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Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet
by Dr. Alan Lockwood

Drawing on peer-reviewed scientific and medical research, Dr. Lockwood meticulously details the symptoms of climate change and their medical side effects.

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2017 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship

March 6, 2017 - March 6, 2017

It is with great pleasure that Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility announces our ninth annual Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship. Any 11th or 12th grade Oregon high school student may enter by submitting an original essay, poem, or narrative work (maximum 600 words) in response to the following question:

“How would you solve the public health crisis of gun violence?” 

The online entry and submission form and suggested resources can be found below. Submissions may be submitted online (preferred) or sent by email or postal mail and are due by 5:00 PM on Monday, March 6th, 2017. A panel of judges comprised of local writers, activists and distinguished community members will select the winning entries. The first prize winner will receive a scholarship award of $1,000, the second $750 and the third $500. Oregon PSR will host an awards ceremony in late April at which the scholarship winners will be honored.


Entry form as a Word document (please email to or print and mail to Oregon PSR, 1020 SW Taylor Street Suite 275, Portland, OR  97205)

Please help us in announcing this opportunity to all 11th and 12th grade students and their teachers, counseling departments, student and parent groups, and school officials. We very much appreciate your help in spreading the word about this scholarship opportunity.

Download the scholarship flyer and share with any students who may be interested in participating, or contact us for more information.

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