Archive for 2012

Dr. Lynn Loriaux joins other esteemed researchers at NICHD annual conference

Research for a Lifetime: A Scientific Colloquium in Honor of the NICHD’s 50th Anniversary OHSU’s Lynn Loriaux, M.D., Ph.D., interim chair of the department of medicine, heads to Washington, D.C. this week to participate alongside some of the nation’s most accomplished researchers at this year’s National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) Scientific Colloquium. The conference will be held at the NIH Clinical Center on the NIH Main Campus, Wednesday, December 5, 2012. … Read More

Funding Focus: Overcoming Writer’s Block, Dec. 11

Publishing papers is essential to getting grants funded—but having grant funding is essential for writing papers. So what do you do when you’re stuck? Join Rachel Dresbeck, Ph.D., director of research development and communication, for a Funding Focus seminar on Overcoming Writer’s Block. The seminar will be held Tuesday, December 11 from 4 to 5 p.m. in Mac Hall 2201 (if you’re a Funding Focus regular, you’ll notice this event is being held at a … Read More

Urgent notice: Door hinge replacement needed for certain Forma CO2 incubators

ThermoFisher Scientific has released an urgent field correction notice on certain Forma CO2 Incubators manufactured between April 2001 to September 2009. There is a possible problem involving the metal coated outer door hinge. If the hinge fails, the door may fall and could cause injury. The following incubator models are affected: Forma branded SteriCult models 3307, 3308, 3310, and 3311 Thermo Scientific NAPCO 8000 models 3584, 3585, 3598, and 3599 Thermo Scientific Series 8000 models … Read More

Kim Saunders, DVM, named president of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science

Kim Saunders, DVM, director of the Department of Comparative Medicine, was named the 57th president of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) during the closing ceremonies at their recent annual meeting in Minneapolis. “I am honored to serve as the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science’s 57th president,” she said, “I truly value the unique and diverse membership of this association which includes animal care technicians, managers, veterinarians, scientists, IACUC professionals and commercial members who work together to create and … Read More

Reminder: Heart Research Center Holiday Bazaar, Nov. 27-29

Come on down to the Center for Health and Healing on November 27, 28 & 29  for a holiday shopping event benefiting the OHSU Heart Research Center. The Bazaar will feature a rotating selection of handmade crafts from authentic Northwest Artisians. View more information including hours of operation and a list of vendors. This event is open to OHSU students and employees as well as the public.

October event highlights OHSU research innovators and entrepreneurs

On Thursday, October 25, Technology Transfer and Business Development (TTBD) hosted the 2012 Technology Innovation Awards to recognize OHSU researchers who had technologies licensed or optioned in the last fiscal year as well as those who brought in top dollars from industry to support their research. The ceremony drew a large crowd to the Casey Eye Institute Macdonald Auditorium and featured keynote speaker Kenton Gregory, M.D., FACC, head of OHSU’s new Center for Regenerative Medicine. … Read More

NIH drug and alcohol abuse institutes will work together but not merge

Last Friday, NIH Director Francis Collins issued a statement announcing that plans to merge the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) have been canceled. In the statement, he said: “I have concluded that it is more appropriate for NIH to pursue functional integration, rather than major structural reorganization, to advance substance use, abuse, and addiction-related research.” This decision comes two years after a recommendation by … Read More

2nd Annual Research Administration Open House, Nov. 29

Putting the Pieces Together: 2nd Annual Research Development and Administration (RDA) Open House Have you ever met your IRB or grants and contracts analyst in person? If you haven’t, now’s your chance! On Thursday, November 29, from 2 to 5 p.m., Venture down to the Bancroft Building (on the South Waterfront, near the Old Spaghetti Factory) for a meet and greet with RDA departments and other research-support units. As an added bonus, there will be … Read More

Center for Health Systems Effectiveness and partners announce health care reform study, Nov. 26

How do we fix our health care system? Depends on who you ask. Join OHSU in celebrating a project that will drive toward solutions that work–and the partnership that made it possible. Monday, November 26, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. Richard Jones Hall, Main Floor Atrium Joe Robertson, M.D., M.B.A., president, OHSU John McConnell, Ph.D., director, OHSU Center for Health Systems Effectiveness R. Philip Silver, philanthropist, founder and co-chairman, Silgan Holdings, Inc. Light refreshments will be … Read More

Send .ZIP and .XML files with your OHSU email account

If you’ve always wanted to send and receive large file attachments with your OHSU email account here’s good news from ITG’s TechTalk. Good news for those OHSU staff that need to share files through email. ITG is now allowing .ZIP and .XML files to be received to and sent from email accounts. In the past, these file types were not allowed; however, thanks to careful improvements in OHSU’s security controls, these files no longer … Read More

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