Archive for 2017

Innovation Workshop: Spring to Market, registration now open

Are you wondering if your innovation has market potential? OHSU Technology Transfer and Business Development is hosting an Innovation Workshop, where business executives will teach you to evaluate the market potential of your invention, perform basic market analysis, and create a successful business model to begin taking your idea to market. They will also coach you in pitching your idea to potential partners and investors. OHSU’s Executives-in-Residence members Eric Fogel and Bob Masterson will lead … Read More

New insights into the neural representation of reward and punishment

The ability to weigh the risk of punishment relative to the risk of reward is critical to our ability to make decisions. New research by Bita Moghaddam, Ph.D., provides fresh insight into how the brain processes reward and punishment. Little has been known about the neural representation of punishment risk during reward-seeking behavior. For people to make the best decisions, our brains need to appropriately represent the punishment that lurks during reward-seeking actions. An exaggerated neural representation … Read More

Who’s new at OHSU? Joe Voje

Joe Voje is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at OHSU. Before joining OHSU in May, Joe worked as CISO for the City and County of San Francisco. He’s an active contributor to the international and national information security communities, serving on the Certified Chief Information Security Officer advisory board for EC-Council, an international information security training and certification body. What is your vision for the research community and data security? I’m committed to enabling … Read More

NIMH new innovator award recognizes leader in autism research

The National Institutes of Mental Health has awarded a highly competitive research grant to Brian J. O’Roak, Ph.D., assistant professor of molecular and medical genetics in the OHSU School of Medicine. The grant, $2.5 million over five years, is part of the NIMH Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists, or BRAINS, program and recognizes O’Roak as an autism research innovator who has the potential to transform the field. The BRAINS program was established in 2009 … Read More

Vollum Writing Program Starts January 10

The Vollum Writing Program is a professional science writing course open to OHSU graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty. This class uses short lectures, class discussion, and workshop-style writing assignments to help researchers learn to write better papers and grants. Topics include: The basic elements of good scientific writing style, including sentence and document structure Insight into scientific conventions regarding grammar, punctuation, and usage Strategies for revising Dealing with writer’s block and time management Best practices for writing … Read More

Funding opportunity for women’s health research: Letter of intent due January 5

The OHSU Center for Women’s Health Circle of Giving is now accepting submissions for its 2018 Women’s Health Research Funding Opportunity. Circle of Giving funding is intended to support new or established investigators interested in developing innovative directions in women’s health research. Deadlines: Letter of intent: Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 Application: Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 Applications will be accepted from OHSU faculty at the rank of lecturer, assistant, associate or full professor. Applications may be … Read More

OHSU places in top 20 of Nature’s Index 2017 Innovation

OHSU is among the top institutions in the world for influencing innovation, according to a recently published supplement to the journal Nature. OHSU placed in the top 20 of Nature’s Index 2017 Innovation ranking, which measures the quality and quantity of research by institutions and universities worldwide.    Nature’s metrics assessed an institution’s influence on innovation by calculating the citations of research articles in patents owned by third parties, rather than those owned by the … Read More

OHSU Researchers: Core Pilot Funds – Deadline extended!

Update: the deadline for this funding opportunity has been extended to November 14. The OHSU University Shared Resources program and the Senior Vice President for Research Office are soliciting grant applications for the USR Core Pilot Fund Grants program. Individual award amounts will vary depending on projected expenses in the proposed core and will be based on need. An upper limit of $10,000 is set for pilot awards utilizing higher-cost core resources and services, although applications of … Read More

Functional brain connectivity: Fair lab shines new light on the role of genetics

Every person has a distinct pattern of functional brain connectivity — a connectotype, or brain signature. A team led by Damien Fair, Ph.D., P.A.-C., reports a new methodology that reliably identifies and tracks these individual brain signatures. The research shows that, while individually unique, each connectotype demonstrates both familial and heritable relationships. The results were published in Network Neuroscience. The work builds on continuing research in the Fair lab. In a previous study, the team showed … Read More

BioResearch Product Faire, Nov. 9

This life science biotechnology event features a wide range of industry professionals providing information on new lab technologies, methods and protocols, analytical equipment, and research techniques. You’ll be able to see what’s new in antibodies, cell culture systems, cell sorting, DNA sequencing, capital equipment, microscopes, and many, many other products. Vendors include AboveChem/ MedChemExpress, Caliber ID, Charles River, GoldBio, Ibidi USA, Meso Scale Discovery, MilliporeSigma, Proteintech, StemExpress, and Visiopharm. Stop by to chat with vendors … Read More

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