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Nurse-Midwifery Grand Rounds, Title: Examining Oxytocin: Bio-behavioral Research & Maternity Care

Title: Examining Oxytocin: Bio-behavioral Research & Maternity Care Oxytocin is an important hormone and neurotransmitter affecting far more than uterine contractions. This talk will present some basic neuroscience from this booming scientific field. It will also present new lines of research within obstetrics about how endogenous oxytocin function may impact obstetric outcomes. Finally, this discussion will raise some questions about the ubiquitous use of synthetic oxytocin (Pitocin) in clinical obstetric care. Subject: Research. Teaching. Campus Location: Marquam Hill. Contact Person Name: SNM Grand Round coordinators. Contact Person E-Mail: cnmgrandrounds@gmail.com. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM. OHSU School of Nursing Auditorium, Room 144. For more info visit www.ohsu.edu.

Power of Difference Book Club

The Power of Difference Book Club is an opportunity for the OHSU community to explore and discuss topics of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. To learn more about the book club, or to find out about borrowing a copy of the book, email cdi@ohsu.edu. Reading: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates • Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | 12 to 1 pm at KPV13000A • Tuesday, February 16, 2016 | 12 to 1pm at KPV13000B. Campus Location: Marquam Hill. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. KPV 13000B. For more info visit www.ohsu.edu.

Refuel at Noon, Re-focusing using mindfulness

Evidence shows that mindfulness is effective in reducing stress in various situations such as chronic worrying, fears of failure and dealing with frustration. We will make the time in a quiet, soothing place to observe thoughts and feelings in ways that enhance self-reflection and self-care. *Light snack provided. Led by Jack Crossen, PhD, Lisa Schimmel, PhD and Daisy Lembke, PsyD. Campus Location: Marquam Hill. Monday, February 22, 2016, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM. Baird Hall Room 6 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd Portland, OR 97239. For more info visit www.ohsu.edu.

Brain Awareness Season: Alcohol and the Brain

The positive health benefits of red wine have been popular news headlines for many years. In moderation, alcohol has been seen to improve cardiovascular health, immune system response, and even prevent gallstones. On the other hand, the negative health and social impacts of alcoholism are apparent in just as much news coverage. Dr. Kathleen Grant will explore how behavioral neuroscience informs how, why, and when the risks of alcohol may outweigh the benefits. Learn more. Event Type: Community Event. Lecture/Seminar. Series Title: Brain Awareness Season. Subject: Discovery. Research. Teaching. Presenter: Kathy Grant, Ph.D. Campus Location: Non-OHSU Location. Event Sponsor: OHSU Brain Institute. Contact Person Name: Kate Stout. Contact Person E-Mail: stoutk@ohsu.edu. Contact Person Phone: 503-494-0885. Registration Web Link: http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/brain/in-community/brain-awareness/lectures-events/index.cfm. Monday, February 22, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Newmark Theater 1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205. For more info visit www.ohsu.edu.

Creating a Culture of Evaluation

This round table discussion will explore strategies for creating a culture of evaluation in your program or department using Blue. Event Type: Class. Subject: Teaching. Presenter: Lawrence Williams. Campus Location: Marquam Hill. Event Sponsor: Teaching and Learning Center. Contact Person Name: Kate Higgins. Contact Person E-Mail: higginsk@ohsu.edu. Contact Person Phone: 503-494-0315. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. SON 364.

Refuel at Noon, Re-focusing using mindfulness

Evidence shows that mindfulness is effective in reducing stress in various situations such as chronic worrying, fears of failure and dealing with frustration. We will make the time in a quiet, soothing place to observe thoughts and feelings in ways that enhance self-reflection and self-care. *Light snack provided. Led by Jack Crossen, PhD, Lisa Schimmel, PhD and Daisy Lembke, PsyD. Campus Location: Marquam Hill. Monday, February 29, 2016, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM. Baird Hall Room 6 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd Portland, OR 97239. For more info visit www.ohsu.edu.

