Archive for 2015

VentureWell student team grant deadline, Jan. 27

OHSU students: Do you have an idea for an invention or business but don’t know how to get started? Consider applying to VentureWell’s E-Team Grant Program. The E-Team Program cultivates opportunities for collegiate entrepreneurs like yourself by providing early-stage funding, training, coaching, and investment. The program supports the development of technology-based inventions and innovations that have a positive benefit to society and/or the environment. Examples include biomedical devices, health care solutions, and/or global health-based technologies. … Read More

University Shared Resources funding, deadline extended to Dec. 2

The deadline for the following opportunity has been extended to December 2, 2015: The University Shared Resources (USR) program and the Senior Vice President for Research office are soliciting grant applications for the USR Core Pilot Grants program. Each grant will provide up to $10,000 to investigators for pre-award or pilot data generated in the cores. Eligible costs are for core services associated with the development and submission of new grants, including consultation time, reagents, supplies, … Read More

OHSU Institutional Biosafety Committee policy on dual use research of concern

Recently, new U.S. government policy was implemented outlining increased oversight for dual use research of concern. Dual use research of concern is defined as research that can, based on current understanding, be reasonably anticipated to provide knowledge, products, or technologies that could be directly misapplied by others to pose a threat to public health and safety, agricultural crops or other plans, animals, the environment, material, or national security. In response to the change in federal … Read More

MedTech Alliance one-year anniversary attracts largest crowd to date

On Wednesday, Nov. 4, OHSU hosted its third MedTech Alliance program meeting and marked the one-year anniversary of the program launch. The meeting attracted over 150 attendees, including representatives from industry and investor groups, OHSU faculty and staff, and the Portland business and startup communities. The MedTech Alliance program allows investors, industry representatives, and community partners to stay up to date on early-stage collaboration and investment opportunities at OHSU. The goal of the MedTech Alliance … Read More

Medical Research Foundation honors top Oregon scientists, mentors

The Medical Research Foundation of Oregon has announced the recipients of its 2015 awards for scientific leadership and innovation in Oregon. The awards were presented Thursday, Nov. 12. Established in 1942, the MRF promotes medical research achievement across the state. In addition to awarding its annual leadership and innovation honors, it administers more than $1 million in annual research funding and early investigator grants that support the work of outstanding investigators at research institutions across … Read More

Two-part OCTRI research forum: Clinicaltrials.gov registration, Dec. 3 and Jan. 7

Join the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute, OCTRI, in a two-part research forum that addresses the Clinicaltrials.gov registration process and resources. Clinicaltrials.gov registration Part 1: Background, registration process, and study maintenance Presenters will discuss the reasons for clinical trials registration, which studies are required to be registered, and the processes for registering studies at OHSU.  The requirements for ongoing registration maintenance and common questions and problems will also be covered. Presenters: Bridget Adams, Lara … Read More

NIH requests for information: Optimizing NHLBI trials and improving diversity in the physician scientist workforce

1) The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is seeking input from the clinical trials community on how to optimize the trials NHLBI supports and administers. Of particular interest are performance milestones and metrics for selection, design, planning, conduct, and management of clinical trials including timely reporting of results to enhance scientific and public health impact. Critical elements identified by the community can then be addressed in Funding Opportunity Announcements to help guide investigators … Read More

AAALAC celebrates 50 years, OHSU acknowledged as long-standing partner

AAALAC International (Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care) is marking 50 years in its role of promoting the humane treatment of animals in science by reflecting on its achievements within the fields of laboratory animal science and medicine and honoring its first accredited organizations, member organizations, and council officers. In 1965, AAALAC’s Articles of Incorporation in Illinois led to the accreditation of two organizations that set a trend for major research universities … Read More

Revised instructions on K99/R00 eligibility

On November 17, the NIH issued a clarification of the eligibility guidance for investigators applying to the “NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent k99/R00)” as follows: Part 2. Section III.1. Eligible Applicants Current Instruction Eligible Individuals (Program Director/Principal Investigator) K99 applicants must have no more than 4 years of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the initial or the subsequent resubmission or revision application, and must be in mentored, postdoctoral training positions to be eligible … Read More

OHSU librarian selected for NLM/AAHSL leadership fellows program

The National Library of Medicine and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries has named Stephanie Kerns, M.L.S., associate university librarian for information and research services for the OHSU Library, to its jointly sponsored leadership fellows program. The program prepares emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries through a year-long mentoring relationship with a director of another library and a curriculum focused on developing leadership knowledge critical to enhancing the value of … Read More

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