National Microbiome Initiative announced

On May 13, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced a collaborative effort to build a new National Microbiome Initiative (NMI) to support the study of microbiomes (communities of microorganisms) across different ecosystems. The NMI will launch with a combined Federal agency investment of more than $121 million in FY 2016 and 2017, including $20 million from the NIH to study multi-ecosystem comparison studies and investigation into design of new tools … Read More

Human Investigations Program applications due July 15

The Human Investigations Program (HIP) trains scientists in the principles of and best practices in clinical and translational research. Participants can obtain a Certificate in Human Investigations or a Master of Clinical Research degree. Enrollment in individual courses without a degree is available as well. The curriculum includes a wide variety of required courses and electives that provide the basic foundations for human investigation. Topics range from the basic science of disease to biostatistics to evidence-based … Read More

Newgard paper is AEM editor-in-chief pick for May 2016

Craig Newgard, M.D., M.P.H., director of OHSU’s Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, was recently recognized by Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) for his research on gun violence mapping. Newgard et al.’s paper, “A geospatial analysis of severe firearm injuries compared to other injury mechanisms: Event characteristics, location, timing, and outcomes,” was chosen by AEM’s Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Kline, M.D., as May’s feature. In this study, Newgard and his team performed a secondary analysis of … Read More

Volunteers needed for Research Week 2016!

Research Week 2016 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 volunteer, you … Read More

Intel’s Eric Dishman named Director of Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program

NIH has announced the selection of Eric Dishman to head up the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program. He will oversee the PMI landmark research study of roughly one million volunteers, designed to provide new insights into human disease and identify how precision medicine can improve health outcomes. One of Oregon’s top executives, Dishman most recently served as VP and Intel Fellow of Intel Corporation’s Health & Life Sciences Group based here in Portland. For … Read More

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

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