Archive for 2013

Significant changes to NIH Pathway to Independence Award K99 program

The NIH has reissued its parent announcement for the Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00). Several significant changes have been made to this program for applications due in Winter 2014 and beyond: Candidates for the K99/R00 award must have no more than 4 years of postdoctoral research training experience at the time of the initial application or the subsequent resubmission. Although the duration of postdoctoral training may vary across scientific disciplines, candidates must propose a plan … Read More

Oregon Tax Checkoff Alzheimer’s Research Grant, applications due Mar. 4

The Oregon Partnership for Alzheimer’s Research has announced its 2014 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 up to three grants this cycle. Proposals are due March 4, 2014. 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 … Read More

Your feedback wanted on potential Medicinal Chemistry Core

Although OHSU currently possesses significant infrastructure supporting Medicinal Chemistry, including state-of-the-art organic chemistry laboratories and talented organic chemists, this resource is not widely available to OHSU investigators. Whereas other universities have well-established Core Facilities that support drug discovery, at OHSU this activity is currently limited to individual laboratories. To meet this need at OHSU, and in response to repeated enquiries about the possibility of fee-for-service chemical synthesis, organic chemists at OHSU and the VA Hospital … Read More

Seminar: Research and teaching at a small liberal arts college, Jan. 10

If you’re interested in learning more about research and teaching at a small liberal arts college, don’t miss the Neuroscience Graduate Program’s upcoming Alternative Careers seminar with Kara Cerveny, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology at Reed College. The seminar will be held on Friday, January 10 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Vollum M1441.

Frequently asked questions about eCRIS

What is eCRIS? eCRIS is OHSU’s new electronic Clinical Research Information System. It is used for management of clinical research studies and facilitates study set up and ongoing management, including budgeting, financial management and subject tracking. Is it mandatory? Starting when? Yes. Studies that meet the inclusion criteria that are submitted to eIRB on or after 1/14/14 must use eCRIS. Ongoing studies must be transitioned to eCRIS  by 7/14/14. Which studies are required to be … Read More

OHSU partners with Epic to advance research in electronic health records

OHSU’s Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology has launched a new partnership with Epic Systems Corporation—makers of electronic health records software—to support research and education in informatics. OHSU is the first academic medical center to partner with Epic in this way. Read more.

New International Collaboration grants from the NSF

The National Science Foundation is soliciting proposals for their Catalyzing New International Collaborations program, which will support U.S. researchers’ participation in activities intended to catalyze new international collaborations. The program is designed to open up new scientific directions for the awardee with the intent that larger-scale research proposals will be submitted to relevant NSF programs for continuing support of the project. Supported projects include, but are not limited to: research planning visits, initial data gathering activities, … Read More

Funding Focus: DoD Funding – Insights Gleaned from the Military Healthy Systems Research Symposium, Dec. 19

The Department of Defense funds research across the spectrum, from very basic science to social and behavioral studies. But how do you take advantage of these funds? Come to December’s Funding Focus, hosted by Research Funding & Development Services, to learn about what the DoD is currently interested in, the importance of networking, and how you can get support to attend the most important DoD biomedical research conference of the year, the Military Health Systems … Read More

OHSU, Portland State, and Portland Development Commission partner on grants to startups

Earlier this year, the Portland Development Commission launched the University Startup Commercialization Grant Program to strengthen the relationship between Portland’s two major research universities—OHSU and Portland State—and the city’s entrepreneurs. As a result, six local startup companies based on OHSU and PSU technologies will receive grants of up to $30,000 to support commercialization. The three OHSU-affiliated recipients are: Nzumbe, Odyssey Science Innovations and Gamma Therapeutics. The three PSU-affiliated recipients are: SweetSense, Inc., APDM and Hawthorne … Read More

Reminder: IRB Chair’s Forum on potential changes to IRB process, Dec. 12

Towards a Better Institutional Review Board (IRB) Presenter:  IRB Chair, Kathryn Schuff, M.D., MCR Thursday, December 12, 10 to 11 a.m. UHS 8B60 As part of its mission to serve the research community with transparency and expediency, the IRB and Research Integrity Office are rethinking how we do business with an eye for simplifying submissions and improving turn-around times. Come hear about the proposed changes that include: Innovative re-examination of the IRB process Immediate and forthcoming … Read More

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