Who’s new at OHSU? Sivaraman Prakasam

Sivaraman Prakasam, B.D.S., M.S.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Periodontology, OHSU School of Dentistry. In addition to his research program, Prakasam is a clinical educator and a practicing clinician, limiting his practice to periodontics and dental implant placement. Where are you from originally? I was born and raised in India. I got my dental degree there – a B.D.S. as it’s known in India – and as soon as I was … Read More

Recruitment begins for emergency medicine career development program

The OHSU Department of Emergency Medicine was recently selected as one of three sites for the new national K12 Training Program in Emergency Care Research. The purpose of this award is to promote multidisciplinary clinical research training programs in emergency care that prepare clinician-scientists for independent research careers and academic leadership roles. The program runs for five years and supports five scholar’s comprehensive research training to evaluate innovative approaches in the diagnosis and clinical management of … Read More

New scientific review requirement for some clinical research studies

Concerns have been raised that some human subject scientific protocols that do not receive external peer review have limitations that slow their progress through the IRB.  As the IRB is charged with protecting human subjects, rather than as a scientific review committee, this lack of review slows the process and adds work for researchers and regulators alike.  And this problem is not just local, but nationwide.  In response to several recent examples here at OHSU, … Read More

Who’s new at OHSU? Fikadu G. Tafesse, Ph.D.

Fikadu G. Tafesse, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of molecular microbiology and immunology who is working to understand how pathogens utilize host cellular processes during infection. He arrived at OHSU from Boston in February, 2016. Where are you from originally? I was born and raised in Ethiopia and got my undergraduate degree in agriculture there, learning how to grow crops – basic farming. After graduation, I decided to go to Europe to gain more experience and ended … Read More

Meet the inventors: Register for MedTech Alliance Showcase Sept. 14

The 2016 MedTech Alliance Showcase connects investors, industry partners, and community collaborators with OHSU inventors and technologies. At this event, attendees will have the opportunity to network and learn more about OHSU medical technologies, including early-stage inventions that have a realistic chance for commercialization. The opening address will be given by John Ma, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., professor and chair of the OHSU Department of Emergency Medicine. Four presenters will take the stage to showcase their technologies. … Read More

ONPRC researchers to sequence rhesus macaques genomes

Scientists at the Oregon National Primate Research Center will sequence the genomes of 2,000 rhesus macaques, funded by a $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. This groundbreaking initiative will take place over four years and result in a searchable database enabling researchers from around the world to conduct biomedical research to identify genes that contribute to common human diseases and to test therapies based on the presence or absence of particular genetic … Read More

The business of science: Internship applications due Aug. 26

For those interested in the sciences who want to explore opportunities outside the lab, there are many career paths to explore through OHSU Technology Transfer and Business Development. The office offers a comprehensive internship program to help participants – bioscience or engineering graduates pursuing advanced degrees in these areas as well as medicine, business, or law, who also have an interest in intellectual property and technology business development – gain experience in navigating the business, … Read More

Who’s new at OHSU? Raymond Bergan, M.D.

Raymond Bergan, M.D., is an internationally regarded cancer researcher who joined OHSU as head of hematology and medical oncology in the School of Medicine and as associate director of medical oncology for the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. He is also a practicing clinician who sees patients at OHSU and the Veterans Administration Portland Health Care System. What brought you to OHSU? My decision to leave Northwestern University and come to OHSU was two-fold. The opportunity to … Read More

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

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