Archive for 2017

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

Renowned scientist to lead precision oncology for the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Internationally renowned scientist Gordon B. Mills, M.D., Ph.D., is joining OHSU to lead precision oncology for the Knight Cancer Institute. One of the most highly cited medical scientists in the world, Mills will bring a breadth of research and leadership experience to OHSU. He was recruited from the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he has been a clinical and research leader since 1994. At OHSU, Mills will integrate research across multiple areas, including early … Read More

NRSA Workshop: Technical components – October 24

If you’re planning to apply for a pre- or post-doctoral NRSA fellowship from the NIH in the near future, we encourage you to attend this workshop to learn about essential, non-research elements of your fellowship application. Topics covered include how to set up your proposal in InfoEd, how to develop a budget, how to manage reference letters, biosketches and PMCID numbers, and elements of a great training plan. This upcoming workshop is led by Johanna Colgrove, manager of the MD/PhD … Read More

Michael Chiang recognized for contributions to medical informatics

Michael Chiang, M.D., will be inducted into the American College of Medical Informatics on November 5 during the 2017 American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium. ACMI is an honorary College of elected informatics fellows from the United States and abroad selected for significant and sustained contributions to the field. Chiang is Knowles Professor of Ophthalmology and Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at OHSU and is vice chair in the Department of Ophthalmology. He also leads … Read More

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