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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

Change to eligibility for NSF graduate research fellowships

If you are a graduate student applying for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Eligibility Program, you should be aware of an impending change in eligibility. Program solicitations for the NSF GRFP are due to be released in late July or early August. Effective as of the 2017 competition (deadlines in late Oct. or early Nov. 2016, based on discipline), graduate students will be limited to only one application to the GRFP, submitted in either the first or second year of … Read More

Who’s new at OHSU? Nathalie Pamir, Ph.D.

Nathalie Pamir, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the School of Medicine, Knight Cardiovascular Institute (KCVI), where she focuses on preventive cardiology. Where are you from originally? I’m from a Russian family but I was born in Turkey and spent my childhood there. I then went through the French school system and returned to Turkey to get my undergraduate degree. From there I moved to Vancouver, B.C., where I earned my master’s degree at the … Read More

New services for OHSU entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs at OHSU: you now have access to technology development resources via a new agreement with Virogenomics BioDevelopment, a 2015 spin-off of OHSU and Virogenomics, Inc. Working with universities across Oregon, biotech companies, and national institutions, Virogenomics brings together the scientific, regulatory, and funding components necessary to move technology out of the lab and into the marketplace. The idea is to help investigators find solutions to common problems such as applying for and managing STTR/SBIR … Read More

Who’s new at OHSU? Sudarshan Anand

Sudarshan Anand, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the School of Medicine’s Departments of Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology and Radiation Medicine. He arrived at OHSU in March 2014 and is one of a team of researchers at OHSU examining factors that shape the tumor microenvironment. Where are you from originally and what shaped your early career? I was born and raised in India and came to the U.S. in 2001 for graduate school. I … Read More

Limited submission funding process refresher

Faculty and departments have recently been asking “What should I do when I’m applying for a grant and I notice that only one application is accepted per institution?” To clarify what’s involved in identifying and applying for limited submission funding opportunities, the following information should help those of you who are new to the process and anyone else who may need a refresher. What is a limited submission? Limited submission funding opportunities are programs in … Read More

OHSU researchers launch initiative to reduce transplant wait times

As many as 22 patients die each day while waiting for a needed organ. Beyond the human cost, the U.S. health care system spends billions of dollars on life-sustaining treatments for those on the organ transplant waiting list. On June 13, the White House unveiled a new initiative to address challenges associated with organ donation and transplantation in the U.S. Included in the key actions is a three-year, $4.2 million grant to researchers at OHSU, as … Read More

Finding funding, simplified

The workload associated with administrative requirements on grants is ever increasing and well documented. Identifying the appropriate funding opportunities to apply for in the first place is an additional burden you don’t need. OHSU Research Funding and Development Services is here to help! Sign up for our Weekly Funding Alerts email, which features opportunities covering the broad range of research conducted across OHSU. Interested in more targeted searches? Check out OHSU’s Funding Portal for information on internal and foundation funding … Read More

The data on the competition for NIH funding

We all know the NIH budget is not keeping pace with demand and that success rates are at historically low levels but what are the actual numbers that reflect the funding climate? NIH’s Deputy Director for Extramural Research Mike Lauer addresses this question in detail in his May 31 Open Mike blog post, “How Many Researchers?” Using published findings from a workshop held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Kimble et al.) as a starting point, Lauer explores the … Read More

OCTRI announces 2017 Catalyst Award recipients

The Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Catalyst Award. This grant is designed to support novel, collaborative research initiatives at OHSU. “This year’s Catalyst Award is responsive to the need for novel methodologies that can improve and accelerate translational research,” said David Ellison, M.D., professor of medicine (physiology and pharmacology), OHSU School of Medicine, and director of OCTRI. “We are delighted to support these innovative … Read More

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