Friday, January 30, 2015

First Accession for 2015

Our first accession for 2015 is the Medical Research Foundation (MRF) Collection.  Transferred to the Archives in the early days of January, this collection is currently being processed for public access in the next few weeks.  The collection is composed of images, reports and newsletters related to the work of the Foundation and covers their activity from 1942 to 1992.

The MRF was founded in 1942 by a group of dedicated physicians looking to broaden the scope of, and increase support for, biomedical research at Oregon Institutions.  The MRF’s accomplishments can be seen in the wide range of scientists and research projects they have funded.  This includes the Starr-Edwards mitral valve, research at the Primate Center, and research into neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

In the photo above, I've provided some samples of what can be found in this collection including images of MRF Scholars and Trustees, MRF Discovery dinners and lunches as well reports from the Foundation on its activities, a comprehensive history of the Foundation from 1942 to 1992 and copies of the Foundation newsletter “Bulletin.”

Access to the collection may obtained by contacting:

Happy Friday!

Monday, January 26, 2015

OHSU History of Medicine Society lecture - February 6th

Our next OHSU History of Medicine Society Lecture is February 6th:

Creating the Oregon Health Plan: An Ethics Mosaic
Michael J. Garland, D.Sc.Rel., Professor Emeritus, OHSU
Friday, February 6, 2014
Public lecture: 12:15pm
Refreshments served at noon
Location: OHSU Old Library Auditorium

Dr. Michael Garland is Professor Emeritus in OHSU’s Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and Senior Scholar in the Center for Ethics in Health Care. He holds a D.Sc.Rel in Ethics from the University of Strasbourg, an M.A. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame, and licentiates in theology and philosophy from Saint Louis University. His academic focus is the social ethics commitment from which public health flows. Beginning his career at OHSU in 1978, Dr. Garland continues to promote prevention, social ethics, public participation, and common good in the arena of state health policy.

Dr. Garland’s publications focus on issues in the allocation of health care resources, social ethics education in health professions' curricula, ethics in human experimentation, ethical issues in withholding treatment from the terminally ill, and the community's role in guiding ethical choices in health policy. He co-founded Oregon Health Decisions, a civic organization that fosters public participation in the development of state health policy. The organization has played a continuing role in maintaining public involvement in critical policy choices affecting the Oregon Health Plan.

The lecture will begin at 12:15 pm in the OHSU Old Library Auditorium. Light refreshments served at noon. Lectures are free and open to the public. For additional information or to request ADA accommodation, contact Maija Anderson,, 503-418-2287