I'm Cured!"

Elissa Looks to Pay it Forward After AML Journey

Elissa Baldwin just heard the words, ‘you’re cured.’ It was the phrase she was yearning to hear for the past five years; a phrase she wasn’t even considering prior to the fall of...

A photo of Gary Albertson outdoors with his photography equipment

The Perfect Match

Gary Albertson is an avid landscape photographer who’s traveled far and wide to capture nature’s most magical moments. During a trip to the Cook Islands in the spring of 1995, Gary knew...

Selfie of Brea Green

Brea’s Rebirth-day Signifies Hope and Resiliency

Dealing with the peaks and valleys that come with a cancer diagnosis is difficult to navigate physically, mentally, and emotionally. All of this takes a lot of resilience. Brea Green is...

Being Diligent About Cancer Early Detection

Tami Beaty is no stranger to cancer. She’s lost people she cared a lot about to cancer. First her grandmother to breast cancer, and more recently, a friend who had ovarian cancer. Then, in...

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Navigating a Cancer Diagnosis

Whether it’s a sixth sense or a gut feeling, sometimes we know when something just doesn’t add up. It can be a feeling that’s difficult to describe to others. Something wasn’t right for...