Archive for 2012

2013 Vollum Career Development Workshop Series kicks off Jan. 8

All graduate students and postdocs are encouraged to attend the Vollum Career Development Workshop Series. Led by OHSU faculty, these seminars provide helpful advice for young scientists—from finding a mentor to writing a scientific manuscript. This year’s Career Development Workshop series will start on January 8, and take place every Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. in Vollum M1441 until mid-March. If you are at the West Campus or are otherwise unable to attend in-person, you … Read More

Introducing the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute

In September we announced a historic $125 million gift from Phil and Penny Knight to establish a new cardiovascular institute at OHSU. This week, the institute was officially named the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute. Under the leadership of Albert Starr, M.D. and Sanjiv Kaul, M.D., the institute will aim to be a world leader in translational cardiovascular research. This gift comes four years after the creation of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, which thanks to … Read More

OHSU researchers link increased protein production in nerve cells to hypertension

School of Dentistry researchers in collaboration from researchers from the School of Medicine’s Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Physiology & Pharmacology published a study in The Journal of Neuroscience Research that is the first to link blood pressure with the production and secretion of a protein in nerve cells known as BDNF, or Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor. It appears that pressure-sensitive nerve cell production of BDNF increases substantially during hypertension, which suggests that this research has serious implications for the … Read More

Oregon Partnership for Alzheimer’s Research Grant, applications due Mar. 5

The Oregon Partnership for Alzheimer’s Research (OPAR) has announced its 2013 Research Grant request for proposals, and is calling for investigators to submit proposals for one-year projects of up to $30,000. The OPAR anticipates funding three grants this cycle. Proposals are due March 5, 2013. Applications will be accepted from investigators in Oregon who are launching their careers, are established researchers exploring new areas of investigation, or, with appropriate mentoring, are doctoral level students. Applications will be … Read More

Reminder: Recruitment and Consent Discussions Brown Bag Session, Dec. 13

Thursday December 13 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. *please note early start time* OHSU Hospital, 8B60 Presenters: Triana Nagel and Trish Lindstrom The Office for Human Research Protections considers recruitment part of the consent process. Join us for a discussion and tips on how best to proceed wit: developing an effective recruitment plan and what is approvable by the IRB; new FDA guidance on advertisements; and the informed consent process – is your subject truly … Read More

Unique opportunity to collaborate with NIH scientists on translational projects

Updated 12/5/12: Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center (U01) has been released. This fall, the NIH will be issuing a request for proposals from teams of extramural (non-NIH) and internal NIH investigators to conduct collaborative translational research projects. To facilitate collaborations between basic scientists and clinical investigators, NIH has created a website that includes a searchable database of intramural investigators, as was as information about resources available at the NIH Clinical Center. … Read More

InfoEd & ePPQ Training, Dec. 12

Don’t forget: The Electronic Proposed Project Questionnaire (ePPQ) will become mandatory for applications submitted through Research Grants & Contracts starting January 1, 2013. Sign up for training today. Gain valuable hands-on experience by attending any of these upcoming classes. Knowledgeable Research Grants & Contracts staff walk attendees through the submission of grant applications and ePPQs using the InfoEd module. InfoEd – OHSU uses InfoEd for most NIH, CDC or AHRQ proposals that require electronic submission. Eventually, all proposals … Read More

Researchers take first and second place in OHSU-wide scavenger hunt

We’re excited to announce that two teams of OHSU researchers took home first and second place in the recent OHSU-wide 125th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt. In first place, members of team “Extracellular Matrix” took home $250 each. Team members included: Tiera Liby, a research associate with Biomedial Engineering Katie Johnson, a research assistant with Molecular and Medical Genetics Joe Garay, a postdoctoral researcher with Biomedical Engineering Shenda Gu, a research assistant with Biomedical Engineering Spencer Watson, … Read More

Workshop on the art of lecturing and giving presentations, Dec. 11 & 18

The School of Medicine is sponsoring a unique, two-part workshop on The Art of Lecturing and Giving Presentations: 5 Easy Steps to Make You a More Effective Teacher. Ben Hoffman, M.D., associate professor in pediatrics will be facilitating. Part 1 – Workshop: December 11, 2012 from 2 to 5 p.m. Part 2 – Practice Sessions: December 18, 2012 from 3 to 5 p.m. Location: School of Nursing room 107 Part I will be an interactive … Read More

MARC announces the three recipients for its annual pilot awards

OHSU’s Methamphetamine Abuse Research Center (MARC) has selected the three projects to be supported by this years annual pilot awards. This year’s projects and awardees: “Muscarinic influence on methamphetamine discrimination” Matthew Ford, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Neuroscience “Medial prefrontal cortex and extinction of psychostimulant self-administration” Matt Lattal, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Neuroscience “Stress neuropeptide pathways of methamphetamine-induced behavioral adaptation” Andrey Ryabinin, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Behavioral Neuroscience Each year the MARC, a NIDA-funded … Read More

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