Awards and Honors

OCTRI announces 2014 Biomedical Innovation Program award recipients

The Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is pleased to announce the funding of four research awards through its Biomedical Innovation Program. The Program cultivates and selects promising translational projects that develop new biomedical devices, diagnostics, and software. Via commercialization from academia to the marketplace, the objective is to move innovative technologies to clinical application, and thus to make a meaningful impact on human health. The Biomedical Innovation Program is a collaboration between OCTRI and OHSU … Read More

School of Nursing’s Dr. Christopher Lee receives leadership award

Christopher Lee, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.H.A., an associate professor at the OHSU School of Nursing, has dedicated his career to improving the lives of patients with heart disease, the No. 1 killer for both men and women in the U.S. He was recently selected to receive the 2014 Nursing Leadership Award from the Heart Failure Society of America for his work with the HFSA’s Interdisciplinary Advocacy Committee and for research on improving outcomes of patients with heart … Read More

Jeffrey Tyner, Ph.D., receives prestigious early-career award from AAAS

Jeffrey Tyner, Ph.D., an assistant professor of cell and developmental biology in the OHSU School of Medicine and a member of the Knight Cancer Institute, is one of two recipients of the 2nd Annual Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Tyner received the award for research that simultaneously identifies cancer-causing mutations and drugs that target these mutations. Dr. Tyner’s award essay was published … Read More

National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence honors two OHSU researchers

The National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) has announced $1.2 million in awards to the latest cohort of Claire M.Fagin Fellows and Patricia G. Archbold Scholars studying gerontological nursing in academic settings across the U.S. OHSU School of Nursing faculty member Corey Nagel, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., and School of Nursing Ph.D. student Daniel Mick R.N., B.S., were among the recipients. “This program contributes towards important recommendations of the Institute of Medicine’s report on the future of … Read More

Cardiovascular researcher wins prestigious young investigator’s award

Chi Young Shim, M.D., Ph.D., a postdoctoral researcher at the Knight Cardiovascular Institute, was awarded the prestigious 2014 Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator’s Award at last week’s American Society of Echocardiography 25th Annual Scientific Sessions. Dr. Shim presented the results of a study which used molecular imaging with “smart” targeted microbubbles to detect the sticking of platelets to the vessel wall at various stages of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries due to plaque build-up, can … Read More

Jeffrey Kaye, M.D., to lead Alzheimer’s Association professional society

Jeffrey Kaye, M.D., professor and director of OHSU’s Layton Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Center, will lead the Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART) this year, following his service as vice chair of the society for the past two years. “I am honored to be leading this international professional society of Alzheimer’s researchers, and I look forward to continuing to work to find treatment and ultimately a cure for this devastating … Read More

Dennis McCarty, Ph.D., receives 2014 NIDA International Program Award of Excellence

Dennis McCarty, Ph.D., professor of public health and preventive medicine in the OHSU School of Medicine and director of the Substance Abuse Policy Center, has been selected as a 2014 National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program Awards of Excellence winner. The NIDA International Program recognized Dr. McCarty for Excellence in Mentoring. Dr. McCarty trains practitioners and researchers to test emerging drug abuse treatments in community settings through the Western States Node of the … Read More

Do you work with an outstanding researcher?

Once a year, the Medical Research Foundation of recognizes Oregonians who are performing cutting edge research and demonstrating outstanding leadership. In July, the MRF will issue an official call for award nominations, and nominations will be due August 22, 2014. Detailed information about each award–including the Mentor Award, Discovery Award, and New Investigator Award–is available on the MRF website. Questions? Contact Amy Von Jenef at (503) 220-8348.

Brain-Computer Interface group publication is “Editor’s Choice” for May

Barry Oken, M.D., professor of neurology and behavioral neuroscience in the OHSU School of Medicine, is the author of an article that was chosen as the May 2014 Editor’s Choice Article in the journal Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair. The article, “Brain-Computer Interface with Language Model-Electroencephalography Fusion for Locked-In Syndrome,” is the result of translational research accomplished through the Brain-Computer Interface group at the Institute on Development & Disability. OHSU co-authors on the publication include Brian Roark, Ph.D.; Deniz Erdogmus, Ph.D.; Andrew … Read More

Center for Women’s Health Circle of Giving funds two projects for 2014

The Center for Women’s Health Circle of Giving, a group of philanthropists who pool and target their resources to advance women’s health research at OHSU, has awarded two $125,000 grants for 2014: Stephen Yun-Chi Chui, M.D. and Paul T. Spellman, Ph.D. “Development of a blood-based system to detect residual disease after curative therapy in breast cancer” Stephen Chui, M.D., assistant professor of hematology and oncology, and Paul Spellman, Ph.D., professor of molecular and medical genetics, both … Read More

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