OHSU launches lecture series Oct. 20

By Marissa Harshman, Columbian health reporter

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Oregon Health & Science University will launch its Marquam Hill Lecture Series next week.

The series features nationally recognized OHSU faculty experts who present in lay terms the latest research findings and treatment options in their specialties.

All lectures are free, but seating is limited and reservations are requested. To make a reservation, visit http://www.ohsu.edu/mhlectures.

For more information, call 503-494-0768 or email somdeansoffice@ohsu.edu.

All lectures are held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays in the OHSU Auditorium (old library building), 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, in Portland.

Here's the lecture schedule:

Oct. 20 -- "The Hunt for Biological Mechanisms in Asthma" by Allison Fryer, professor of medicine (pulmonary and critical care medicine) in the OHSU School of Medicine.

Nov. 17 -- "New Windows to Your Heart: Breakthroughs in Cardiovascular Imaging" by Dr. Jonathan Linder, professor of medicine (cardiovascular medicine) and biomedical engineering in the OHSU School of Medicine.

Feb. 16 -- "What Do Women (and Men) Want? Next-Generation Birth Control and Family Planning," by Dr. Jeff Jensen, professor and vice chair for research in obstetrics and gynecology and director of the Women's Health Research Unit in the OHSU School of Medicine.

April 19 -- "Exercise and Nutrition: The Best Medicine" by Dr. Kerry Kuehl, associate professor of medicine (health promotion and sports medicine) and co-director of the Human Performance Laboratory in the OHSU School of Medicine.