Awards and Honors

Medical Research Foundation honors top Oregon scientists, mentors

The Medical Research Foundation of Oregon has announced the recipients of its 2015 awards for scientific leadership and innovation in Oregon. The awards were presented Thursday, Nov. 12. Established in 1942, the MRF promotes medical research achievement across the state. In addition to awarding its annual leadership and innovation honors, it administers more than $1 million in annual research funding and early investigator grants that support the work of outstanding investigators at research institutions across … Read More

OHSU librarian selected for NLM/AAHSL leadership fellows program

The National Library of Medicine and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries has named Stephanie Kerns, M.L.S., associate university librarian for information and research services for the OHSU Library, to its jointly sponsored leadership fellows program. The program prepares emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries through a year-long mentoring relationship with a director of another library and a curriculum focused on developing leadership knowledge critical to enhancing the value of … Read More

School of Nursing Ph.D. students receive prestigious ARCS Scholar Award

ARCS Foundation Portland recently awarded two OHSU School of Nursing Ph.D. students the ARCS Foundation Scholar Award. Quin Denfeld and Suzi Frase are the first School of Nursing recipients of the prestigious award, which is $18,000 each over three years to pursue their research. Quin Denfeld, B.S.N., R.N., a third-year ARCS scholar, received the Bates, Foley, Pedersen SON Scholar Award. Her research focus is cardiovascular pathophysiology and frailty syndrome among older adults. A graduate of … Read More

OHSU researchers receive NIH BRAIN initiative funding

Haining Zhong, Ph.D.,  and Tianyi Mao, Ph.D., assistant scientists with OHSU’s Vollum Institute, were awarded a grant as part of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative. The grant given to OHSU — an award totaling $1,156,556 over three years from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke within the NIH — will allow the investigators to further explore their research in neuromodulation, a key mode of chemical communication between neurons in the brain. … Read More

Register now for the 2015 TTBD awards, Oct. 19

The office of Technology Transfer & Business Development invites the OHSU community to attend the 2015 TTBD Awards Ceremony. Awards will be presented to OHSU community members for their collaborations and efforts in licensing, sponsored research, patenting, and entrepreneurship. In addition, top honors will be awarded in the categories of New Inventor of the Year, Business Development Partnership, Technology Transfer Achievement, and TTBD Appreciation. Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 5 to 8 p.m. Collaborative Life Sciences Building,  room 3A001 … Read More

Eric Gouaux to Receive 2016 Anatrace Membrane Protein Award from the Biophysical Society

Eric Gouaux, Ph.D., senior scientist at the Vollum Institute and Howard Hughes Medical Investigator, will receive the 2016 Anatrace Membrane Protein Award from the Biophysical Society. The award recognizes outstanding investigators who make a significant contribution to the field of membrane protein research. Gouaux was selected for his work on the atomic structure of neurotransmitter transporters and ion channels that has revolutionized our understanding of the molecules underlying synaptic transmission in the brain. Gouaux will accept this award at … Read More

OCTRI Announces 2016 Community Research Coalition Grant recipients

The Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Community Research Coalition Grant (CRCG). This program funds proposals from community organizations within three regional research coalitions in Oregon. The CRCG supports local efforts to plan, implement, and evaluate research projects that address local health and wellness issues. It also cultivates and strengthens collaborations between OHSU investigators and statewide community partners. Jackie Shannon, director of the Integrated Program … Read More

Save the date: 2015 TTBD awards, Oct. 19

The Technology Transfer & Business Development (TTBD) awards ceremony is an annual celebration that recognizes OHSU community members for their efforts in licensing, sponsored research, patenting, and entrepreneurship. Mark your calendars for the 2015 TTBD awards ceremony. Save the date! Monday, Oct. 19 5 to 8 p.m. Collaborative Life Sciences Building This event will include: Awards and recognition for OHSU innovation and entrepreneurship Reception with complimentary refreshments Remarks from: Daniel Dorsa, senior vice president for research Brendan Rauw, … Read More

Medical Research Foundation of Oregon Awards nominations due Aug. 21

Do you work with an outstanding researcher you’d like to see recognized? Each year, the Medical Research Foundation commends Oregonians who are performing cutting-edge research and who demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities. Awards are available in the following categories: The Discovery Award acknowledges an Oregon investigator who has made significant, original contributions to health‐related research while working in Oregon. This research can be in the basic, clinical or behavioral sciences, or can be research in health care delivery, … Read More

Michael Cohen, Ph.D., named Pew Scholar

Hot off last week’s Industry Spotlight comes more news about Michael Cohen: he has been named to the 2015 class of Pew Scholars. The Pew Scholars are selected each year by the Pew Charitable Trusts–the program supports the research of young investigators who demonstrate exceptional potential in biomedical research.  This important award reflects Cohen’s promise as a researcher and innovator. His research concerns how ADP-ribosyltransferases affect learning, memory, and other brain functions. He is engineering these … Read More

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