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You’re invited to Research Week 2015

We’re sharing the following message from Dan Dorsa, Ph.D., senior vice president for research: Dear colleagues, I would like to invite you to join me in celebrating OHSU Research Week, May 4-8, 2015, our annual celebration of research at Oregon Health & Science University. More than 200 OHSU researchers will be presenting their latest findings over the four days. I encourage you to show your support by attending talks and poster sessions – many of the … Read More

Students and postdocs: We want your ugliest data!

Do you have an unfortunate set of data? A photo of a lab fail? Perhaps a particularly ugly figure? Now’s your chance to turn that ugly data into a new iPad Mini! During Student Day at OHSU Research Week, attendees will vote for the ugliest data. You no doubt have some ugly data in your notebooks or on your computer, and every field is bound to specialize in its own unique style of ugly. So submit … Read More

New tool for finding funding: GrantScoop

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Research has recently added a new, supplementary tool to help OHSU researchers identify funding opportunities. GrantScoop is an online service that offers comprehensive access to funding opportunities, tailored specifically for use by researchers. These funding opportunities are hand curated by scientists, for scientists, in a simple-to-use format and updated weekly. If you wish to sign up for an individual account, go to GrantScoop and Create a User … Read More

Richard Jones Hall, Auditorium undergoing upgrades

Several construction and upgrade projects are under way on the Marquam Hill campus and will continue into the summer and beyond. Richard Jones Hall Between now and July, the 4th floor of Richard Jones Hall will be retrofitted with new infrastructure and have new space created for new tenants. The space has become available because previous tenants have moved to the Collaborative Life Science Building. Construction work is scheduled to occur between 5 a.m. and … Read More

Scheduled power outage to impact Richard Jones Hall, Mar. 14

To make improvements to the emergency power electrical distribution system, Richard Jones Hall will experience some power outages Saturday, Mar. 14, from 7 to 11 a.m. Impacts include: Egress exit signs will not be illuminated. Stairwell lighting will be replaced with temporary lighting during the outage. The freight elevator will not be functional. All other normal and emergency power will not be affected. Questions or concerns? Contact Carl Gioia via email.

ACMG issues new joint guidelines

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) this week issued new joint guidelines for determining the disease-causing potential of DNA sequence variations in genetics in medicine.  In an effort to standardize interpretation and reporting of genomic test results, the ACMG, together with colleagues from the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP), has developed an evidence-based gene variant classification system and accompanying standard terminology. The new system, published … Read More

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

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