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Call for Abstracts: Research Week 2015

Students, faculty, research-ranked employees, postdocs, and staff are invited to submit abstracts for an oral or poster presentation at OHSU Research Week, May 4 through 8, 2015. Research Week is a university-wide event that celebrates the excellence of research performed across all schools, centers, institutes and education programs at OHSU. It’s a unique opportunity to get out of the lab or clinic and meet colleagues from various disciplines. Visit the Research Week Call for Abstracts page for complete … Read More

OMSI seeks applicants for Science Communication Fellowship program

Looking for an opportunity to engage with the public and learn how to better communicate your science? The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry invitees OHSU faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and research technicians to apply for its Science Communication Fellowship program. After participating in specialized training, fellows are certified by OMSI as current science ambassadors and skilled communicators. Fellows join OMSI in helping public audiences engage with science in meaningful and relevant ways. Tuition … Read More

Changes to NSF’s online portal (FastLane) scheduled for Jan. 26

On Jan. 26, 2015, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will implement changes in FastLane to support the revised version of the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) and to run additional automated compliance checks on proposals. A revised PAPPG was issued on Nov. 20, 2014, which incorporates OMB’s Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance), as well as other policy updates. The following changes will be made … Read More

Intermittent electrical shutdowns in Richard Jones Hall, Jan. 29 and 30

To perform electrical system upgrades that will support chilled water system improvements, power to Richard Jones Hall will be shut off Thursday, Jan. 29, and Friday, Jan. 30, from 2:30 to 5:30 a.m. Backup power will be functioning during the shutdown. As a safeguard measure, research staff are asked to unplug any non-essential, sensitive or electronic equipment and close all fume hood sashes. Facilities representatives have met with impacted labs to identify critical items and … Read More

Parker Lab postdoc highlighted in Journal of Immunology

Timothy Thauland, PhD, a former graduate student and postdoc in David Parker’s lab in the OHSU School of Medicine’s Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, received special mention by the editors of the Journal of Immunology. His article – Boost the Immune Response with High-Quality TLR Ligands – featured in the Dec. 15 “In This Issue” section, was considered to be among the top 10 percent of articles published in the journal. Dr. Thauland is … Read More

Now showing: New videos feature individual researchers at OHSU

The OHSU research video, “We are the scientists of OHSU,” is getting some company. The same creative team recently released five new videos featuring individual researchers and labs at the university. The profiles are intended to highlight the strengths and variety of research at OHSU, and to act as a multimedia tool for researchers to use in describing their own programs. These first of these video profiles will be released over the next two months, … Read More

OHSU Startup Spotlight: Najit Technologies, Inc.

Like most academic scientists, Mark Slifka wears many hats – principle investigator, grant writer, manuscript editor, manager, and administrator, to name a few. Perhaps less common is his entrepreneurial “hat.” Dr. Slifka is the president and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of Najít Technologies, Inc., a clinical stage startup company based on a platform vaccine technology that he developed at OHSU’s West Campus. Najít’s platform uses a novel, patented approach to inactivate viruses while still maintaining … Read More

OHSU’s Claudio Mello, Ph.D., and colleagues publish bird genomes

An international group of more than 200 scientists–including Oregon Health & Science University neuroscientist Claudio Mello, Ph.D.–has released the genome of common birds for the first time. This work illuminates the evolution of birds, including details about how they developed song. The consortium is publishing 23 papers across multiple journals this week, including 8 papers in a Dec. 12 special issue of Science. The 48 bird species studied include the crow, duck, and eagle, as … Read More

TTBD Industry Spotlight: Pitching to industry

Building partnerships between academic and corporate institutions is a mutually beneficial endeavor. These types of alliances have the potential to innovate and solve many medical, scientific, and health-related issues. Universities can bring a wealth of knowledge and research expertise, while partnering corporations provide the resources and connections necessary to help that research flourish. Although the paths to these partnerships can vary by institution, scientific alignment is the foundation of prosperous relationships. The pharmaceutical, medical device, … Read More

TTBD aims to bring together inventors, investors and industry

The OHSU Technology Transfer & Business Development (TTBD) office is trying to send a clear message: We’ve got some really cool inventions at OHSU, and we’re open for business. Two new articles from the Portland Business Journal have focused on the TTBD office and the importance of commercializing innovations coming out of universities. The first article titled “OHSU conferences aim to bring together inventors, investors and industry,” discussed the office’s efforts to give investors and industry … Read More

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