Archive for 2014

New search tool for tissue samples available for cancer researchers

The OHSU Knight BioLibrary recently introduced a biolocator search engine that provides cancer researchers with a new tool for requesting specimens. For the first time, researchers—whether at OHSU or outside institutions—can do an online search of the repositories that are part of the BioLibrary. The eight searchable repositories currently contain more than 100,000 specimens from about 8,600 patients. Highlights include: Automated process: All specimen requests are now handled directly through the search engine. After each submission, researchers can log onto the … Read More

Ignite Health V2: Call for Presentations

Ignite Health is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have a burning idea and the guts to get onstage and share their passions. Presentations are quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, global and bursting with innovation. The 2014 Ignite Health will be held October 15, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences building. TOPICS & AUDIENCE Ignite Health can include topics like wellness, pharmaceuticals, software, medical devices, healthcare reform, reimbursement, … Read More

TTBD Inventor Spotlight: Michael P. Hutchens, M.D., M.A.

The office of Technology Transfer & Business Development would like to highlight a particularly innovative or note worthy OHSU inventor and invention at the university. This quarter, our office would like to congratulate Michael P. Hutchens, M.D., M.A., for his work on the “Disinfection device for medical access sites” and the “Anesthetic vapor delivery device” that he has created and submitted to our office. Dr. Michael Hutchens is an assistant professor in the Department of … Read More

Funding Focus: Fellowships for First-Year Graduate Students, Aug. 21

Fellowships for First-Year Graduate Students Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 from 12 to 1 p.m. Mackenzie Hall 2201 Research Funding & Development Services is holding a short information meeting for incoming graduate students interested in applying the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program and the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. This workshop will feature students who have received graduate student funding awards as well as information about resources to help you prepare your … Read More

Cloud storage now available for OHSU researchers

A new cloud storage option is now available for all OHSU faculty, staff and students. It’s called Box and it works a lot like other cloud storage systems including Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft’s OneDrive. These types of services allow you to store your files so you can get to them from anywhere and share them with anyone. Box offers similar functionality, but with added protections in place for OHSU confidential and restricted data or … Read More

NIGMS Contest: Tracing basic research to medical advances

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has announced a challenge to track medical advances stemming from NIGMS-supported basic science. NIGMS is looking for new ways to identify the connections between a research project and a specific medical advance, so they are soliciting stories that make a clear association between NIGMS-funded research and improvements in health, well-being or other tangible benefits to the public and/or economy. They are also interested in applications in medicine, industry, technology or elsewhere … Read More

School of Nursing’s Lyndsey Miller receives F31 award from the NINR

Lyndsey Miller, R.N., B.S.N., B.A., a Ph.D. candidate at the OHSU School of Nursing, has been selected as one of the eight Ph.D. students nationwide to receive an F31 award from the National Institute of Nursing Research for 2014. She joins a total of 51 students with active awards supported by NINR including SON Ph.D. candidate Julie Bidwell, the only other OHSU nursing student who is currently supported by a F31. “Receiving the F31 is a … Read More

Personal Information Verification due Aug. 31 for all OHSU employees

We’re re-posting this important announcement from Staff News. Earlier this year new federal regulations went into effect related to equal opportunity and affirmative action requirements for federal contractors, such as OHSU. Part of these new regulations requires OHSU to give all current employees the opportunity to voluntarily self-identify veteran status and disability status. To meet these requirements, OHSU is beginning a new compliance process known as Personal Information Verification, which all employees are required to … Read More

Training grants class for research administrators, Aug. 14

OHSU’s Research Administration Training and Education is offering a three hour course on Training Grants and Fellowships this month. This course offers a practical understanding of pre- and post-award project management and processes involved in supporting training grants and fellowships, from preparing tables to processing a termination notification and including a brief tour of eRA Commons xTrain. Instructors include staff from RDA units as well as a representative of the T32 Administrators group. Training Grants & Fellowships August 14, 1 … Read More

PancWest Symposium, Sept. 5-6

The OHSU Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care and the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute are pleased to announce the inaugural PancWest Symposium, an interactive scientific meeting covering the latest advances and current obstacles in pancreatic cancer research and patient care.  Topics to be covered include advances in clinical patient care, a forum to discuss barriers to further progress, interactive workshops to discuss collaborative research and funding opportunities, and more. View a list of confirmed speakers. PancWest … Read More

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