Earlier this week, Time published its comprehensive Top 10 Everything of 2013, which includes a scientific breakthrough from Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D., senior scientist at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. Dr. Mitalipov is recognized for being the first person to transform human skin cells into embryonic stem cells using a technique called somatic cell nuclear transfer. The discovery holds promise for treating conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, cardiac disease and spinal cord injuries.
Information about applying to corporations or foundations for research funding has a new home on O2, OHSU’s intranet. On the site, you will find:
- A list of corporations and foundations that require internal coordination
- Procedures, forms, and FAQs for applying to Collins Medical Trust
- Sample corporate sponsorship letter and gift-in kind donation forms
Mark your calendars for OHSU Research Week: May 5-9, 2014 in the OHSU Auditorium. Research Week is OHSU’s annual celebration of research performed by faculty, students, research-ranked employees, postdocs, staff and others across all schools, centers, institutes and education programs.
Research Week will include:
- Oral presentations and poster sessions
- Career development workshops
- Keynote speakers
- 3-Minute Thesis Competition
- Receptions and awards!
More information about scheduling and how to participate will be coming soon. In the meantime, if you are interested in volunteering or have an idea for a speaker or program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New York Times December 2 “Science” section featured the work of Lynn Sakai, Ph.D., Senior Investigator at the Portland Shriners Research Center and Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, OHSU. Dr. Sakai and her colleagues have been studying the use of fibrillin-1 levels–the protein associated with Marfan syndrome–as a blood test for aortic ruptures. Read the Times feature here.
Do you want to learn how to complete mutual agreements for research collaborations? Do you want to make the process quicker, more efficient, and virtually painless? OHSU’s office of Technology Transfer & Business Development (TTBD) will show you the various types of research agreements to help you save time and effort.
Come join this lunch time presentation on “How to make the transfer of materials (virtually) painless” on December 5, 2013 in Mackenzie Hall 2201, from 12 to 1 PM. The event will be led by TTBD agreement officers, Tommy Pham, MBA, Trina Voss, and Michael Roberts, Ph.D.
This event is open to all OHSU employees and students and will have a live video feed to the Library Media Room at ONPRC in the Basement floor. Please feel free to bring your lunch and enjoy the presentations. Snacks will also be provided. Admission is free and no RSVP is necessary.
Stop by Dec. 5 and gain some knowledge! Contact email@example.com with any questions.
Two OHSU faculty members, Bradley Tebo, Ph.D., and Caroline Enns, Ph.D., have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Drs. Tebo and Enns are among 388 newly-elected Fellows who were recognized by their peers for their efforts to advance science or its applications.
Dr. Tebo, associate director and professor at OHSU’s Institute of Environmental Health and head of the Division of Enrionmental and Biomolecular Systems, was elected as an AAAS Fellow for distinguished contributions to the microbiology, biogeochemistry and mineralogy of manganese, with a particular emphasis on microbial manganese oxidation processes in the marine environment.
Dr. Enns, professor of cell and developmental biology, was elected for outstanding fundamental research discoveries on the biochemical, cell biological, and physiological mechanisms underlying iron homeostasis and its regulation.
Also of interest
The Portland Area Geriatrics Seminar Series’ next installment, Alzheimer’s Disease: An Emerging Public Health Concern, has three objectives: to increase familiarity with data driven public health in the context of caregiving and dementia, to increase awareness of the 2012 State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias in Oregon, and to increase awareness of potential public health activities related to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Seminar presenters Jon Bartholomew, public policy director, Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter; Charlie Fautin, R.N., M.P.H., health administrator, Benton County Health Department; and Elena Andresen, Ph.D., director, Oregon Office on Disability & Health and professor of epidemiology, Department of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, OHSU, form an expert panel consistent with the Series’ intent of providing interdisciplinary, evidence-based resources for and by professionals involved in care and research for elders.
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013
Time: 9 to 10 a.m. (networking until 10:30 a.m.)
Location: Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter
1650 NW Naito Parkway #190, Portland, OR 97209
Parking available in the building parking lot
Are you writing a career development award or planning to in the future? Join us for December’s HIP Buffet seminar for a review of the sections of an NIH K award and tips for writing a successful grant application. The seminar will be held Tuesday, December 10, from 12 to 1 p.m. in Mackenzie Hall 1116, presented by Cynthia Morris, Ph.D, MPH, professor and vice chair of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology and professor of Medicine and Public Health & Preventive Medicine.
The HIP Buffet Series, sponsored by the Human Investigations Program of the Oregon Clinical and Translational Science Institute, provides a forum on various topics of interest to researchers. HIP Buffet seminars are open to all faculty, fellows, graduate students, and staff.
Look for the following features:
Active studies with industry funding can generate invoices and display payment data from Oracle Grants Accounting (OGA).
- The Create Invoice button is available on the budget workspace for active studies.
- Invoices are created based on the information contained in the payment terms smartform.
- Automatic payments, or those paid to OHSU without having to create and send an invoice, can be reconciled to work performed using the Payment Reconciliation activity on the budget.
Ongoing studies can now be managed in eCRIS using the Create Ongoing Study activity on the home page.
- ITG can bulk upload existing Subjects into eCRIS (see Ongoing Study Subject Bulk Upload Instructions).
- It is optional whether to create a budget and/or visit schedule for ongoing studies. See the Ongoing Study Management section of the eCRIS User Manual.
- Activate your Ongoing Study when all modifications and subject upload, if applicable, are complete.
The following features will be available soon:
|Ongoing Studies receive payment data from OGA||Mid-December 2013|
|eCRIS data available for reporting in the Sponsored Project Data Repository (SPDR)||Summer 2014|
The OHSU School of Dentistry Dean’s Seminar Series welcomes Kenneth M. Hargreaves, D.D.S., Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Endodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, for a lecture on Monday, Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m. in School of Dentistry room 220/225. A reception will be held at 4 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Atrium.
Dr. Hargreaves will be delivering a talk entitled, “Iron in the Fire: The Role of Endogenous TRPV1 agonists in Inflammatory Pain.” Dr. Hargreaves’ visit will launch the School of Dentistry Dean’s Seminar Series featuring national leaders in dental-related research. This lecture is hosted by Dr. Agnieszka Balkowiec.