Archive for 2014

Tech Transfer Newsletter: Summer 2014

Check out the latest news in the office of Technology Transfer & Business Development (TTBD) In this issue, we discuss:  OHSU’s partnership with the Allegory Venture Partners – Learn about OHSU’s effort to accelerate venture investment in life science companies in Oregon Changes in Patent Law Section 101 – Read how changes from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office could affect your invention’s patentability The TTBD Internship Program – TTBD’s new internship program allows students the opportunity … Read More

Foundation for Women’s Wellness Grant and Fellowship applications due Aug. 15

The Foundation for Women’s Wellness is currently soliciting letters of inquiry for its 2014 Research Grants and Fellowships: Research Grants up to $25,000 will be awarded for small, short-term studies that improve medical knowledge related to women’s health. The foundation is particularly interested in research on cardiovascular disease, top female cancers, the role of hormones in disease and stage-of-life health issues such as pregnancy and menopause and topics disproportionately affecting women. Lead investigators must have … Read More

TTBD Lunch & Learn: How to Pitch to Industry, Aug. 7

This special presentation on “How to pitch to industry” will address how you can develop a strategy to attract industry to your research by creating value. Business Development Director, Abhijit Banerjee, will lead a discussion on ways to adapt to the needs of the industry so you can build a strategic relationship and how to make an effective business pitch. This event is open to all OHSU employees, faculty and students. Admission is free and … Read More

Faculty job application workshop for postdocs, Sept. 4

Postdocs and research assistant professors: are you planning to apply for faculty jobs this fall? Would you like advice about your CV, teaching or research statements, or cover letter? Come to this workshop to learn basic principles about putting together a job application and to get feedback on your application package. Cookies and coffee will be served. When: Thursday, September 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. Where: Mackenzie Hall 2136 Who: Postdoctoral fellows and research assistant … Read More

Global health course provides unique interprofessional training experience to OHSU students

Although the number of refugees, recent immigrants, and other underserved individuals is growing in the U.S., many health care professionals receive minimal training on how to interact with and understand the unique health needs of these populations. For the past several years, the OHSU Global Health Center has offered a unique, community-based elective for students of all disciplines to learn how to work in interdisciplinary teams and to develop critical cross-cultural knowledge and understanding. Since … Read More

AstraZeneca seeks university partners for its Open Innovation program

AstraZeneca is sponsoring several initiatives for academic scientists and clinicians as part of its Open Innovation program. The goal of the program is to facilitate interactions between industry and academia that are focused on the meaningful, innovation of new drug therapies for patients in need. Both basic scientists and clinical researchers are encouraged to participate. Opportunities for grants and access to compounds include: Clinical Compound Bank: Access to patient-ready compounds Pharmacology Toolbox: Tool compounds for preclinical studies Target Innovation: Compound … Read More

Jeffrey Tyner, Ph.D., receives prestigious early-career award from AAAS

Jeffrey Tyner, Ph.D., an assistant professor of cell and developmental biology in the OHSU School of Medicine and a member of the Knight Cancer Institute, is one of two recipients of the 2nd Annual Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Tyner received the award for research that simultaneously identifies cancer-causing mutations and drugs that target these mutations. Dr. Tyner’s award essay was published … Read More

National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence honors two OHSU researchers

The National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) has announced $1.2 million in awards to the latest cohort of Claire M.Fagin Fellows and Patricia G. Archbold Scholars studying gerontological nursing in academic settings across the U.S. OHSU School of Nursing faculty member Corey Nagel, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., and School of Nursing Ph.D. student Daniel Mick R.N., B.S., were among the recipients. “This program contributes towards important recommendations of the Institute of Medicine’s report on the future of … Read More

Method pioneered by OHSU researcher could become gold standard for creating embryonic stem cells

Stem cell therapies hold great promise for replacing cells that have been damaged by injury or illness. Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University recently compared two methods to create human pluripotent stem cells—those which can be transformed into any other cell type in the body—and have found a clear winner. Somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) appears to be more accurate at reprogramming human skin cells to become embryonic stem cells and produces fewer epigenetic … Read More

Cardiovascular researcher wins prestigious young investigator’s award

Chi Young Shim, M.D., Ph.D., a postdoctoral researcher at the Knight Cardiovascular Institute, was awarded the prestigious 2014 Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator’s Award at last week’s American Society of Echocardiography 25th Annual Scientific Sessions. Dr. Shim presented the results of a study which used molecular imaging with “smart” targeted microbubbles to detect the sticking of platelets to the vessel wall at various stages of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries due to plaque build-up, can … Read More

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