Archive for 2014

NIH simplifies the process for late applications

The National Institutes of Health has updated and simplified its policy on submitting late applications, beginning with applications due January 25, 2015 or later. They have added a two week window after the due date during which a request to accept a late application may be considered, and they have eliminated the previous practice of assigning different late application windows to different funding mechanisms, or in some cases, not allowing them at all. Now, all … Read More

OHSU Startup Spotlight: Najit Technologies, Inc.

Like most academic scientists, Mark Slifka wears many hats – principle investigator, grant writer, manuscript editor, manager, and administrator, to name a few. Perhaps less common is his entrepreneurial “hat.” Dr. Slifka is the president and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of Najít Technologies, Inc., a clinical stage startup company based on a platform vaccine technology that he developed at OHSU’s West Campus. Najít’s platform uses a novel, patented approach to inactivate viruses while still maintaining … Read More

Office of Proposal and Award Management holiday hours

OHSU’s Office of Proposal and Award Management (OPAM) will be closed the following days: Dec. 24, 26 and 31, and Jan. 2. If you need an emergency signature/grant submission, please contact the following individuals: Dec. 24 and 25 26: contact Aric Dutelle at dutelle@ohsu.edu Dec. 31 and Jan. 2: contact Nancy Duncan at duncanna@ohsu.edu Corrected on December 22, 2014.

Friends of Doernbecher research grant applications due Feb. 6

Friends of Doernbecher, a volunteer organization that raises funds for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital at OHSU, seeks proposals for pediatric-related research projects and programs. The grant program, which provides up to $175,000, is open to any employee of OHSU or Doernbecher proposing research related to children’s health. This includes, but is not limited to, OHSU and Doernbecher faculty, clinical and research staff, graduate students, medical students, fellows, and postdoctoral fellows. Grant applications are due February 6, … Read More

Winter Vollum Writing Class starts Jan. 7

The Vollum Writing Class is a 6-week professional science writing course open to OHSU graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty. This class uses short lectures, class discussion, and workshop-style writing assignments to help researchers learn to write better papers and grants. Topics include: The basic elements of good scientific writing style, including sentence and document structure Insight into scientific conventions regarding grammar, punctuation, and usage; Strategies for revising Dealing with writer’s block and time … Read More

INVENT Seminar Series: Kick-off with Dr. Albert Starr and Dr. Richard Wampler keynote, Jan. 7

Are you ready or interested in joining the next league of biomedical inventors and entrepreneurs? If so, please join us for INVENT, an educational program on bioscience innovation and entrepreneurship. Two keynote presentations and a series of weekly seminars will provide information on translating and commercializing discoveries in the health and life sciences. Attendance is free, and medical students, grad students, post-doc fellows, faculty, and members of the bioscience community are all encouraged to attend. … Read More

OHSU Researchers: New Subrecipient Commitment Form

More news from OPAM: The new Subrecipient Commitment Form is complete and can be found on the Research Development & Administration Forms Page,   with accompanying guidance.  As discussed at several RAIN presentations, this new form will replace the Letter of Intent currently required for grant proposal submissions that include outgoing subaward agreements.  Currently, most other institutions are using a version of this form;  it is considered an industry standard and is expected by many sponsors … Read More

Important InfoEd information for OHSU researchers: changes to key personnel process

This just in from the OHSU Office of Proposal and Award Management: effective Monday, December 15th, if a proposal includes key personnel from a different department with at least 5% effort, it can be routed as Information Only to the key person, their department chair or unit head, and their dean or director. This is a significant change to the previous requirement  to route the proposal for Approval.  The Information Only route will notify individuals … Read More

OHSU’s Claudio Mello, Ph.D., and colleagues publish bird genomes

An international group of more than 200 scientists–including Oregon Health & Science University neuroscientist Claudio Mello, Ph.D.–has released the genome of common birds for the first time. This work illuminates the evolution of birds, including details about how they developed song. The consortium is publishing 23 papers across multiple journals this week, including 8 papers in a Dec. 12 special issue of Science. The 48 bird species studied include the crow, duck, and eagle, as … Read More

What happened at the OHSU Startup Symposium?

For the third consecutive year, TTBD hosted OHSU’s Annual Startup Symposium on Thursday, Nov. 6, for more than 200 participants in the OHSU Auditorium. The theme and focus of this year’s event “Changing Investment Landscape for Life Science Companies & Early Stage Technologies” brought local business experts and leaders as well as industry representatives and investors from out of state to connect and meet one-to-one with OHSU faculty and startup companies. This symposium provided an … Read More

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