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Heart Research Center becomes the Center for Developmental Health

The $125 million gift from Nike co-founder and Chairman Phil Knight and his wife Penny that formed the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute has rallied researchers around the developmental origins of cardiovascular disease. This gift has already inspired many changes as the institute works to become a leader in translational cardiovascular research. One major change is the transition of the Heart Research Center into the newly formed Center for Developmental Health to reflect a focus on … 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

Winter weather impacts on shipping

As of 12 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, FedEx has informed OHSU that they will be picking up early today due to the weather. This will cause the shipping department to discontinue services at 2 p.m. this afternoon. If you have an urgent package that needs to be shipped today, check with the shipping office at ext. 4-7380. Please visit the Staff News blog for continued winter weather updates.

OHSU & Shriners Faculty Member Lynn Sakai noted in the New York Times

The New York Times December 2 “Science” section featured the work of Lynn Sakai, Ph.D., Senior Investigator at the Portland Shriners Research Center and Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, OHSU. Dr. Sakai and her colleagues have been studying the use of fibrillin-1 levels–the protein associated with Marfan syndrome–as a blood test for aortic ruptures. Read the Times feature here.

Register for Gene Therapy at OHSU symposium by Nov. 6

The OHSU Gene Therapy Working Group and the Rare Disorders Research Consortium invite you to attend the 2nd Annual Gene Therapy Symposium, an afternoon event to showcase OHSU’s Gene Therapy research excellence. “Gene Therapy at OHSU” Thursday, November 21, 2013 2 to 6:30 p.m. The Joseph Vey Conference Center Featuring “Genes and Non Coding RNAs as Therapeutics” by keynote speaker Mark A. Kay, M.D., Ph.D., Dennis Farrey Family Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics, Stanford … Read More

OHSU Tech Transfer & Business Development fourth quarter newsletter

Find out about all of the latest happenings in Technology Transfer and Business Development (TTBD) at OHSU in the quarterly newsletter. Highlights include: The Guide to Technology Transfer and Business Development – A handy online document outlining how our office can assist you. Important patent law changes – What is happening with the Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics case and how does that relate to patents at OHSU? How to fast track your … Read More

Host a high school science teacher in your lab; letter of interest due Sept. 27

Give high school teachers an opportunity to work at the cutting edge of science, thereby revitalizing their teaching and helping them appreciate the use of inquiry-based methods in the teaching of science. The Murdock Charitable Trust Partners in Science Program, based locally, supports science teachers in research labs for eight to ten weeks during two consecutive summers. Teachers receive a stipend of $5,000 per summer; hosting mentors receive $1,000 in discretionary funds. If you are … Read More

Changes to the Research Safety Team

We are delighted to announce the promotion of Debra Brickey, Ph.D., to Research Safety Manager and OHSU Biosafety Officer for all OHSU campuses. Debra also serves as the Responsible Official for both Central and Waterfront Campus and West Campus. Debra began her career at OHSU in 1991 where she started in the position of Senior Research Associate and Laboratory Manager at the Vollum Institute. She brings a wealth of experience to her new role and  … Read More

Keep your eyes peeled for an email upgrade beginning Aug. 16

We’re cross-posting the following announcement from Staff News. Beginning Aug. 16, ITG will upgrade the servers that power Outlook email. The servers will be upgraded from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010. In addition to providing several behind-the-scenes improvements, you’ll notice: Better calendar sharing Better experience in Outlook Web Access (mail.ohsu.edu) Better visibility on small screens like smartphones and tablets. ITG asks that you delete any unnecessary emails prior to your mailbox migration (including emails in … Read More

Sunshine Provisions National Provider Call, Aug. 8

The “Sunshine Provisions” of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act requires manufacturers to report to the federal government any payments they make to physicians and teaching hospitals. Pharmaceutical, medical device, biological and medical supply manufacturers will start tracking payments to physicians on August 1, 2013.  This information will be made available on a publicly accessible website beginning September 30, 2014. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is holding a National Provider … Read More

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