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Dr. Mitalipov to lead new OHSU Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy

Oregon Health & Science University has just announced a new Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy to be led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D., senior scientist at OHSU’s Oregon National Primate Research Center and world leader in embryonic stem cell and gene therapy research. In May 2013, Dr. Mitalipov and his colleagues received significant attention after publishing a paper in Cell describing a new process for creating human embryonic stem cells from skin cells. The discovery was named a top … Read More

Faculty Senate Award nominations due Feb. 14

The Faculty Senate Awards recognize OHSU faculty members for their exceptional effort in support of OHSU’s mission. Awards are made for contributions within the last ten years in one of five categories: research, leadership, teaching, service and collaboration. Up to four nominees will be chosen from each category and each finalist will receive $500. The award winner from the category will receive $3,500 and will have his or her name engraved on the Faculty Senate Awards Memorial Plaque. Award … Read More

Beta testers needed to help make basic science more reproducible

The following announcement is from the OHSU Library. The issue of scientific reproducibility has been at the forefront of the news recently, from The Economist highlighting the lack of reliable research in “Trouble at the Lab” to Francis Collin’s recent Nature article describing the NIH’s new policies to improve reproducibility. Recently, Dr. Melissa Haendel’s group in the Library published a paper (Vasilevsky et al, 2013, PeerJ) showing that a key component of scientific reproducibility, the … Read More

OHSU leads efforts to increase safety of health information technology

Health information technology, including electronic health records, provides great value to patients and clinicians, but if not used appropriately, these tools can lead to medical errors and wasted resources. Faculty members in the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at Oregon Health & Science University have been involved in developing best practices for health IT, including contributing a chapter to the Institute of Medicine’s report on health IT safety that was released in 2011. … Read More

Faculty and postdoc mentors wanted for high school science outreach program

The OHSU Partnership for Scientific Inquiry (PSI) is a successful science outreach program which attracts bright and talented high school students who have a keen interest in science and medicine. The program is currently seeking research faculty and post-doc mentors. Mentors will attend one class at OHSU to give a brief presentation to the students and then meet periodically with an assigned student to help them read a peer-reviewed article and prepare a research proposal. The class … Read More

OHSU researchers use breakthrough “barcode” method to improve gene therapy

Gene therapy holds the promise of curing many diseases—but this promise has been thwarted by the steep technical challenge of delivering new genes into cells. One potential solution to this challenge is to use adeno-associated virus (AAV), which is an ideal vector because it does not cause disease in humans. Despite AAV’s many advantages, however, currently available AAV vectors can be used only in limited cases because engineering the viral capsid, or shell, has been … Read More

OHSU Technology Transfer and Business Development newsletter

Check out the Technology Transfer & Business Development 2014 first quarter Newsletter. In this issue, we discuss:  Business Development Updates – Hear about the Business Development Research Consortia and how our second annual Startup Symposium was a great success United States Legislation Update – Keep up-to-date on “the Innovation Act” and “the Transfer Act of 2013” and how it might affect you TTBD Patent Evaluation Process – Learn more about our patent evaluation process along with the requirements to … Read More

Center for Diversity & Inclusion summer internship programs seeking applicants

OHSU’s Center for Diversity & Inclusion seeks applications from diverse high school and college students for its eight-week summer internship programs. For college students: Through the Summer Equity Research Program, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion offers a paid internship opportunity for undergraduate students to receive career mentoring and shadowing opportunities from OHSU faculty mentors from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Graduate Studies. Students selected for the program receive a stipend for working with research faculty … Read More

OHSU faculty member teaching oceanography in Antarctica

Joseph Needoba, Ph.D., an assistant professor in OHSU’s Institute of Environmental Health is currently in Antarctica teaching students about the impact humans have on marine life, and what this means for the future health of our oceans and planet. Needoba is one of 17 educators and specialists on the Students On Ice Antarctic Expedition. View a recent interview with Dr. Needoba on the Students on Ice Blog to learn more.

Six OHSU faculty members certified in new clinical informatics specialty

We’re re-posting the following from the School of Medicine News. The School of Medicine has six faculty members who are now certified in the brand new medical subspecialty of clinical informatics. The intersection of health care reform and information technology advances are driving the establishment of this new clinical subspeciality. “The new subspecialty is a recognition of the importance that data and information play in health care,” said William Hersh, M.D., professor and chair of … Read More

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