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White House to request $1 billion for cancer research

President Obama is seeking $755 million in cancer research funding as part of his 2017 budget. Congress has already approved $195 million in research funding in 2016, which would bring total funding to nearly $1 billion over the next two years. These funds are meant to jump-start ongoing research as part of the Administration’s “moonshot” goal of curing cancer. A task force led by Vice President Biden and including representatives from the NIH, DHHS, DoD, FDA, … Read More

Update on NIH policy and guideline changes

As we reported in October, several changes to NIH policies, forms, and instructions go into effect for applications submitted on Monday, Jan. 25, and beyond (Phase I of the change rollout).  Additional changes apply to applications submitted on or after May 25 (Phase II), while several modifications scheduled for Phase II have been pushed back to fiscal year 2017 (those related to rigor and transparency for career development awards). Because the changes are many and nuanced, … Read More

TTBD Startup Spotlight: Gobiquity Mobile Health, Inc.

Of the 25 million children between the ages of six months and six years old, more than 15 percent show risk factors for amblyopia, the leading cause of visual impairment in children. In addition, only 20 percent of children receive proper vision screenings. Gobiquity Mobile Health, Inc., an OHSU startup company founded in 2010, specializes in prescribed mobile health diagnostics. Gobiquity is on a mission to end amblyopia through early screening and diagnosis. Its flagship … Read More

Demolition of Vollum south side facade scheduled Jan. 18 – Feb. 29

The demolition of the south facade of the Vollum Institute began Monday, Jan. 18, and will continue through Friday, Feb. 29. Work will take place during weekdays after 3:30 p.m. to minimize impacts. The project will replace the aging terracotta facade of the Vollum, and includes: Installation of covered scaffolding for access and protection from falling debris Removal of all existing terracotta on the Vollum facade Installation of a new weather barrier Replacement of all … Read More

Researchers discuss out-of-hospital births in NEJM online forum starting Jan. 6

The NEJM Group Open Forum, a live, online discussion intended to generate conversation around important (and sometimes controversial) ideas, will feature a trio of OHSU researchers for the next 10 days. Jonathan Snowden, Ph.D., Aaron Caughey, M.D., Ph.D., and Ellen Tilden, Ph.D., C.N.M., whose article about out-of-hospital births and birth outcomes is at the center of the current forum, will each log in daily to respond to comments and questions asked by the online community. See what others are saying … Read More

TTBD Industry Spotlight: CORI software and Due North Innovation

Of the millions of colonoscopies and endoscopic procedures performed in the U.S., there is very little information on the cause and result of the procedures once they are performed. To figure out which patient is likely to experience side effects from the procedure, David Lieberman, M.D., head of OHSU’s Division of Gastroenterology, led the initiative in 1994 to create a national endoscopic database repository to learn more about patients receiving gastrointestinal procedures. With help from … Read More

Cardiac arrest drug study complete, patients no longer need to opt out from the ALPS study

In 2012, OHSU joined other health centers across North America in a clinical trial to determine whether two drugs commonly used to stabilize the heart during cardiac arrest actually improve survival rates and neurological function among cardiac arrest victims. The study was completed last month, with results expected in spring 2016. OHSU researchers conducting the study hereby notify the public of the study’s completion, which used a unique methodology. Because patients eligible for this study … Read More

Center for Radiochemistry Research enters next phase of construction

The Center for Radiochemistry Research construction project has moved into a new phase of work with steel framing delivered this week. In preparation, there has been a considerable amount of welding going on in the Research Courtyard with a crane being set up to facilitate the installation of the framing. Specific questions and concerns should be directed to Dan VanBrabant. Read a summary of the project and see previous updates here. (OHSU ID required to … Read More

AAALAC celebrates 50 years, OHSU acknowledged as long-standing partner

AAALAC International (Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care) is marking 50 years in its role of promoting the humane treatment of animals in science by reflecting on its achievements within the fields of laboratory animal science and medicine and honoring its first accredited organizations, member organizations, and council officers. In 1965, AAALAC’s Articles of Incorporation in Illinois led to the accreditation of two organizations that set a trend for major research universities … Read More

OHSU librarian selected for NLM/AAHSL leadership fellows program

The National Library of Medicine and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries has named Stephanie Kerns, M.L.S., associate university librarian for information and research services for the OHSU Library, to its jointly sponsored leadership fellows program. The program prepares emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries through a year-long mentoring relationship with a director of another library and a curriculum focused on developing leadership knowledge critical to enhancing the value of … Read More

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