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Join us for a special OHSU Open Science Data Jamboree & Hackathon

The December Data Jamboree will focus on the power of open content and data to advance biomedical research and human health.  Dr. Erick Turner, Associate Professor at OHSU and Staff Psychiatrist at the Portland VA Medical Center, will introduce OpenTrialsFDA, which is a finalist for the highly competitive Open Science Prize. OpenTrialsFDA aims to increase access to and the utility of FDA drug approval packages. These review packages often contain information on clinical trials that … Read More

Celebrating 25 years of fueling medical advancement with information

OHSU celebrated 25 years of the Biomedical Information Communication Center on Oct. 28, telling a story about progress by tracing the evolution of programs and resources that the BICC, as it’s now called, has housed since it was built in 1991. “It’s important to take these moments to understand and celebrate how we became what we are and to consider how that history should inform our future,” said William Hersh, M.D., professor and chair of medical informatics and … Read More

Do you have questions about data or software sharing?

  On Friday, November 4, Technology Transfer & Business Development and the Data Jamboree are co-hosting a panel presentation and round-table discussion on sharing and securing data and software through open source and creative commons licensing.  OHSU community members will learn about the importance of securing rights, as well the ways in which data and software can be licensed to meet researcher and community goals. Panelists include: Tammy Buist, VP and Chief Business Development Officer, … Read More

OHSU Library Collaborates with DMICE to Make Biomedical Big Data Science Open Educational Resources Available

For the last couple years, faculty from the OHSU Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) and Library have been developing open educational resources (OERs) in the area of Biomedical Big Data Science. Funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Program, OERs have been produced that can be downloaded, used, and repurposed for a variety of educational audiences by both learners and educators. Development of … Read More

Maija Anderson appointed to Associate Professor in the OHSU Library

We are pleased to announce that Maija Anderson, MA, MLIS was appointed as Associate Professor at OHSU Library. As Director of Curatorial Services, Maija oversees the library’s special collections, university archives, and digital assets management program. Since November 2010, Maija has developed projects and partnerships that bring OHSU history to new audiences, while expanding and improving core services to the university community. Maija has presented and published scholarship on archives management, digitization, and Pacific Northwest … Read More

Steve Duckworth, University Archivist

Steve Duckworth recently joined OHSU Library’s Historical Collections & Archives as the University Archivist. Steve comes most recently from working as the Processing Archivist for the University of Florida. Previously, he served as a Project Archivist for the National Park Service in Anchorage, AK and as an Archives Processor with the “Hidden Collections” project of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL). He has also conducted archival processing in Philadelphia’s John J. Wilcox, … Read More

Nicole Vasilevsky appointed to Research Assistant Professor in the OHSU Library

    The OHSU Library is pleased to announce that Nicole Vasilevsky, PhD, was appointed to Research Assistant Professor in the OHSU Library. Nicole works as a biocurator and ontologist in the Ontology Development Group. Currently she is focusing on biocuration of the rare disease literature for the Monarch Initiative (monarchinitiative.org), ontology development for the Monarch Disease Ontology, Human Phenotype Ontology and the Cell Ontology, and is developing educational resources for the Big Data to … Read More

Register for Science Hack Day

Science Hack Day Portland is just a couple days away. Starting with a kick-off reception this Friday at 6:30 PM, OHSU students, scientists, and staff will team up with developers, designers, librarians, roboticists, and science enthusiasts to tackle projects and build new connections. Science Hack Day Portland is open to everyone, free, and a great opportunity to solve research issues, build your network, and have fun with science! Over 125 attendees have already formed teams … Read More

OHSU Science Hack Day team aims to reduce human errors with robotic upgrade

In the Oregon Hearing Research Center’s Laboratory of Brain, Hearing, and Behavior, led by Dr. Stephen David, we study how the auditory brain interprets sounds in different behavioral conditions. Listening to a friend talking in a noisy room seems like an effortless task for most people, but it can be challenging for people with even mild hearing impairments. Understanding how the healthy brain solves these problems is important to develop better treatments for the hearing … Read More