Archive for 2014

TTBD announces 2014 award winners

On Monday, October 6, Technology Transfer and Business Development (TTBD) hosted the 2014 TTBD Awards to recognize OHSU researchers who had technologies licensed or optioned in the last fiscal year as well as those who brought in top dollars from industry to support their research. The ceremony drew an enthusiastic crowd to the Portland State University lecture hall at the new Collaborative Life Sciences Building. We’d like to congratulate all of the researchers who were recognized at this year’s … Read More

Peter Barr-Gillespie and Kateri Spinelli win BioArt Competition

Dr. Peter Barr-Gillespie, Ph.D, and Kateri Spinelli, Ph.D. are one of 12 winners of the 2014 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) annual BioArt competition. Their submission, showing the sensory hair cells of a chick, was captured by scanning electron microscopy. The image comes from joint work to discover better methods to detect and treat hearing loss and disrupted balance. The 12 winning images and videos demonstrate the breadth of ongoing research in … Read More

Winter deadlines for American Heart research grants and fellowships

The American Heart Association has announced its winter deadlines for a wide range of funding opportunities relating to cardiovascular disease and stroke. All proposals and applications will be due either January 15th or 22nd, 2015. American Heart Association – Winter 2015 Funding Opportunities Pre-Doctoral Fellowship – $25,000 per year for one or two years to help students begin careers in cardiovascular or stroke related  research by providing research assistance and training. Research should be broadly related … Read More

OCTRI Research Forum: Need Patient Data? Using the OHSU Research Data Warehouse and Oregon’s All Payers, All Claims database. Oct, 20.

Join the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute, OCTRI, in a monthly research forum that addresses all things clinical and translational research. Topics will be presented in a problem – solution fashion and anyone from the research arena is welcome! Do you have a clinical or translational research question or problem? Let us know and we’ll do our best to help during these events! Please submit questions and topic requests to Colleen Berreta. Don’t miss … Read More

Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute’s Jay Nelson awarded vaccine adjuvant discovery contract

Jay Nelson, director of the OHSU Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute, has been awarded a $10 million contract from the National Institutes of Health for discovery work on new ways to improve vaccines. They were one of seven groups awarded such contracts. Vaccine adjuvants are compounds that bolster the innate immune response, essentially super-charging the vaccine. While adjuvants show great promise in improving vaccines and fighting disease, currently  just three are in use–scientists at VGTI … Read More

Orexigen featured in the Portland Business Journal

You may have read that a drug from an OHSU startup received FDA approval last month. In 2003, OHSU’s office of Technology Transfer & Business Development (TTBD) created a start-up company called Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc., with Michael Cowley, then a neuroscience researcher at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. Cowley’s work looks at the appetite-regulating pathways in the brain and how these pathways are affected by obesity. Orexigen Therapeutics became public in 2007, and now the … Read More

New Compass learning management system is now accepting class registrations

It’s October, and with the new month comes a new learning management system, Compass! Compass replaces the TrainingForce online registration system across OHSU, and those of us used to searching for classes in the old system will be happy to see a more user-friendly interface. All class enrollment formerly accessed through TrainingForce can now be found in Compass. This includes research-related learning opportunities from RATE’s Essentials of Grant Administration to CRBO’s eCRIS training. Users can … Read More

Write Winning Grants: A seminar for clinician scientists, Nov. 14

Friday, November 14, 2014 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Old Library Auditorium The Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is sponsoring “Write Winning Grants: A Seminar for Clinician Scientists,” on November 14, 2014. This 8-hour seminar, taking place in the Old Library Auditorium, is geared toward clinicians and scientists who wish to improve their skills in obtaining research grant funds. The seminar will address both the conceptual and practical aspects of grant writing. The … Read More

NRSA Application Workshop, Oct. 20

If you’re planning to apply for a pre- or post-doctoral NRSA fellowship from the NIH in the near future, we encourage you to attend this workshop to learn about essential, non-research elements of your fellowship application. Topics covered include elements needed for an InfoEd proposal, how to develop a budget, how to manage reference letters, biosketches and PMCID numbers,and elements of a great training plan. This workshop is lead by Johanna Colgrove, M.D./Ph.D., program coordinator; … Read More

Reminder: Feedback requested about the Oregon Genetic Privacy Law

Are you a involved in genetic research? The Oregon Advisory Committee on Genetic Privacy and Research is soliciting stakeholder input to determine if the Oregon Genetic Privacy Laws are understood and that the goals of the Oregon legislature regarding genetic privacy are being accomplished. This group needs your help in identifying possible problems with laws that apply to use and retention of tissue samples or test results. You can provide feedback by taking this 10-15 … Read More

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