Archive for 2012

Winter 2013 IRB Analyst Brown Bag Sessions

January 24, 2013: Institutional Review Board (IRB) Myths and Misconceptions Kelly Kidner and Stacie Fujisaki 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. UHS 8B60 Baffled by requests from the IRB (analyst, chairs or committee) or even by the eIRB system? Join us for this brown bag session to explore common myths and misconceptions that may delay IRB review and approval. February 28, 2013: Repository Refresher or “I got my repository approved…now what??” Andrea Johnson 11:30 a.m. to … Read More

Reminder: $500 prize for Postdoc Paper of the Year, submissions due Dec. 31

Submissions for the School of Medicine Alumni Association Postdoctoral Paper of the Year Award are due by December 31, 2012. This award aims to acknowledge and reward quality laboratory research conducted by School of Medicine postdoctoral fellows. A $500 prize will be awarded to the individual whose paper is selected. The winner will present his or her paper at the annual OHSU Research Week in May 2013. Entrants whose papers are selected as finalists must … Read More

From the IRB Chair’s Desk: Summary of Changes Documents

Below, you’ll find information from the eIRB Helpdesk on how to prepare a Summary of Changes document. But before we get to that ‘How-To’, it’s important to talk about why the Institutional Review Board (IRB) needs a Summary of Changes document. There are several reasons for this, related to the following requirements placed on the IRB: Determine level of review.  Specifically, the IRB analyst must determine if the changes represent a ‘minor change in approved research’.  … Read More

Missed our writer’s block seminar?

We’ve gotten several requests to share the recording of our December Funding Focus on overcoming writer’s block. Watch the video below, and then get writing! Need more help? Sign up for the Vollum Science Writing Program or Advanced Grant Writing for Faculty.

Kulesz-Martin Lab members show their holiday spirit

It must be December! Snow is falling on Marquam Hill and the Kulesz-Martin Lab in Baird Hall is all decked out for the holidays. Toni West, a research volunteer, and Aletha Lesch, lab manager and research assistant, used old pipette racks, pipette tips, eppendorf tubes, PCR tubes and packing materials to create this one-of-a-kind Christmas tree. Does your lab have any fun holiday traditions? Send us photos if you have them!

Researchers: Help test our new funding database to receive a gift card

We’re looking for researchers to help us test our new and improved OHSU Funding Database. Participants will receive an OHSU café gift card! Testing should only take about an hour. Contact for more information.

Reminder: ePPQ becomes mandatory for grant submissions on Jan. 1, 2013

This is a friendly reminder that as of January 1, 2013, all proposals submitted through Research Grants and Contracts will require submission of an Electronic Proposed Project Questionnaire (ePPQ) in InfoEd. Since Research Grants and Contracts began piloting the ePPQ in July, feedback from investigators and administrators has been overwhelmingly positive. There are a few key points we want everyone to note: InfoEd (the system behind the ePPQ) will now be required for all “new … Read More

The Mayan Apocalypse and Your Research

Our friends in Canada explain how the impending apocalypse — also known as the Mayan Doomsday, or MaD — will affect your ability to recruit participants, as well as what happens to survival curves. They also weigh in on the possibility of zombie repopulation.  MaD is bad.

W. M. Keck Foundation to support new microscopy collaboration at OHSU

The OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine (OCSSB), a multidisciplinary center within the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and School of Medicine, has been awarded $1 million by the W. M. Keck Foundation to support the world’s first microscope that integrates both light and electron microscope techniques. This state-of-the-art technology, being developed in collaboration with Hillsboro-based FEI, allows researchers to associate cell behavior to precise points in the cellular architecture. Researchers from around the globe, including OHSU, … Read More

OHSU study calls attention to health care disparities experienced by autistic adults

A recently published study, headed by Christina Nicolaidis, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of medicine, found a significant difference between the reported quality of health care experienced by autistic adults and non-autistic adults. Overall, autistic adults were less likely to utilize preventative services, and reported a greater number of unmet health care needs as well as a higher use of the emergency department. The study, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, surveyed 209 autistic adults and 228 non-autistic … Read More

Welcome to the Research News Blog

Welcome to the Research News Blog

OHSU Research News is your portal to information about all things research at OHSU. Find updates on events, discoveries, and important funding information.

Participation Guidelines

Remember: information you share here is public; it isn't medical advice. Need advice or treatment? Contact your healthcare provider directly. Read our Terms of Use and this disclaimer for details.