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How Jeffrey Jensen is working to improve women’s health around the globe

Over the past 20 years, Jeffrey T. Jensen, M.D. and his team at Oregon Health & Science University have been working on innovative family planning research, from improving existing contraceptive methods to the development of novel non-hormonal approaches. Jensen’s latest work is centered on research that could ultimately lead to a safe, effective and accessible nonsurgical permanent contraception for women around the world using polidocanol foam, an FDA.-approved treatment for varicose veins. The need for … Read More

Research courtyard: Crane dismantled, work continues into April

The third phase of the North Campus Utility Plant project behind Richard Jones Hall, which began in early November, hit a significant milestone earlier this month. The crane, which was positioned in the research courtyard to lift materials and equipment for the cooling tower replacement project on the backside of RJH and the Vollum Institute, has been dismantled. The project will be ongoing through the end of April, but the contractors’ presence will be primarily … Read More

Susan Tolle, M.D., publishes article in NEJM on end-of-life care

Susan Tolle, M.D., a professor of medicine at OHSU and director of the OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care, is one of the founders of the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) movement. As the recipient of the 2014 MacLean Center Prize in Clinical Ethics and prominent POLST researcher and advocate, Tolle was recently invited by the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) to write an article on the topic of how best to ensure that people with serious illness or frailty … Read More

Faculty Senate Awards nominations due Feb. 20

Each year, OHSU faculty members are recognized through the Faculty Senate Awards for their exceptional efforts in support of OHSU’s mission. The awards are made for recent contributions in one of five categories: research, leadership, teaching, service, and collaboration. This year, nominations are being solicited from the Affiliated Units/Institutions & School of Public Health for the award category Research. The Research Award recognizes a faculty member for their excellence based upon evidence of sustained research … Read More

Call for Abstracts: Research Week 2015

Students, faculty, research-ranked employees, postdocs, and staff are invited to submit abstracts for an oral or poster presentation at OHSU Research Week, May 4 through 8, 2015. Research Week is a university-wide event that celebrates the excellence of research performed across all schools, centers, institutes and education programs at OHSU. It’s a unique opportunity to get out of the lab or clinic and meet colleagues from various disciplines. Visit the Research Week Call for Abstracts page for complete … Read More

OMSI seeks applicants for Science Communication Fellowship program

Looking for an opportunity to engage with the public and learn how to better communicate your science? The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry invitees OHSU faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and research technicians to apply for its Science Communication Fellowship program. After participating in specialized training, fellows are certified by OMSI as current science ambassadors and skilled communicators. Fellows join OMSI in helping public audiences engage with science in meaningful and relevant ways. Tuition … Read More

Changes to NSF’s online portal (FastLane) scheduled for Jan. 26

On Jan. 26, 2015, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will implement changes in FastLane to support the revised version of the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) and to run additional automated compliance checks on proposals. A revised PAPPG was issued on Nov. 20, 2014, which incorporates OMB’s Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance), as well as other policy updates. The following changes will be made … Read More

Intermittent electrical shutdowns in Richard Jones Hall, Jan. 29 and 30

To perform electrical system upgrades that will support chilled water system improvements, power to Richard Jones Hall will be shut off Thursday, Jan. 29, and Friday, Jan. 30, from 2:30 to 5:30 a.m. Backup power will be functioning during the shutdown. As a safeguard measure, research staff are asked to unplug any non-essential, sensitive or electronic equipment and close all fume hood sashes. Facilities representatives have met with impacted labs to identify critical items and … Read More

Parker Lab postdoc highlighted in Journal of Immunology

Timothy Thauland, PhD, a former graduate student and postdoc in David Parker’s lab in the OHSU School of Medicine’s Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, received special mention by the editors of the Journal of Immunology. His article – Boost the Immune Response with High-Quality TLR Ligands – featured in the Dec. 15 “In This Issue” section, was considered to be among the top 10 percent of articles published in the journal. Dr. Thauland is … Read More

Now showing: New videos feature individual researchers at OHSU

The OHSU research video, “We are the scientists of OHSU,” is getting some company. The same creative team recently released five new videos featuring individual researchers and labs at the university. The profiles are intended to highlight the strengths and variety of research at OHSU, and to act as a multimedia tool for researchers to use in describing their own programs. These first of these video profiles will be released over the next two months, … Read More

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