Awards and Honors

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

ONPRC director elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology

Nancy Haigwood, Ph.D., senior scientist and director of the Oregon National Primate Research Center, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. Dr. Haigwood is one of 88 new fellows selected for their scientific achievements and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. She will be recognized at the American Society of Microbiology annual meeting on May 20. View the complete list of 2014 Fellows.

Andy Chitty elected president of Western Association of Core Directors

Andy Chitty, program manger for University Shared Resources at OHSU, has recently been elected president of the Western Association of Core Directors, the Western U.S. regional group of professionals from research-focused institutions who share an interest in the development, operation and advancement of innovative, cost effective technologies and services in core facilities. The Western Association of Core Directors is a chapter of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities. Under Andy’s leadership, the Association will continue to play a … Read More

School of Nursing faculty member receives Distinguished Researcher Award

Judith Gedney Baggs, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Elizabeth N. Gray Distinguished Professor at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing, was honored with the Distinguished Researcher Award from the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association at the Annual Assembly held in conjunction with the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine earlier this month. The Distinguished Researcher Award recognizes a nurse who has demonstrated longevity and consistency in hospice and palliative nursing research presentations and publications in a variety of peer-reviewed … Read More

OHSU faculty member wins prestigious literary award

He’s published in scientific journals like PLoS ONE and Psychopharmacology, but now, Garet Lahvis, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience in the OHSU School of Medicine, will have a citation in a very different type of journal. Dr. Lahvis recently won first prize in the Curt Johnson Prose Award in Creative Nonfiction for his essay entitled ‘NQR.’ His essay describes the obstacles to finding the cause for autism as he watches a young boy … Read More

OHSU researchers receive Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award to unleash the power of imaging for cancer treatment

When doctors treat breast cancer patients with the latest targeted cancer drugs, many patients initially see an improvement but later relapse and develop a resistance to treatment. Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University believe that by developing better imaging technologies they will be able to see how molecules change and rearrange themselves in response to cancer treatment, ultimately allowing them to create more effective treatments with a lasting response. Summer L. Gibbs, Ph.D., and … Read More

Dr. Robert Vieira, Vice Provost Emeritus, Receives NASPA Award

Dr. Robert Vieira, Vice Provost Emeritus has been honored with the prestigious Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a Dean by NASPA – National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. The Scott Goodnight award honors deans who have made exemplary contributions to the student affairs profession, as demonstrated through high-level competency in administrative skills, innovative response in meeting students’ varied and emerging needs, effectiveness in developing junior staff members, and leadership in community and university … Read More

OHSU neuroscientist receives Presidential Early Career Award

Damien Fair, PA-C, Ph.D., an assistant professor of behavioral neuroscience and psychiatry and assistant scientist at the OHSU Advanced Imaging Research Center, has received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for 2013, the highest honor given by the U.S. government to early-stage independent scientists. Dr. Fair received the award for his work on mapping and trying to better understand brain development in children with ADHD and autism. He is one of 102 researchers … Read More

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