Awards and Honors

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

OHSU’s Andrew Fowler wins statewide Three Minute Thesis competition

Andrew Fowler, a Ph.D. student in the Center for Spoken Language Understanding at OHSU, won Oregon’s first statewide Three Minute Thesis competition for his presentation, “Efficient Typing with a Brain Computer Interface.” The competition took place at Portland State University on Saturday, May 17. 3MT® is an academic competition developed by the University of Queensland, Australia. The exercise develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills as students explain their research in three minutes in a language appropriate to an intelligent but … Read More

Joel Nigg, Ph.D., receives MERIT award from National Institute of Mental Health

Joel Nigg, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience in the OHSU School of Medicine and director of the Division of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, has received a MERIT (Method to Extend Research in Time) award from the National Institute of Mental Health to further his work on the underlying mechanisms and causes of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A leader in the field of ADHD research, Dr. Nigg has created a unique integration of … Read More

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

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