Archive for 2017

How to receive credit at OHSU for CITI Training modules from the VA or another institution

Have you completed CITI Training through the Portland VA or another institution? If so, you may be able to configure your CITI account in order to receive credit at OHSU for modules you’ve already completed in CITI. One of the many benefits of OHSU transitioning research compliance training to the CITI Program is that courses completed elsewhere have the chance of transferring partial or full credit to other institutions that also use CITI. Each course … Read More

New NIH policy on Certificates of Confidentiality

On Sep. 7, 2017, the National Institutes of Health issued a notice of changes for their policy regarding the issuing of Certificates of Confidentiality (CoC). This change comes as a result of the implementation of Section 2012 of the 21st Century Cures Act. A CoC is a privacy provision that will prevent “compelled disclosure” (a subpoena) of research data. Previously, a researcher had to apply for a CoC. With this new policy, any NIH-funded research … Read More

Recognizing OHSU innovation at the 2018 TTBD Awards ceremony, Feb. 8

The annual Technology Transfer and Business Development awards ceremony recognizes OHSU community members who have contributed in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, industry partnership, patenting and technology commercialization. TTBD reception and awards ceremony Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 4 p.m. Reception; 5 p.m. Ceremony Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Vey Auditorium Registration is requested for this free event. Top honors of the night will be awarded in the categories of New Inventor of the Year, Business Development Partnership, Technology Transfer … Read More

NIH under continuing resolution: What does it mean to you?

The NIH released a notice on December 19 indicating that all Department of Health and Human Services agencies will be acting under a continuing resolution through Jan. 19, 2018. (Note that Congress extended funding after the NIH notice was released.) This means that until at least mid-January, grants will be funded up to 90% of the previously committed level. Adjustments may be made later, but there are no guarantees. So be cautious of spending ahead on your award. … Read More

Ev McClendon, Ph.D., neuroscientist (and sheep OBGYN), featured in OHSU In the Lab

Premature babies are at risk for disabilities that can last a lifetime. With sheep from a local farmer, Ev McClendon, Ph.D., has made some groundbreaking discoveries about what causes these cognitive and learning problems — and what might be done to prevent them. A neuroanatomist working in the lab of Stephen Back, M.D., Ph.D., McClendon was the lead author on a recent paper that demonstrated low oxygen, more than low blood flow, causes major disturbances in brain development. What are you studying … Read More

Coming Changes to NIH Clinical Trials and How They Affect Your Research

Beginning in 2018, NIH is changing the definition of a clinical trial—expanding it beyond its current scope. If you work with human subjects, your research may be affected, including the indirect cost rates you can put on your grants. But not all NIH institutes are following the same guidelines. You’re invited to hear the latest on these changes and what they may mean for you from our experts in OPAM. Session 1 Date: Thursday, December … Read More

Three researchers receive 2018 Biomedical Innovation Program awards

The Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute and Technology Transfer and Business Development have awarded three grants to investigators through the Biomedical Innovation Program. The awards provide funds, project management, and mentorship to facilitate the development of innovative technologies at OHSU and accelerate their translation to the marketplace. This track of funding supports translational projects that develop new biomedical devices, diagnostics, and software. Luiz Bertassoni, D.D.S., Ph.D., assistant professor of restorative dentistry, was awarded a grant to support product development and … Read More

Impact notification: Water system shutdown in Richard Jones Hall, Dec. 12-13

As part of the project to improve the OHSU Auditorium cooling system, crews will relocate a water line impacted by chilled water piping installation. The water line relocation will impact the Richard Jones Hall North (old Basic Science sector) from Tuesday, Dec. 12, 4 p.m., to Wednesday, Dec. 13, 7:30 a.m. Questions or concerns? Email David Keyser (keyser@ohsu.edu)

New RATE online learning: Brief, convenient, informative

Classroom training is still available but now there’s a more convenient way to launch into learning about select research administration topics from Research Administration Training and Education. These modules enable new supervisors, investigators, researchers and research administrators to learn about the core components of each topic anytime with their OHSU network credentials. Those with more direct job responsibilities can follow links to further learning at the close of each module. Effort Concepts Understand the importance of … Read More

Three questions for Alejandro Aballay

Alejandro Aballay, Ph.D., joined OHSU as chair of the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology in September 2017. He came to OHSU from Duke University Medical Center, where he was a professor of molecular genetics and microbiology and director of the Center for Host-Microbial Interactions. What projects are you currently working on and are there opportunities collaboration? Overall, our research project is highly interdisciplinary so there are numerous opportunities for synergistic interactions with fellow faculty. In the broad … Read More

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