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Sex, cognition, and stimulating neurons: Katie Wallin-Miller featured in OHSU In the Lab

Men and women suffer from mental illnesses at the same rate, but the kinds of disorders that tend to occur in men and women are very different. Katie Wallin-Miller, Ph.D., studies sex differences in the neurobiological mechanisms underlying mental processes of cognition. Understanding the basis of these differences may lead to more effective treatments for mental illnesses. Wallin-Miller is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of  Bita Moghaddam, Ph.D., where research focuses on the neurobiology of mental illness. What are you … Read More

Who’s new at OHSU? Joe Voje

Joe Voje is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at OHSU. Before joining OHSU in May, Joe worked as CISO for the City and County of San Francisco. He’s an active contributor to the international and national information security communities, serving on the Certified Chief Information Security Officer advisory board for EC-Council, an international information security training and certification body. What is your vision for the research community and data security? I’m committed to enabling … Read More

OHSU places in top 20 of Nature’s Index 2017 Innovation

OHSU is among the top institutions in the world for influencing innovation, according to a recently published supplement to the journal Nature. OHSU placed in the top 20 of Nature’s Index 2017 Innovation ranking, which measures the quality and quantity of research by institutions and universities worldwide.    Nature’s metrics assessed an institution’s influence on innovation by calculating the citations of research articles in patents owned by third parties, rather than those owned by the … Read More

Tissue engineering: Avathamsa Athirasala featured in OHSU In the Lab

More than 15 million root canals are performed each year in the United States. Current root canal procedures remove infected dental tissue and replace it with inert synthetic biomaterials, eliminating the tooth’s blood and nerve supply. Now, OHSU researchers have proven that fabrication of artificial blood vessels can be a highly effective strategy for fully regenerating the function of teeth. Read the In the Lab interview with Avathamsa Athirasala on the internal OHSU Staff News blog. Avathamsa Athirasala, … Read More

OHSU seeks chief scientific officer to direct, unify and further catalyze discovery

OHSU is commencing a search for a biomedical researcher and academic leader to serve as the university’s chief scientific officer and vice dean for research in the OHSU School of Medicine. The CSO/VDR will have responsibility for the leadership and management of the research enterprise of OHSU. The CSO will report to the president of OHSU and, for research matters in the School of Medicine, will serve in the role of vice dean for research, … Read More

Renowned scientist to lead precision oncology for the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Internationally renowned scientist Gordon B. Mills, M.D., Ph.D., is joining OHSU to lead precision oncology for the Knight Cancer Institute. One of the most highly cited medical scientists in the world, Mills will bring a breadth of research and leadership experience to OHSU. He was recruited from the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he has been a clinical and research leader since 1994. At OHSU, Mills will integrate research across multiple areas, including early … Read More

Xiaolu “Lulu” Cambronne awarded an NIH New Innovator Award

The National Institutes of Health today awarded a highly competitive research grant to Xiaolu (Lulu) Cambronne, Ph.D., a research assistant professor at the OHSU Vollum Institute. The grant, $1.5 million over five years, was given for Cambronne’s innovative approaches to addressing major challenges in biomedical research. The grant is part of the NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards, established in 2007 to support early-career investigators who are conducting high-risk, high-impact research. Cambronne was one of 55 New … Read More

Innovators meet for the 2017 OHSU Commercialization Conference

More than 250 scientists and entrepreneurs gathered last week at the OHSU Commercialization Conference, now in its fifth year. The takeaways? Disruptive innovation in science follows years of research that is carefully framed to address specific problems; business engagement can help move scientific discoveries to the patient; and OHSU’s structure that locates research outside the five schools creates special opportunities for transdisciplinary research, training, and education. A thread running through the conference, hosted by OHSU … Read More

In the Lab: Fran Biel

Women with disabilities face particular challenges during pregnancy and childbirth. There are scales and exam tables that may not accommodate them and that there is a lack of medical information in accessible form — and there is still little information about their experiences during pregnancy and childbirth. Research assistant Fran Biel works in Willi Horner-Johnson’s lab in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, where they are gathering new information that could improve the experiences of … Read More

Welcome: Grace Phelps Distinguished Professor

Welcome to Michelle van Ryn, Ph.D., who has been appointed professor and Grace Phelps Distinguished Professor at the OHSU School of Nursing. She comes to OHSU from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester where she was professor of health services research and director of the Research Program on Equity & Inclusion in Healthcare. She is also the founder and lead scientific advisor of the Institute for Equity & Inclusion Sciences, a public benefit corporation whose mission is to translate current evidence into practical … Read More

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