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Hands-on training available for iLab users, Fridays at 11 a.m.

iLab Solutions software was rolled out over the past six months, bringing to OHSU a web-based tool to help manage scheduling and billing for core research resources. iLab Solutions replaced the Core Ordering and Reporting Enterprise System (CORES). While the rollout overall has been successful, iLab users have requested additional training to learn how to efficiently use the software. A series of GoTo Meeting training sessions have been scheduled for the coming weeks on Fridays … Read More

NIH S10 funding for high-end instrumentation

The Shared Instrument Grant Program (S10), which provides groups of NIH-supported investigators funds to purchase or upgrade shared equipment costing up to $600,000) was announced in late January.  A new S10 opportunity will open for applications on April 29, 2015. The High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program is specifically designed to fund instrumentation that costs at least $600,000. The maximum award is $2,000,000. Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to, X-ray diffraction systems, nuclear … Read More

OCTRI Research Forum: Creating a budget for individual research, Feb. 24

Join the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute, OCTRI, in a monthly research forum that addresses all things clinical and translational research. Don’t miss February’s topic: Creating a budget for individual research Learn best practices in preparing a budget for grant application. Presenters: Kathryn Krages, pre-award administration, Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology;  Neil Unger, grants and contracts analyst, OPAM; and Bridget Adams, manager, Investigator Support and Integration Services. Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 12 … Read More

OHSU’s Massively Parallel Sequencing Shared Resource receives new equipment

The Massively Parallel Sequencing Shared Resource (MPSSR) has been operating since 2009, providing sequencing services for OHSU investigators who examine genetic profiles as part of their research. Recently, the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust provided funding for a major expansion of the MPSSR. Among the items funded are: 1) a new Illumina HiSeq 2500; 2) an upgrade of the current Illumina HiSeq 2000 to permit runs with two-lane rapid run flow cells; and 3) a new … Read More

NIH S10 applications for 2015

The Shared Instrument Grant Program (S10) provides groups of NIH-supported investigators funds to purchase or upgrade a single item of specialized, commercially available instrumentation or an integrated instrumentation system. The cost of instrumentation must be at least $50,000 (note that this figure is different from past years, where the lower limit was $100,000) and no more than $600,000. Types of instruments supported include confocal and electron microscopes, biomedical imagers, mass spectrometers, DNA sequencers, biosensors, cell-sorters, … Read More

Commercialization of an MRI breast cancer detection technology

In 2000, OHSU Advanced Imaging Research Center (AIRC) scientists developed the Shutter-Speed Model (“SSM”) for analysis of Dynamic-Contrast-Enhanced (“DCE-MRI”) data. Later, they realized SSM is not just another pharmacokinetic “model,” but actually a new paradigm (“SSP”). The SSP enables more accurate MRI measure of, among other parameters, Ktrans, the rate constant for contrast agent molecule movement between capillaries and extravascular tissue. The researchers determined that systematic errors in the standard tracer pharmacokinetic paradigm “SP” Ktrans … Read More

CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing comes to OHSU

OHSU scientists: you have a new technology available to you–with special pilot pricing available. Several new methods for genome engineering have been introduced in recent years, the most successful of which is the clustered regulatory interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/Cas9 system. The OHSU Transgenic Mouse Models Core (TMM) has initiated several preliminary CRISPR pilot projects based in part on a recent campus-wide interest survey. Recently, OHSU’s first F1 mice genetically modified using CRISPR mice were … Read More

Share files between Mac and PC with Box.com

Box.com, OHSU’s preferred cloud storage system, is more than just a place to securely store files and data. It can also bridge the gap between Apple and Microsoft operating platforms. Box operates independently from any one system, which makes sharing and syncing documents easy. For employees who work on both a Mac and a PC, the Box Sync plug-in can be especially useful. It gives users the ability to share files and entire folders with … Read More

INVENT Seminar Series: Kick-off with Dr. Albert Starr and Dr. Richard Wampler keynote, Jan. 7

Are you ready or interested in joining the next league of biomedical inventors and entrepreneurs? If so, please join us for INVENT, an educational program on bioscience innovation and entrepreneurship. Two keynote presentations and a series of weekly seminars will provide information on translating and commercializing discoveries in the health and life sciences. Attendance is free, and medical students, grad students, post-doc fellows, faculty, and members of the bioscience community are all encouraged to attend. … Read More

OCTRI Design Studio: Get feedback on your project from senior faculty

Are you submitting a Career Development K award? Or your first R01? A similar major grant? The Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute has an opportunity for basic and clinical scientists to present their research and get constructive feedback from OHSU scientists to improve their chances of success. The OCTRI Design Studio has helped many OHSU researchers improve their aims and identify important areas of improvement before submitting awards. The Design Studio has openings at … Read More

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