Archive for 2014

Practice-Based Research in Oral Health Conference: Addressing Dental Myths and Controversies

OHSU School of Dentistry faculty will present at  “Dental Myths and Controversies VIII,” the theme of the 11th annual Practice-Based Research in Oral Health (PROH) conference, on Oct. 31. Speakers include  Jim Katancik, D.D.S., Ph.D., associate professor and chair of periodontology (Implant Platform Switching: Easy as Taking the Next Train?); Shawneen Gonzalez, D.D.S., M.S., assistant professor in the department of oral pathology and radiology (You see what? Can I Really Interpret that from a Panoramic … Read More

Important NIH updates on genomic data sharing, IACUC review, and biosafety

This week, the National Institutes of Health issued several notices of interest to OHSU researchers. The following is a summary of the agency’s recent announcements: NIH issues finalized policy on genomic data sharing The NIH has issued a final NIH Genomic Data Sharing policy. Starting with funding applications submitted for a Jan. 25, 2015, receipt date, the policy will apply to all NIH-funded, large-scale human and nonhuman projects that generate genomic data. If you’re applying, … Read More

Simulation User Network (SUN) Conference at OHSU Sept. 15

SUN Conference September 15, 2014 Collaborative Life Sciences Building The Simulation User Network is a collaborative forum put on by OHSU and Laerdal Medical that facilitates user meetings, newsletters and a dedicated website to create, share and apply content specific to patient simulation. Mike Mikkelson, a local Laerdal representative, has extended an invitation to all OHSU faculty, students and staff who may be interested in attending. Conference Workshops to Include: Debriefing Under My Skin SimPad® … Read More

Mark Siegler, M.D., FACP: Ethical Issues in Living Donor Organ Transplantation Sept. 19

As a part of the Madeline Brill Nelson Speaker Series in Ethics Education, the OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care is sponsoring a lecture presented by Mark Siegler, M.D., FACP:  “Ethical Issues in Living Donor Organ Transplantation: The Next Frontier.” Friday, Sept. 19, 8 to 9 a.m. OHSU Auditorium Dr. Siegler is the Lindy Bergman Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Chicago, executive director of the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical … Read More

Register today: 2014 TTBD Awards, Oct. 6

The office of Technology Transfer & Business Development invites the OHSU community to attend the 2014 TTBD Awards Ceremony. Awards will be presented to OHSU community members for their collaborations and efforts in licensing, sponsored research, patenting, and entrepreneurship. In addition, top honors will be awarded in the categories of New Inventor of the Year, Business Development Partnership, Technology Transfer Achievement, and TTBD Appreciation. Monday, October 6, 2014 Collaborative Life Sciences Building, PSU Lecture Hall, First Floor 5:00-8:00 … Read More

Location updated – Goodman lecture: Robert J. Lefkowitz, M.D., Sept. 11

The OHSU Department of Pharmacology proudly welcomes Robert J. Lefkowitz, M.D., James B. Duke professor of biochemistry at Duke University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, for its 2014 Goodman Lecture titled “Seven Transmembrane Receptors.” Goodman lecture: Robert J. Lefkowitz, M.D. Thursday, Sept. 11, 4 to 5 p.m. Medical Student Lecture Hall RJH 4340 Reception to follow Dr. Lefkowitz was the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2012 for his studies of G-protein-coupled receptors. Alongside Dr. Brian Kobilka, … Read More

New faculty at OHSU School of Dentistry

The OHSU School of Dentistry welcomes a number of new faculty members this month. According to Dean Phillip Marucha, D.M.D., Ph.D., the dental school has received funding from the provost’s office to increase 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 … Read More

The Cochrane Collaboration to open West Coast branch at OHSU

The Cochrane Collaboration, an international nonprofit that conducts independent systematic reviews on health care topics, announced on Aug. 21 that it plans to open a West Coast branch at Oregon Health & Science University. The Cochrane has 14 centers and 22 branches worldwide, including its primary U.S. center at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD. The new branch will be led by Mark Helfand, M.D., M.S., M.P.H., professor of medicine, and medical informatics and clinical epidemiology … Read More

NIH issues “Follow that Cell” challenge, offering $500,000 in prizes

The NIH is challenging researchers to compete for prizes totaling up to $500,000 for developing new ways to track the health status of a single cell in complex tissue over time. The NIH Follow that Cell Challenge seeks tools that would, for example, monitor a cell in the process of becoming cancerous, detect changes due to a disease-causing virus, or track how a cell responds to treatment. “Advances in cellular analysis promise earlier diagnosis and … Read More

Bionutrition Brown Bag: Crème Brulees, BOD PODs, and FFQs – What Bionuts can do for you, Sept. 10

The Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute’s Bionutrition Unit has been in existence at OHSU since 1976.  Registered dietitians specializing in research (aka Bionutritionists/Bionuts) design diets, feed research participants, conduct body composition measurements, and investigate participant’s usual diets using several different methodologies.  Come find out what crème brulees, BOD PODs, and FFQs have to do with nutrition research and learn how the Bionutrition Unit can help improve your research study design.  We’ll have samples of … Read More

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