The V Foundation for Cancer Research has invited OHSU to submit applications for two of their research programs this cycle: The V Foundation Translational Myelodysplastic Syndromes Research Project Offers up to $400,000 over two years in support of a translational research project on Myelodysplastic Syndromes as it relates to people with or at risk for cancer. Deadlines Internal deadline: May 17, 2013 Letter of Intent: May 31, 2013 Full application (by invitation only): June 19, … Read More
Nancy L. Haigwood, Ph.D.–director of the ONPRC and Senior Scientist–has been appointed to the National Institutes of Health Council of Councils. This body advises the director of the NIH on research opportunities, policy, public health concerns, and other strategic priorities for the NIH. Dr. Haigwood will serve through October 2015. Dr. Haigwood is the fifth Director of ONPRC and will contribute deep knowledge of the vital role that NIH-sponsored research resources play in creating the … Read More
Most of you probably know about the Integrity Office. We are the ones you have to go through if you are doing any human subjects or animal research; genetic research; or when you need to fill out a conflict of interest form. Did you know that the Integrity Office encompasses much more than that? You have probably interacted with our office and didn’t even know it. Find something poorly labeled and smelly in your lab? … Read More
To kick off this year’s Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize, British journalist Tim Radford explains what science writing is–and isn’t. This contest is open only to UK and Republic of Ireland scientists and fellow travelers, but we should all be celebrating their efforts at making science thrilling and accessible.
Our friends in Canada explain how the impending apocalypse — also known as the Mayan Doomsday, or MaD — will affect your ability to recruit participants, as well as what happens to survival curves. They also weigh in on the possibility of zombie repopulation. MaD is bad.
ThermoFisher Scientific has released an urgent field correction notice on certain Forma CO2 Incubators manufactured between April 2001 to September 2009. There is a possible problem involving the metal coated outer door hinge. If the hinge fails, the door may fall and could cause injury. The following incubator models are affected: Forma branded SteriCult models 3307, 3308, 3310, and 3311 Thermo Scientific NAPCO 8000 models 3584, 3585, 3598, and 3599 Thermo Scientific Series 8000 models … Read More
Earlier this week, we posted a study on the coffee-drinking habits of scientists. Moderate coffee consumption has been linked to reduced incidence of Parkinsons and type 2 diabetes. Now comes new evidence in favor of small indulgences: chocolate consumption is associated with improved cognitive function, and countries with the highest chocolate consumption also produce the most Nobel Laureates. It says so, right there in the New England Journal of Medicine. If chocolate isn’t your thing, … Read More
We knew there was a reason that the Synapse is popular and the Mac Hall Cafe espresso line is so long. Here’s the explanation. Writers and editors are up there too.
Why did you get that PhD in science? Adam Ruben explains.
A well-written consent form significantly increases the efficiency of IRB review. This brown bag session is designed to provide an overview of consent form writing. Handouts will be available to assist participants in the continuing pursuit of the well-written form. Topics include: Templates and boilerplate language Writing style Organization of procedures and risks Common corrections When: Thursday, June 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Where: MacDonald Auditorium at Casey Eye Institute Bring your lunch … Read More