MedTech Alliance one-year anniversary attracts largest crowd to date

On Wednesday, Nov. 4, OHSU hosted its third MedTech Alliance program meeting and marked the one-year anniversary of the program launch. The meeting attracted over 150 attendees, including representatives from industry and investor groups, OHSU faculty and staff, and the Portland business and startup communities. The MedTech Alliance program allows investors, industry representatives, and community partners to stay up to date on early-stage collaboration and investment opportunities at OHSU. The goal of the MedTech Alliance … Read More

School of Dentistry Dean’s Seminar, David T. Wong, UCLA, Nov. 30

The OHSU School of Dentistry welcomes David T. Wong, D.M.D., D.M.Sc., professor and associate dean of research, UCLA School of Dentistry, and director, Oral/Head and Neck Oncology Research Center, as he presents “Saliva-based EFIRM liquid biopsy,” as part of the School of Dentistry Dean’s Seminar Series. Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Collaborative Life Sciences Building, 3Aoo3A/B Add to your calendar. For more information about the speaker series, call 503 494-8874 or visit … Read More

Breast Cancer Issues Conference: Call for abstracts

The Susan G. Komen Foundation’s local affiliate will be hosting a small poster session at their next Breast Cancer Issues Conference. They are inviting OHSU researchers to submit abstracts for consideration by Nov. 20, 2015. The conference will be held on March 5, 2016 at the DoubleTree Hotel in NE Portland. This conference aims to provide education, support and empowerment for breast cancer survivors, co-survivors, and health professionals. The annual event covers topics such as risk … Read More

Announcing Data Science forums for OHSU researchers

Do you have an opinion about the future of data science or research informatics at OHSU? If so, this is your chance to provide input for OHSU’s new data science initiative. OHSU will be investing in clinical and research informatics in the next several years, and the institution wants to hear from you about what is needed to succeed. You’re invited to attend a series of three, 90-minute forums across campus to solicit input from … Read More

IRB brown bag: Navigating the new eIRB

Navigating the new eIRB Presented by David Holmgren, IRB manager Thursday, Nov. 12 10 to 11 a.m. OHSU Hospital, 8th floor auditorium Come join us for an orientation of the new eIRB system. See how UPs will trigger the RNI form, learn how to submit a Continuing Review and get an introduction to the new system in general. Bring your questions and get ready to learn!

NIGMS Director Jon Lorsch to visit OHSU Nov. 13

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences, with director Jon Lorsch, Ph.D., at the helm, is breaking new ground on funding and workforce development strategies. Come and hear Lorsch talk about exciting changes taking place at NIGMS as he presents: “Developing a More Productive, Efficient and Sustainable Biomedical Research Enterprise” Nov. 13th, 2:00-3:00 p.m. OHSU Hospital, 8th floor Auditorium Lorsch will share the latest news out of NIGMS and outline the institute’s strategic plan as … Read More

Leading gene therapy researcher to visit OHSU Oct. 20

As part of its Bench to Bedside research seminar series, the OHSU Department of Pediatrics will host Donald Kohn, M.D., who will present “Gene therapy using hematopoietic stem cells.’ Kohn is a professor in the Division of Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is also former president of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy. Kohn will talk about the science of gene therapy targeting human … Read More

Lecture: The Nature of Seeing, Portland Art Museum, Oct. 29

The eyes are the window for the brain. Yet there are many mysteries about how our brains makes sense of what we see and, more specifically, how we perceive art. Join David Wilson, director of the Casey Eye Institute at OHSU, as he presents on art, perception and the brain as part of panel discussion with leaders in the field of neuroscience from OHSU and the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle. The lecture … Read More

Interested in a training session in finding funding?

Representatives from Elsevier are offering two training sessions on how to find funding using SciVal Funding, a web resource that can support you in the pre-award stage of the funding process. Sessions are on Tuesday, Oct. 13 and Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am in Vollum M1441. Please RSVP to and mention your funding area of interest.

Gene Therapy Symposium, Nov. 4

The OHSU Gene Therapy Working Group and the Pape’ Family Pediatric Research Institute invite you to attend the 4th Annual Gene Therapy Symposium, an afternoon event to showcase OHSU’s Gene Therapy research excellence. Gene Therapy at OHSU Wednesday, Nov. 4 2 to 6:30 p.m.  Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Vey Conference Center  Register here by Oct. 28 This half day symposium will feature “Emerging prospects for gene therapy for muscular dystrophy,” a keynote address from Jeffrey S. Chamberlain, Ph.D., McCaw … Read More

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