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.
Awards and Honors
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
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
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., 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
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
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, 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
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
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