Archive for 2013

OHSU researchers develop new drug approach with far-reaching treatment potential

Misfolded protein molecules, caused by gene mutation, are capable of maintaining their function but are misrouted within the cell and can’t work normally, thus causing disease. An OHSU team has discovered a way to use small molecules that enter cells, fix the misfolded proteins and allow the proteins to move to the correct place and function normally again. The team, led by P. Michael Conn, Ph.D., formerly a senior scientist in reproductive sciences at neurosciences … Read More

Top 10 Research News posts from 2013

Here’s a brief summary of our most popular blog posts published in 2013 according to Google Analytics. Thanks for reading and have a Happy Year New! Update regarding federal government shutdown Inventive OHSU postdoc “traps” scientific creativity to solve problems Dr. Mitalipov’s stem cell discovery named a Top 10 Breakthrough of 2013 Novo Nordisk Diabetes and Obesity Award; applications due May 1 Tartar Trust Fellowships, applications due April 19 OHSU vaccine candidate completely clears AIDS-causing … Read More

OHSU neuroscientist receives Presidential Early Career Award

Damien Fair, PA-C, Ph.D., an assistant professor of behavioral neuroscience and psychiatry and assistant scientist at the OHSU Advanced Imaging Research Center, has received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for 2013, the highest honor given by the U.S. government to early-stage independent scientists. Dr. Fair received the award for his work on mapping and trying to better understand brain development in children with ADHD and autism. He is one of 102 researchers … Read More

M.D. Curriculum Transformation info sessions in January

We’re re-posting the following announcement from EdNews. The School of Medicine is making significant progress on the M.D. Curriculum Transformation Initiative. This is a critical time for teachers to become familiar with the first 18 months of the draft curriculum template. All faculty, students and staff are warmly invited to any of three information sessions the Dean’s office is hosting in the coming weeks: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 7 a.m., OHSU Hospital Auditorium 8B60 | Add … Read More

New from NIH RePORTER: Matchmaker

The NIH RePORTER, or Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools website, is our go-to resource for finding out what types of projects are being funded by different institutes and study sections. This week, the NIH announced a new search tool within RePORTER called Matchmaker that allows you to paste in a  full abstract and search for similar funded projects. Arguably the coolest part of this new tool is that it automatically creates charts of the most common … Read More

Brown bag: Bridging Silos and Data to Improve Healthcare at OHSU, Jan. 2

The Center for Health Systems Effectiveness is hosting the first Healthcare Analytics Brown Bag on January 2 at 3 p.m. in School of Nursing room 358.  The event will bring together analysts from across campus who work to improve health care effectiveness, including people from ITG/health informatics, quality improvement, and financial services, as well as analysts who are embedded inside individual clinical departments. The meeting will kick off with a presentation by CHSE’s Lorie Jacob and … Read More

OHSU faculty member Jennifer DeVoe to lead new PCORI-funded research network

Last week, OCHIN, Inc. was awarded nearly $7 million by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to establish itself as part of PCORI’s new Patient-Centered National Clinical Research Network. Jennifer DeVoe, M.D., DPhil, OCHIN’s research director and an associate professor in OHSU’s Department of Family Medicine, is principal investigator on the project. “By collaborating across the nation we hope to provide results that will inform policy and improve patient and population health outcomes,” Dr. DeVoe said. “This opportunity with … Read More

NIH announces six new funding opportunities for the BRAIN Initiative

The NIH has launched its new Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, which is designed to provide support for research projects focused on developing tools and technologies for advancing the understanding of brain circuitry. The first wave of funding opportunities have just been released. Two of the funding opportunities call for developing methods for classifying and accessing the diverse cells and circuits of the brain. Three focus on developing and optimizing technologies for … Read More

Funding Focus: Internal Funding Opportunities, Jan. 16

Join us for January’s Funding Focus seminar on Internal Funding Opportunities to learn about sources for pilot funds, career development awards, and emergency funding at OHSU. The seminar will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2014 in Mac Hall 2201. We will discuss: Sources of emergency funding including Presidential Bridge Funding. “Quasi-internal” funding opportunities such as those from the Medical Research Foundation of Oregon and the Collins Medical Trust. Pilot funding from … Read More

Deadline extended: Career development opportunity for clinical and translational researchers

OCTRI KL2 Program Request for Applications The Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) KL2 supports research training and career development of clinical and translational investigators to conduct interdisciplinary research with scientists from diverse disciplines. In addition to salary support and funds for research activities, scholars are able to utilize additional support services through OCTRI and the Human Investigations Program. The OCTRI KL2 program is funded through NIH. Letter of Intent Deadline: January 13, 2014 … Read More

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