Awards and Honors

Philip Copenhaver, Ph.D., receives 2016 women’s health Circle of Giving grant

The OHSU Center for Women’s Health Circle of Giving, a group of philanthropic women who pool and target their resources to advance women’s health research at OHSU, selected Philip Copenhaver, Ph.D., from the department of Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology to receive their annual grant. The grant will support Dr. Copenhaver and his collaborators to investigate the potential of STX, a novel selective estrogen receptor modulator, to have long-term protective effects on neurons in the … Read More

Reminder: MRF award nominations due May 27

In addition to their quarterly grant program, once a year the Medical Research Foundation (MRF) recognizes Oregonians who are performing cutting edge research and demonstrating outstanding leadership. So if you have an exceptional colleague you feel deserves recognition for their work, nominate them for one of these awards by May 27, 2016. Note: nominations are usually due in August so this is a new deadline! Detailed information about each award including the Mentor Award, Discovery Award, and … Read More

Faculty honored for contributions to OHSU’s missions

At OHSU, the passion we bring to our work leads to discoveries, educational opportunities, and patient successes that literally change the world. At the heart of our success are faculty members that bring this devotion, creativity, and energy to everything that we stand for. This makes a difference not only in the eyes of other faculty members, but to students and patients as well. It is a great honor to be recognized by fellow faculty … Read More

Erick Turner chosen as finalist for the Open Science Prize

Erick Turner, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the OHSU School of Medicine was selected as a finalist in the Open Science Prize. Turner partnered with Ben Goldacre, a British physician, academic, and science writer from the University of Oxford, and their team was one of six teams chosen out nearly 100 submissions. The Open Science prize, a collaboration between the NIH, the UK-based Wellcome Trust, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, … Read More

Research Week 2016 comes to a celebratory close

Research Week 2016 consisted of four days full of events and activities celebrating the research taking place at OHSU . More than 400 participants took part this year, including five keynote speakers, 80 oral presenters, 124 poster presenters, 17 Three Minute Thesis competitors, 38 volunteers, 35 judges, and 24 industry professionals and School of Medicine alumni at career networking night. The awards ceremony and reception brought the week to a celebratory close as OHSU leaders lauded the … Read More

Who’s who at OHSU: Matt Whorton, Ph.D.

Vollum Institute researcher Matt Whorton, Ph.D. was recently presented with an American Asthma Foundation (AAF) Scholar Award for his work on the structure and function of adenylyl cyclase. This highly competitive award supports basic research with potential applications to the study of asthma. We recently sat down with Whorton to discuss his research and learn more about his AAF project. The AAF Scholar Award is a unique funding opportunity for basic scientists. Can you tell us … Read More

Gouaux lab researchers visualize serotonin transporter structure, create platform for antidepressant drug design

Researchers at OHSU’s Vollum Institute have revealed the molecular structure of the serotonin transporter (SERT), providing new insight into the mechanism of antidepressant action of two widely prescribed selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) commonly used to treat depression. In their paper, “X-ray structures and mechanism of the human serotonin transporter,” published Apr. 6, in the journal Nature, authors Jonathan Coleman, Ph.D., Eric Gouaux, Ph.D., and Evan Green, describe their use of X-ray crystallography to capture … Read More

OHSU among “Best Small Universities”

Each year, The Times Higher Education (THE) publishes their ranking of the “World’s Best Small Universities.” This year, OHSU is listed at #7. THE categorizes an institution a “small university” if it has enrollment of less than 5,000 across the entire institution. All universities featured in this category must also cover four or more broad subjects. The list, released on Jan. 25, includes an overview of the top 20 schools in this category. OHSU, which ranks highest among medical … Read More

Five OHSU researchers among the most influential scientific minds of 2015

Thomson Reuters has named five OHSU researchers among their list of the world’s most influential scientific minds 0f 2015. The annual list comprises authors whose work has consistently wielded great influence in the form of citations from fellow scientists. This year’s list includes five OHSU researchers from three different disciplines: Biology and Biochemistry   Eric Gouaux, Ph.D. Senior Scientist, Vollum Institute Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Jennifer and Bernard Lacroute Term Chair in Neuroscience Research     Clinical Medicine   … Read More

OCTRI announces 2016 Biomedical Innovation Program award recipients

The Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is pleased to announce the funding of three research awards through its Biomedical Innovation Program. The BIP aims to cultivate, select and provide strong program management for promising translational projects that develop new biomedical devices, diagnostics, and software. The primary objective of the BIP is to facilitate development of innovative technologies from academia to the marketplace, and thus to make a meaningful impact on human health. The Biomedical … Read More

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