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Data Jamboree: Code Your Graph, June 24

This Friday’s Data Jamboree is devoted to techniques and tools for data visualization. Bring your laptop for hands-on tutorials on ggplot and matplotlib. A keynote talk on visualizing high dimensional data will also be presented by Kemal Sonmez, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Medicine’s Computational Biology Program, and Julja Burchard, scientific director of the Bioinformatics Core. Everyone is welcome! June 24, 2:30 – 5:00 PM OHSU Auditorium Arrive by 2:30 for help installing software packages! Food … Read More

OHSU breaks ground on cancer research facility

OHSU broke ground June 16 on its newest building, the 320,000-square-foot Knight Cancer Institute research facility on the South Waterfront. Located north of the Collaborative Life Sciences Building, the new facility will house up to 600 researchers and administrators dedicated to research programs in early cancer detection, computational biology, immuno-oncology, leukemia, prostate, and other areas. Construction is slated to be complete in July 2018. Visit the OHSU news website and the Knight News blog for … Read More

OHSU Postdoctoral Association, RIPPS host distinguished lecturer Louis J. Picker, June 29

The OHSU Postdoctoral Association and the Research in Progress Seminar Series (RIPPS) invite you to the 2016 Distinguished Lecture with speaker Louis J. Picker, M.D., associate director, OHSU Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute; professor, departments of pathology and molecular microbiology and immunology, OHSU School of Medicine; and senior scientist, Division of Pathology and Immunology, Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC). Picker will present “Cytomegalovirus (CMV) vectors: Recruiting an ancient warrior to defeat HIV.” 2016 Distinguished Lecture: … Read More

NeuroFutures 2016 conference to be held in Seattle, June 19-21

Hey OHSU neuroscientists: Now is the time to register for one of our signature neuroscience events: the NeuroFutures 2016 conference. Hosted by the Allen Institute for Brain Science, in partnership with OHSU, University of Washington, and University of British Columbia, this annual conference explores innovations at the interface of neuroscience and neurotechnology. This year’s NeuroFuture’s theme is “Circuit Structure and Dynamics.” Topics include: novel imaging approaches non-mammalian model systems human and non-human primate circuit function computational modeling of circuits circuits … Read More

Design and analysis surveys workshop, June 3

The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health is sponsoring a workshop on design and analysis surveys featuring instructor, Partha Lahiri, Ph.D., professor, Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland and adjunct research professor at the Institute of Social Research. Friday, June 3, 2016 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (with break at  12 to 1:30 p.m.) OHSU School of Nursing, room 144 Lahiri will present in a non-technical manner basic sampling techniques and explain … Read More

2016 OHSU Startup Symposium draws regional attention to life science innovation

“You are never too old or too big to think like a startup.” Thinking like a startup can mean different things to different people, though most would agree that successful startups are idealistic, persistent, and have a goal in mind that they relentlessly strive to achieve. However, as time passes and companies grow, they can lose that startup mentality. This advice was one of many compelling points made by John L. Flannery, president and CEO … Read More

“NIA 101” webinar scheduled for June 14

Do you have a research idea related to aging but don’t know how to get your project funded? Dr. Chyren Hunter, deputy director of the Division of Extramural Activities and training officer with the National Institute on Aging may have the answer for you. On June 14, 2016, Dr. Hunter will host “NIA 101,” a free hour-long webinar.  She’ll explain each step of the NIA grant application and review process and respond to questions from the … Read More

NRSA application workshop: Technical components, June 16

If you’re planning to apply for a pre- or post-doctoral NRSA fellowship from the NIH in the near future, we encourage you to attend this workshop to learn about essential, non-research elements of your fellowship application. Topics covered include elements needed for an InfoEd proposal, how to develop a budget, how to manage reference letters, biosketches and PMCID numbers, and elements of a great training plan. This upcoming workshop is led by Rachel Dresbeck, Ph.D., director of … Read More

Marquam Hill Lecture: Transforming cancer care with next-gen. sequencing, May 19

The 2016 Marquam Hill Lecture Series continues this month with Christopher Corless, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pathology in the School of Medicine and chief medical officer of OHSU’s Knight Diagnostic Laboratories, presenting “Transforming cancer care with next-generation sequencing.” Marquam Hill Lecture Thursday, Mar. 19 7 p.m. OHSU Auditorium About the lecture New technology gives researchers mountains of data about DNA mutations and how they cause cancer, but how can this information be turned into the right therapy for … Read More

Join the fight against skin cancer, May 21

In a state more known for rain than sunshine, one would think skin cancer wouldn’t be much of a concern in Oregon. The fact is, Oregon ranks fifth in the nation for melanoma, the most serious of all skin cancers. Researchers at OHSU are on the case, declaring war on melanoma and engaging patients, survivors and the community to figure out how best to prevent, treat and detect the disease. Sancy Leachman, M.D., Ph.D., director … Read More

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