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Louis Picker Lab awarded $25 million gift from Gates Foundation

Louis Picker, M.D., and his team have been awarded a $25 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that will spur their work on a vaccine candidate against HIV.  This work is based on previous findings that this candidate, which uses cytomegalovirus as a vector, can boost effector memory T cells to successfully target simian immunodeficiency virus. This new award will test the safety of a prototype human version of the vaccine in … Read More

OHSU Researchers at the 2014 Military Health Systems Research Symposium

Eleven OHSU scientists presented to enthusiastic colleagues at the 2014 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) Aug. 18-21 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This unique scientific conference, known for its interdisciplinary subject matter and networking opportunities, is the Department of Defense’s major research meeting to address the medical needs of warfighters. Scientists from academia, industry, and three branches of the military, as well as military clinicians, program heads, and other officials, gather to discuss the latest … Read More

Anonymous Knight Challenge donor revealed?

We report, you decide.  

Practice-Based Research in Oral Health Conference: Addressing Dental Myths and Controversies

OHSU School of Dentistry faculty will present at  “Dental Myths and Controversies VIII,” the theme of the 11th annual Practice-Based Research in Oral Health (PROH) conference, on Oct. 31. Speakers include  Jim Katancik, D.D.S., Ph.D., associate professor and chair of periodontology (Implant Platform Switching: Easy as Taking the Next Train?); Shawneen Gonzalez, D.D.S., M.S., assistant professor in the department of oral pathology and radiology (You see what? Can I Really Interpret that from a Panoramic … Read More

Mark Siegler, M.D., FACP: Ethical Issues in Living Donor Organ Transplantation Sept. 19

As a part of the Madeline Brill Nelson Speaker Series in Ethics Education, the OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care is sponsoring a lecture presented by Mark Siegler, M.D., FACP:  “Ethical Issues in Living Donor Organ Transplantation: The Next Frontier.” Friday, Sept. 19, 8 to 9 a.m. OHSU Auditorium Dr. Siegler is the Lindy Bergman Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Chicago, executive director of the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical … Read More

Ignite Health V2: Call for Presentations

Ignite Health is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have a burning idea and the guts to get onstage and share their passions. Presentations are quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, global and bursting with innovation. The 2014 Ignite Health will be held October 15, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences building. TOPICS & AUDIENCE Ignite Health can include topics like wellness, pharmaceuticals, software, medical devices, healthcare reform, reimbursement, … Read More

Personal Information Verification due Aug. 31 for all OHSU employees

We’re re-posting this important announcement from Staff News. Earlier this year new federal regulations went into effect related to equal opportunity and affirmative action requirements for federal contractors, such as OHSU. Part of these new regulations requires OHSU to give all current employees the opportunity to voluntarily self-identify veteran status and disability status. To meet these requirements, OHSU is beginning a new compliance process known as Personal Information Verification, which all employees are required to … Read More

TTBD brown bag: Evaluating a licensing opportunity, June 12

When a company looks at bringing in a new technology to commercialize, they perform due diligence on a wide array of different topics to allay the potential risks. What are these risks and what kind of questions do they ask? What kind of information can we provide to maximize interest and licensing revenue? In this presentation, TTBD Technology Development Managers, Rob Copenhaver and Trina Voss, will discuss the questions companies ask when evaluating a licensing … Read More

Seminar: Modeling change in the presence of measurement error, May 30

Please join us for a special biostatistics presentation, featuring David Yanez, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics at University of Washington. Dr. Yanez has been involved in a wide variety of collaborative clinical and translational research. His statistical methodology interests include analysis of overdispersed data, joint modeling of mean and dispersion parameters and quasi-likelihood models, as well as his current interest in models for measurement error. He will present recent work in this latter … Read More

New Clinical & Translational Research Center and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit open house, April 29

OCTRI’s Clinical and Translational Research Center and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit has recently undergone construction to provide first class care and research capabilities. Supported by heightened staffing, space and state-of-the-art equipment, this new unit will strengthen and elevate the care of patients with neurologic diseases and support clinical research across a broad spectrum. Please join us for an open house to learn more about the facility, tour and enjoy refreshments. Clinical and Translational Research Center and … Read More

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