Archive for 2014

Five OHSU faculty among world’s “hottest researchers”

A report titled “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014,” was published by Thomson Reuters this past summer. This annual ScienceWatch list is a selection of authors publishing high-impact papers on groundbreaking and influential research. This year’s list included five OHSU researchers from three different disciplines: Biology & Biochemistry: -Eric Gouaux, Ph.D. Senior Scientist, the Vollum Institute Clinical Medicine: -Christopher Corless, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer, Knight Diagnostic Laboratories -Brian Druker, M.D., Director, Knight Cancer … Read More

OHSU researcher Brian J. O’Roak, Ph.D., helps identify new genetic risk factors for autism

A study published online yesterday in Nature identifies genes that, if mutated, either result in autism or contribute to its risk. Brian J. O’Roak, Ph.D., first author on the study and assistant professor of molecular and medical genetics in the OHSU School of Medicine, worked on the study for the past three years in collaboration with scientists at three other institutions. The study looked at 2,500 families with autistic children and compared siblings with autistic … Read More

Oregon Hearing Research Center Seminar, Oct. 31: Karl R. Koehler, Ph.D.

Karl R. Koehler, Ph.D., will give a lecture titled “Modeling Inner Ear Organogenesis with Stem Cells,” sponsored by the Oregon Hearing Research Center. Dr. Koehler is a postdoctoral fellow at Indiana University School of Medicine in the department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. His paper, “Generation of inner ear sensory epithelia from pluripotent stem cells in 3D culture,” was published in Nature in 2013. Friday, Oct. 31, 4 p.m., Vollum M1441. You can read more … Read More

People Management for Principal Investigators, Nov. 14 and 15

Every principal investigator wants to build and maintain a lab that attracts and retains outstanding trainees and staff members. Juggling this endeavor with everything else the PI must do – writing papers, teaching, mentoring, gaining and maintaining funding, creating collaborative and productive relationships with other PIs – can be challenging at best. This 1.5-day course, led by Jennifer Crosby-Meurisse and Rachel Dresbeck from the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research, will help you … Read More

OCTRI Research Forum: Mentored career development awards, Nov. 10

Join the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute, OCTRI, in a monthly research forum that addresses all things clinical and translational research. Don’t miss November’s topic: Mentored Career Development Awards Learn about strategies to write a successful mentor career development award and hear about resources available through OCTRI for applicants. Presented by Cindy Morris. Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 12 to 1 p.m. Mackenzie Hall 2201 Topics will be presented in a problem-solution fashion, and anyone … Read More

Dr. Jennifer DeVoe elected to the Institute of Medicine

Jennifer DeVoe, M.D., D.Phil., associate professor of family medicine, OHSU School of Medicine, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IMO),  one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. Dr. DeVoe, a family physician and health services researcher and chief research officer at the Oregon Community Health Information Network (OCHIN), was elected in recognition of her outstanding professional achievement and commitment to services in health and medicine. “I am humbled … Read More

Notice: NIH revises definition of “clinical trial”

The revision is designed to make the distinction between clinical trials and clinical research studies clearer and to enhance the precision of the information NIH collects, tracks, and reports on clinical trials.  It is not intended to expand the scope of the category of clinical trials. No changes have been made to the NIH definition of a “Phase III clinical trial.” The revised NIH definition of “clinical trial” is: A research study1  in which one … Read More

Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Scholar Award for early career scientists, Nov. 21

The Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation’s Scholar Award program is designed to support early-stage investigators engaged in any area of biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. The award provides up to $100,000 per year for four years to faculty members who hold a M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree, and who are in their fifth to eighth year of a tenure-track position, with the aim of moving the … Read More

IRB Brown Bag: VA Update

We began the process of joint PVAMC/OHSU IRB review two years ago. Please join us for an update and some helpful tips on this time-saving process.  Monday, Nov. 17 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. OHSU Hospital, 8th floor auditorium 8B60   Please note, this session is on Monday due to holiday scheduling

OCTRI announces 2015 Catalyst Award recipients

The Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) has funded four projects designed to enhance translational research at OHSU. These novel, collaborative, multidisciplinary studies will lead to further research and funding in translational research. The funding was made available through institutional support of OCTRI from the School of Medicine (Research Roadmap initiative) and the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research. Congratulations to the 2015 Catalyst Award winners: Joshi Alumkal, M.D. “Bromodomain Inhibition For … Read More

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