Archive for 2013

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

Oregon Bioscience Association workshop on SBIRs, Dec. 13

The Oregon Bioscience Association is holding an informational workshop on Small Business Innovation Research Awards, more commonly referred to as SBIR’s, and other forms of government grant funding. This is a great event for any aspiring scientific entrepreneur. This workshop will cover the broadest spectrum of federal programs, including SBIR/STTR programs for the National Science Foundation, United States Department of Agriculture, and the Environmental Protection Agency, with an emphasis on the National Institutes of Health. David H. Farrell, … Read More

Winter weather impacts on shipping

As of 12 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, FedEx has informed OHSU that they will be picking up early today due to the weather. This will cause the shipping department to discontinue services at 2 p.m. this afternoon. If you have an urgent package that needs to be shipped today, check with the shipping office at ext. 4-7380. Please visit the Staff News blog for continued winter weather updates.

Dr. Mitalipov’s stem cell discovery named a Top 10 Breakthrough of 2013

As we wrap up 2013, several publications have issued Top 10 lists for 2013. Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D., a senior scientist at the Oregon National Primate Research Center, has been recognized by four national publications —Time, Nature, Science, and Discover—for being the first person to transform human skin cells into embryonic stem cells using a technique called somatic cell nuclear transfer. The discovery holds promise for treating conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, cardiac disease and spinal cord injuries.

New: Corporate and Foundation Relations O2 site

Information about applying to corporations or foundations for research funding has a new home on O2, OHSU’s intranet. On the site, you will find: A list of corporations and foundations that require internal coordination Procedures, forms, and FAQs for applying to Collins Medical Trust Sample corporate sponsorship letter and gift-in kind donation forms Visit the new Corporate and Foundation Relations site.

Save the date: OHSU Research Week scheduled for May 5-9, 2014

Mark your calendars for OHSU Research Week: May 5-9, 2014 in the OHSU Auditorium. Research Week is OHSU’s annual celebration of research performed by faculty, students, research-ranked employees, postdocs, staff and others across all schools, centers, institutes and education programs. Research Week will include: Oral presentations and poster sessions Career development workshops Keynote speakers 3-Minute Thesis Competition Receptions and awards! More information about scheduling and how to participate will be coming soon. In the meantime, if … Read More

OHSU & Shriners Faculty Member Lynn Sakai noted in the New York Times

The New York Times December 2 “Science” section featured the work of Lynn Sakai, Ph.D., Senior Investigator at the Portland Shriners Research Center and Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, OHSU. Dr. Sakai and her colleagues have been studying the use of fibrillin-1 levels–the protein associated with Marfan syndrome–as a blood test for aortic ruptures. Read the Times feature here.

TTBD Brown Bag: How to make the Transfer of Materials (virtually) painless, Dec. 5

Do you want to learn how to complete mutual agreements for research collaborations? Do you want to make the process quicker, more efficient, and virtually painless? OHSU’s office of Technology Transfer & Business Development (TTBD) will show you the various types of  research agreements to help you save time and effort. Come join this lunch time presentation on “How to make the transfer of materials (virtually) painless” on December 5, 2013 in Mackenzie Hall 2201, … Read More

OHSU faculty members Bradley Tebo, Ph.D., and Caroline Enns, Ph.D., named AAAS Fellows

Two OHSU faculty members, Bradley Tebo, Ph.D., and Caroline Enns, Ph.D., have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Drs. Tebo and Enns are among 388 newly-elected Fellows who were recognized by their peers for their efforts to advance science or its applications. Dr. Tebo, associate director and professor at OHSU’s Institute of Environmental Health and head of the Division of Enrionmental and Biomolecular Systems, was elected as an … Read More

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