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TTBD Industry Spotlight: Michael Cohen and Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Whether it’s finding an effective vaccine approach to protect against human pathogens, or developing a technology that allows physicians to detect blood vessel abnormalities in the eye, researchers are constantly pushing the boundaries of science to create new, innovative solutions to problems. In the case of Michael Cohen, Ph.D., assistant professor of physiology and pharmacology at OHSU, he is currently working to develop a method to profile new protein synthesis in a cell-specific manner in … Read More

TTBD Innovator Spotlight: Perry Gliessman

Perry Gliessman has a long, innovative history at OHSU. For over 20 years, he developed technologies for medical research and data acquisition at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC). His inventions ranged from unique patient monitoring systems and surgical instruments to multi-channel neurotransmitter infusion and sampling systems designed for neuroendocrine research. He also designed and drove the implementation of the first fiber optic network for the OHSU West Campus. Then, during his seven-year tenure … Read More

Share your thoughts to help improve Research Week

Let us know what you thought of Research Week 2015. Because Research Week is intended to showcase OHSU’s research efforts, it is important for us to get feedback from you – the research community. We kindly ask that you take this short survey, which will be of great help as we strive to keep Research Week relevant, informative, and collaborative. The survey should take no more than 5 minutes. Take the survey now. Your participation … Read More

Video: Three Minute Thesis student participants show their stuff

Did you miss OHSU’s third annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition during Research Week in early May? This is where 16 OHSU grad students each presented their thesis in 180 seconds or less. You can get caught up on all the action by viewing videos, which are each – surprise! – three minutes in length. Watch here! When you’re finished, check out who took home the top prizes and went on to represent OHSU at … Read More

Video lecture: The Philadelphia chromosome and the search for a cure

The first week of May shone a spotlight on research at OHSU at the institution’s annual Research Week. Part of the programming included a lecture by science writer and author Jessica Wapner, whose book “The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Mutant Gene and the Quest to Cure Cancer at the Genetic Level” chronicles the true story of a scientist’s landmark discovery that helped identify the sole cause of a deadly blood cancer. The Philadelphia chromosome turned cancer research … Read More

OHSU grad students to compete in statewide 3MT event May 16

During Research Week 2015, OHSU held its third annual Three Minute Thesis competition, where 16 graduate students rose to the challenge of presenting their thesis in 180 seconds with a single slide. Three students emerged victorious: First place:  Katie Lebold, “Imaging dysfunctional nerves in asthma” Second place: QiLiang Chen, “Shedding light on the pain in your brain” People’s Choice: Josh Kaplan, “A cerebellar contribution to alcohol intake” Not only did these students take home cash prizes and bragging … Read More

Another successful Research Week in the books

Research Week 2015 consisted for four solid days full of events and activities celebrating the research that takes place at OHSU every day. More than 400 participants took part this year, including two keynote speakers, 100 oral presenters, 132 poster presenters, 16 Three Minute Thesis competitors, 20 new faculty participating in the first-ever lightning rounds, 56 volunteers, and 25 School of Medicine alumni at career networking night. The awards ceremony and reception brought the week … Read More

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

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