Could a computational model reduce toxicity testing in animals?

Karen Watanabe, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Division of Environmental & Biomolecular Systems at OHSU’s Institute of Environmental Health, uses computational models that mimic biological processes in hopes of reducing the number of laboratory animals used in toxicity testing. Dr. Watanabe was recently awarded a grant from the Alternatives Research & Development Foundation that may help her do just that. The grant will fund a study to formulate a computational model of mammalian ovarian development … Read More

OHSU receives $25 million for clinical and translational pancreatic cancer research

This morning, OHSU announced a $25 million pledge from Norman and Linda Brenden and the Colson Family Foundation that will fund a cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research initiative to fight pancreatic cancer. The pledge is one of the top monetary gifts in the history of OHSU and one of the largest in the nation to fund studies on pancreatic health. Funds will be used to support a highly collaborative team of clinical researchers and basic scientists with … Read More

Interactive occupational fatality maps launched by the OR-FACE Program

Oregon FACE (Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation), an occupational fatality prevention research program, has tracked over 600 work-related deaths in the state of Oregon since 2003. OR-FACE recently published all confirmed Oregon occupational fatalities as interactive maps on its website. The fatality maps (2003 to 2010) can be filtered by year and are coded by events, occupation, and industry. The most current cases, 2011 to present, can be filtered further by both event and year. … Read More

2013 NSF Science and Technology Centers Directors Meeting held at OHSU

The National Science Foundation held its annual Science and Technology Centers Directors Meeting at OHSU’s Waterfront Campus on August 22-23, 2013. Featured meeting presenters included U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer; Vinton Cerf, Ph.D., vice president and chief Internet evangelist at Google; Wilfred Pinfold, Ph.D., director of Research and Advanced Technology Development at Intel; and William Vesneski, J.D., Ph.D., director of Evaluation and Planning at the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. Meeting attendees included NSF program staff, … Read More

Reminder: Medical Research Foundation award nominations due Aug. 23

Nominations are open for the Medical Research Foundation of Oregon Awards. The purpose of these awards is to recognize Oregonians who are performing cutting edge research and demonstrating outstanding leadership. Nominations are open for the following categories: The Discovery Award acknowledges an Oregon Investigator who has made significant, original contributions to health-related research while working in Oregon. This research can be in the basic, clinical or behavioral sciences, or can be research in health care … Read More

Inventive OHSU postdoc “traps” scientific creativity to solve problems

From a young age, Lulu Cambronne, Ph.D., has always been interested in trying new things. For example, as a young musician she enjoyed composing works that explored hybrids of classical and modern sounds. Today, as a scientist at OHSU’s Vollum Institute, Dr. Cambronne is still harnessing her creativity and using it to develop solutions to difficult scientific problems. As a postdoc in Dr. Richard Goodman’s lab, one of Dr. Cambronne’s inspired ideas became tangible while … Read More

Fulbright Scholars Program seeks peer reviewers

The Fulbright Scholars Program is currently recruiting faculty reviewers for the Fulbright Discipline Peer Review selection process, which begins in mid-August. For information on what it means to be a Fulbright Discipline Peer Review committee member and a full list of available disciplines, please refer to the Peer Review website or contact Douglass Hay at PeerReview@iie.org.

Bridge (SharePoint) to be read-only this weekend

We’re cross-posting the following announcement from Staff News. All Bridge lists, libraries and InfoPath forms will be in read-only mode starting at 6 a.m. on Friday, July 26 through Monday, July 29. Users will be able to once again upload new content, edit current content and submit InfoPath forms starting at 6 a.m. on Tuesday July 30. During read-only mode, Bridge will feature a red informational banner alerting staff to the upgrade. Staff who attempt … Read More

Meet the CURE and Equity summer research interns

Take a moment to get to know the students participating in this summer’s Equity and CURE internship programs, which are sponsored by OHSU’s Center for Diversity & Inclusion. Equity interns are high school and college students who are interested in pursuing careers in research, medicine, or dentistry. Each student is matched with a faculty mentor at OHSU. The Ted R. Lilley Cancer Continuing Umbrella of Research Education, or CURE Program, is a paid research internship … Read More

Dr. Hassouneh receives Outstanding Research Diversity & Inclusion award

Dr. Dena Hassouneh was one of a number of OHSU community members to be honored at the first OHSU Diversity and Inclusion Awards ceremony that was recently held at the Portland Art  Museum. The event celebrated exemplary work of OHSU faculty, students, and staff in advancing diversity, inclusion, and equality. Dr. Hassouneh received an award for outstanding research in addressing inequalities in nursing education, and in understanding and improving mental health disparities in women. Her … Read More

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