Awards and Honors

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

OHSU among “Best Small Universities”

Each year, The Times Higher Education (THE) publishes their ranking of the “World’s Best Small Universities.” This year, OHSU is listed at #7. THE categorizes an institution a “small university” if it has enrollment of less than 5,000 across the entire institution. All universities featured in this category must also cover four or more broad subjects. The list, released on Jan. 25, includes an overview of the top 20 schools in this category. OHSU, which ranks highest among medical … Read More

Five OHSU researchers among the most influential scientific minds of 2015

Thomson Reuters has named five OHSU researchers among their list of the world’s most influential scientific minds 0f 2015. The annual list comprises authors whose work has consistently wielded great influence in the form of citations from fellow scientists. This year’s list includes five OHSU researchers from three different disciplines: Biology and Biochemistry   Eric Gouaux, Ph.D. Senior Scientist, Vollum Institute Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Jennifer and Bernard Lacroute Term Chair in Neuroscience Research     Clinical Medicine   … Read More

OCTRI announces 2016 Biomedical Innovation Program award recipients

The Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is pleased to announce the funding of three research awards through its Biomedical Innovation Program. The BIP aims to cultivate, select and provide strong program management for promising translational projects that develop new biomedical devices, diagnostics, and software. The primary objective of the BIP is to facilitate development of innovative technologies from academia to the marketplace, and thus to make a meaningful impact on human health. The Biomedical … Read More

Medical Research Foundation honors top Oregon scientists, mentors

The Medical Research Foundation of Oregon has announced the recipients of its 2015 awards for scientific leadership and innovation in Oregon. The awards were presented Thursday, Nov. 12. Established in 1942, the MRF promotes medical research achievement across the state. In addition to awarding its annual leadership and innovation honors, it administers more than $1 million in annual research funding and early investigator grants that support the work of outstanding investigators at research institutions across … Read More

OHSU librarian selected for NLM/AAHSL leadership fellows program

The National Library of Medicine and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries has named Stephanie Kerns, M.L.S., associate university librarian for information and research services for the OHSU Library, to its jointly sponsored leadership fellows program. The program prepares emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries through a year-long mentoring relationship with a director of another library and a curriculum focused on developing leadership knowledge critical to enhancing the value of … Read More

School of Nursing Ph.D. students receive prestigious ARCS Scholar Award

ARCS Foundation Portland recently awarded two OHSU School of Nursing Ph.D. students the ARCS Foundation Scholar Award. Quin Denfeld and Suzi Frase are the first School of Nursing recipients of the prestigious award, which is $18,000 each over three years to pursue their research. Quin Denfeld, B.S.N., R.N., a third-year ARCS scholar, received the Bates, Foley, Pedersen SON Scholar Award. Her research focus is cardiovascular pathophysiology and frailty syndrome among older adults. A graduate of … Read More

OHSU researchers receive NIH BRAIN initiative funding

Haining Zhong, Ph.D.,  and Tianyi Mao, Ph.D., assistant scientists with OHSU’s Vollum Institute, were awarded a grant as part of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative. The grant given to OHSU — an award totaling $1,156,556 over three years from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke within the NIH — will allow the investigators to further explore their research in neuromodulation, a key mode of chemical communication between neurons in the brain. … Read More

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