Brain Awareness Season: Gaming and the Brain

The generation just coming of age has been exposed to more electronic technology than any one prior to it. Video games in particular have drawn scrutiny as influencing the obesity epidemic, attention deficits, and pronounced violence of our youth. They also show promise as educational tools, memory enhancers, and improving high-level thinking. Dr. Adam Gazzaley will present the science behind your brain on games. Learn more. Event Type: Community Event. Lecture/Seminar. Series Title: Brain Awareness Season. Subject: Discovery. Research. Teaching. Presenter: Adam Gazzaley, M.D. Ph.D. Campus Location: Non-OHSU Location. Event Sponsor: OHSU Brain Institute. Contact Person Name: Kate Stout. Contact Person E-Mail: stoutk@ohsu.edu. Contact Person Phone: 5034940885. Registration Web Link: http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/brain/in-community/brain-awareness/lectures-events/index.cfm. Monday, February 29, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Newmark Theater 1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205. For more info visit www.ohsu.edu.

Nurse-Midwifery Grand Rounds, Nora Tallman, CNM, ND –The Inner Work of Birth

Nora Tallman, CNM, ND –The Inner Work of Birth. Subject: Research. Teaching. Campus Location: Marquam Hill. Contact Person Name: SNM Grand Round coordinators. Contact Person E-Mail: cnmgrandrounds@gmail.com. Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM. OHSU School of Nursing Auditorium, Room 144. For more info visit www.ohsu.edu.

26th Annual Cascade Festival of African American Films: Flower Girl

Movie Night! Join the Black Employee Resource Group on closing night of the 26th Annual Cascade Festival of African Films for a screening of Flower Girl. Flower Girl, a romantic comedy set and shot in Lagos, Nigeria, tells the story of Kemi, a young woman who is dying to get married to her longtime boyfriend. After getting a big promotion, Kemi's boyfriend dumps her. No Cost. Before the film, there is a social hour with live music, food and an African marketplace where attendees can network and enjoy the festivities.  For more information about the festival and to a see a trailer of the film, visit www.africanfilmfestival.org For questions or to be added to the Black Employee Resource Group mailing list, email blackerg@ohsu.edu . Campus Location: Non-OHSU Location. Saturday, March 5, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. PCC Cascade Campus, Moriarty Art & Humanities Bldg. Room 104. For more info visit www.ohsu.edu.

Mug O' Joe

This event is open to all OHSU students.  Lunch will be provided. Event Type: Meeting. Subject: Discovery. Presenter: Dr. Joe Robertson. Cost: $0. Campus Location: Marquam Hill. Contact Person Name: Karen Seresun. Contact Person E-Mail: seresunk@ohsu.edu. Contact Person Phone: 503-494-8295. Monday, March 7, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. CLSB 3A002.

Refuel at Noon, Re-focusing using mindfulness

Evidence shows that mindfulness is effective in reducing stress in various situations such as chronic worrying, fears of failure and dealing with frustration. We will make the time in a quiet, soothing place to observe thoughts and feelings in ways that enhance self-reflection and self-care. *Light snack provided. Led by Jack Crossen, PhD, Lisa Schimmel, PhD and Daisy Lembke, PsyD. Campus Location: Marquam Hill. Monday, March 7, 2016, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM. Baird Hall Room 6 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd Portland, OR 97239. For more info visit www.ohsu.edu.

Brain Awareness Season: Marijuana and the Brain

Oregon recently joined only three other states to legalize recreational marijuana. As consumption of the plant's products becomes more a mainstream activity, its health benefits and risks will be at the forefront of policy discussions. Dr. Nephi Stella will explain the role marijuana plays in cutting edge neuroscience research. Learn more. Event Type: Community Event. Lecture/Seminar. Series Title: Brain Awareness Season. Subject: Discovery. Research. Teaching. Presenter: Nephi Stella, Ph.D. Campus Location: Marquam Hill. Event Sponsor: OHSU Brain Institute. Contact Person Name: Kate Stout. Contact Person E-Mail: stoutk@ohsu.edu. Contact Person Phone: 5034940885. Registration Web Link: http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/brain/in-community/brain-awareness/lectures-events/index.cfm. Monday, March 7, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Newmark Theater 1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205. For more info visit www.ohsu.edu.

Native American ERG Lunch Box Social

Join the Native American Employee Resource Group (NAERG) for the monthly lunch box social. The NAERG voluntarily serves as a resource to the OHSU community members interested in Native American culture, health, education and research. We connect professionally between members & allies to improve our physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being; especially the most vulnerable members of our Native community. We respect the diversity of our unique collective Native backgrounds and traditions. To connect, email NAERG Chair Darin Smith, Chair (Sault Ste. Marie Ojibwe) at smidar@ohsu.edu or NAERG Vice-Chair Vicente Morales (Sicangu Lakota) at moralesv@ohsu.edu for information. Campus Location: Marquam Hill. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Kohler Pavilion 9th Floor Patio. For more info visit www.ohsu.edu.

