Archive for 2018

Study shines light on mysteries of senility

Millions of Americans above the age of 65 suffer from dementia, a disorder of mental processes associated with loss of memory or perception skills that may impact a person’s ability to perform everyday tasks.  A novel study, conducted at OHSU and published in the Annals of Neurology, provides new insights into the origins of vascular dementia in maturing adults, now recognized as the second leading cause of dementia. Through the analysis of human blood vessels, … Read More

Share Your Science workshop and write-a-thon, register by Feb. 20

The Share Your Science workshop and write-a-thon trains scientists to communicate scientific work to the public. If you want to make your research more accessible, this is a great opportunity. It is open to all researchers: Graduate students, postdocs, research staff and faculty researchers. Share Your Science features a workshop on science communication followed by a hands-on writing session. Participants will have access to training, on-site coaches and ongoing resources, as well as food and drink. There … Read More

Training Opportunity for Responsible Conduct of Research

Are you participating in an NIH training grant award or fellowship? Do you need in-person RCR training? The Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute is offering an 8-hour seminar that meets RCR requirements for Ks, Ts, and other career development or individual fellowship grants. This interactive seminar provides practical experience focused on addressing real issues that have arisen in the course of your research. These may be related to ethics, integrity or regulatory matters. Topics … Read More

Beyond patient vs. care partner health: Karen Lyons’ dyadic theory

The experience of human illness affects not only the patient, but family members and other care partners — that much we know. Investigations of patients and their care partners, or dyads, have brought insights into impacts of illness on the health and wellness of individual members of the care team, but little research has been conducted on the patient/care partner as a team. How patients and their care partners manage illness together is an emerging … Read More

NIH Loan Repayment Programs that help pay student loans

The NIH Loan Repayment Programs were established by Congress to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals in biomedical and biobehavioral research careers. The programs repay up to $35,000 annually of a researcher’s qualified educational debt in return for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research. NIH repays your student loans: The Loan Repayment Programs Friday, Feb. 9 2 to 3 p.m. Richard Jones Hall, lecture hall 4320 The director of the NIH Division of … Read More

OCTRI provides membership to Association for Clinical & Translational Science

Members of the OHSU community conducting or supporting clinical or translational research may join the Association for Clinical and Translational Science at no cost. This is made possible through an institutional membership purchased by the OHSU Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute. Select OHSU from the Institutional Member drop-down menu when you sign up for ACTS membership. Contact OCTRI at octri@ohsu.edu for more information.

More information about the changes coming to NIH applications

  As you are likely aware, big changes are coming to NIH applications, and the critical deadline of January 25, 2018 is fast approaching. That’s when the new Forms E go into effect. These changes affect the content and format of most PHS applications so all PIs should read the new guide and ensure they are using the correct funding opportunity announcement. But the biggest changes will affect those doing clinical research. NIH has created a series of initiatives to enhance … Read More

NRSA Technical Components Workshop, February 13

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

OMSI looking for volunteer scientists for CRISPR event

OMSI is hosting a public forum on human applications of CRISPR gene editing technology. Participants will learn about genetic engineering and the related ethical and societal dimensions, along with ways scientists are considering using it. Following the introduction, participants and scientist volunteers will join at tables to talk about the implications of using these medical advancements. The goal is for scientists to provide viewpoints and added background, not lead the conversation. Editing Our Evolution: Rewriting the Human … Read More

Update regarding federal government shutdown

Updated Monday, Jan. 22 at 5 p.m.: The Senate and House have passed a continuing resolution to fund the government through Feb. 8. The shutdown will end once it is signed by President Trump with government offices expected to open on Tuesday. Lawmakers now have three weeks to pass an appropriations bill to avoid another shutdown. Updated Friday, Jan. 19 at 5 p.m.: At this time Congress has failed to reach an agreement, although there … Read More

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