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The Students of Color Symposium @ Portland State University
May 23 – May 25 all-day

The Students of Color Symposium is a resurgence of the 2015 Students of Color Speak Out. The SoC Symposium is a two-day panel series taking place on Wednesday, May 23rd and Thursday, May 24th focused on the experiences of students of color at Portland State University. The symposium will conclude with an appreciation and award brunch for students, faculty and staff of color on Friday, May 25th.

Please review the schedule of events below: (all are welcome to attend)


  • RatedR for Resurgence: Symposium Opening Remarks and Panel 12:00-1:00pm
  • Rant Fest: An Open Mic for Students of Color 1:00-2:30pm
  • Refusing the Discourse of Diversity within the Neoliberal University 3:00-4:30pm


  • all events this day will take place in the Multicultural Center
  • Research (TedX) for the Record 12:00-2:30pm
  • Rage, Rave, Roast: An Interactive Panel Discussion on the Messiness of Higher Education 3:00-4:30pm

     DAY III:
  • all events this day will take place in the Multicultural Center
Universal Health Care, Equity, and Governance: Taiwan in International Perspective @ The LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University
May 24 – May 25 all-day

The Center for Global Health at OSU and OSU’s Chiu Program in Taiwan Study (who provide the entire funding) are jointly organizing an international symposium on universal health care. This Symposium will focus on five national health systems: Taiwan, Canada, Chile, Japan and S. Korea.

Click here for more information and to register.


2018 Cancer Biostatistics Symposium @ Robertson Life Sciences Building Room 3A002
May 24 @ 7:45 am – 6:30 pm

Please join us for the 2018 Cancer Biostatistics Symposium

Sponsored by the Biostatistics Shared Resource, Knight Cancer Institute, OHSU

Date – Thursday, May 24, 2018

Times – 7:45am-6:30pm

Location – Robertson Life Sciences Building (Room 3A002)


Keynote Speakers

  • Sumithra Mandrekar, Mayo Clinic– “Adverse Event Attribution in Randomized, Double-blind Placebo-controlled Trials”.
  • Shigeyuki Matsui, Nagoya University – “Phase III Clinical Trial Design for Targeted Therapies with Uncertain Biomarker Evidence: Controversies and Solutions”.

In addition we have speakers from OHSU, Cancer Research And Biostatistics (CRAB), Northwestern University, Yokohama City University and Hokkaido University. Topics include reproducible research, genetics and medicine, electronic health records, and data and safety monitoring.

See the program here.

Refreshments and roundtables lunch are provided.  Free to participate!

Please register at the Biostatistics Shared Resource Bridge Site.

Webinar: Aiming for Walkable, Inclusive Communities @ WEBINAR
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Walking is a crucial part of living in any urban setting. It facilitates access to the places and things people need to live their lives (employment, services, social networks, transit, etc.). Walking also improves individual and population level health. Walking is the primary source of physical activity for most Americans and is associated with lower rates of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, dementia, and some types of cancer. In many urban areas, however, people must walk in environments that are not supportive. This prevents many people from walking and puts those who do walk in uncomfortable, unpleasant, stressful, and often dangerous situations. This is especially true for low-income and pedestrians of color who, nationally, face higher pedestrian fatality rates.

In this webinar, we will:

  1. Review the evidence-base of the many intersecting characteristics of social and built environments that contribute to the overall walkability of a place;
  2. Highlight recent research on differences in conceptions of walkability across neighborhood contexts; and
  3. Share a data collection toolkit developed by the Arizona Physical Activity Policy Research Network (PAPRN) that can be used by researchers, practitioners, and community groups to establish more holistic, context-specific walkability metrics and objectives based on the lived experiences of pedestrians.

For more information and to register, please click here.

Addressing Health Disparities: Can Equity Pedagogy Help? @ OHSU Vollum M1441
May 30 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

If you are a health care provider or provider-in-training, you understand the challenges of delivering culturally competent care to diverse patient populations, while eliminating health disparities. Identifying core competencies for teaching, caring for and managing diverse populations can help you fulfill your role.

Catherine Reinis Lucey, M.D., will share lessons learned about these important issues from her leadership work on the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine’s dynamic Differences Matter Initiative.

