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Find ONPRC and nationally available research resources on new National Primate Research Centers website

The Oregon National Primate Research Center–one of eight NIH-funded primate centers in the country–is part of a new national NPRC Research and Capabilities website that is intended to facilitate innovative research and new collaborations. Use the site to easily learn which animals, equipment, and areas of expertise are available at each center.

New search tool for tissue samples available for cancer researchers

The OHSU Knight BioLibrary recently introduced a biolocator search engine that provides cancer researchers with a new tool for requesting specimens. For the first time, researchers—whether at OHSU or outside institutions—can do an online search of the repositories that are part of the BioLibrary. The eight searchable repositories currently contain more than 100,000 specimens from about 8,600 patients. Highlights include: Automated process: All specimen requests are now handled directly through the search engine. After each submission, researchers can log onto the … Read More

OCTRI announces 2014 Biomedical Innovation Program award recipients

The Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is pleased to announce the funding of four research awards through its Biomedical Innovation Program. The Program cultivates and selects promising translational projects that develop new biomedical devices, diagnostics, and software. Via commercialization from academia to the marketplace, the objective is to move innovative technologies to clinical application, and thus to make a meaningful impact on human health. The Biomedical Innovation Program is a collaboration between OCTRI and OHSU … Read More

iLab Solutions rollout begins July 29 for core resource scheduling and billing

In June, we told you about an upcoming change in the way you interface with core resources at OHSU. Over the next few weeks, OHSU will begin rolling out iLab Solutions, a web-based tool to help manage scheduling and billing for core research resources. iLab Solutions will replace the current Core Ordering and Reporting Enterprise System (CORES). The rollout will happen in phases, with Flow Cytometry, Advanced Light Microscopy, and Massively Parallel Sequencing transitioning to the new system first. … Read More

iLab Solutions to replace CORES billing and reservation system

Do you use cores or shared resources for your research? Or help coordinate billing for a PI who does? Over the next few months, there will be a change in how you interface with cores at OHSU. On Aug. 1, OHSU will launch iLab Solutions, a new web-based tool to help manage shared resource billing and scheduling. iLab Solutions will replace the current Core Ordering and Reporting Enterprise System, also referred to as “CORES.” The iLab system will be rolled … Read More

5th Annual Elemental Analysis Core Open House, May 16

Have you ever wondered what elements are really in your vitamins and supplements? Or if you have hard or soft water? The Ralle Lab invites OHSU students, staff and faculty–as well as the general public–to bring samples of tap water, vitamins, and food for testing during its annual open house. Elemental Analysis Core Open House Friday, May 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Medical Research Building room 625 Researchers in the Ralle lab determine elemental concentrations … Read More

Andy Chitty elected president of Western Association of Core Directors

Andy Chitty, program manger for University Shared Resources at OHSU, has recently been elected president of the Western Association of Core Directors, the Western U.S. regional group of professionals from research-focused institutions who share an interest in the development, operation and advancement of innovative, cost effective technologies and services in core facilities. The Western Association of Core Directors is a chapter of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities. Under Andy’s leadership, the Association will continue to play a … Read More

NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant, internal applications due Feb. 7

The Shared Instrument Grant Program (S10) provides groups of NIH-supported investigators funds to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instrumentation or an integrated system that costs at least $100,000. Types of instruments supported include confocal and electron microscopes, biomedical imagers, mass spectrometers, DNA sequencers, biosensors, cell-sorters, X-ray diffraction systems, and NMR spectrometers among others. There is no limit on the number of applications an institution may submit provided the applications … Read More

Your feedback wanted on potential Medicinal Chemistry Core

Although OHSU currently possesses significant infrastructure supporting Medicinal Chemistry, including state-of-the-art organic chemistry laboratories and talented organic chemists, this resource is not widely available to OHSU investigators. Whereas other universities have well-established Core Facilities that support drug discovery, at OHSU this activity is currently limited to individual laboratories. To meet this need at OHSU, and in response to repeated enquiries about the possibility of fee-for-service chemical synthesis, organic chemists at OHSU and the VA Hospital … Read More

TTBD Brown Bag: How to make the Transfer of Materials (virtually) painless, Dec. 5

Do you want to learn how to complete mutual agreements for research collaborations? Do you want to make the process quicker, more efficient, and virtually painless? OHSU’s office of Technology Transfer & Business Development (TTBD) will show you the various types of  research agreements to help you save time and effort. Come join this lunch time presentation on “How to make the transfer of materials (virtually) painless” on December 5, 2013 in Mackenzie Hall 2201, … Read More

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