OHSU Pride Planning Meeting

Join the bi-monthly planning meeting of the OHSU Pride Employee Resource Group, open to members, supporters and allies. OHSU Pride fosters an inclusive environment that promotes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer wellness, education, research and advocacy within and across OHSU and the community. Our mission  aligns with OHSU diversity initiatives and goals, and provides leadership about LGBTQ employee, student, and patient issues. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend bi-monthly planning meetings. To learn more about OHSU Pride, email pride@ohsu.edu or visit www.ohsu.edu/pride. Campus Location: Marquam Hill. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Kohler Pavilion KPV13000A. For more info visit www.ohsu.edu.

Movie Night: She's Beautiful When She's Angry

In celebration of Women’s History Month join the Women Employee Resource Group for a movie screening of She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry. In She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, filmmaker Mary Dore chronicles the  beginnings of second-wave feminism during the antiwar and civil rights movements in the mid-1960s. Dore has mined stock footage, archival press clippings and, most invaluably, the firsthand recollections of feminist leaders that gave rise to what was then known as women’s liberation. Free popcorn! Everyone is welcome to attend! No Cost The movie screening will be followed by an open discussion of implications and actions. For questions or to be added to the Women Employee Resource Group mailing list or to request accommodations email cdi@ohsu.edu or call 530 494-5657. Campus Location: Marquam Hill. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Vey Auditorium - 11th floor, Doernbecher Children's Hospital. For more info visit www.ohsu.edu.

The OHSU Brain Institute's Brain Fair at OMSI

This is event is free and requires no registration. Learn about the amazing adaptive power of the brain when the OBI Brain Fair returns to OMSI on March 12. Event Type: Activity. Community Event. Fair/Market. Subject: Discovery. Healing. Teaching. Cost: 0. Campus Location: Non-OHSU Location. Event Sponsor: OHSU Brain Institute and OMSI. Contact Person Name: Kate Stout. Contact Person E-Mail: stoutk@ohsu.edu. Contact Person Phone: 503-494-0885. Saturday, March 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. OMSI 1945 SE Water Ave Portland, OR 97214. For more info visit www.ohsu.edu.

Breath by Breath: Mindfulness-based stress reduction drop-in

The OHSU Center for Women's Health and OHSU Department of General Internal Medicine offer Breath by Breath, a drop-in mindfulness-based stress reduction class for patients and others in the OHSU community. The Stress Reduction Breath by Breath model focuses on cultivating insight into patterns of stress reactivity, as well as emphasizing skills which can quiet the central nervous system and increase breath efficiency. The classes are free and require no registration to participate. Event Type: Activity. Class. Community Event. Series Title: Breath by Breath: Mindfulness-based stress reduction drop-in. Subject: Discovery. Employee health. Healing. Teaching. Presenter: Kimberly Carson and Sue Reynolds. Cost: 0.00. Credits: FREE. Campus Location: Marquam Hill. Event Sponsor: Center for Women's Health and General Internal Medicine. Contact Person Name: Katharine Hart. Contact Person E-Mail: hartka@ohsu.edu. Contact Person Phone: (503) 418-1968. Registration Web Link: no registration required. Monday, March 14, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Kohler Pavilion 13000A 3161 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland OR, 97239.

Ask the Health Experts: Is Colon Cancer Preventable?

March 29, 7 p.m. Daniel Herzig, M.D. Understand how your shoulder and rotator cuff work, typical injuries that may affect them, and the types of treatments available. Event Type: Lecture/Seminar. Series Title: Ask The Health Expert. Presenter: Daniel Herzig, M.D. Campus Location: South Waterfront. Contact Person Name: Ricky Huynh. Contact Person E-Mail: huynhr@ohsu.edu. Contact Person Phone: 503.494.8025. Registration Web Link: www.ohsuhealth.com/seminar. Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. OHSU Center for Health & Healing 3rd Floor Conference Center 3303 S.W Bond Ave. For more info visit www.ohsuhealth.com.