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
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
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
For the second year, the OHSU Library is sponsoring two scholarships to OpenCon 2016 in Washington DC. OpenCon is a conference and platform for the the next generation of scientists, clinicians, and scholars to learn about Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education, develop critical skills, and catalyze action toward a more open system of research and education. Because of their existing activities related to OpenCon’s mission and their visions for effecting local change, Daniela … Read More
Monarch Initiative receives $5 million award to help researchers learn more about the genetic causes of disease
Dr. Melissa Haendel, Associate Professor in the OHSU Library and DMICE, and the Monarch Initiative team have been awarded a $5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health Office of the Director to increase the utility of animal models and improve our understanding of human diseases. The Monarch Initiative is a global, translational consortium, which includes OHSU, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Jackson Laboratory, the University of Pittsburgh, Charité Hospital, Queen Mary University … Read More
After evaluating data that showed significantly increased usage of the Graduate Learning Resource Center at the CLSB over the past year, the Library is expanding the LRC service desk hours to better support the educational needs of students, faculty, and staff at this location. Beginning Monday, September 26th, the LRC service desk will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The OHSU Library will no longer be subscribing to RefWorks as of December 31, 2016. OHSU now supports EndNote, reference management software that allows users to manage citations in personal libraries and create bibliographies. The Library will hold drop in sessions for help with transferring your RefWorks citations to EndNote. if you would like to be part of these sessions, please contact the Library prior to October 7th, 2016.
We are proud to announce that Danielle Robinson, a PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Graduate Program, has been awarded a 2016 Mozilla Fellowship for Science. This highly competitive program supports the work of early career researchers who want influence the future of open scientific communication and data sharing within their communities. The Fellows are chosen for their demonstrated commitment to the change Mozilla is working to effect. Already a student leader in this area, Danielle … Read More
“Getting To Know Mary Jane: The Perils and Promise of Marijuana Policy and Practice” – Keynote Panel at PNC/MLA 2016 – Oct 17-18, 2016
The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association (PNC/MLA) 2016 conference (being held Monday and Tuesday, October 17-18, 2016 in beautiful downtown Portland, Oregon at Urban Studio) features a keynote panel on the changes in Oregon and Washington around medical and recreational marijuana. If you have wondered what the individual and collective impact of these changing laws and health care practices will be, now is your chance to find out! “Getting To Know Mary … Read More
Are you a student or early career researcher passionate about scientific communication? The OHSU Library is sponsoring two scholarships to OpenCon 2016 in Washington DC, November 12 – 14. OpenCon is a conference and platform for the the next generation of scientists and scholars to learn about Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education, develop critical skills, and catalyze action toward a more open system of research and education. OpenCon draws participants from around the … Read More