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Michael Matrone, Ph.D., joins OHSU as postdoctoral affairs officer

Michael A. Matrone, Ph.D., joined OHSU this spring to head the newly created OHSU Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. In this role, Matrone will support all OHSU postdoctoral scholars from arrival to departure and assist faculty and administrators with postdoc training and mentoring. For postdocs, he offers individualized career advisement on topics ranging from self-assessment and career exploration to job search skills for specific career paths, as well as application preparation and review. A career resource … Read More

School of Nursing researcher to study exercise and nutrition in rural Latinas

Advertisements, news articles and entire reality TV series are based on the common knowledge that obesity, physical inactivity and a poor diet are risk factors for number of chronic illnesses and certain cancers. We also know that eating better and being active can turn those negative diagnoses around. Cynthia Perry, Ph.D., F.N.P.-B.C., associate professor in the OHSU School of Nursing and director of the family nurse practitioner program, is taking this concept to a targeted … Read More

Breaking news: U.S. House passes 21st Century Cures Act

The 21st Century Cures Act (HR 6), legislation that includes a wide range of provisions aimed at speeding medical innovation and regulatory approval, received overwhelming bipartisan support today with a vote of 344-77 in favor of passage. One hundred seventy Republicans and 174 Democrats voted in favor and 70 Republicans and 7 Democrats voted no.  Oregon’s five Members of Congress supported the legislation. The House also rejected an amendment that would have converted the NIH Innovation Fund … Read More

West Nile virus vaccine developed at OHSU enters human clinical trials

A new NIH-funded investigational vaccine to protect against West Nile Virus, discovered and developed by OHSU researchers, is entering Phase I clinical trials. The OHSU team, led by Mark Slifka, Ph.D., created the test vaccine, called HydroVax-001, with a novel hydrogen peroxide-based approach that renders the virus inactive while maintaining its integrity; an intact surface structure permits triggering of an immune response to cells infected with the virus. This preparation will allow the test vaccine to be administered to … Read More

Who’s new at OHSU? Shawn Chavez, Ph.D.

Shawn Chavez, Ph.D., is an assistant scientist in the Division of Reproductive and Developmental Sciences at the Oregon National Primate Research Center and an assistant professor in the OHSU School of Medicine Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Physiology and Pharmacology. Her paper “Prediction model for aneuploidy in early human embryo development revealed by single-cell analysis” was published online on July 7, 2015, in Nature Communications. Where were you before coming to OHSU? I came … Read More

Who’s new at OHSU? Sergio Fazio, M.D., Ph.D.

Meet Sergio Fazio, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine and director, Center for Preventive Cardiology in the Knight Cardiovascular Institute. He is board-certified in clinical lipidology, and his studies focus on the role of cholesterol in cardiovascular disease. His clinical interest is the management of patients with abnormal amounts of lipids in the blood (dyslipidemia), which includes examining lipid-lowering drugs and identifying genetic mutations causing altered lipid levels in humans. His NIH-supported research focuses on the … Read More

New VA undersecretary for health appointed

Last week the Senate approved President Obama’s nominee, David Shulkin, M.D., current president of Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey, to oversee the health care arm of the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Shulkin will assume the role of managing a troubled health care system responsible for 9 million veterans in nearly 1,000 VA facilities nationwide. Carolyn Clancy, M.D., has been serving as interim undersecretary for health since Robert Petzel, M.D., stepped down in the wake of a … Read More

New online platform for submitting limited submission applications and more

OHSU has a new online Competitive Application Portal (CAP) for managing applications and review. Sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research, in collaboration with the Knight Cancer Institute and OCTRI, this platform streamlines the process of applying for the following types of funding: Limited Submissions Awards Bridge Support Pilot Grants Other OHSU-sponsored funding Who will be using it? You will, if you apply for limited submissions, OHSU bridge funding, and several … Read More

Who’s new at OHSU? Meet Larisa Tereshchenko, M.D., Ph.D.

Meet Larisa Tereshchenko, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor, cardiac electrophysiology, School of Medicine, Knight Cardiovascular Institute. She’s a new faculty member at OHSU, heading up a lab focused on prediction, prevention, and treatment of sudden cardiac death. Where were you before coming to OHSU? I was born and raised in Omsk, a small town in southwestern Siberia, where my parents were physicians. For me, there was no question but that I would go to medical school. … Read More

OHSU researchers Peter Barr-Gillespie and Kateri Spinelli featured in NIH Director’s Blog

NIH director, Francis Collins, posted a blog entry this week showcasing the work of Peter Barr-Gillespie, Ph.D., professor of otolaryngology in the OHSU School of Medicine and associate vice president for basic research at OHSU. The post provided a snapshot of Barr-Gillespie’s research and also featured an image of sensory hair cells captured by Barr-Gillespie and Kateri Spinelli, Ph.D., at the time a student in Barr-Gillespie’s lab.   You may recall the image from a previous post announcing … Read More

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