Awards and Honors

Co-invented by OHSU’s David Huang 25 years ago, OCT technology helps detect and stop blindness

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the invention of Optical Coherence Tomography technology, co-invented by Oregon Health & Science University Casey Eye Institute’s David Huang, M.D., Ph.D., while Huang was a Ph.D. student with James Fujimoto, Ph.D. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. To commemorate the anniversary, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) published a special anniversary edition in their journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science with more than 70 articles. OCT is the … Read More

2016 BIP Drug Discovery awardees announced

The Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute and OHSU Technology Transfer & Business Development are pleased to announce the funding of two Biomedical Innovation Program  drug discovery awards. A new track supports drug discovery platforms and early stage therapeutic technology projects, including validation of drug targets and the development of small molecules, antibodies, vaccines, or biologics. The BIP provides funds, project management, and mentorship to facilitate the development of innovative technologies at OHSU, and accelerate their translation from … Read More

Postdoc Paper of the Year Award application due July 8

The OHSU School of Medicine Alumni Association is seeking applicants for its annual Postdoctoral Paper of the Year Award competition. The paper must be on original research and have been published or accepted for publication for 2015-2016. Finalists must be available to present their research before the Alumni Association’s panel of judges on the evening of August 17, 2016. A winner will be selected and awarded $500 with the opportunity to present their paper during … Read More

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

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