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OHSU rallies for science

Research funding from the National Institutes of Health has advanced our understanding of the molecular underpinnings of life—and has led to cures and therapies for some of the world’s most devastating diseases.    Those advances, however, may be in jeopardy if proposed cuts to NIH funding take effect. These cuts—$5.8 billion, or 18 percent of its budget—would be devastating to biomedical research and would threaten the future health not only of people in the United … Read More

Volunteers needed for Research Week 2017!

Research Week 2017 is less than a month away, and we need your help! Each year, volunteers play a critical role in in making Research Week a success. Anyone at OHSU can volunteer. It’s a great opportunity to meet people from other areas and gain an understanding of the scope and quality of the research conducted every day at OHSU. There are a number of ways volunteers can help: Check-in desk As a Check-in Desk … Read More

Volunteer as a presentation judge at Research Week!

Research Week 2017 is fast approaching and we need your help! We are looking for 65 faculty, postdocs, and research staff to serve as judges for students who are presenting talks and posters during Research Week, May 1-3. For each session for which you sign up to judge, you’ll be asked to evaluate a maximum of four student presentations (either oral or poster). Visit the sign-up page for a full listing of session dates, times, … Read More

Who’s presenting at Research Week 2017? Announcing this year’s keynotes

Another Research Week is on the horizon, and with it comes another round of engaging keynote speakers! Nicholas J. Strausfeld, Ph.D. The student’s choice keynote presenter this year is Nicholas J. Strausfeld, Ph.D., Regent’s Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Arizona. His talk “Half a billion year old brains and those of today: What is different?” will highlight the functional organization of the arthropod visual system and the evolution of brains; … Read More

NIH introduces new resources for multi-site clinical trials and research studies

The NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences has launched a Trial Innovation Network that provides infrastructure and resources to multi-site clinical trials and research studies. Currently, NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award program sites, including the Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute, are serving as local hubs in the network. OCTRI’s research team will support OHSU investigators in designing multi-center research, as well as providing information on national resources available through the network. They will … Read More

OHSU resources for finding funding

If you’re a new investigator at OHSU or someone who’s navigating the funding world for the first time, the Research Funding & Development team has resources to help you get started on identifying appropriate opportunities. First, sign up for our Weekly Funding Alerts email, which features opportunities covering the broad range of research conducted across OHSU. Interested in more targeted searches? Check out OHSU’s Funding Portal for information on internal and foundation funding as well as links to … Read More

John Brigande provides commentary: Hearing in the mouse of Usher

The March issue of Nature Biotechnology brings together a set of articles that provide an overview of promising RNA-based therapies and the challenges of clinical validation and commercialization. In his News and Views essay, “Hearing in the mouse of Usher,” John V. Brigande, Ph.D., provides commentary on two studies in the issue that report important progress in research on gene therapy for the inner ear.    One in eight people in the United States aged … Read More

Lasker essay contest deadline April 3

Calling all students, interns, residents, and fellows who love to write! The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation is accepting entries for their 2017 essay contest. Essays must be 800 words or less will be evaluated on innovation of ideas, how well those ideas are conveyed, and writing quality and clarity. This year’s topic is “Using at least one specific example, propose ways in which breakthroughs in biomedical research can be made part of the daily … Read More

Vote by Mar 9 for OHSU Researchers in STAT Madness—inspired by basketball, but all about research

OHSU is in the running for the championship in STAT Madness, a bracketed contest being held to find the best recent innovations in life sciences from the top U.S. research institutions.    OHSU scientist Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D., submitted his research, which provides key insights into mitochondrial replacement therapy. The field of 32 competitors includes Harvard and Yale, the University of Michigan and Ohio State, and Stanford and UCLA. Each submitted an innovative health or medicine … Read More

Introducing Sue Downs, R.N., M.B.A., M.S.N.

The Clinical Translational Research Center and the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit have a new nurse manager. Sue Downs leads the team that supports human research conducted by OHSU scientists and external clients. The role includes making sure the center has the capacity and expertise to follow research protocols for studies ranging from first human use of drugs to sleep studies. New training and mentorship programs are two of the first initiatives to maintain a pipeline of … Read More

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