The official countdown has begun for OHSU’s inaugural Research Week, taking place May 7 -10, 2012 in the OHSU Auditorium. Research Week will include more than 300 oral and poster presentations from students, faculty, post-docs, residents, research-ranked employees, and others. Topics range from public health to substance abuse to rare and genetic diseases. A number of other research events are also being held in tandem with Research Week, such as the annual Jungers Center Symposium. More information, a schedule and list of speakers can be found at www.ohsu.edu/researchweek.
Research Week, in collaboration with the OHSU Research Roadmap, Student Research Forum and OCTRI, is proud to present three invited keynote speakers. All keynote addresses will take place in the OHSU Old Library Auditorium.
- Monday, May 7 at 5 p.m.: The opening keynote is from Nora Disis, MD, Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Pathology and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington. Dr. Disis is hosted by OCTRI. The title of this talk is: Nora Disis talk title: “Breast Cancer Vaccines: From Therapy to Prevention.”
- Wednesday, May 9 at 12 p.m.: The mid-week keynote address is from Mary Woolley, President and CEO of Research!America, a national research advocacy group. The keynote address by Woolley, a guest of the School of Medicine Research Roadmap Task Force #6, is titled: “World Class to Second Class? Acting Now to Assure Continued U.S. Leadership in Science and Innovation.”
- Thursday, May 19 at 5 p.m.: Darlene Francis, PhD, will present the closing keynote. Dr. Francis is an Assistant Professor of Public Health and Neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Francis is the keynote speaker invited by OHSU students. The title of this talk is: “Social Disparities in the Early Neurobiology of Stress.”
WIN AN IPAD
Attendees will have the option to collect stamps on an OHSU Research Week “passport” option. The more presentations and poster sessions you attend, the greater chance you have for winning the drawing for an iPad. The iPad will be given away at the closing awards reception. Ask for your passport at any of the poster or oral presentations. Information about the speakers and programs is at www.ohsu.edu/researchweek. The schedules are searchable by name, topic and date/time.