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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

Researchers discuss out-of-hospital births in NEJM online forum starting Jan. 6

The NEJM Group Open Forum, a live, online discussion intended to generate conversation around important (and sometimes controversial) ideas, will feature a trio of OHSU researchers for the next 10 days. Jonathan Snowden, Ph.D., Aaron Caughey, M.D., Ph.D., and Ellen Tilden, Ph.D., C.N.M., whose article about out-of-hospital births and birth outcomes is at the center of the current forum, will each log in daily to respond to comments and questions asked by the online community. See what others are saying … Read More

TTBD Industry Spotlight: CORI software and Due North Innovation

Of the millions of colonoscopies and endoscopic procedures performed in the U.S., there is very little information on the cause and result of the procedures once they are performed. To figure out which patient is likely to experience side effects from the procedure, David Lieberman, M.D., head of OHSU’s Division of Gastroenterology, led the initiative in 1994 to create a national endoscopic database repository to learn more about patients receiving gastrointestinal procedures. With help from … Read More

Cardiac arrest drug study complete, patients no longer need to opt out from the ALPS study

In 2012, OHSU joined other health centers across North America in a clinical trial to determine whether two drugs commonly used to stabilize the heart during cardiac arrest actually improve survival rates and neurological function among cardiac arrest victims. The study was completed last month, with results expected in spring 2016. OHSU researchers conducting the study hereby notify the public of the study’s completion, which used a unique methodology. Because patients eligible for this study … Read More

Center for Radiochemistry Research enters next phase of construction

The Center for Radiochemistry Research construction project has moved into a new phase of work with steel framing delivered this week. In preparation, there has been a considerable amount of welding going on in the Research Courtyard with a crane being set up to facilitate the installation of the framing. Specific questions and concerns should be directed to Dan VanBrabant. Read a summary of the project and see previous updates here. (OHSU ID required to … Read More

AAALAC celebrates 50 years, OHSU acknowledged as long-standing partner

AAALAC International (Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care) is marking 50 years in its role of promoting the humane treatment of animals in science by reflecting on its achievements within the fields of laboratory animal science and medicine and honoring its first accredited organizations, member organizations, and council officers. In 1965, AAALAC’s Articles of Incorporation in Illinois led to the accreditation of two organizations that set a trend for major research universities … Read More

OHSU librarian selected for NLM/AAHSL leadership fellows program

The National Library of Medicine and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries has named Stephanie Kerns, M.L.S., associate university librarian for information and research services for the OHSU Library, to its jointly sponsored leadership fellows program. The program prepares emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries through a year-long mentoring relationship with a director of another library and a curriculum focused on developing leadership knowledge critical to enhancing the value of … Read More

Who’s new at OHSU? Marina Guizzetti, Ph.D.

Marina Guizzetti, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience at OHSU and a research biologist with the Portland VA Health Care System. Her research focuses on the neurodevelopmental effects of alcohol on the developing brain, specifically looking at Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Where are you from originally? I’m from northern Italy and also where I was educated. I got my degree at the University of Pavia just south of Milan. This … Read More

TTBD Innovator Spotlight: Yali Jia, Ph.D.

Yali Jia, Ph.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology at OHSU’s School of Medicine, has been making great strides to create breakthrough optical imaging technologies that may transform the way clinicians diagnose and care for patients. As a study investigator in Center for Ophthalmic Optics and Lasers (COOL) lab of Casey Eye Institute, Jia has spent the last several years helping develop the split-spectrum amplitude-decorrelation angiography (SSADA) algorithm, which is most efficient within current available optical coherence … Read More

TTBD Startup Spotlight: NeuraMedica LLC

Watertight closure of the dura mater – the membrane covering the brain and spinal cord – is a difficult and time-consuming procedure. It is typically performed using fine suture down narrow working channels using minimally-invasive surgical techniques. Repeatedly experiencing the complexity of this procedure firsthand, neurosurgeon Neil Roundy, M.D., saw an opportunity to address the problem. Roundy developed an innovative bio-absorbable clip used to close durotomy incisions during spinal surgery. But he needed support to … Read More

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