Archive for 2014

OHSU-led research team first in gibbon DNA sequencing

A team led by Oregon Health & Science University researcher Lucia Carbone, Ph.D., has sequenced and annotated the genome of the only ape whose DNA had yet to be sequenced — the gibbon, an endangered small ape that inhabits the tropical forests of Southeast Asia. Gibbons, together with the other apes — orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos — are the closest relatives to humans. Like the DNA sequencing of other apes and non-human primates, the team’s … Read More

Additional new faculty join OHSU School of Dentistry

The OHSU School of Dentistry welcomes a number of new faculty members this month. Dean Phillip Marucha, D.M.D., Ph.D., with the support of the provost’s office, is increasing the number of dental faculty, with the goal of having a six-to-one student-to-faculty ratio on the predoctoral clinic floor. “Our faculty needs are very important right now,” said Dr. Marucha. “We want to take care of the full- and part-time faculty we have currently, by rewarding them for their hard work … Read More

Specimen Retrieval opportunity with Kaiser NW Biobank, meet with Kaiser Investigator deadline Oct. 23

The Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is now accepting proposals for Specimen Retrieval with the NW Biobank at Kaiser Permanente. With this announcement, we are inviting investigators to submit a proposal for specimen retrieval and use. Meet with Kaiser Investigator deadline: October 23, 2014 Proposal deadline: November 3, 2014 Eligibility: Principal investigators must fit OHSU eligibility requirements. Grant applications often fail because investigators lack access to the needed biological samples or because the … Read More

2014 Oregon Bioscience Conference, Sept. 15-17

The Oregon Bio 2014 Annual Conference highlights exciting trends and opportunities that are emerging in Oregon’s bioscience community. The overarching mission of the Oregon Bioscience Association is to promote the growth and quality of the bioscience industry in Oregon through community, collaboration and commercialization. The conference will be held at Marylhurst University; the keynote dinner will be at the Collaborative Life Sciences Building. Conference schedule: Day One explores Oregon’s best bioscience research and ideas for … Read More

Project funding available for biomedical commercialization, LOIs due Nov. 12

The Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is now accepting letters of intent to apply for its Biomedical Innovation Program. The Program cultivates and selects promising translational projects that develop new biomedical devices, diagnostics, and software. Via commercialization from academia to the marketplace, the objective is to move innovative technologies to clinical application, and thus to make a meaningful impact on human health. All applicants are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the Biomedical Innovation Program … Read More

Enhancing clinical research and subject recruitment: A Partnership Between OHSU and The Vancouver Clinic

OHSU’s Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) and The Vancouver Clinic have an established collaboration to improve the success of clinical studies. The partnership between OHSU and The Vancouver Clinic can provide several advantages for investigators, including: A large population for expanded recruitment for clinical studies, and expert clinician collaborators. A large primary and specialty care system for health systems research. Single, OHSU IRB review for OHSU investigators. Experience gained by the collaboration has streamlined … Read More

Louis Picker Lab awarded $25 million gift from Gates Foundation

Louis Picker, M.D., and his team have been awarded a $25 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that will spur their work on a vaccine candidate against HIV.  This work is based on previous findings that this candidate, which uses cytomegalovirus as a vector, can boost effector memory T cells to successfully target simian immunodeficiency virus. This new award will test the safety of a prototype human version of the vaccine in … Read More

Applications for American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grants due Oct. 15

Research Scholar Grants are intended to provide support for investigator-initiated projects across the cancer research continuum. These grants provide up to $165,000 per year for up to four years and typically cover the costs of salaries, consumable supplies, and other miscellaneous items required to conduct the proposed research. This funding mechanism supports basic, preclinical, clinical, epidemiological, psychosocial, behavioral research, and research in palliative care and symptom management. Independent investigators within the first six years of … Read More

OHSU Researchers at the 2014 Military Health Systems Research Symposium

Eleven OHSU scientists presented to enthusiastic colleagues at the 2014 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) Aug. 18-21 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This unique scientific conference, known for its interdisciplinary subject matter and networking opportunities, is the Department of Defense’s major research meeting to address the medical needs of warfighters. Scientists from academia, industry, and three branches of the military, as well as military clinicians, program heads, and other officials, gather to discuss the latest … Read More

Anonymous Knight Challenge donor revealed?

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