Posts by Lisa McMahan

Lila and John: a perfect match

No time to get scared In December 2014, 65-year-old Lila Newman was enjoying an active retirement after working for 45 years as an office manager. She and her husband, Robert, had recently...

Congratulations to the May 2018 ROSE Award recipients

OHSU’s ROSE (Recognizing Outstanding Service Excellence) Award program celebrates employees, students and volunteers who provide outstanding service beyond the normal scope of their jobs. Meet...

Congratulations to the March 2018 ROSE Award recipients

  OHSU's ROSE (Recognizing Outstanding Service Excellence) Award program celebrates employees, students and volunteers who provide outstanding service beyond the normal scope of their...

Eat your veggies (and fruit!)

Last month, clinical dietitian Christina Gross, M.P.H., R.D., L.D., spoke at the OHSU Doernbecher Cancer Survivors Clinic Support Group to discussion nutrition for cancer survivors ages 18-40. Below,...

At OHSU, a mother’s passion inspires

OHSU seems to run in the family for four of the six Mansoor siblings, and it all started with their mother, Salma. Steven Mansoor, M.D., Ph.D., David Mansoor, M.D., Lori Mansoor, L.C.S.W. and...

Life after breast cancer: Discovering the new normal

For survivors, completing treatment and becoming cancer-free doesn’t mean their journey is over. At this year's Komen Breast Cancer Issues Conference, Sue Best, L.C.S.W., M.S.W., of OHSU’s...

CNA’s quick thinking saves a life

Last November, Amelia Corwin was on a flight back to Portland after a trip to Florida when a flight attendant's voice came on the intercom. "Is there a doctor or nurse on board?" Amelia, a...

What you need to know about Zika virus

This post originally appeared on the OHSU Doernbecher Healthy Families blog. Medical and public interest has focused on Zika virus and its effects on the unborn babies of pregnant women. Zika virus...

On 10K, a sister’s love carries on

The 10th floor of OHSU's Peter O. Kohler Pavilion is a meaningful place for Maddie Collet. Her sister, Allison, was a patient in the unit after she was diagnosed with brain cancer. She passed away...