Awards and Honors

2015 BioScience Innovation Program Awardees

Several years ago, Oregon Health & Science University, with support from the OHSU Foundation, developed the BioScience Innovation Program  to fund proof of concept, technology development and testing of early-stage OHSU technologies. This program, administered by Technology Transfer & Business Development, leverages funds raised through the University Venture Development Fund, an Oregon tax credit program that facilitates the commercialization of university research, entrepreneurial education, and technology transfer initiatives. Together, these funds help fill a critical gap in … Read More

OCTRI announces 2016 Catalyst Award recipients

The Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is pleased to announce the 2016 Catalyst Award recipients. This grant is designed to support novel, collaborative research initiatives at OHSU.  David Ellison, director of OCTRI, says, “This year, the RFA encouraged proposals to develop novel research methodologies that may have generalizable applications.” Click here to read project abstracts. OCTRI’s Catalyst program receives institutional support from the School of Medicine’s Research Roadmap initiative and the Office of … Read More

International fellowship will help OHSU fight cervical cancer in Ethiopia

Through a multi-disciplinary effort between Charles Thomas, M.D., of the Knight Cancer Institute, and Rahel Nardos, M.D., of the Center for Women’s Health, the Women’s Health Research Unit and the Global Health Center’s Footsteps to Healing initiative, OHSU will have the opportunity to help conquer cervical cancer in Ethiopia. With the help of Thomas and Nardos, Kibrom Hagos, M.D., a radiation oncology resident from Mekelle University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has been awarded a 2015 Long-Term … Read More

OHSU faculty honored for leadership, teaching, research and more

At OHSU, the passion we bring to our work leads to discoveries, educational opportunities and patient successes that literally change the world. At the heart of our success are faculty members that bring this devotion, creativity and energy to everything that we stand for. This makes a difference not only in the eyes of other faculty members, but to students and patients as well. It is a great honor to be recognized by fellow faculty … Read More

ThinkFirst Oregon, Ed Neuwelt receive national awards

On May 2, in Washington, D.C., ThinkFirst Oregon was honored by the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation with a national Outstanding Community Involvement Award for its innovative community-based injury prevention initiatives. ThinkFirst Oregon was the only program selected for this award from 154 ThinkFirst chapters in the United States and 36 international chapters. The ThinkFirst National selected ThinkFirst Oregon for the competitive award in recognition of its fall prevention seminar series for older adults. The … Read More

OCTRI announces 2015 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 program cultivates and selects promising translational projects that develop new biomedical devices, diagnostics, and software. Via commercialization from academia to the marketplace, the objective is to move innovative technologies to clinical application, and thus to make a meaningful impact on human health. The Biomedical Innovation Program is a collaboration between OCTRI … Read More

OHSU research assistant wins award in BioScapes photography competition

The Olympus BioScapes International Digital Imaging Competition is widely recognized as the world’s foremost showcase for outstanding images and movies of life science subjects captured through light microscopes. Each fall, four individuals widely respected in the fields of microscopy and imaging are invited to select the winners and honorable mentions. Researchers and microscope enthusiasts from about 70 countries submit nearly 2,500 still images and movies to the  competition each year. The beauty, power and importance … Read More

Brian J. O’Roak, Ph.D., selected as Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Neuroscience

Brian J. O’Roak, Ph.D., has been chosen for a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. Sloan Fellowship recipients are nominated by fellow scientists and selected by an independent panel of senior scholars based on independent research accomplishments, creativity and potential to become a leader in his or her field. O’Roak studies the genetic basis of neurodevelopmental disorders, including groundbreaking research into the underpinnings of autism.  Check out OHSU’s media release.

Let’s Get Healthy! wins the 2015 SOPHE Technology Award

Let’s Get Healthy!, the popular interactive education and research exhibit, has just won the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Technology Award. Let’s Get Healthy! debuted in 2007 to increase public awareness of biomedical research and demonstrate how public participation in research can advance biomedical science. Currently, more than 16,700 people have participated at 107 sites (including four states outside of Oregon) with an additional 700 participating in two longitudinal cohort studies. The project is … Read More

Parker Lab postdoc highlighted in Journal of Immunology

Timothy Thauland, PhD, a former graduate student and postdoc in David Parker’s lab in the OHSU School of Medicine’s Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, received special mention by the editors of the Journal of Immunology. His article – Boost the Immune Response with High-Quality TLR Ligands – featured in the Dec. 15 “In This Issue” section, was considered to be among the top 10 percent of articles published in the journal. Dr. Thauland is … Read More

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