Archive for 2017

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

Join RAIN: Research Administration Information Network

Research Administration Information Network, or RAIN, serves the research community, particularly those who take part in the many aspects of research administration. Monthly RAIN meetings provide the latest NIH updates, award administration news, learning opportunities, process improvement projects, RDA staffing updates, and other information that affects research administration at OHSU. Research Development and Administration units, members of research departments, and other members of the OHSU research community present information and answer questions. Everyone is welcome to attend RAIN … Read More

Study by Back lab brings new understanding of brain development in preterm children

Premature infants are at risk for a range of life-long cognitive and learning disabilities – disabilities that for years have been attributed to impaired blood flow to the brain. A new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience challenges more than a decade of scientific study and this clinical understanding of brain development in preterm children. OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital researchers led by Stephen Back, M.D., Ph.D., found that, while limited blood flow may contribute … Read More

Tissue engineering: Avathamsa Athirasala featured in OHSU In the Lab

More than 15 million root canals are performed each year in the United States. Current root canal procedures remove infected dental tissue and replace it with inert synthetic biomaterials, eliminating the tooth’s blood and nerve supply. Now, OHSU researchers have proven that fabrication of artificial blood vessels can be a highly effective strategy for fully regenerating the function of teeth. Read the In the Lab interview with Avathamsa Athirasala on the internal OHSU Staff News blog. Avathamsa Athirasala, … Read More

Marquam Hill Lecture Series kicks off Oct. 19 with the science of exercise

The Marquam Hill Lecture Series features OHSU scientists speaking clearly about innovative science in free lectures for the public. The 2017-18 season begins Thursday, Oct. 19, with Douglas B. McKeag, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.S.M., presenting “Sweat Smart: What Sports Medicine Science Tells Us about Effective — and Safe — Exercise.”  Sweat Smart: What Sports Medicine Science Tells Us about Effective — and Safe — Exercise Thursday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m. Collaborative Life Sciences Building   McKeag, adjunct instructor of family medicine, OHSU School of … Read More

People Management for Principal Investigators, November 2nd and 3rd

Every principal investigator wants to build and maintain a lab that attracts and retains outstanding trainees and staff members. Juggling this endeavor with everything else the PI must do — writing papers, teaching, mentoring, gaining and maintaining funding, creating collaborative and productive relationships with other PIs — can be challenging at best. This 1.5-day course, led by Melanie Erskine and Rachel Dresbeck from the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research, will help you learn to manage … Read More

OHSU seeks chief scientific officer to direct, unify and further catalyze discovery

OHSU is commencing a search for a biomedical researcher and academic leader to serve as the university’s chief scientific officer and vice dean for research in the OHSU School of Medicine. The CSO/VDR will have responsibility for the leadership and management of the research enterprise of OHSU. The CSO will report to the president of OHSU and, for research matters in the School of Medicine, will serve in the role of vice dean for research, … Read More

Prenatal care for undocumented immigrant mothers leads to improved healthcare for their children

A study led by Jonas Swartz, M.D., in the OHSU School of Medicine found that expanding preventive care in pregnancy for unauthorized immigrant women reduced infant deaths, increased participation in screenings, vaccines. Swartz and senior author Maria Rodriguez, M.D., M.P.H., published the findings in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Unauthorized immigrant women with access to care received 7.2 more prenatal visits, or nearly the nine to 12 visits recommended for a typical pregnancy. They also were 74 … Read More

OCTRI information session: Updates from the CTSA

If you are interested in training programs, regulatory expertise, and other resources needed to conduct translational research, we encourage you to attend this session to learn more about the services and programs offered by the Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute at OHSU. OCTRI recently received a renewed Clinical and Translational Science Award and this session will provide information on continuing and new OCTRI services, and changes and opportunities you can expect to see. OCTRI information and … Read More

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