Archive for 2014

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

Medical Research Foundation of Oregon award nominations due Aug. 22

The Medical Research Foundation of Oregon seeks nominations for its annual Discovery, Mentor and Richard T. Jones New Investigator Awards. The purpose of these awards is to recognize Oregonians who are performing cutting edge research and demonstrating outstanding leadership. Awards are available in the following categories: The Discovery Award acknowledges an Oregon investigator who has made significant, original contributions to health‐related research while working in Oregon. This research can be in the basic, clinical or behavioral sciences, or … Read More

Jeffrey Kaye, M.D., to lead Alzheimer’s Association professional society

Jeffrey Kaye, M.D., professor and director of OHSU’s Layton Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Center, will lead the Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART) this year, following his service as vice chair of the society for the past two years. “I am honored to be leading this international professional society of Alzheimer’s researchers, and I look forward to continuing to work to find treatment and ultimately a cure for this devastating … Read More

Center for Health Systems Effectiveness announces fall conference

Want to find out how coordinated care organizations are reshaping service delivery in Oregon? Who’s experimenting with new forms of health care payment? How attempts at payment reforms are playing out in other states? Then the Center for Health Systems Effectiveness fall payment-innovation conference is the place for you! This September, CHSE will convene a statewide conference for health-services researchers, the policy community, reform-minded providers, purchasers, and others with a stake in Oregon’s health care … Read More

Core U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program applications due Aug. 1

Interested in conducting research or teaching abroad? Applications for the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program are due August 1, 2014. The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Grants are available in over 125 countries worldwide. To find a grant that best fits your interests, search the Catalog of Award 2015-2016. Upcoming webinars for interested applicants include: Fulbright Opportunities in … Read More

Brown bag: IRB Policies and Forms Makeover, July 22

Join us Tuesday, July 22, 2014 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. UHS 8B60   The OHSU Institutional Review Board policies and forms web pages are getting a makeover in early July! The updated website will feature new and improved investigator resources as well as the new policies and procedures the IRB has adopted as part of its process improvement project. Attend this session to learn about: The new policies and procedures the IRB is following in reviewing … Read More

Postdoctoral fellowships from the Human Frontier Science Program

The Human Frontier Science Program encourages postdoctoral scientists to broaden their research skills by moving into new areas of study while working in a new country. The program provides awardees with approximately $50,000 per year for three years, and invites applications for two international mechanisms that offer postdoctoral fellowships for basic research training: Long-Term Fellowships – For applicants with a Ph.D. in a biological discipline to embark on a new project in a different field of … Read More

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