Monday, September 17, 2012

Knights give $125M to OHSU

Pres. Robertson announces to a packed CHH atrium
OHSU made a surprise announcement this afternoon, and it was HUGE!

Phil & Penny Knight are making a $125M donation to OHSU Cardiovascular Medicine. This is the biggest single gift in the history of OHSU and will be used to create a new Cardiovascular Institute.

"Led by Albert Starr, M.D., and Sanjiv Kaul, M.D., the institute will bring clinicians and researchers together to translate laboratory discoveries into new and better treatments for the world’s No. 1 killer." - OHSU site

The first recipient of an artificial heart valve, designed by OHSU researcher Albert Starr, was present and shared her story.

Read more about the gift and the key researchers involved on the OHSU site.

More coverage from lots of local media sources:

1 comment:

  1. Just a side note...the pins on the Grimm Map doesn't work. Nothing shows up. We are going to visit Portland in early October and would like to visit some Grimm Filming sites. Hope the pins are back up and working soon :) Thanks :)