Awards and Honors

School of Dentistry students win research awards

Several students in the OHSU School of Dentistry have recently been recognized for their outstanding research efforts. Congratulations to all. Dental students win award from American Association of Public Health Dentistry Second-year dental students Amelia Stoker, Sydney Stoker, and Caroline DeVincenzi were awarded first place for the Predoctoral Dental Student Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in Community Health Dentistry by the American Association of Public Health Dentistry. The students spent three weeks in Kenya in September 2013 … Read More

ONPRC director elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology

Nancy Haigwood, Ph.D., senior scientist and director of the Oregon National Primate Research Center, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. Dr. Haigwood is one of 88 new fellows selected for their scientific achievements and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. She will be recognized at the American Society of Microbiology annual meeting on May 20. View the complete list of 2014 Fellows.

Andy Chitty elected president of Western Association of Core Directors

Andy Chitty, program manger for University Shared Resources at OHSU, has recently been elected president of the Western Association of Core Directors, the Western U.S. regional group of professionals from research-focused institutions who share an interest in the development, operation and advancement of innovative, cost effective technologies and services in core facilities. The Western Association of Core Directors is a chapter of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities. Under Andy’s leadership, the Association will continue to play a … Read More

School of Nursing faculty member receives Distinguished Researcher Award

Judith Gedney Baggs, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Elizabeth N. Gray Distinguished Professor at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing, was honored with the Distinguished Researcher Award from the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association at the Annual Assembly held in conjunction with the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine earlier this month. The Distinguished Researcher Award recognizes a nurse who has demonstrated longevity and consistency in hospice and palliative nursing research presentations and publications in a variety of peer-reviewed … Read More

OHSU faculty member wins prestigious literary award

He’s published in scientific journals like PLoS ONE and Psychopharmacology, but now, Garet Lahvis, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience in the OHSU School of Medicine, will have a citation in a very different type of journal. Dr. Lahvis recently won first prize in the Curt Johnson Prose Award in Creative Nonfiction for his essay entitled ‘NQR.’ His essay describes the obstacles to finding the cause for autism as he watches a young boy … Read More

OHSU researchers receive Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award to unleash the power of imaging for cancer treatment

When doctors treat breast cancer patients with the latest targeted cancer drugs, many patients initially see an improvement but later relapse and develop a resistance to treatment. Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University believe that by developing better imaging technologies they will be able to see how molecules change and rearrange themselves in response to cancer treatment, ultimately allowing them to create more effective treatments with a lasting response. Summer L. Gibbs, Ph.D., and … Read More

Dr. Robert Vieira, Vice Provost Emeritus, Receives NASPA Award

Dr. Robert Vieira, Vice Provost Emeritus has been honored with the prestigious Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a Dean by NASPA – National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. The Scott Goodnight award honors deans who have made exemplary contributions to the student affairs profession, as demonstrated through high-level competency in administrative skills, innovative response in meeting students’ varied and emerging needs, effectiveness in developing junior staff members, and leadership in community and university … Read More

OHSU neuroscientist receives Presidential Early Career Award

Damien Fair, PA-C, Ph.D., an assistant professor of behavioral neuroscience and psychiatry and assistant scientist at the OHSU Advanced Imaging Research Center, has received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for 2013, the highest honor given by the U.S. government to early-stage independent scientists. Dr. Fair received the award for his work on mapping and trying to better understand brain development in children with ADHD and autism. He is one of 102 researchers … Read More

OHSU faculty member Jennifer DeVoe to lead new PCORI-funded research network

Last week, OCHIN, Inc. was awarded nearly $7 million by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to establish itself as part of PCORI’s new Patient-Centered National Clinical Research Network. Jennifer DeVoe, M.D., DPhil, OCHIN’s research director and an associate professor in OHSU’s Department of Family Medicine, is principal investigator on the project. “By collaborating across the nation we hope to provide results that will inform policy and improve patient and population health outcomes,” Dr. DeVoe said. “This opportunity with … Read More

OHSU publication selected for the Journal of Biological Chemistry’s “Paper of the Week”

A publication by Pei-Chun Chen, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and her mentor, Show-Ling Shyng, Ph.D., has been selected as a “Paper of the Week” by the Journal of Biological Chemistry. The paper, “Leptin Regulates KATP Channel Trafficking in Pancreatic β-cells by a Signaling Mechanism Involving AMPK and PKA,” was highlighted online and in the Nov. 22 print version of the journal. Additionally, a figure from the paper was selected for … Read More

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