Gene therapy holds the promise of curing many diseases—but this promise has been thwarted by the steep technical challenge of delivering new genes into cells. One potential solution to this challenge is to use adeno-associated virus (AAV), which is an ideal vector because it does not cause disease in humans. Despite AAV’s many advantages, however, currently available AAV vectors can be used only in limited cases because engineering the viral capsid, or shell, has been … Read More
You’ve completed an Intellectual Property Disclosure Form and submitted it the Technology Transfer & Business Development (TTBD) office. What happens next? Please join Michele Gunness, senior technology development manager and Trina Voss, technology development manager for a discussion of how TTBD evaluates inventions to find the best route to move them from the lab to the marketplace, for the public benefit. Every invention is unique, and has multiple potential commercialization plans. In this session, we’ll … Read More
Check out the Technology Transfer & Business Development 2014 first quarter Newsletter. In this issue, we discuss: Business Development Updates – Hear about the Business Development Research Consortia and how our second annual Startup Symposium was a great success United States Legislation Update – Keep up-to-date on “the Innovation Act” and “the Transfer Act of 2013” and how it might affect you TTBD Patent Evaluation Process – Learn more about our patent evaluation process along with the requirements to … Read More
OHSU’s Center for Diversity & Inclusion seeks applications from diverse high school and college students for its eight-week summer internship programs. For college students: Through the Summer Equity Research Program, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion offers a paid internship opportunity for undergraduate students to receive career mentoring and shadowing opportunities from OHSU faculty mentors from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Graduate Studies. Students selected for the program receive a stipend for working with research faculty … Read More
Joseph Needoba, Ph.D., an assistant professor in OHSU’s Institute of Environmental Health is currently in Antarctica teaching students about the impact humans have on marine life, and what this means for the future health of our oceans and planet. Needoba is one of 17 educators and specialists on the Students On Ice Antarctic Expedition. View a recent interview with Dr. Needoba on the Students on Ice Blog to learn more.
We’re re-posting the following from the School of Medicine News. The School of Medicine has six faculty members who are now certified in the brand new medical subspecialty of clinical informatics. The intersection of health care reform and information technology advances are driving the establishment of this new clinical subspeciality. “The new subspecialty is a recognition of the importance that data and information play in health care,” said William Hersh, M.D., professor and chair of … Read More
Here’s a brief summary of our most popular blog posts published in 2013 according to Google Analytics. Thanks for reading and have a Happy Year New! Update regarding federal government shutdown Inventive OHSU postdoc “traps” scientific creativity to solve problems Dr. Mitalipov’s stem cell discovery named a Top 10 Breakthrough of 2013 Novo Nordisk Diabetes and Obesity Award; applications due May 1 Tartar Trust Fellowships, applications due April 19 OHSU vaccine candidate completely clears AIDS-causing … Read More
Earlier this year, the Portland Development Commission launched the University Startup Commercialization Grant Program to strengthen the relationship between Portland’s two major research universities—OHSU and Portland State—and the city’s entrepreneurs. As a result, six local startup companies based on OHSU and PSU technologies will receive grants of up to $30,000 to support commercialization. The three OHSU-affiliated recipients are: Nzumbe, Odyssey Science Innovations and Gamma Therapeutics. The three PSU-affiliated recipients are: SweetSense, Inc., APDM and Hawthorne … Read More
As we wrap up 2013, several publications have issued Top 10 lists for 2013. Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D., a senior scientist at the Oregon National Primate Research Center, has been recognized by four national publications —Time, Nature, Science, and Discover—for being the first person to transform human skin cells into embryonic stem cells using a technique called somatic cell nuclear transfer. The discovery holds promise for treating conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, cardiac disease and spinal cord injuries.
Two OHSU faculty members, Bradley Tebo, Ph.D., and Caroline Enns, Ph.D., have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Drs. Tebo and Enns are among 388 newly-elected Fellows who were recognized by their peers for their efforts to advance science or its applications. Dr. Tebo, associate director and professor at OHSU’s Institute of Environmental Health and head of the Division of Enrionmental and Biomolecular Systems, was elected as an … Read More