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In case you missed it: Updates from the Knight Cancer Institute

Testing the impact of reference pricing on cancer care More than 15 million colonoscopies are performed in the U.S. each year as a routine cancer-prevention service, but did you know that the price for this procedure can vary by more than tenfold within a metropolitan area? David Lieberman, M.D., discusses the impact of reference pricing for colonoscopy services in a commentary in JAMA Internal Medicine. Find out more on Knight News. MicroRNA as an early … Read More

Construction update: Vibration, noise testing at Vollum and Richard Jones Hall, Sept. 11-13

As you may be aware, OHSU currently has two significant projects under way on the research side of campus. The first is focused on updating the Old Library and the second is to replace the exterior terra cotta skin of the Vollum Institute. Both projects have work that needs to be completed in the near future and the nature of the work will create noise and vibration disruptions to the buildings as well as adjacent … Read More

HHS proposes update to governance around research study participants

Big changes are coming the Common Rule – the set of regulations that govern how research participants are protected. The changes proposed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services include: Strengthened informed consent provisions to ensure that individuals have a clearer understanding of the study’s scope, including its risks and benefits, as well as alternatives to participating in the study. Requirements for administrative or IRB review that would align better with the risks … Read More

Research Courtyard: Construction testing on Vollum and RJH, Sept. 4-6

UPDATE 9/2/15 at 11 a.m.: The testing scheduled for Sept. 4-6 has been postponed. More details to come. OHSU has embarked on large renovation project on the Vollum Institute—and part of this renovation includes replacing the façade, which is damaged in places and thus represents a potential hazard. With construction to remove the façade of the building expected to begin next May, crews will be performing a series of tests this weekend to determine sound … Read More

Who’s new at OHSU? Mitchell Sally, M.D.

Mitchell Sally, M.D. is an assistant professor of surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery at OHSU. He is also assigned to the section of surgical critical care, and is the GME site director, Surgical ICU with the VA Portland Health Care System. His research focus is identifying factors that contribute to organ donation success. Where were you before coming to OHSU and what brought you here? I grew up in Chapel … Read More

Who’s new at OHSU? Dmitry Dukhovny, M.D., M.P.H.

Dmitry Dukhovny, M.D., M.P.H., is an assistant professor of pediatrics and neonatologist at OHSU. His research focus is on cost-effective analysis and decision science to help optimize health care resources with a special emphasis on neonatal intensive care. He joined OHSU in October 2014. Where are you from originally? I was born in Kiev, Ukraine, though it was still the Soviet Union at the time my family emigrated. We moved to Santa Monica when I … Read More

TTBD innovator spotlight: Carmem Pfeifer, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Carmem Pfeifer, D.D.S., Ph.D., assistant professor of biomaterials and biomechanics for the OHSU School of Dentistry, became an inventor without intending to. “When you get removed from your everyday problems, sometimes you can have an idea completely out of the blue,” she said. In 2009, with a suggestion from her postdoc supervisor, Pfeifer attended a UVA/UVB conference to showcase what they were doing in his lab to industries other than dental. During a session on … Read More

Who’s new at OHSU? Pamela Cassidy, Ph.D.

Pamela Cassidy, Ph.D., is a research associate professor in the Department of Dermatology at OHSU. Her research focus is on melanoma chemoprevention – developing agents that ameliorate the pathophysiological processes resulting from ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Where were you before coming to OHSU? I was at the University of Utah. I did my graduate and postdoc work there and then spent the last 15 years at the University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute. So, in total, … Read More

Brendan Rauw named vice president of technology transfer and business development

Brendan Rauw, MBA, has joined OHSU as vice president, technology transfer and business development, a division of OHSU’s research mission that supports technology commercialization, industry collaboration, and entrepreneurship. Rauw comes to OHSU from UCLA, where he served as associate vice chancellor and executive director of entrepreneurship. In this role at UCLA, he was responsible for leading a variety of programs designed to advance innovation, entrepreneurship, and the transfer of intellectual property into real-world applications. He … Read More

Who’s new at OHSU? Maros Ferencik, M.D., Ph.D.

Maros Ferencik, M.D., Ph.D., is a clinical scientist whose research focus is cardiac imaging. He joined the faculty at OHSU in January 2014. Where are you from originally? Slovakia. I went through medical school and earned my Ph.D. there. Where were you before coming to OHSU? I did my initial medical training in Slovakia for three and half years. During that time, I also spent a year on a research fellowship at the University of … Read More

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