Meredith Hartley rides Bike MS

Researching — and riding for — MS

Meredith Hartley is part of a team creating new possibilities for treating people with multiple sclerosis. The team of scientists and physicians recently discovered a compound that stimulates...

Anita Randolph, Ph.D., wants to improve the quality of life for veterans after active duty.

The brain: Trauma, addiction and health disparities

Anita Randolph, Ph.D., wants to improve the quality of life for veterans after active duty. As a doctoral student, she made a major discovery about brain damage in people who’ve suffered...

Kalisha Bonds, Ph.D., M.S.N.

African Americans and dementia: Culturally informed research

African Americans have a greater risk of dementia than white and non-white Hispanic populations, yet the bulk of dementia research has not explicitly examined African Americans or the heterogeneity...

Dove Spector, senior research assistant with the Northwest Native American Center of Excellence at OHSU

Dove Spector and the Northwest Native American Center of Excellence

Dove Spector is a senior research assistant with the Northwest Native American Center of Excellence. Her role is to support tribal engagement and help Native American youth envision a future in...

Shearwood McClelland's article in Advances in Radiation Oncology

Disparities: When research results don’t apply to all people

Treatment protocols for prostate cancer in the United States draw heavily from results of the largest-ever randomized controlled trial of treatments for the disease. In that trial, which was...

Sami Friedrich, a crab, and the Oregon Coast

Birds, song, and how we use language

Sami Friedrich starts her days checking for zebra finch eggs and hatchlings. She is a graduate student in the lab of Claudio Mello, M.D., Ph.D., working to understand the molecular genetic and...

Wandering minds and ADHD: Brittany Alperin unpacks the relationship

How the mind wanders in people with ADHD and how mind wandering is related to impairment — this is the focus of Brittany Alperin’s research. Brittany is a Ph.D. candidate mentored by Joel...