Archive for 2014

Mentored career development program in women’s health, applications due Nov. 3

The Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 program has announced a mentored career development opportunity for OHSU junior faculty members interested in interdisciplinary women’s health research. Potential clinically prepared applicants can propose projects across the full spectrum of research including basic science, clinical research, information technology, health services, patient-centered outcomes, policy, public health, behavioral and applied science. In addition to salary support (75% FTE up to $95,000), and travel and research funds … Read More

Invention, innovation & commercialization: OCTRI Biomedical Innovation Program Funding Q&A session, Oct. 13

OCTRI will be holding an informational Q&A session for the Biomedical Innovation Program Award, hosted by Eric Orwoll, M.D., Monday, October 13, 2014. This session is strongly recommended for those thinking about applying before the November 14th deadline. Current RFA and full opportunity information can be found here. Biomedical Innovation Program Award Q&A session October 13, 2014 at 12pm Mac Hall, rm 1162 Bench-to-beside device, diagnostic, and software development is the focus of OCTRI’s Biomedical … Read More

Applications for Burroughs Wellcome Fund Preterm Birth Initiative due Dec. 1

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund Preterm Birth Initiative offers up to $600,000 over four years to both creative individual scientists and multi-investigator teams to approach the problem of preterm birth using creative basic and translation science methods. Molecular and computational approaches such as genetics/genomics, immunology, microbiology, evolutionary biology, mathematics, engineering, and other basic sciences hold enormous potential for new insights independently or in conjunction with more traditional areas of parturition research such as maternal fetal medicine, … Read More

Reminder: register for the 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

Collaboration in Collaborative Life Sciences Building yields hypertension breakthrough

David Ellison, M.D., professor of medicine at Oregon Health & Science University and staff physician at the Portland VA Medical Center, leads a group that has been studying causes of human hypertension. In a paper published September 24th in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, “Hyperkalemic hypertension-associated cullin 3 promotes WNK signaling by degrading KLHL3”, the group identified a novel and unexpected mechanism for this hypertensive disease.  This research was done in collaboration with groups in … Read More

OHSU Study shows 63% drop in uninsured Oregonians

A study released September 18 shows that the number of uninsured Oregonians fell by 63 percent from June 30, 2013 to June 30, 2014. Researchers at OHSU and the Oregon Health Authority  assessed whether policy changes associated with the Affordable Care Act changed the number of uninsured Oregonians. Support for the study was provided by the Oregon Health Authority and by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health Reform Assistance Network.

James D. Ross, Ph.D., DAF: Aortic Occlusion Systems: Potentially Powerful Tools, Significant Risk? – 9/25

James D. Ross, Ph.D., DAF, Air Force Medical Service and Director of the Air Force Trauma and Resuscitation Research Program, Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland, will present his talk, “Aortic Occlusion Systems: Potentially Powerful Tools, Significant Risk?” on Thursday, Sept 25th, 4 p.m., Mackenzie Hall 3198. Dr. Ross is a translational science expert in trauma and hemorrhage. He joined the Naval Medical Research Unit, San Antonio in 2010 as a Senior Research Physiologist for … Read More

HHMI International Student Research Fellowships; internal LOI due Oct. 17

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) seeks applications from outstanding international pre-doctoral students studying in the U.S. who are ineligible for fellowships or training grants through U.S. federal agencies. The HHMI International Student Research Fellowship program funds three-year fellowships for international graduate students worth over $30,000 per year. The fellowships are intended to support years three, four, and five of a Ph.D. program. HHMI seeks fellows in the following biomedical-related fields: biology, chemistry, physics, math, … Read More

Research Administration classes this fall: RDA 101

Research Administration Training & Education (RATE) is offering a number of great classes in the next few months for Research Administrators and others who support Research at OHSU. See the schedule of classes here. There are still spots available in this week’s class: Wednesday, September 24  RDA 101: Introduction to Research Administration 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Bancroft Building Community Room Whether you’re new to OHSU Research or have been around but would like to put … Read More

IRB Notes eIRB Helpdesk: Top Tips for IRB Submissions

1. I need to add or remove a staff member on my eIRB study. What’s the best way to do this? You should submit staff changes independent of other changes to your study. Normally, staff-only modifications can be turned around within 24 hours, allowing your change to take effect quickly. If you pair this change with other items, the staff has to wait for the approval of the entire modification. 2. I am trying to … Read More

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