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New VA undersecretary for health appointed

Last week the Senate approved President Obama’s nominee, David Shulkin, M.D., current president of Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey, to oversee the health care arm of the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Shulkin will assume the role of managing a troubled health care system responsible for 9 million veterans in nearly 1,000 VA facilities nationwide. Carolyn Clancy, M.D., has been serving as interim undersecretary for health since Robert Petzel, M.D., stepped down in the wake of a … Read More

New online platform for submitting limited submission applications and more

OHSU has a new online Competitive Application Portal (CAP) for managing applications and review. Sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research, in collaboration with the Knight Cancer Institute and OCTRI, this platform streamlines the process of applying for the following types of funding: Limited Submissions Awards Bridge Support Pilot Grants Other OHSU-sponsored funding Who will be using it? You will, if you apply for limited submissions, OHSU bridge funding, and several … Read More

Who’s new at OHSU? Meet Larisa Tereshchenko, M.D., Ph.D.

Meet Larisa Tereshchenko, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor, cardiac electrophysiology, School of Medicine, Knight Cardiovascular Institute. She’s a new faculty member at OHSU, heading up a lab focused on prediction, prevention, and treatment of sudden cardiac death. Where were you before coming to OHSU? I was born and raised in Omsk, a small town in southwestern Siberia, where my parents were physicians. For me, there was no question but that I would go to medical school. … Read More

OHSU researchers Peter Barr-Gillespie and Kateri Spinelli featured in NIH Director’s Blog

NIH director, Francis Collins, posted a blog entry this week showcasing the work of Peter Barr-Gillespie, Ph.D., professor of otolaryngology in the OHSU School of Medicine and associate vice president for basic research at OHSU. The post provided a snapshot of Barr-Gillespie’s research and also featured an image of sensory hair cells captured by Barr-Gillespie and Kateri Spinelli, Ph.D., at the time a student in Barr-Gillespie’s lab.   You may recall the image from a previous post announcing … Read More

Sally Rockey to depart NIH for Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research

This week, National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins announced that Sally Rockey, Ph.D., will depart NIH to become the director of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research. Rockey has served as the deputy director for extramural research for NIH since 2008. The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research was authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill; it will support research on a range of issues from plant and animal health to agricultural and … Read More

TTBD Industry Spotlight: Michael Cohen and Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Whether it’s finding an effective vaccine approach to protect against human pathogens, or developing a technology that allows physicians to detect blood vessel abnormalities in the eye, researchers are constantly pushing the boundaries of science to create new, innovative solutions to problems. In the case of Michael Cohen, Ph.D., assistant professor of physiology and pharmacology at OHSU, he is currently working to develop a method to profile new protein synthesis in a cell-specific manner in … Read More

TTBD Innovator Spotlight: Perry Gliessman

Perry Gliessman has a long, innovative history at OHSU. For over 20 years, he developed technologies for medical research and data acquisition at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC). His inventions ranged from unique patient monitoring systems and surgical instruments to multi-channel neurotransmitter infusion and sampling systems designed for neuroendocrine research. He also designed and drove the implementation of the first fiber optic network for the OHSU West Campus. Then, during his seven-year tenure … Read More

Share your thoughts to help improve Research Week

Let us know what you thought of Research Week 2015. Because Research Week is intended to showcase OHSU’s research efforts, it is important for us to get feedback from you – the research community. We kindly ask that you take this short survey, which will be of great help as we strive to keep Research Week relevant, informative, and collaborative. The survey should take no more than 5 minutes. Take the survey now. Your participation … Read More

Video: Three Minute Thesis student participants show their stuff

Did you miss OHSU’s third annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition during Research Week in early May? This is where 16 OHSU grad students each presented their thesis in 180 seconds or less. You can get caught up on all the action by viewing videos, which are each – surprise! – three minutes in length. Watch here! When you’re finished, check out who took home the top prizes and went on to represent OHSU at … Read More

Video lecture: The Philadelphia chromosome and the search for a cure

The first week of May shone a spotlight on research at OHSU at the institution’s annual Research Week. Part of the programming included a lecture by science writer and author Jessica Wapner, whose book “The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Mutant Gene and the Quest to Cure Cancer at the Genetic Level” chronicles the true story of a scientist’s landmark discovery that helped identify the sole cause of a deadly blood cancer. The Philadelphia chromosome turned cancer research … Read More

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