Awards and Honors

NIMH new innovator award recognizes leader in autism research

The National Institutes of Mental Health has awarded a highly competitive research grant to Brian J. O’Roak, Ph.D., assistant professor of molecular and medical genetics in the OHSU School of Medicine. The grant, $2.5 million over five years, is part of the NIMH Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists, or BRAINS, program and recognizes O’Roak as an autism research innovator who has the potential to transform the field. The BRAINS program was established in 2009 … Read More

OHSU places in top 20 of Nature’s Index 2017 Innovation

OHSU is among the top institutions in the world for influencing innovation, according to a recently published supplement to the journal Nature. OHSU placed in the top 20 of Nature’s Index 2017 Innovation ranking, which measures the quality and quantity of research by institutions and universities worldwide.    Nature’s metrics assessed an institution’s influence on innovation by calculating the citations of research articles in patents owned by third parties, rather than those owned by the … Read More

Michael Chiang recognized for contributions to medical informatics

Michael Chiang, M.D., will be inducted into the American College of Medical Informatics on November 5 during the 2017 American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium. ACMI is an honorary College of elected informatics fellows from the United States and abroad selected for significant and sustained contributions to the field. Chiang is Knowles Professor of Ophthalmology and Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at OHSU and is vice chair in the Department of Ophthalmology. He also leads … Read More

Xiaolu “Lulu” Cambronne awarded an NIH New Innovator Award

The National Institutes of Health today awarded a highly competitive research grant to Xiaolu (Lulu) Cambronne, Ph.D., a research assistant professor at the OHSU Vollum Institute. The grant, $1.5 million over five years, was given for Cambronne’s innovative approaches to addressing major challenges in biomedical research. The grant is part of the NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards, established in 2007 to support early-career investigators who are conducting high-risk, high-impact research. Cambronne was one of 55 New … Read More

OHSU receives NIH award to pioneer a national center for digital health innovation

OHSU has been awarded two grants totaling $62 million from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, to support the use of health data, algorithms and information systems to bridge basic science and clinical research. The newly awarded grant provides OHSU with $25 million over five years to establish and lead the new National Center for Data to Health, or CD2H, in order to foster collaboration across more … Read More

2017 Flux Congress hosted in Portland Sept. 16-18; Damien Fair to receive Young Investigator Award

You’re invited to join the OHSU Department of Behavioral Neuroscience in Portland at the international meeting of Flux: The Society for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, September 16–18, 2017. Damien Fair, P.A.-C., Ph.D., will be presented with the Flux Society Young Investigator Award at the event. Fair, an associate professor in the Behavioral Neuroscience Department, focuses his research on the mechanisms and principles that underlie the developing brain. The 2017 Flux Congress opens with the Translational Neuroscience Symposium, chaired by Bita Moghaddam, Ph.D. Moghaddam, Ruth Matarazzo Professor … Read More

OHSU scientist Mandel elected to Society for Neuroscience leadership post

Gail Mandel, Ph.D., has been elected to the governing body of the Society for Neuroscience. Mandel, a senior scientist at the Vollum Institute and professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the School of Medicine, begins her four-year term on November 11, 2017. Mandel’s lab focuses on understanding how neuronal cell identity is established and maintained. Her team discovered that this is achieved primarily through a repressor mechanism with the DNA-binding protein, … Read More

Five innovative education projects awarded mini-grants

Members of the School of Medicine community embrace “outside the box” thinking when it comes to advancing the education mission. In order to spur this inventiveness, five projects designed to generate and support innovation within the school’s educational programs have been awarded mini-grants. Faculty members, trainees, and staff in the school submitted 18 project ideas in response to the call for proposals earlier this year. The funded projects were chosen for their originality, feasibility, impact, sustainability, 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

OHSU Center for Women’s Health Circle of Giving awards two research grants

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, have announced the recipients of two research grants for 2017. Wei Huang, Ph.D., (left photo) from the Advanced Imaging Research Center will receive a $125,000 grant. Dr. Huang proposes to develop a safer, faster and lower-cost MRI exam that can detect breast cancer with high accuracy and can be used … Read More

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