Academics and Research

Judith Hibbard
March 2

UO tool shows patient interest improves health and cuts costs

Two-year study of 32,000 patients, using Judith Hibbard's Patient Activation Measure, finds better health outcomes in nine of 13 indicators.
Shannon Boettcher
February 20

Three UO chemists chosen as 2015 Sloan Foundation fellows

The fellowships are given to early-career researchers whose work show the potential to make lasting contributions to their field.
Doug Toomey
February 16

Toomey on the move as UO role grows in quake warning effort

Software prototype is to be displayed at Seattle workshop, then it's off to Washington, D.C., to say thanks and urge more support.
February 12

Grad Student Research Forum spotlights innovative discovery

Graduates students will present results and updates on a range of advanced research projects at the Feb. 20 event
January 8

Low-wage jobs growing in Oregon, straining safety net

A new report by the UO's Labor Education Research Center finds low-wage jobs are replacing higher-paying work.
Caitlin Plowman
December 19

Students probe the world's deepest oceans on research trip

On a research trip to the Mariana Trench, one student examined sea creatures plucked from the deepest depths ever recorded
December 16

AAA is charter member of new architecture consortium

UO will expand its focus on the built environment and human health as part of the AIA Design & Health Research Consortium.
Sarah Carlson (left) and Gina Biancarosa
December 15

UO researchers developing a diagnostic reading assessment

The test is being designed to help third-fifth graders overcome hurdles to reading comprehension
November 19

UO grad student to study microbes in urban planning

With EPA fellowship, Gwynne Mhuireach will spend two years studying the health impacts of a lack of greenery in some Eugene neighborhoods
Pat Ward preps a sabertooth salmon skull
November 19

Fossil finds yield a surprise about Oregon’s sabertooth salmon

Found in a quarry near Madras, the new specimen shows that the ferocious teeth of the ancient fish stuck out sideways from the jaw