Dr. Lucey is the vice dean for education and executive vice dean for the School of Medicine at UCSF. She directs the undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education programs of the School of Medicine and the Office of Medical Education. Dr. Lucey is on the executive management team for the Differences Matters Initiative and oversees other strategic initiatives for the school and the campus.

Community Circle at Home Wellness @ Home Wellness
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Public Health Is… building healthy communities

Community Circle is a free weekly meeting that will help us connect and receive the support we are needing. In order for this to happen, we must come out of hiding and be our authentic selves. When we are together, all parts of us are welcome. It is okay to be aware of how we are really doing. It is okay to not be okay. It is okay to ask for help.

We share our experience, strength, and hope. In doing so, we choose to see an abundance of growth opportunities in our lives rather than a series of unfortunate events. We tell our stories, get our history straight, and refrain from blaming others for where we are today. We take responsibility for our actions. We ask for our community to listen to us and to tell their story. We all grow from telling and hearing the truth.

You may RSVP to let us know you are coming here 

Professionalizing for Academia and Beyond @ PSU Smith Memorial Union 338 Ballroom
May 31 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Professionalizing for Academia and Beyond: A Graduate Student Professional Development Mini-Conference

The theme of this day-long mini-conference for graduate students is “Professionalizing for Academia and Beyond.” With multiple sessions focused around preparing for the job market, GTAs who are working toward the Certificate of Innovation in College Teaching will earn six workshop hours and leave with skills relevant to their current and future professional lives. Breakfast and lunch provided. Bring your laptop!Special Guests:

Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener
Positive Psychology
Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener is widely known as the “Indiana Jones of positive psychology” because his research on happiness has taken him to such far-flung places as Greenland, Kenya, Israel, and India. Robert began his research career focusing on the happiness of groups that have traditionally been overlooked by psychologists including homeless people, tribal people, sex workers and Amish farmers. His studies have resulted in more than 50 scholarly publications. His current research interests continue to be best described as “positive psychology” and his recent publications have included studies of pleasure, friendship, altruism and purpose. He is the author of 8 books including Positive Psychology as Social Change, The Courage Quotient and The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self–Not Just Your “Good” Self–Drives Success and Fulfillment. Dr. Biswas-Diener is also the senior editor of Noba, a service that provides free high-quality resources for anyone interested in the science of psychology.

Dr. Jackie Wirz
Articulating Your Skills
Jackie Wirz, PhD, is the Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies, Director of the Career and Professional Development Center, and Assistant Professor at Oregon Health & Science University. Jackie lectures on a variety of topics including professional skills development, data management, ethics, research impact, and research communication.

Register here for this free event.

Pain at Work: How to prevent, recognize and treat @ Wilsonville Holiday Inn
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This full-day event is targeted toward occupational health researchers, occupational health and safety, wellness, well-being, human resource, and workers’ compensation professionals. A mix of research and practice presenters will share current pain models, early intervention and prevention recommendations, current knowledge on effective pain treatments, and organizational recommendations for best practices in supporting workers who suffer from pain.

Click here for more information and to register.

Bridges Collaborative Care Clinic Interest Meetings @ Collaborative Life Sciences Building 3A002
May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Bridges Collaborative Care Clinic is looking for public health students to help with a variety of areas:

  • Grant Writing
  • Program Development and Evaluation
  • Policy Drafting
  • Health Promotion and Education
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Quality Improvement
  • Data Collection

Interested in joining? Send an email to bcccstudentclinic@gmail.com and/or attend on of the meetings at CLSB.

Wednesday, May 16th
Thursday, May 31st
Wednesday, June 13th

CLSB3A002 from 5:30PM – 7:00PM

The Global Obesity Epidemic; Consequences for the Health of Mother and Child @ OHSU Hospital, UH 8B60
May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Knight Cardiovascular Institute at OHSU presents the Barker Lectureship


Lucilla Poston, PhD
Tommy’s Charity Chair of Maternal and Fetal Health
Head of the Department of Women and Children’s Health, and of the School of Life Course Sciences at Kings College London

Please also join us for the Fellows Lecture:
Developmental Programming of Metabolic and Cardiovascular Function; Insights from Animal Models of Maternal Obesity
Multnomah Pavilion, Room 5502 at 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch will be provided

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target Audience
Primary Care and Specialty Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners from OHSU and the Pacific Northwest/Alaska area.