Archive for 2017

2017 Chemical Biology and Physiology conference, Dec. 10–13

The 2017 Chemical Biology and Physiology conference will be hosted by the OHSU Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, School of Medicine, from December 10 to 13 in Portland. 2017 Chemical Biology and Physiology conference December 10 to 13, 2017 Collaborative Life Sciences Bldg. 2730 SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR 97201 Attendees will hear world-class speakers in areas such as chemical physiology, signaling, lipids/metabolomics, proteins and peptides, optical and imaging tools, and therapeutic innovations. Short talks are selected … Read More

Open Science panel: The evolving landscape of scientific communication, Dec. 8

The landscape of scientific communication is changing dramatically. Diverse stakeholders, including major funders and universities, are demonstrating a growing interest and investment in open scientific principles and practices. Researchers, students, and the institutions that support them are needing to navigate new expectations, workflows, and policies against a backdrop of relatively unchanged means and measures of scientific success. Open Science at OHSU Friday, Dec. 8 Panel discussion from 3 to 4 p.m.; refreshments and workshops 4 … Read More

OHSU Researchers: Core Pilot Funds – Update

Update 2 – December 1, 2017:  The University Shared Resources program would like to thank those who applied for FY2018 USR Pilot Fund Grants. They received nearly double the number of applications from 2016 and are working to process them all as quickly as possible. They hope to notify all applicants with a decision on or before Friday, December 8, 2017–and they appreciate the interest in this program. Stay tuned for future opportunities. Update: the deadline for this funding opportunity has … Read More

Research Administration: Effort and salary cap classes in December

Very soon, we will be at the end of yet another Effort cycle on December 30, 2017. Get a jump on your effort tracking, reporting process, and salary cap coordination with these upcoming classes. Effort Certification Examine not only the federal requirements that shape institutional policy but also details of OHSU’s Effort Certification procedure. This class is for department Effort Coordinators and those supporting or overseeing certification of Effort. See the detailed class description and enroll via Compass using your network credentials. … Read More

Sex, cognition, and stimulating neurons: Katie Wallin-Miller featured in OHSU In the Lab

Men and women suffer from mental illnesses at the same rate, but the kinds of disorders that tend to occur in men and women are very different. Katie Wallin-Miller, Ph.D., studies sex differences in the neurobiological mechanisms underlying mental processes of cognition. Understanding the basis of these differences may lead to more effective treatments for mental illnesses. Wallin-Miller is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of  Bita Moghaddam, Ph.D., where research focuses on the neurobiology of mental illness. What are you … Read More

New treatment may address imatinib-resistant tumors

Each year, 3,000 to 6,000 people are diagnosed with gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)—the most common sarcoma of the gastrointestinal tract. Imatinib myeslate, or Gleevec®, has proved to be a highly effective therapy for many patients with GIST, although long-term survival is poor due to the development of imatinib-resistant GIST mutation types. Research recently published in Science Translational Medicine demonstrated promising results for a new treatment, BLU-285, which specifically targets two of the most common imatinib-resistant GIST mutations: KIT … Read More

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

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