Awards and Honors

Nominate an OHSU colleague for Impact Awards: deadlines Jan. 1 and Jan. 16

Nominations for Impact Awards are being accepted now. You may nominate OHSU individuals or teams who are using innovative approaches to generate positive social or environmental change. Each year at the Elevating Impact Summit, PSU presents the awards to people behind breakthrough innovations. Teams can be an entire organization, a unit within an organization, or a less formal affiliation working together to achieve a similar goal. The 2017 Summit will be held on Feb. 13. Health Innovation … Read More

David Huang, M.D., Ph.D., receives National Academy of Inventors award

OHSU Casey Eye Institute researcher David Huang, M.D., Ph.D., has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Academic inventors and innovators elected to the rank of NAI Fellow were nominated by their peers for outstanding contributions to innovation in areas such as patents and licensing, innovative discovery and technology, significant impact on society, and support and enhancement of innovation. Huang, the Peterson Professor of Ophthalmology and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at OHSU, … Read More

OHSU’s Erick Turner and team finalists for Open Science Prize: voting open through Jan. 6

Alongside the growing availability of high-value open data for research are key obstacles — discoverability and the ability to access and use that data. The global science competition Open Science Prize was launched by the Wellcome Trust, US National Institutes of Health, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to encourage new ways to remove these obstacles. In the first phase of this new initiative, six international teams received prizes to develop prototypes. The teams presented … Read More

Oregon Hearing Research Center scientists featured on front page of the Oregonian

The Oregonian featured OHSU’s Oregon Hearing Research Center on page 1 of its Nov. 25 print version and on its website, highlighting the Center’s four scientists with hearing loss. Peter Steyger, Ph.D., Lina Reiss, Ph.D., John Brigande, Ph.D., and Alfred Nuttall, Ph.D., belong to OHSU’s team of researchers investigating causes and solutions to hearing loss. Their research ranges from toxicity of certain pharmaceutical drugs to genetic therapies to prevent deafness through treatments in utero. Also featured … Read More

Medical Research Foundation honors Oregon scientists

The Medical Research Foundation has announced its award winners for 2016. Two scientists from OHSU — Stephen Back, M.D., Ph.D., and Richard Stouffer, Ph.D. — won awards, as well as Oleh Taratula, Ph.D., from Oregon State University. The 2016 Discovery Award was given to Stephen Back, M.D., Ph.D., for his seminal work in the molecular pathways of brain repair. Dr. Back is professor of Pediatrics, Neurology and Anesthesiology-Critical Care Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University — Doernbecher … Read More

Technology Transfer and Business Development awards

Four OHSU researchers were honored at OHSU Technology Transfer and Business Development’s 11th award ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 12. The event is held each year to honor members of the OHSU research community, recognize new companies based on OHSU technology, and celebrate TTBD’s numerous milestones and accomplishments. Sudarshan Anand, Ph.D., assistant professor of cell and developmental biology, was recognized as New Inventor of the Year for his work with TTBD Understanding the role of microRNAs in cancer blood vessels … Read More

Registration now open for the 2016 TTBD awards ceremony, Oct. 12

The 2016 Technology Transfer and Business Development awards ceremony recognizes and honors OHSU community members who have contributed to innovation, entrepreneurship, industry partnership, patenting, and technology commercialization. At this annual event, top honors will be awarded to New Inventor of the Year, Business Development Partnership, Technology Transfer Achievement, and TTBD Appreciation. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 4:30 to 8 p.m. Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Vey Auditorium, 11th floor Opening reception will begin at 4:30 p.m. Ceremony will … Read More

Neuroscience Ph.D. student awarded 2016 Gilliam Fellowship

Antoinette Foster, a Ph.D. student in the Vollum Institute/OHSU neuroscience graduate program, is one of 34 students across the country to receive a Howard Hughes Medical Institute 2016 Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study. The fellowships provide full support to promising doctoral students from groups traditionally underrepresented in science. Recipients receive an annual award totaling $46,000, for up to three years. “The Gilliam Fellows are outstanding young scientists who have expressed a clear commitment to advancing … Read More

Parkinson’s grants awarded to three OHSU researchers

The American Parkinson Disease Association announced today, Aug. 3, that it has awarded $1.6 million toward research for the 2016-2017 funding cycle. Three OHSU researchers are among the recipients of this year’s awards. Vivek Unni, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of neurology in the Parkinson Center of Oregon and Jungers Center for Neurosciences Research at OHSU, is the recipient of the prestigious George C. Cotzias Fellowship, named in honor of the scientist who helped develop Levodopa … Read More

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

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