Friday, October 04, 2013

We love legacy data!

We've posted before about the longitudinal study records from the Oregon Child Study Clinic, which were recently transferred from the School of Dentistry to HC&A. We've been learning more about an ongoing grant project, funded by the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation, which draws on this collection. The project, titled AAOF Legacy Collection Project, Stage II: Development of a Longitudinal Craniofacial Records Base for Teaching and Research, digitizes legacy records of longitudinal facial growth held at nine different universities. The goal of the project is to create a shared database for the use clinicians, students, researchers, and the general public.

The records of the Oregon Child Study Clinic are particularly extensive, making it a vital part of the project.  The School of Dentistry’s participation is managed by Alex Vo, under the direction of David Covell. Now that the collection has been transferred to HC&A, we are excited to work with the Department of Orthodontics to complete this project!

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

OHSU History of Medicine Society Lecture, October 18th: “Venereal Girls”, The Cedars Detention Home, and the Portland Free Dispensary

Our first lecture of the 2013/2014 season is coming up soon!

“Venereal Girls”, The Cedars Detention Home, and the Portland Free Dispensary: Gender, Public Health, and Civil Liberties in the First World War and its Aftermath

Kimberly Jensen, Ph.D.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Public lecture: 12:15pm
Refreshments served at noon
Location: OHSU Old Library Auditorium

Kimberly Jensen received her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in women's and U.S. history and is professor of history and gender studies at Western Oregon University. She is the author of Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War (University of Illinois Press, 2008) and Oregon’s Doctor to the World: Esther Pohl Lovejoy and a Life in Activism (University of Washington Press, 2012). She served as guest editor for the special issue of the Oregon Historical Quarterly on women and citizenship in Fall 2012, serves on the editorial boards of the Oregon Historical Quarterly and the Oregon Encyclopedia Project, and is a board member of the Oregon Women’s History Consortium.

The lecture is free and open to the public. If you have a disability and need an accommodation to attend or participate in this event please contact Maija Anderson (503-418-2287) at least five business days prior to the event.