Archive for 2015

Construction notice: Vollum exterior removal begins Dec. 14

The aging, terracotta facade of the Vollum Institute will be removed from the south side of the building, facing the research courtyard. Work to be done during this phase of construction includes: Installation of covered scaffolding for access and protection from falling debris Removal of all existing terracotta on the Vollum facade Installation of a new weather barrier Replacement of all windows on the courtyard side of the building Safety and minimizing impacts to daily operations are … Read More

OHSU Doernbecher researchers receive Gates Foundation grant to advance tuberculosis vaccine research

David Lewinsohn, M.D., Ph.D., in the Papé Family Pediatric Research Institute at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, has been awarded a $3 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study whether a particular group of infection-fighting cells, known as T cells, may be viable for the development of a vaccine aimed at combatting the global tuberculosis epidemic. According to the World Health Organization’s 2015 global report, TB claimed 1.5 million lives in 2014 … Read More

Murine CRISPR/Cas9 pilot program updates

CRISPR/ Cas9 gene editing is rapidly becoming the state of the art for mouse genome engineering. During the last year, the OHSU Transgenic Mouse Models Core has successfully used this technology to generate both targeted gene knock-outs and point mutation knock-ins for its clients. The Transgenic Mouse Models Core has revised its CRISPR pricing structure for 2016. Non-homologous end joining-based gene knock-outs for OHSU investigators will be $2100 per project (150 injections), with the user … Read More

NIH health economics research funding priorities defined

Health economics is used to promote health through the study of health care and health-related services, their costs and benefits, and how they are distributed among individuals and groups in society. This broad field has multiple lines of inquiry with various federal agencies providing research funding based on institutional priorities. In addition, demand for healthcare economics research continues to grow alongside rising costs and disparities. Perhaps in response to these factors, the NIH recently issued a … Read More

NSF seeking exploratory proposals to transform how we do research

Climate change, microbial resistance to drugs, access to healthcare, sustainable growth: complex problems such as these seem to require entirely new approaches to research.  The National Science Foundation wants to explore just that: the Germination of Research Ideas for Large Opportunities and Critical Societal Needs (GERMINATION) will fund proposals from investigators across a broad spectrum of disciplines to develop novel learning frameworks, platforms, or environments to germinate transformative research. NSF’s long-term goal is to stimulate … Read More

Applying for foundation funding? Check the President’s List!

Just a friendly reminder that if you plan to submit a grant to a foundation or corporation on the OHSU President’s List, you are required to submit a Notice of Intent Form to the OHSU Foundation. The purpose of the President’s List is to ensure that OHSU maintains coordinated communication with these organizations. Additionally, some organizations are reserved for top institutional priorities as determined by senior OHSU leadership. Things to keep in mind: If you’re … Read More

Cardiac arrest drug study complete, patients no longer need to opt out from the ALPS study

In 2012, OHSU joined other health centers across North America in a clinical trial to determine whether two drugs commonly used to stabilize the heart during cardiac arrest actually improve survival rates and neurological function among cardiac arrest victims. The study was completed last month, with results expected in spring 2016. OHSU researchers conducting the study hereby notify the public of the study’s completion, which used a unique methodology. Because patients eligible for this study … Read More

Funding opportunity for women postdoctoral scientists

The L’Oreal USA For Women in Science program was created out of a simple belief: the world needs science, and science needs women. For Women in Science Fellowship Program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of up to $60,000 for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations. Applicants to the fellowship program must be current postdoctoral associates or begin their postdoctoral position by … Read More

Center for Women’s Health accepting proposals for 2016 award cycle

The OHSU Center for Women’s Health Circle of Giving is now accepting submissions for its 2016 Women’s Health Research Funding Opportunity. Prior to submitting an application, a letter of intent is first required. The letter of intent is due Jan. 8, 2016, and the application is due Jan. 22, 2016. Circle of Giving funding is intended to support new or established investigators interested in developing innovative directions in women’s health research. Applications will be accepted … Read More

Center for Radiochemistry Research enters next phase of construction

The Center for Radiochemistry Research construction project has moved into a new phase of work with steel framing delivered this week. In preparation, there has been a considerable amount of welding going on in the Research Courtyard with a crane being set up to facilitate the installation of the framing. Specific questions and concerns should be directed to Dan VanBrabant. Read a summary of the project and see previous updates here. (OHSU ID required to … Read More

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