Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at OSU names new director

Dr. Kurt Williams, a veterinary pathologist at Michigan State University, has been named director of the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Oregon State University, at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of the lab and its testing capabilities.

Pregnant women living near fracking sites face higher risk of hypertension, OSU study finds

In a study of nearly three million births over 13 years, Oregon State University researchers found that pregnant women living in close proximity to oil or gas drilling sites in Texas were more likely to have hypertension compared to those who lived farther away.

OSU Extension statewide seed giveaway set to return for third year

Starting in January, individuals and households, schools and groups can sign up to receive an individual/household seed kit, group kit or seed-starting teacher classroom kit through the mail. 

Major water birth safety study from OSU finds no increased risk of death, major trauma

Oregon State University researchers have conducted the largest study of water births to date and found they were associated with better overall outcomes than non-water births. 

Extension FCH faculty take home national awards

Honors come from National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Maret Traber honored with Medical Research Foundation of Oregon's Discovery Award

The Medical Research Foundation of Oregon has honored Maret Traber of the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences with its annual Discovery Award.

OSU heart disease study highlights need for more data on Asian American, Pacific Islander groups

A recent Oregon State University study on cardiovascular disease among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders revealed more about the lack of scientific literature on racial and ethnic groups with small populations than about the overall risk factors and heart disease rates.

Medical mistrust, misinformation factor into Latino vaccine hesitancy, OSU study finds

Lack of trusted medical sources, traumatic past experiences with medical care and widespread misinformation have contributed to COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among Latino communities, a new Oregon State University study found.

OSU study on African buffalo offers insights on persistence of highly contagious pathogens

A new Oregon State University study on foot-and-mouth disease among buffalo in South Africa could help explain how certain extremely contagious pathogens are able to persist and reach endemic stage in a population, long after they’ve burned through their initial pool of susceptible hosts.

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