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Who’s who at OHSU: Matt Whorton, Ph.D.

Vollum Institute researcher Matt Whorton, Ph.D. was recently presented with an American Asthma Foundation (AAF) Scholar Award for his work on the structure and function of adenylyl cyclase. This highly competitive award supports basic research with potential applications to the study of asthma. We recently sat down with Whorton to discuss his research and learn more about his AAF project. The AAF Scholar Award is a unique funding opportunity for basic scientists. Can you tell us … Read More

Construction on the Radiochemistry Research Center starts to wrap up

Construction on the Center for Radiochemistry Research is scheduled to be completed around the end of May. The final stages of construction, including the delivery of laboratory instruments and the installation of an exhaust shaft, will be happening over the next couple of months. You’ll see scaffolding on the side of the MRB as the exhaust shaft is installed, during which time employees in MRB may see workers outside their windows and hear a little noise. However, pre-testing showed no … Read More

Don’t forget: Research Week abstracts due Mar. 8

A friendly reminder: If you’d like to give an oral or poster presentation at OHSU Research Week this May, be sure to submit your abstract by Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Don’t forget that a limited number of scholarships are available to students presenting posters at Research Week. For more information about the scholarship or abstract submissions in general, visit the OHSU Research Week website.

TTBD Innovator Spotlight: Xiangshu Xiao, PhD

Xiangshu Xiao, Ph.D., associate professor of physiology and pharmacology in OHSU’s School of Medicine, has been at the forefront in the field of cancer chemical biology. The goal of his research is to develop novel cancer therapeutics, using a combination of chemistry and biology, to create new compounds that target deregulated proteins in cancer cells. In his two main cancer-related projects, Dr. Xiao has developed first-in-class compounds that show significant anti-cancer effects in various preclinical … Read More

Study identifies common grant review criteria across federal agencies

In the current funding environment, it’s essential that investigators diversify their funding portfolios across multiple sources including federal agencies, foundations, and corporations. This presents challenges for applicants who may be overwhelmed by trying to understand various sets of requirements from different funders. In an effort to help researchers navigate this terrain and lower the barrier for diversification, two research development (professionals? researchers?), Holly J. Falk-Krezensinski, Ph.D, and Stacey C. Tobin, Ph.D., examined the review criteria of … Read More

OTRADI launches interactive bioscience ecosystem map

The Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute (OTRADI) has launched the first interactive Oregon Bioscience Ecosystem and Map. The comprehensive database and searchable map showcases the breadth and diversity of Oregon’s thriving bioscience industry. The interactive map allows visitors to search bioscience companies by area of focus, company size, and location. It is intended to capture the broader bioscience ecosystem by highlighting the state’s incubators, accelerators, investors, research institutions, contract research and manufacturing organizations, in addition to relevant … Read More

White House to request $1 billion for cancer research

President Obama is seeking $755 million in cancer research funding as part of his 2017 budget. Congress has already approved $195 million in research funding in 2016, which would bring total funding to nearly $1 billion over the next two years. These funds are meant to jump-start ongoing research as part of the Administration’s “moonshot” goal of curing cancer. A task force led by Vice President Biden and including representatives from the NIH, DHHS, DoD, FDA, … Read More

Update on NIH policy and guideline changes

As we reported in October, several changes to NIH policies, forms, and instructions go into effect for applications submitted on Monday, Jan. 25, and beyond (Phase I of the change rollout).  Additional changes apply to applications submitted on or after May 25 (Phase II), while several modifications scheduled for Phase II have been pushed back to fiscal year 2017 (those related to rigor and transparency for career development awards). Because the changes are many and nuanced, … Read More

TTBD Startup Spotlight: Gobiquity Mobile Health, Inc.

Of the 25 million children between the ages of six months and six years old, more than 15 percent show risk factors for amblyopia, the leading cause of visual impairment in children. In addition, only 20 percent of children receive proper vision screenings. Gobiquity Mobile Health, Inc., an OHSU startup company founded in 2010, specializes in prescribed mobile health diagnostics. Gobiquity is on a mission to end amblyopia through early screening and diagnosis. Its flagship … Read More

Demolition of Vollum south side facade scheduled Jan. 18 – Feb. 29

The demolition of the south facade of the Vollum Institute began Monday, Jan. 18, and will continue through Friday, Feb. 29. Work will take place during weekdays after 3:30 p.m. to minimize impacts. The project will replace the aging terracotta facade of the Vollum, and includes: Installation of covered scaffolding for access and protection from falling debris Removal of all existing terracotta on the Vollum facade Installation of a new weather barrier Replacement of all … Read More

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